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

 

 

PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES

June 2, 1999

7:30 PM

Jamestown Town Hall

The meeting was called to order at 7:37 pm and the following members were present:

Betty Hubbard Michael Smith

Gary Girard Mary Brennan

Arthur Milot Rob Lambert

Nancy Logan Sue Barker

Dennis Webster

Also present: Lisa Bryer, AICP - Town Planner

Kimberly Turcone - Recording Secretary

I. Reading and Approval of Minutes from May 19, 1999

A motion was made by Commissioner Girard and seconded by Commissioner Webster to approve the minutes as amended. Besides a few grammatical errors, change Correspondence #1 "Pittsfield" to "Pittsford". So voted:

Betty Hubbard - Aye Michael Smith - Aye

Gary Girard - Aye Mary Brennan - Aye

Arthur Milot - Aye Rob Lambert - Aye

Nancy Logan - Abstain Sue Barker - Abstain

Dennis Webster - Aye

Motion carries by a vote of 7-0

II. Correspondence

1. CRMC Notice of Violation to Alexander Hodosh, 243 Elmwood Avenue, Providence RE: construction of a residential dwelling and associated earthwork within 200 feet of a coastal feature located at Plat 11/Lot 56, Fort Getty Road, Jamestown. Received & Acknowledged

III. Citizen's Non Agenda Item

With nothing to report move onto Reports.

IV. Reports

a. Town Planner's Submitted Report

The Planning Commission agreed to take their vacation date in July, therefore there will be no Planning Commission meeting on July 21st.

b. Town Committees

Quonset/Davisville Port Committee - Commissioner Webster reported that there Jamestown will be represented by 2 to 3 citizens on a panel for Sunday, June 13th on a WJAR news broadcast discussing the future of the port facility.

Nominating Committee - Commissioner Barker reported that she has completed the nominating process and would like to submit a slate nominating Commissioner Hubbard as Chair, Commissioner Girard as Vice-Chair and Commissioner Milot as Secretary. Commissioner Webster seconded the slate and so voted:

Betty Hubbard - Aye Michael Smith - Aye

Gary Girard - Aye Mary Brennan - Aye

Arthur Milot - Aye Rob Lambert - Aye

Nancy Logan - Aye Sue Barker - Aye

Dennis Webster - Aye

Motion carries by a vote of 9-0

A motion was made by Commissioner Smith and seconded by Commissioner Barker to approve the slate. So voted:

Betty Hubbard - Aye Michael Smith - Aye

Gary Girard - Aye Mary Brennan - Aye

Arthur Milot - Aye Rob Lambert - Aye

Nancy Logan - Aye Sue Barker - Aye

Dennis Webster - Aye

Motion carries by a vote of 9-0

c. Sub Committees

With nothing at this time move on to Old Business.

V. Old Business

1. Fox Run - Preliminary Review Decision

In attendance: Bob Cournoyer and Mary Levesque

After some discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Hubbard and seconded by Commissioner Milot to:

"Grant Preliminary Plan approval in accordance with plans entitled "ESTATE OF MARY E. BICHO, Barbara Sylvia, Executrix, Plat 9 Lot 316; Owner: The Estate of Mary E. Bicho, Barbara Sylvia, Executrix, 136 West Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842; prepared by RC Cournoyer Enterprises, Inc., 297 Cowesett Avenue Suite 7, West Warwick, RI 02893, 401-826-8811; dated Feb. 22, 1999 revised 3-30-99 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 Plan and/or shall satisfactorily address the issues where there may be inconsistencies:

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. This subdivision is serviced by Town Sewer;

4. There will be no significant negative environmental impacts from the proposed development as shown on the plans, with all required conditions for approval. Specifically, the excess drainage from the subdivision lots will be handled as specified in the Conditions of 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, Fox Run. Lot frontage on a public street without physical access shall not be considered compliance with this requirement;

7. The subdivision provides for safe circulation of pedestrian and vehicular traffic, for adequate surface water runoff with the required condition of approval, for suitable building sites and for preservation of natural, historical, or cultural features 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. All lots in the subdivision will have access to sufficient potable water for the intended use subsequent to compliance with condition of approval #4 below.

