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

PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
November 3, 1999
7:30 PM
Jamestown Library 
  
The meeting was called to order at 7:35 p.m. and the following members
were present:
Betty Hubbard       Gary Girard
Arthur Milot        Michael Smith
Mary Brennan        Rob Lambert
Sue Barker       Michael Schnack

Also present:
Lisa Bryer,AICP - Town Planner
Cinthia Reppe - Recording Secretary
Allen Cicchitelli
Jack Hubbard
Tom Greig
Robert Roach
Bill Munger - Conanicut Marine Services
John Murphy - attorney
Gordon Cleary - attorney
Eric Lexow
Andrew Weicker
Donna Mingella
Dick Hutchinson
Jody Lexow
Andy Yates
Phyllis Beddard
Jim Estes
Nicholas Schaus
Dorsey Beard
David Swain

I.  Reading and Approval of Minutes from October 20, 1999
A motion was made by Commissioner Hubbard and seconded by Commissioner
Smith to approve the minutes from October 20, 1999 as amended.  The
amendments are:
1.  Add Tim Baker, Jim Estes and Darcy Magratten to Also Present
2.  In Section IV c. Sub Committees, second sentence,  delete either and
change or to and, delete to change the law and add for exemption from
residency requirements in the state law  for appointment of a Tree
Ordinance.
3.  In Section VI 2. Zone Change - Seasonal off-site Marina Parking, page
4, 1st paragraph 2nd sentence to read Mr. Schaus responded that the
introduction of the zoning amendment was in no way meant to impact on the
current proposal to expand the marina.
4.  In Section VI 1. Budget page 4 last paragraph, after the 4th sentence
add: Commissioner Brennan asked for curbing on Narragansett Avenue from
Pemberton Avenue to 4 corners.
So Voted:
Betty Hubbard - Aye       Gary Girard - Abstain
Arthur Milot - Aye        Michael Smith - Aye
Mary Brennan - Aye        Rob Lambert - Aye
Sue Barker - Aye          Michael Schnack - Aye
Motion carries by a vote of 7-0
II.  Correspondence
1.  CRMC Finding No Significant Impact to Ferry Wharf East Condo
Association, 5 Ferry Wharf   RE: Replace 6'x30' deck; Replace sliding door
and windows located at Plat 9/Lot 791-C. Received & Acknowledged
2.  CRMC Residential Assent to Russell G. and Norma Straight, 8 Domin
Avenue, Smithfield, RI to construct a
residential dwelling, a crushed stone driveway, a DEM approved (three
bedroom design) individual sewage
disposal system (ISDS), retaining wall and gazebo.
      The dwelling will be serviced by an existing well,
located at Seaside Drive, Plat 15/Lot 209. Received & Acknowledged
3.  Memorandum from the Planning Commission to the Zoning Board RE:
McQuades Development Plan Approval. Received & Acknowledged

A motion was made by Commissioner Girard and seconded by Commissioner
Milot to move the 2  subdivisions up before the zone change on the agenda.
      So voted:
Betty Hubbard - Aye       Gary Girard - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye        Michael Smith - Aye
Mary Brennan - Aye        Rob Lambert - Aye
Sue Barker - Aye       Michael Schnack - Aye
                       Motion carries by a vote of 8-0

III.  Citizen's Non Agenda Item
With nothing new move on to V. Old Business

IV.  Old Business
1.  Allen Cicchitelli - Administrative Subdivision
A motion was made by Commissioner Girard and seconded by Commissioner
Schnack to approve the planners approval and to specify granite monuments
and correct the graphic scale.
So voted:
Betty Hubbard - Aye       Gary Girard - Aye
Arthur Milot - Aye        Michael Smith - Aye
Mary Brennan - Aye        Rob Lambert - Aye
Sue Barker - Aye             Michael Schnack - Aye
Motion carries by a vote of 8-0

