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

PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
October 6, 1999
7:30 PM
 Jamestown Town Hall

The meeting was called to order at 7:34 and the following members were
present:
Betty Hubbard          Gary Girard
Arthur Milot           Michael Smith
Mary Brennan           Rob Lambert
Dennis Webster         Sue Barker
Michael Schnack

Also present:  Lisa Bryer, AICP -  Town Planner
     Cinthia Reppe - Recording Secretary
     Arthur Hayward - Engineer of Hayward Holbrook
     David Eddy - Architect
     Michael McQuade - Owner of McQuades Market
     Randy Collins - Landscape Architect of Gates, Leighton and Associates
     Richard Allphin
     
 I.   Reading and Approval of Minutes from September 15, 1999
A motion was made by Commissioner Girard and seconded by Commissioner
Webster to approve the minutes from September 15, 1999 as written.
      So voted:

Betty Hubbard - Aye    Gary Girard - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye     Michael Smith - Aye
Mary Brennan - Aye     Rob Lambert - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye      Sue Barker - Aye
Michael Schnack - Aye     
Motion carries by a vote of 9-0

II.  Correspondence

1.  CRMC Finding No Significant Impact to Robert T. Gallucci, 52 East
Shore Rd. RE: prune, trim and remove limbs on southerly side of property
located at said address; Plat 7/Lot 98.  Received & Acknowledged

2.  Zoning Board of Review Agenda, September 28,1999.  Received &
Acknowledged

3.  FYI - Planning Commissioners Journal
A motion was made by Commissioner Smith and seconded by Commissioner
Girard to subscribe to the journal for a period of one year.  So voted:

Betty Hubbard - Aye       Gary Girard - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye        Michael Smith - Aye
Mary Brennan - Aye        Rob Lambert - Aye
Dennis Webster - Aye         Sue Barker - Aye
Michael Schnack - Aye
Motion carries by a vote of 9-0

III.  Citizen's Non Agenda Item

With nothing at this time move onto reports.
IV.  Reports

a.  Town Planner's Submitted Report
Submitted and Received
b.  Town Committees - nothing at this time
c.  Sub Committees - nothing at this time

V.  Old Business

1.  McQuades Market - Development Plan Review
      Arthur Hayward of Hayward Holbrook presented the changes to the
Development Plan.
      A motion was made by Commissioner Girard and seconded by
Commissioner Barker to approve the Development Plan dated revised October
6, 1999, prepared by Hayward Holbrook subject to the following conditions
including revising the Development Plan.  The conditions are as follows:
1.  Move spaces 13 through 22 to the north approximately 3 feet and move
spaces 23 through 28 to the south approximately 3 feet and provide a 5-6
foot striped walking path between spaces 22 and 23 that connects Clarke
Street and the southern entryway to the market;
2.  Remove 4 spaces along Clarke Street (#65-68 on plan);
3.  Move (re-stripe) handicap spaces in front of market to correspond to
the north and south entrances;
4.  Add two more trees along Clarke Street, totaling 6 trees;
5.  Maintain a level grade from the west edge of the parking lot for 8' to
10' (through row of 6 trees) before sloping down to Clarke Street
sidewalk; and,
6.  Add at least one bike rack at the building corner near West Street.
      So voted:

       Betty Hubbard - Aye      Gary Girard - Aye
       Arthur Milot - Aye    Michael Smith - Aye
       Mary Brennan - Aye    Rob Lambert - Aye
       Dennis Webster - Aye     Sue Barker - Aye
       Michael Schnack - Aye
        Motion carries by a vote of 9-0
      
      David Eddy, Architect presented the architectural plans including
some samples.
      A motion was made by Commissioner Hubbard and seconded by
Commissioner Webster to approve the Architectural Plans prepared by David
S. Eddy, Architect, dated revised October 6, 1999 with the condition that
they replace the proposed vinyl siding fence with cement board that
matches the color of adjacent building, and that they present the lighting
plan to the Planning Commission at the next meeting.  So voted:

      Betty Hubbard - Aye    Gary Girard - Aye
      Arthur Milot - Aye     Michael Smith - Aye
      Mary Brennan - Aye     Rob Lambert - Aye
      Dennis Webster - Aye      Sue Barker - Aye
      Michael Schnack - Aye     
  Motion carries by a vote of 9-0

      The Planning Commission recommended that the Zoning Board approve
the requested variances for insufficient parking and oversized sign and
wanted the justification stated to the Zoning Board.            
      The Planning Commission recapped their justification for
recommending approval of the variances for insufficient parking and
oversized sign.
      The Planning Commission recognizes that the proposed parking along
Columbia Avenue is and has always been located on the Town right-of-way
and that this parking may not be exclusively used by McQuades customers or
staff.
      Mr. Michael McQuade presented some very compelling statistics
regarding the number of shoppers and the average shopping time.
      This information related specifically to the number of parking
spaces utilized and the average length of patron parking.
      Given this information, the Planning Commission felt that reducing
the number of spaces to 64 total spaces is adequate and that the resulting
parking plan is more appropriate than was proposed.

      With respect to the McQuades sign, the Planning Commission felt that
the proposed sign (42 square feet) is in proportion to the building and
significantly smaller and more appropriate than the existing sign (60
square feet).
      The Planning Commission wanted to see the lighting plan at the
October 20,1999 meeting along with the revised Development Plan.

2.    Downtown Improvements - Discussion with Gates, Leighton          
 
 Randy Collins, Landscape Architect, presented his concepts regarding the
plans for the Downtown Improvements;  neck downs with bollards and lights,
crosswalks, including materials and sidewalk treatments.
      Commissioner Smith prefers concrete and granite accents for
sidewalks and Commissioner Webster commented that he thinks brick is more
colonial and not necessarily a look that fits Jamestown.
      It was discussed that the benches and Light Fixtures should match
the existing ones at the Veterans Memorial Square, trash receptacles and
crosswalks should be strategically located.  The Planning Commission
suggested preparing a cost estimate to be discussed at the workshop on
October 19,1999.

VI.  New Business 
      Nothing at this time
       
      A motion was made by Commissioner Girard and seconded by
Commissioner Barker to adjourn the meeting at 11:20 p.m.  So voted:

      Betty Hubbard - Aye    Gary Girard - Aye
      Arthur Milot - Aye     Michael Smith - Aye
      Mary Brennan - Aye            Rob Lambert - Aye      
      Dennis Webster - Aye      Sue Barker - Aye
      Michael Schnack - Aye
                                                                          
                    Motion carries by a vote of 9-0

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Attest: 
Cinthia Reppe
Recording Secretary