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

  JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW

  Minutes of the March 28, 2000 Meeting

A regular meeting of the Jamestown Zoning Board of Review was held at the
Jamestown Library, 26 North Road.
      The meeting was called to order by the Chairwoman at 7:05 p.m.  The
clerk called the roll and noted the following members present:

Catherine Finney
Richard Allphin
Dennis Grieco
Raymond Ianetta                        
Joseph Logan

Also present were:

Jane Streeter, Stenographer
Pat Westall, Zoning Clerk
Fred Brown, Zoning Officer
Christopher Zangari, Counsel

Seated: Catherine, Richard, Dennis Raymond, and Joseph.

MINUTES

Minutes of the February 22, 2000 meeting.

A motion was made by Joseph Logan and seconded by Catherine Finney to
accept the minutes of the February 28, 2000 meeting as drafted.

The motion carried by a vote 5 - 0.

CORRESPONDENCE

A letter of 3/3/00 from Sue Barker re: ISDS Application #9915-1355.

A letter of 3/18/00 from Edward Flanagan re: Plat 2, lot 152.

A letter from Michelle Pillon requesting a one-year extension of a
previously granted variance re: Plat 9, Lot 590.

Pillon

A motion was made by Catherine Finney and seconded by Dennis Grieco to
grant the request of Michelle B. Pillon, whose property is located at
48-52 Walcott Ave., and further identified as Tax Assessor's Plat 9, Lot
590 for a one year continuance of a variance previously granted March 23,
1999.

This variance was originally granted March 24, 1998 and it is the policy
of the Board that applicants may be granted three continuations due to
circumstances not within the applicant's control.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

CMS

A motion was made by Catherine Finney and seconded by Dennis Grieco to
continue the application of Conanicut Marine Services to a special meeting
April 11, 2000 due to the fact that the Chairwoman will be out of town for
the previously scheduled meeting of April 4, 2000.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

OLD BUSINESS

Paws & Claws

A motion was made by Catherine Finney and seconded by Richard Allphin to
continue the application of Paws & Claws to the April 25, 2000 meeting at
the request of the applicant.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

NEW BUSINESS

Bucklin

A motion was made by Catherine Finney and seconded by Richard Allphin to
continue the application of William Bucklin to the April 25, 2000 meeting
at the request of the attorney for the applicant.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

O'Leary

A motion was made by Catherine Finney and seconded by Dennis Grieco to
grant the request of Daniel J. & K. Michol O'Leary, whose property is
located at 578 East Shore Rd., and further identified as Tax Assessor's
Plat 2, Lot 71 for a variance from Article 3, Section 302, (District
Dimensional Regulations) to construct a house 15'  from the north side lot
line instead of the required 30', and to construct a detached garage 14'
from the south side lot line instead of the required 20'.

This Board has determined that this application does satisfy the
requirements of Article 6, Section 606, Paragraphs 1 through 4, and
Section 607, Paragraph 2.

This variance is granted with the following conditions:

1.  The approval is subject to submission of an approved ISDS plan which
is consistent with the septic system locations indicated on the plans
presented and

2.  CRMC approval.

This motion is based on the following findings of fact:

1.  Said property is located in a RR80 zone and contains 59,300 sq. ft.

2.  The proposal calls for the new residence to have a lesser encroachment
into the north line setback than the existing home, which will be removed.

3.  The proposal calls for the new garage to have a lesser encroachment
into the south line setback than the existing shed A, which will be
removed.

4.  The potential siting of the residence is constrained by the
characteristics of the site - particularly lot width, well and septic
locations, and CRMC requirements.
      The proposed plan balances these constraints and the requirements of
the zoning ordinance.

5.  There were no objections to this petition.

6.  The proposed home is reasonably modest in size and scale.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

Puckett

A motion was made by Raymond Ianetta and seconded by Richard Allphin to
grant the request of Suzanna T. Puckett, whose property is located at 30
Green Lane, and further identified as Tax Assessor's Plat 9, Lot 240 for a
variance from Article 3, Section 302 (District Dimensional Regulations)
and Article 7, Section 705 (Alteration of a Nonconforming Structure) to
allow reconstruction of existing shed 0' from rear line instead of the
required 10'and 1' from the north side line instead of the required 7'.

This Board has determined that this application does satisfy the
requirements of Article 6, Section 606, Paragraphs 1 through 4, and
Section 607, Paragraph 2.

This motion is based on the following findings of fact:

1.  Said property is located in a R8 zone and contains 13,465 sq. ft.

2.  The reconstructed shed will be one foot further from the side lot
line, therefore slightly smaller than the existing footprint.