 

Conditions of Approval

1. The approval is for a total of 2 lots;

2. That payment of a fee in-lieu-of land dedication shall be required for this subdivision in the amount required by Article IIID of the Jamestown Subdivision Regulations. This fee shall be paid prior to recording of the final plan;

3. Monuments shall be placed at the corner points at the new property line;

4. Lot B must provide proof of potable water prior to final approval;

5. The applicant shall comply with the drainage requirements of the Town Engineer and the drainage improvements on the Final Plat shall be approved by the Town Engineer prior to Final Plat approval;

6. This approval shall be recorded with the Town Clerk contemporaneously with the Final Plat; and,

7. This approval shall expire one year from the date of approval by the Planning Commission."

 

So voted:

Betty Hubbard - Aye Michael Smith - Aye

Gary Girard - Aye Mary Brennan - Aye

Arthur Milot - Aye Rob Lambert - Aye

Nancy Logan - Aye Sue Barker - Aye

Dennis Webster - Aye

Motion carries by a vote of 9-0

2. Highland Meadow (formerly Mackerel Cove Heights)

In attendance: John Murphy, Esq. And Mr. & Mrs. Sherer

Discussion of Conservation Easement & Final Plan Review

Mr. Murphy reviewed and discussed the Conservation Easement with the Planning Commission. Mr. Murphy stated that all legal and formal documentation are in their final form and requested that the Commission give his clients their blessing.

A motion was made by Commissioner Hubbard and seconded by Commissioner Girard to delete item #13 in the Conditions of approval pertaining to the Town Council approving the Conservation Easement (instead it would be in a form acceptable to the Conanicut Island Land Trust) The Commission also authorized the Planner to write a new letter without item 13. So voted:

Betty Hubbard - Aye Michael Smith - Aye

Gary Girard - Aye Mary Brennan - Aye

Arthur Milot - Aye Rob Lambert - Aye

Nancy Logan - Aye Sue Barker - Aye

Dennis Webster - Aye

Motion carries by a vote of 9-0

 

VI. New Business

1. Zoning Ordinance Amendment - RE: Boarding of Small Domestic Pets (except dogs) and Bathing & Grooming of Pets.

In Attendance: Barbara Szepatowski, David Emilita & Jean Maire Jesso

Mr. Emilita discussed the proposed amendment and the Planning Commission discussed the issue.

A motion was made by Commissioner Webster and seconded by Commissioner Milot to forward this proposal to the Town Council as amended. The Planning Commission took the motion under advisement and Commissioner Webster withdrew his motion.

A motion was made by Commissioner Smith and seconded by Commissioner Hubbard to consider the zoning amendment at the next meeting. So voted:

Betty Hubbard - Aye Michael Smith - Aye

Gary Girard - Aye Mary Brennan - Aye

Arthur Milot - Aye Rob Lambert - Aye

Nancy Logan - Aye Sue Barker - Aye

Dennis Webster - Aye

Motion carries by a vote of 9-0

The Planning Commission discussed the Planner's report and the Planner introduced the intern, Jason Pezzullo.

The Planner reported that Mr. Estes is asking for a partial release of the bond due to partial completion of work done to his lot off Hamilton/Clinton Avenue.

A motion was made by Commissioner Hubbard and seconded by Commissioner Smith to release part of the bond worth $4910.00 to Jim Estes. So voted:

Betty Hubbard - Aye Michael Smith - Aye

Gary Girard - Aye Mary Brennan - Aye

Arthur Milot - Aye Rob Lambert - Aye

Nancy Logan - Aye Sue Barker - Aye

Dennis Webster - Aye

Motion carries by a vote of 9-0

The Planner also reported that she would like to meet with interested members of the Planning Commission and Building Official during normal working hours. She asked who wanted to attend this meeting and to let her know as soon as possible.

The meeting adjourned at 10:02 pm.

Attest:

 

Kimberly Turcone

Recording Secretary