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

PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
April 21, 1999
7:30 PM
Town Hall

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm and the following members were
present:
Gary Girard         Michael Smith
Arthur Milot     Mary Brennan
Dennis Webster      Sue Barker
Nancy Logan

Also present: Lisa Bryer, AICP - Town Planner
     Kimberly Turcone - Recording Secretary
     Richard Allphin - Zoning Board
 
I.  Reading and Approval of Minutes from April 7, 1999
A motion was made by Commissioner Webster and seconded by Commissioner
Logan to approve the minutes from April 7th as amended.  The amendments
appear on:
  page 2      Section IV; Quonset/Davisville Port strike the word
"principle";
  page 3      Section V; 5th paragraph down strike the word "don" and add
"did";
  page 4      Section V; first paragraph change "concerned" to "concerns";
  page 5      Section V; #2 add to first paragraph: "Commissioner Webster
expressed concern that the design of the drainage infiltration structure
would cause some of the surface water which now leaves the property as
sheet flow during a 25 or 100 year storm event to be channeled through the
drainage
structure, overflow through the manhole, and flow onto adjacent property
as
a stream.
      Mr. Angilly said the drainage structure would not overflow and he
would provide the calculations to show this."
5th paragraph, add the words "that had been" after "calculations".
So voted: 

Gary Girard - Aye         Michael Smith - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye     Mary Brennan - Abstain
Dennis Webster - Aye      Sue Barker - Aye
Nancy Logan - Aye
Motion carried by a vote of 6-0

II.  Correspondence 
1.  CRMC Corrected Assent to Neil & Doris Sullivan, 179 Kay Street,
Newport to: maintain the existing residential boating facility as approved
by the Harbors & Rivers Commission, located at Plat 4/Lot 49, 388 East
Shore Road.  Received & Acknowledged
2.  CRMC Corrected Assent to Neil & Doris Sullivan, 179 Kay Street,
Newport to: replace worn or damaged pilings.
      Replace stringers and decking as required, located at Plat 4/Lot 49,
388 East Shore Road.  Received & Acknowledged
3.  CRMC Assent to Stephen Evangelista, 29 Decatur Avenue to: construct a
residential boating facility to consist of a 4' x 36' +/- bluff walkover
structure, connected to a 4' x 177' fixed timber (elevated) pier with 3
tie-off pilings.
      The dock will be serviced by underground water/electric and will
extend 115' beyond mean low water; located at Plat 3/lot 33, 368 East
Shore Road.  Received & Acknowledged
4.  CRMC to Paul & Sandra Edgerly, 90 Bayview Drive Finding No Significant
Impact RE: application to pave existing driveway and install infiltration
trenches as per approved plans located at Plat 8/lot 645, 90 Bayview
Drive.  Received & Acknowledged
5.  CRMC to John Shaw, 161 Seaside Drive Find No Significant Impact to
replace the existing malfunctioning Individual Sewage Disposal System
located at Plat 5/lot 9, 161 Seaside Drive.  Received & Acknowledged
6.  CRMC Assent to Dominic & Patricia Munafo, 1163 North Main Road to:
construct and maintain a residential boating facility to consist of a 4' x
16' +/- fixed pier.
      The dock will be serviced by underground water and electric
utilities and extend to 75 feet beyond mean low water located at plat
3/lot 484, 1163 North Main Road.  Received & Acknowledged

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

IV.  Reports
a.  Town Planner's Submitted Report
The Planner added that there will be a Land Trust Conference put on by the
Nature Conservancy on May 18th if anyone is interested in attending.
 
b.  Town Committees
Quonset/Davisville Port Committee - Commissioner Webster reported that the
Town of North Kingstown has invited the Jamestown Town Council and 6 other
Towns to a meeting on April 28th to discuss the proposed port plans.
      The meeting will be held at the North Kingstown High School.

       c.    Sub Committees
With nothing at this time move onto Old Business.

V.  Old Business
1.  Maximum Size of Accessory Structures - final draft
The Planning Commission discussed the document.
      Commissioner Girard suggested that the Commission wait to hear back
from the Town Solicitor and to table discussion until the next work
session.  The Commission agreed to table the issue.

VI.  New Business
1.  Institutional Zone - Preliminary discussion
The Planner recommended that the Commission just discuss the major issues
tonight and that the specifics be reviewed at another work session.
      The Commission agreed to add 2 more items to the list of facilities
and uses Section 710 A Certain Town, State, and Federal Facilities; add as
#7 Public Schools; and #8 Other Town & State Facilities not listed in
Table 3-1.
      Section 710 B: #2 omit the advice of the Zoning Board and strike #4.

The Commission discussed the need for an institutional zone.
      Most members felt the zone was unnecessary but a list of standards
for both siting and development should be formed.  Commissioner Girard
asked the Planner to develop a list of standards and to discuss them with
the Town Solicitor, Building Official, and Director of Public Works before
bringing it back to the Commission.  

All further discussion was tabled as agreed upon by the Planning
Commission.

2.  Comprehensive Community Plan - Extension Request
A motion was made by Commissioner Smith and seconded by Commissioner
Webster to request a 1 year extension from the State Office of Municipal
Affairs for the update of the Comprehensive Plan until June of 2000.
      So voted:

Gary Girard - Aye         Michael Smith - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye     Mary Brennan - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye      Sue Barker - Aye
Nancy Logan - Aye
Motion carried by a vote of 7-0

The Planner reported that the new developers of Mackerel Cove Heights will
be changing the name of the subdivision to Highland Meadows and the street
name will become Meadow Lane.

The meeting adjourned at 9:15 pm.

Attest:

Kimberly Turcone
Recording Secretary