3.  The existing shed is in a state of disrepair and houses a required
fuel oil tank.  There is no other area for storage on the property.

4.   One immediate neighbor spoke in favor of the application and none
spoke against.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

Sellon

A motion was made by Richard Allphin and seconded by Joseph Logan to grant
the request of Louise H. Sellon, whose property is located at 39 Walcott
Ave., and further identified as Tax Assessor's Plat 9, Lot 299 for a
variance from Article 3, Section 302 (District Dimensional Regulations)
and Article 7, Section 705 (Alteration of a Nonconforming Structure) to
rebuild an existing garage which is 1.5' from the front lot line instead
of the required 40'.  

This Board has determined that this application does satisfy the
requirements of Article 6, Section 606, Paragraphs 1 through 4, and
Section 607, Paragraph 2.

This motion is based on the following findings of fact:

1.  Said property is located in a R40 zone and contains 1.34 acres.

2.  The rebuilt garage will maintain the present foot print and will make
use of the existing stone garage base.

3.  The builder stated that it would cost about $15,000. to move and
rebuild the garage vs. about $5,000. for the present plan.

4.  An abutter was concerned that the present garage somewhat restricts
her view when driving out her driveway, but agreed that adding a storage
space above the rebuilt garage would not make it any worse.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

Gotauco
 
A motion was made by Joseph Logan and seconded by Richard Allphin to grant
the request of Chester A. Gotauco, whose property is located at 44
Blueberry Lane, and further identified as Tax Assessor's Plat 10, Lot 80
for a variance from Article 3, Section 3-2 (District Dimensional
Regulations) to build a wood framed awning over the front door which will
be 34' from the front lot line instead of the required 40'.  

This Board has determined that this application does satisfy the
requirements of Article 6, Section 606, Paragraphs 1 through 4, and
Section 607, Paragraph 2.

This motion is based on the following findings of fact:

1. Said property is located in a RR80 zone and contains 24,000 sq. ft.

2. The request is for a minimal deviation from the setback requirement.

3. There were no objectors.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

Gotovich

A motion was made by Dennis Grieco and seconded by Joseph Logan to grant
the request of Elaine L. Gotovich, whose property is located at 14 Hull
Court, and further identified as Tax Assessor's Plat 7, Lot 79 for a
variance from Article 3, Section 3-2 (District Dimensional Regulations)
and Article 7, Section 705 (Alteration of a Non Conforming Structure) to
add a second story addition to an existing house which will be 16' from
the front lot line, 40' being required.  

This Board has determined that this application does satisfy the
requirements of Article 6, Section 606, Paragraphs 1 through 4, and
Section 607, Paragraph 2.

This motion is based on the following findings of fact:

1.  Said property is located in a RR80 zone and contains 33,168 sq. ft.

2.  There is no expansion of the current footprint.

3.  The building is currently in a state of disrepair and will be
significantly improved by the major renovations proposed.

4.  The surrounding homes are in the 1200 - 1500 square foot range. The
existing structure is approximately 936 square feet, less than the
surrounding houses.
      The proposed structure at 2000 square feet is not so significantly
greater than the surrounding houses that it diminishes the quality of the
neighborhood.

5.  The owner will be moving into and utilizing the new living space.

6.  The reconstruction is triggering the design and installation of an
upgraded septic system utilizing the latest Elgen technology.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

Just

A motion was made by Catherine Finney and seconded by Richard Allphin to
continue the application of Samuel Just to the April 25, 2000 meeting at
the request of his attorney to allow time to obtain engineering.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

Brian

A motion was made by Dennis Grieco and seconded by Richard Allphin to
grant the request of Phillip E. Brian et Mary Elizabeth Gayron, whose
property is located at 150 East Shore Rd., and further identified as Tax
Assessor's Plat 7, Lot 106 for a variance from Article 3, Section 302,
(District Dimensional Regulations) and Article 7, Section 705,
(Non-Conforming Structures) to construct a second floor addition which
will be 30' (+/-) from the front lot line (40' required) and 12'6" from
the northerly lot line (20' required).  

This Board has determined that this application does satisfy the
requirements of Article 6, Section 606, Paragraphs 1 through 4, and
Section 607, Paragraph 2.

This motion is based on the following findings of fact:

1.  Said property is located in a R40 zone and contains 21,648 sq. ft.

2.  The encroachment into the front and rear setbacks, by the existing
structure is being only modestly increased by 5' in the rear and 5' in the
front.

3.  The proposed additions will improve the home and increase the living
area of the home.

4.  There were no objections to the petition.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0. 

ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made to adjourn at 9:18 p.m.

The motion carried unanimously.