***** UNAPPROVED MINUTES *****

PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
February 3, 1999
7:30 PM
 Town Hall

Meeting was called to order at 7:36 pm and the following members were
present:
Betty Hubbard       Michael Smith
Arthur Milot        Mary Brennan
Rob Lambert         Dennis Webster

Also present: Lisa Bryer, AICP - Town Planner
     Kimberly Turcone - Recording Secretary
     Jim Estes - Hamilton Avenue Subdivision
     James & John Quattrocchi - Mackerel Cove Heights
     George Gifford - Mackerel Cove Heights
     Robert Angilli - Mackerel Cove Heights
     Wesley Grant, III - Froberg Subdivision

I.  Reading and Approval of Minutes from January 20, 1999
A motion was made by Commissioner Smith and seconded by Commissioner
Brennan to approve the minutes from January 20th as written.  So voted:
Betty Hubbard  - Aye         Michael Smith - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye        Mary Brennan - Aye
Rob Lambert -Aye       Dennis Webster - Aye
Motion carried by a vote of 6-0

II.  Correspondence 
1.  CRMC FINDING NO SIGNIFICANT NOTICE to Doris E. Sullivan, 179 Kay St.,
Newport, RI RE: Replace existing failed ISDS in accordance to plans
approved by DEM located at 388 East Shore Rd., Jamestown Plat 4/Lot49. 
Received & Acknowledged
2.  CRMC FINDING NO SIGNIFICANT NOTICE to Settipane Family Trust, 301
Seaside Dr., Jamestown RE: c/m a 10' x 14' storage shed located at 301
Seaside Dr., Plat 16/Lot11.  Received & Acknowledged
3.  CRMC FINDING NO SIGNIFICANT NOTICE to Daniel Jean Lilly, 235 Seaside
Dr., Jamestown RE: construct maintenance repair to failed ISDS per DEM
approved plan #9915-19 at 231 Seaside Dr., Jamestown, Plat 15/Lot205. 
Received & Acknowledged
4.  CRMC ASSENT MODIFICATION to Robert Gallucci, 52 East Shore Rd.,
Jamestown RE: residential dock modification to consist of: Realign float
and 4 float support piles (from north/south to east/west orientation) and
relocate 2 tie-off piles.
      The seaward terminus of the dock will remain the same.
      Located at Plat 17/Lot 98, 52 East Shore Rd., Jamestown.  Received &
Acknowledged

III.  Citizen's Non Agenda Item
With nothing at this time move on to Reports.

IV.  Reports
a.  Town Planner's Submitted Report
The Planner stated that she would like to move items #1 (Potable Water)
and #2 (Manning Subdivision) to New Business.

b.  Town Committees
Quonset/Davisville Committee - Commissioner Webster reported that there
will be a workshop tomorrow at the Library.

Commissioner Webster reported that he went on the wind generator tour in
Vermont.

c.  Sub Committees
Cellular Tower Committee - Commissioner Webster reported that he and
Commissioner Barker will meet with URI and hopefully have a recommendation
back to the Planning Commission by March/April.
 
V.  Old Business
1.  Hamilton Avenue Subdivision - change to recorded plat regarding
drainage on Lot A
 Mr. Estes reviewed the differences in the plans.  The plans indicated a
change to drainage  and location of ditches.
      DEM has approved the plan which Fred Brown has in his office.  
 
 The Planning Commission discussed the changes and a motion was made by
Commissioner Smith and seconded by Commissioner Lambert to accepted the
amended plan and that a note should be added to the plan referencing the
original plan.
 
 After some discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Smith and
seconded by
 Commissioner Lambert to amend the motion to include record plan with Town
Clerk.  
 So voted:
Betty Hubbard  - Aye         Michael Smith - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye        Mary Brennan - Aye
Rob Lambert -Aye       Dennis Webster - Aye
Motion carried by a vote of 6-0
   
2.  Mackerel Cove Heights - Preliminary Review
Mr. James Quattrocchi reviewed the 4 issues that the Planning Commission
asked the developers to be addressed.  Mr. Gifford and Mr. Angilli
reviewed the changes to the plans.
      The following is a list of agreements and/or requests the Planning
Commission requested:
* OS Maintenance Plan: add "gravel and asphalt" to page 2 item "c" (last
paragraph, last sentence); 
* OS language needs to be placed in the covenants or maintenance plan;
* Include maintenance of infiltration system;
* spell out the OS ownership, the covenants and OS belong together;
* there should be some legal language regarding the lots that have to pump
sewage compared to those who do not and should be written in as a
condition of approval;

A motion was made by Commission Webster and seconded by Commissioner
Hubbard to check with the Department of Public Works to see if they
foresee any problems from keeping catch basins clean and before the
Planning Commission can make a decision, we need to see a copy of Warren
Hall's report.  So voted:
Betty Hubbard  - Aye         Michael Smith - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye        Mary Brennan - Aye
Rob Lambert -Aye       Dennis Webster - Aye
Motion carried by a vote of 6-0

Commissioner Hubbard stated that the Commission needs to see legal aspect
of the subdivision for the next meeting.