VI.  New Business
1.  Blueberry Hill - 2 lot subdivision - pre application
Commissioners Hubbard and Milot recused themselves and left the table.
Jack Hubbard presented the board with the plans for the subdivision on
behalf of Jocelyn Shaw and Jocelyn Woolworth.
      Commissioner Smith asked for history of  fee reduction and waivers.
      A motion was made by Commissioner Brennan and seconded by
Commissioner Barker to reassign this application to a major subdivision
status for the purpose of granting waivers.    So voted:
Gary Girard - Aye         Michael Smith - Aye
Mary Brennan - Aye        Rob Lambert - Aye
Sue Barker - Aye       Michael Schnack - Aye
Motion carries by a vote of 6-0

      A motion was made by Commissioner Brennan and seconded by
Commissioner Barker to combine the master plan and preliminary phases of
review and follow the minor subdivisions checklist for preliminary.
      So voted:
       Gary Girard - Aye        Michael Smith - Aye
       Mary Brennan - Aye       Rob Lambert - Aye
       Sue Barker - Aye         Michael Schnack - Aye
Motion carries by a vote of 6-0

Tom Greig wants the northern property line verified.  The attorney's and
surveyor's will work out the details.
A motion was made by Commissioner Smith and seconded by Commissioner
Brennan to recalculate the fees to $1417.57.  So voted:
        Gary Girard - Aye       Michael Smith - Aye
        Mary Brennan - Aye                  Rob Lambert - Aye
        Sue Barker - Aye        Michael Schnack - Aye
Motion carries by a vote of 6-0

2.  Zoning Amendment - Seasonal off-site Marina parking
 Commissioner Hubbard gave a brief presentation on how this meeting was
going to be handled.  Commissioner Milot reported on the Ethics Commission
rules that he does not need to recuse himself from this issue because his
daughter is not financially dependent on him.
After several people both for and against this Amendment made comments,
Commissioner Hubbard turned the discussion over to the board and the
following comments were made.
      Commissioner Smith commented that Jamestown commercial district has
shrunk over time.
      It used to be all over the Island.
      He feels that the amendment should be defeated.  Commissioner Milot
commented that people want the town to remain rural and to limit
commercial development, and that parking is the end result that will
dictate this.
      Commissioner Brennan commented that she does not want to support the
zoning amendment because we need to provide off-site parking.
      Commissioner Lambert commented that the parking survey that was
conducted by Conanicut Marine Services was incriminating.
       A motion was made by Commissioner Girard and seconded by
Commissioner Smith to continue this discussion in 2 weeks at the next
meeting, November 17,1999.  So voted:
  Betty Hubbard - Aye        Gary Girard - Aye
            Arthur Milot - Aye        Michael Smith - Aye
            Mary Brennan - Aye        Rob Lambert - Aye
            Sue Barker - Aye       Michael Schnack - Aye
Motion carries by a vote of 8-0

IV.  Reports
a.  Town Planner's Submitted Report - Received
b.  Town Committees 
Commissioner Barker attended a meeting on Wastewater Management that was
very informative.  
c.  Sub Committees - nothing new at this time
V. Old Business - Continued
3.  Budget 2000-2001 - Discussion and Recommendation
Commissioner Barker would be interested in getting the town information on
the internet.
      O.S. management needs realistic schedule and budget.  Commissioner
Smith wants all sidewalks that were discussed at the last meeting added to
Section III Roads.
      Section IV Public Health should reflect WWMP funds that have been
allocated.  Municipal Water Supply - update to reflect current town
council ventures.
      Commissioner Hubbard suggested that the Budget discussion be carried
over to the next meeting.

2.  Zoning Amendment - Seasonal off-site Marina parking
The board discussed the direction that should be taken at the next
meeting.  Commissioner Smith suggested that there are 3 choices.
1.  Approve
2.  Reject
3.  Amend the Amendment
Commissioner Smith also stated that only the attorneys should be allowed
to speak at the next meeting.

A motion was made by Commissioner Girard and seconded by Commissioner
Brennan to adjourn the meeting at 10:10 p.m.  So voted:
  Betty Hubbard - Aye        Gary Girard - Aye
  Arthur Milot - Aye         Michael Smith - Aye
  Mary Brennan - Aye         Rob Lambert - Aye
  Sue Barker - Aye        Michael Schnack - Aye
Motion carries by a vote of 8-0

Attest:

Cinthia Reppe