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

PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
May 5, 1999
7:30 PM
 Jamestown Library

Meeting was called to order at 7:33 pm and the following members were
present:
Betty Hubbard       Mary Brennan
Arthur Milot        Rob Lambert
Michael Smith       Sue Barker
Dennis Webster

Also present: Lisa Bryer, AICP - Town Planner
     
I.  Reading and Approval of Minutes from April 21, 1999
A motion was made by Commissioner Smith and seconded by Commissioner
Webster to approve the minutes as amended.  Amend page 1; Commissioner
Brennan voted "Aye" and did not abstain.  So voted:
Betty Hubbard  - Abstain     Mary Brennan - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye        Rob Lambert - Abstain
Michael Smith  - Aye         Sue Barker - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye
Motion carried by a vote of 5-0

II.  Correspondence 
1.  Letter of Correspondence to the Planning Commissioner from James &
Carol Lake RE: Mackerel Cove Heights.  Move to Old Business #1
2.  RIDEM Revised Permit to Gertrude G. Suydam and Peter Diepenbrock, 58
Willow St., Providence RE: application for Permit Modification to
construct a single family dwelling with driveway located at Plat 9/lot
491c off of Hamilton Avenue.  Received & Acknowledged
3.  CRMC Finding No Significant Impact to William & Virginia Prichett, 19
Bridge View Dr., Jamestown RE: conduct landscape maintenance: remove and
plant vegetation as per enclosed plans located at Plat 2/lot 82 at 19
Bridge View Dr.  Received & Acknowledged

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

IV.  Reports
a.  Town Planner's Submitted Report
b.  Town Committees
Commissioner Hubbard stated that she had received notice of a tree
conference at Eastern Utilities.
      She also reported that 20 trees will be planted along Narragansett
Avenue courtesy of Eastern Utilities and the Town of Jamestown.
c.  Sub Committees

V.  Old Business
1.  Highland Meadow (formerly Mackerel Cove Heights)
a.  Unfinished Business
(In attendance was John Murphy, esq., David Malkin - applicant, Robert
Angilly, PE, George Gifford - Landscape Architect)
Commissioner Hubbard read a letter of correspondence form Mr. & Mrs. Lake
and the Town Engineer.
      Commissioner Webster reported that he was satisfied with Mr.
Angilly's report.  

The Chair asked Mr. Angilly questions regarding drainage and catchment
area.
      Mr. Angilly explained how it was previously miscalculated and it
will be corrected on all official plans as soon as possible.  

Commissioner Webster suggested amending page 3 of the Open Space
Management Plan.
      Mr. Murphy suggested that it should read "as often as law requires"
regarding maintenance of the drainage system. 

Discussion ensued regarding whether or not to require mandatory inspection
of the drainage system.
      The following changes were made to the Open Space Management Plan:
page 3: 2nd paragraph, 2nd sentence add after inspection - "Not less than
semi-annually" 
                  regarding maintenance at the intersection with Hamilton
Avenue;
 Section (g) change "a minimum of two"  to "a minimum of four".

A motion was made by Commissioner Webster and seconded by Commissioner
Smith to accept the conservation easement with condition that it be
accepted by the Conanicut Island Land Trust.
      Also, accept the Open Space Management and Landscape Management Plan
with the changes discussed above to Section E & G.  So voted:
Betty Hubbard  - Aye         Mary Brennan - Aye
Arthur Milot -  Aye       Rob Lambert - Aye
Michael Smith - Aye       Sue Barker - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye
Motion carried by a vote of 7-0

Mr. Murphy suggested that the Town accept the $14,000 payment in lieu of
land dedication that has already been made.
      Additional payments will be made when the individual lots are sold.
      The mechanism to require such payments after the plat is recorded
would be either a lien to the property or deed.  

A motion was made by Commissioner Hubbard and seconded by Commissioner
Webster to grant a waiver to Article 3, D9 contingent to approval of
methodology by the Town Solicitor.  So voted:
Betty Hubbard  - Aye         Mary Brennan - Aye
Arthur Milot -  Aye       Rob Lambert - Aye
Michael Smith - Aye       Sue Barker - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye
Motion carried by a vote of 7-0

b.  Set Bond
A motion was made by Commissioner Webster and seconded by Commissioner
Barker to give authority to the Planner to set the bond.  So voted:
Betty Hubbard  - Aye         Mary Brennan - Aye
Arthur Milot -  Aye       Rob Lambert - Aye
Michael Smith - Aye       Sue Barker - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye
Motion carried by a vote of 7-0

The Commission agreed to delegate final review to the Planner with the
signature of the Chair.
      The signature will occur at the next meeting if the application is
complete.  The Commission agreed that they wanted to review the plan.

VI.  New Business
1.  Fox Run minor Subdivision - Preliminary Review
The Commissioner requested to have the Town Engineer look at the site
during a storm event.
      The Commission requested that the Planner set up a meeting with
Warren Hall and Mr. Levesques's engineer Bob Counoyer. 

V.  Old Business (cont.)

2.  Accessory Buildings/Structures
  a.   Letter from Town Solicitor
The Commission requested that the Planner ask the Building Official
whether swimming pools/tennis courts are currently counted for lot
coverage.

3.  Froberg Subdivision  - Set Bond
A motion was made by Commissioner Webster and seconded by Commissioner
Hubbard to set the bond for the Froberg Subdivision at $3,215.  So voted:
 Betty Hubbard - Aye         Mary Brennan - Aye
Arthur Milot -  Aye       Rob Lambert - Aye
Michael Smith - Aye       Sue Barker - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye
Motion carried by a vote of 7-0

Meeting adjourned at 10:10 pm.

Respectfully Submitted:

Kimberly Turcone
Planning Clerk