PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES

August 18, 1999

7:30 PM

Joint meeting between the Town Council & Planning Commission

Jamestown Melrose Avenue School

The meeting was called to order at 7:35 pm and the following members were present:

David Long, Town Council President

Bruce McIntyre, Town Council

David Swain, Town Council

Betty Hubbard, Planning Commission Chair

Gary Girard, Planning Commission Vice Chair

Arthur Milot, Planning Commission

Michael Smith, Planning Commission

Mary Brennan, Planning Commission

Rob Lambert, Planning Commission

Sue Barker, Planning Commission

Dennis Webster, Planning Commission

Michael Schnack, Planning Commission

Also present:

Lisa Bryer, AICP - Town Planner

Kimberly Turcone - Recording Secretary

Maryanne Crawford - Town Administrator

Richard Allphin

Dave Pritchard

  1. Reading and Approval of Minutes from August 4, 1999
  2. A motion was made by Commissioner Girard and seconded by Commissioner Webster to approve the minutes form August 4th as amended. The amendment appears on page 2 Section IV, Reports; Harbor Management - change the last sentence to read "The letter weighs the pro’s and con’s of the Town accepting funds.". So voted:

    Betty Hubbard - Aye

    Mary Brennan - Abstain

    Gary Girard - Aye

    Rob Lambert - Aye

    Arthur Milot - Aye

    Sue Barker - Aye

    Michael Smith - Aye

    Dennis Webster - Aye

    Michael Snack - Aye

    Motion carries by a vote of 8-0

  3. Correspondence
  1. CRMC Finding No Significant Impact to David Piccoli, 38 East Shore Rd., RE: remove and replace existing driveway stones as per submitted plans located at said address, Plat 7/Lot 74. Received & Acknowledged
  2. CRMC Finding No Significant Impact to Vanessa Wurman, 180 Narragansett Avenue, Newport., Re: to construct a 14’x37’ deck on the north side of an existing residence located at 450 East Shore Road Plat 4/lot 15. Received & Acknowledged
  3. CRMC Assent to David & Jill Roosa, 340 East Shore Rd., RE: constructing a residential boating facility and associated upland structures to consist of a gazebo, deck, bluff walkover structure, a 4’ wide x 175’ long fixed pier, a 4’ wide x 34’ long ramp and a 150 sf float. The terminus of the facility will extend 118’ Beyond MLW requiring a 68’ length variance from the RICRMP, located at said address, Plat 4/Lot10. Received & Acknowledged
  4. CRMC Assent to Gary Wheelock, 129 Seaside Drive, RE: cutting a 4’ wide access path through a coastal buffer zone for the access to the shoreline; located at Plat 5/Lot 18. Received & Acknowledged
  5. CRMC extension granted to Peter DeBaise, 185 Seaside Drive. Received & Acknowledged
  6. CRMC letter to the Town Clerk RE: Ernest Ardente of 76 Battery Lane, Cease & Desist Order and Notice of Administration Fine. Received & Acknowledged
  7. Copy of the Zoning Board of Review Agenda dated August 24, 1999. Received & Acknowledged
  1. Citizen’s Non Agenda Item
  2. With nothing at this time move onto Old Business.

  3. Old Business
  4. With nothing at this time move onto New Business.

  5. New Business
  1. Discussion with the Town Council

Individuals on the Planning Commission introduced themselves and gave some background information on themselves to the Council. The Council and Commission reviewed and discussed issues outlined in the memo from the Chair.

After reviewing the section regarding proposed zoning ordinance changes, the Planning Commission requested that the changes be placed on the next Town Council agenda. Council President, David Long, stated the Council had a lot to cover at their next meeting and that it may not be an appropriate time to take up that issue. The Council discussed the matter and decided that the Planning Commission should forward the proposed ordinance changes to the Town Council so that they can forward them to the Town Solicitor.

A motion was made by Commissioner Girard and seconded by Commissioner Webster to forward the Tree Ordinance, Aquaculture Ordinance and Ferry/Parking Ordinance to the Town Council for their next meeting. So voted:

Betty Hubbard - Aye

Mary Brennan - Aye

Gary Girard - Aye

Rob Lambert - Aye

Arthur Milot - Aye

Sue Barker - Aye

Michael Smith - Aye

Dennis Webster - Aye

Michael Snack - Aye

Motion carries by a vote of 9-0

 

With not further business the meeting adjourned at 9:50 pm.

Attest:

Kimberly Turcone

Recording Secretary