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

PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
December 15, 1999
7:30 PM
Jamestown Library

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

Also present:
Lisa Bryer,AICP - Town Planner
Cinthia Reppe - Recording Secretary
A. Lauriston Parks - esq., Town Solicitor
John Murphy - Attorney
Bill Munger - Conanicut Marine Services
Jane Sprague

I.  Reading and Approval of Minutes from December 1, 1999
A motion was made by Commissioner Girard and seconded by Commissioner
Smith to approve the minutes with the following amendments:
1.Under Correspondence page 2 number 7 change bating to boating, number 8
change and to an.
2.Page 4 number 1. Proposed Zoning Amendment Second paragraph, second
sentence change to change  to by changing, strike right and that at the
end of the sentence.
      In the 3rd paragraph, 1st sentence add after satellite parking, as
it now exists approximately 9/10's of a mile from the marina.
      At the beginning of the 2nd sentence add Since the new lot closer to
the marina was fully realized.  In the 5th paragraph strike the sentence
Commissioner Schnack stated that he would like to see an amendment
regarding demolition of a building front.  So voted:

  Betty Hubbard-Aye       Gary Girard-Aye
  Arthur Milot-Aye        Michael Smith-Aye
  Mary Brennan-Aye        Rob Lambert-Aye
  Dennis Webster-Aye         Michael Schnack-Aye
                          Motion carries by a vote of 8-0

II.  Correspondence
1.  FYI - Memorandum to the Town Council from the Planning Commission 
regarding the Zoning Amendment - Off Site Marina Parking.
     Received & Acknowledged
2.  FYI - Memorandum to the Town Council from the Planning Commission 
regarding Term Expirations. Received & Acknowledged
3.  FYI - Memorandum to the Town Administrator and the Town Council 
relating to the Budget FY 2000-2001. Received & Acknowledged
4.  FYI - Letter to Mr. John Hubbard regarding approval for Blueberry Hill
Subdivision. Received & Acknowledged

III.  Citizen's Non Agenda Item - with nothing new at this time move on to
Reports

IV.  Reports
a.  Town Planner's Submitted Report
The Planner reported that the Blueberry Hill applicant has requested that
the Final approval be performed administratively allowing the plat to be
recorded and the 25 acres donated to the Conanicut Island Land Trust by
years end.
      Commissioners Hubbard and Milot recused themselves and left the
table.
      A motion was made by Commissioner Girard and seconded by
Commissioner Webster to delegate final approval to the Planner.
      The motion passed by a majority vote.
      The Town Solicitor Mr. Parks recommended that the planner give final
approval and allow the plat to be recorded by the end of the year and the
Planning Commission should retroactively delegate approval to the planner
at the first meeting in January.
      The motion was withdrawn and the Commission agreed to follow the 
Solicitor's recommendation.
b.  Town Committees
Commissioner Webster reported on the workshop of the Harbor Management
Committee 2 weeks ago regarding mooring fee increases.
      The Committee will hold a special meeting on December 16th,1999 to
further discuss mooring fees.
c.  Sub Committees

V.  Old Business
1.  Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment - Re: Ferry Parking, and
discussion of other water related businesses
Commissioner Barker arrives at 8:35 p.m.  Commissioner Hubbard asked the
board how many of them still think satellite parking is O.K.  The majority
still thinks it is.
      The board voted on leaving what is in Section 1203, the majority
agreed.  The board voted in favor of changing Section 1202 in the first
paragraph "for any use within a CW District shall may be met by use of a
satellite parking lot under the provisions of Section 1210." ( Shall
becomes may in Section 1210 also.)  The board voted to remove from the
Ferry Amendment Article 7- Section 704 by a majority vote (and leave it as
it is in the Zoning Ordinance).
     In Article 6 Section- 602.1 C. Change ferry service and ferry to
business so it should read "That transportation is to be provided by the
operator of the business, between the business and any satellite parking
area which is further than one-half mile."  And then move C. to Section
1210 and make it C. and eliminate the rest of Article 6-Section 602.1 from
the Ferry Amendment.
In Section 301,V.3A change the 2 Y's to S's and change 20, (Ferry
Terminal) to 19 by deleting 19 (Ferry Service), this passed by a majority
vote.
The members of the Planning Commission will forward their opinions of
other water related businesses in relation to the Ferry Amendment to the
Town Planner, Lisa Bryer by Monday December 27, 1999 for discussion @ the
January 5th, 2000 meeting. 
1.  Tree Ordinance - Discussion of State Law
A motion was made by Commissioner Brennan and seconded by Commissioner
Girard to have the Planner send a memo of justification to the Town
Council regarding the changes to the Tree Ordinance.  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

       A motion was made by Commissioner Hubbard and seconded by
Commissioner Girard to ask the Town Solicitor to propose language to the
Town Council for an exemption to the state law regarding the residency
requirement for an arborist.  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
      At the next Planning Commission meeting the topics to be discussed
will be:
1.  New Business - Minor Subdivision - Madden - Preliminary Approval
2.  Comprehensive Plan - Housing and Public Services and Facilities
Sections
3.  Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment - Ferry Parking and other water
related businesses
4.  Comprehensive Plan - Housing Section Discussion - tabled until next
meeting

VI.  New Business-tabled until next meeting
      A motion was made by Commissioner Barker and seconded by
Commissioner Girard to adjourn the meeting at 10:50 p.m.  All in Favor.

Attest:

Cinthia Reppe             This meeting was recorded on 1 micro cassette

Planning Commission Minutes
December 15,1999
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