A motion was made by Commissioner Webster and seconded by Commissioner
Smith to schedule a public hearing for March 17th and prior to that date,
to advertise for the meeting.  So voted:
Betty Hubbard  - Nay         Michael Smith - Aye
Arthur Milot - Nay        Mary Brennan - Aye
Rob Lambert -Nay       Dennis Webster - Aye
Motion did not carry by a vote tie vote of 3-3

3.  Grinnel Street Subdivision - 2 lots - Preliminary Review/Decision
A motion was made by Commissioner Smith and seconded by Commissioner Milot
to approve the motion based on the Planner's findings of fact (as stated
below).  

GRINNEL STREET SUBDIVISION - Grinnell, Cross and Coronado Streets
  To Grant Preliminary Plan approval in accordance with plans entitled
"GRINNEL ST.
     SUBDIVISION, Property of Jocely, Abigail, Evelyn, Quentin Anthony,
105 Bayview Drive, Jamestown; prepared by Leon M. Shaw, P.L.S, 52 Linden
St., Middletown, RI  02842, Tele: 401-846-1109; dated June 4, 1997 revised
Jan. 11, 1999 based on the following Findings of Fact and subject to the
following Conditions of Approval:

A.   Findings of Fact 
The Board makes the following findings:
1. The subdivision is consistent with the requirements of the Jamestown
Comprehensive;
2. Each lot in the subdivision conforms to the standards and provisions of
the Jamestown Zoning Ordinance;
3. No building lot is designed and located in such a manner as to require
relief from Article 3, Section 308 of the Zoning Ordinance;
4. There will be no significant negative environmental impacts from the
proposed development as shown on the plans, with all required conditions
for approval;
5. The subdivision as proposed will not result in the creation of
individual lots with such physical constraints to development that
building on those lots according to pertinent regulations and buildings
standards would be impracticable;
6. All subdivision lots have adequate and permanent physical access to a
public street, namely, Grinnell, Cross and Coronado Streets;
7. The subdivision provides for safe circulation of pedestrian and
vehicular traffic, for adequate surface water runoff, and for suitable
building that contribute to the attractiveness of the community;
8. The design and location of building lots, utilities, drainage
improvements, and other improvements in the subdivision minimize flooding
and soil erosion;
9. The subdivision is a conventional subdivision and does not have open
space as required by Article IV.A.4. of the Subdivision Regulations;
10. All lots in the subdivision have access to sufficient potable water
for the intended use.  Both lots will be serviced by Town water.

D. Conditions of Approval 
1. The approval is for a total of 2 lots; one lot has an existing house;
2. Monuments shall be placed at the corners points of the new property
line; 
3. Parcel B is subject to a sewer assessment when and if a sewer line is
extended and connected to such parcel.
      The property owner shall pay the Lawless of Coronado Street the
proportionate share of the sewer extension fee for Coronado Street;
4. This approval shall be recorded with the Town Clerk contemporaneously
with the Final Plat; and,
5. This approval shall expire one year from the date of approval by the
Planning Commission.
So voted:
Betty Hubbard  - Aye         Michael Smith - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye        Mary Brennan - Aye
Rob Lambert -Aye       Dennis Webster - Aye
Motion carried by a vote of 6-0

VI.  New Business
1.   Froberg Subdivision - 2 lots - Preapplication Discussion
Wesley Grant, III, the Froberg's land surveyor, reviewed the proposed
hammer head road design.  

After some discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Webster and
seconded by Commissioner Smith to approve the hammer head design and allow
the applicant to proceed to preliminary review.  So voted:
Betty Hubbard  - Nay         Michael Smith - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye        Mary Brennan - Aye
Rob Lambert -Aye       Dennis Webster - Aye
Motion carried by a vote of 5-1

2.     Tree Ordinance
Commissioner Hubbard reported that she has met with the Town Administrator
regarding the proposed budget for the Tree Ordinance.
      The budget the Town Administrator is recommending to the Town
Council is $1000 for trees.
      The Town is also getting 15 free trees from Newport Electric.
      Commissioner Hubbard estimates that it will cost between $5000 -
$10,000 to implement the ordinance.   

3.  Potable Water
The Planner reported that she has spoken with the Town Solicitor regarding
the potable water requirement in the Subdivision Regulations and he
recommends the Planning Commission make an amendment to the Subdivision
Regulations in that regard.
      He stated that there needs to be standards for proof of substantial
potable water.  

4.  Manning Subdivision
The Planner reported that she did not have to appear in court because of a
settlement and that she had no further details at this time.

The Planner passed out the Comprehensive Plan Survey results for the
Commissions review.

Meeting adjourned at 10:45 pm

Attest:

Kimberly Turcone
Recording Secretary