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

  JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW

  Minutes of the July 25, 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 7:07 p.m.  The
clerk called the roll and noted the following members present:

Catherine Finney
Richard Allphin
Thomas Ginnerty
Dennis Grieco
Raymond Ianetta                  
Richard Boren
Joseph Logan

Also present were:

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

Seated: Catherine, Richard A., Thomas, Dennis, and Ray.

MINUTES

Minutes of the June 27, 2000 meeting.

A motion was made by Catherine Finney and seconded by Thomas Ginnerty to
accept the minutes of the June 27, 2000 meeting as presented.

The motion carried by a vote 5 - 0.

CORRESPONDENCE

A letter from Emmet & Hazel Turley re: Plat 16, Lot 232.

A letter from Shahin Barzin requesting a change in the order of hearing
the applications tonight. 

A letter from James Hyman requesting a continuance of the Swain
application.

OLD BUSINESS 

Paws & Claws

A motion was made by Thomas Ginnerty and seconded by Raymond Ianetta to
grant the request of Paws and Claws Inc., (Dr. Marisa Allegra, owner of
the property in which said applicant is located), whose property is
located at 23 Narragansett Ave., and further identified as Tax Assessor's
Plat 9, Lot 568 for a special use permit under Article 3, Section 301 and
Table 3-1 to allow the Boarding of Small Domestic Pets and the Boarding
and Grooming of Pets.  

This Board has determined that this application does satisfy the
requirements of Article 6, Section 600 and 602.

This special use permit is granted with the following restrictions:

1. That the facility comply with all DEM regulations concerning the
grooming, boarding, and care of cats, dogs, and other animals.

2. That the applicant maintain a DEM license.

3. That the applicant comply with all structural modifications required by
the state of Rhode Island and the Town of Jamestown, including building
codes and provisions for the care of animals.

4. That the applicant have no more than eight 8 cats or other small
animals in the facility at any one time.

5. That the applicant have no more than 3 dogs at the facility at anyone
time with a total of four on any given day, and no dogs be boarded
overnight.

6. That the applicant cease any type of feeding of animals outside the
facility.

7. That the vacuuming and exhaust system not be vented in an easterly
direction.

8. All waste and animal byproducts be stored inside the facility in a
sealed container and disposed of by a RI licensed disposal service, and
removed daily when the facility is open for operation, other than Sunday.

9. That there be erected in the rear entrance area, as shown on plans
submitted, a solid fence of a height of 6 feet for containment within the
proposed security area, not to be used to house animals.

10. Appropriate sound reduction insulation be installed consistent
    with DEM regulations. 

11. The Board has determined the applicant's proposed use is not a change
of use.

This motion is based on the following finding of fact:

1.  Said property is located in a CD District and contains 5,462 sq. ft.

The motion carried by a vote of 4 - 1.  

NEW BUSINESS

Bucklin

A motion was made by Dennis Grieco and seconded by Thomas Ginnerty to
grant the request of William G. & Morna G. Bucklin, whose property is
located at 620 East Shore Rd., and further identified as Tax Assessor's
Plat 2, Lot 36 for a Special Use Permit under Article 6, Section 601 to
modernize and expand an existing non conforming house.  

This special use permit is granted with the following restrictions:

1. The existing driveway will be maintained with no new driveways
   added.

2. The structure will only contain 2 bedrooms.  The bedroom/study
   located on the first floor will be constructed such that it does
   not qualify as a bedroom under applicable DEM regulations.

3. The applicant will upgrade the septic system of the structure
   at issue such that it will accommodate no more than 2 bedrooms
   under DEM regulations and will comply with those regulations.

4. The garage cannot be converted to living space.

This motion is based on the following findings of fact:

1. Said property is located in a RR80 zone and contains 145,081 sq. ft.

2. The applicant wants to utilize the structure as his primary residence.

3. The proposal will significantly improve the quality and appearance of
the structure.

4. There were no objectors and letters were submitted in support.

5. The property is of a sufficient acreage to accommodate the structure as
proposed and the second house located there on.

The motion carried by a vote of 4 - 1.

Rizzo

A motion was made by Catherine Finney and seconded by Thomas Ginnerty to
continue the application of Donna M. Rizzo to the next regular meeting in
August 2000, at the request of their attorney, because they did not
receive DEM approval yet. 

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

Omnipoint

A motion was made by Raymond Ianetta and seconded by Richard Allphin to
grant the request of Omnipoint Communications MB Operations, LLC to locate
a telecommunications facility on a pre-existing 110 ft. telecommunications
tower, situated on that certain lot or parcel of land located at
Beavertail State Park, on Beavertail Rd., and further identified as Tax
Assessor's Plat 13, on a Portion of lot 10.
      The above described lot or parcel of land is currently owned by the
State of Rhode Island.
      Said application of Omnipoint Communications MB Operations, LLC is
for a Special Use Permit under Article 7 (Nonconforming Uses), Section 704
(Alteration of Nonconforming Uses), and Article 6 (Special Use Permits and
Variances) Section 601 (Special Use Permits Authorized by this Ordinance).
      

This Board has determined that this application does satisfy the
requirements of Article 6, Section 600 and 602. 

This special use permit is granted with the following restrictions:

1. No generator will be located on the site.

2. No lighting will be located on the site.

This motion is based on the following findings of fact:

1. Said parcel is located in an OS zone and contains 256,800 (+/) sq. ft.

2. There is an existing platform on the tower to which the antennae will
be attached.

3. The new antennae will be higher than the existing tower.

4. The location is surrounded by an existing chain link fence remotely
located and shielded from the public view.

5. The property is owned by the State of RI who appear to have no
objections to the application.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.  

Brayman

A motion was made by Richard Allphin and seconded by Thomas Ginnerty to
grant the request of William J. Brayman, whose property is located at 283
East Shore Rd., and further identified as Tax Assessor's Plat 4, Lot 82
for a variance from Article III, Section 311 (Maximum Size of Accessory
Structure) to enlarge an existing barn (14' x 18' addition) for the
storage of an antique car.  

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 28,260 sq. ft.

2. Although the proposed addition will exceed the zoning accessory   
guidelines, the modest addition (252 sq. ft.) added to the present
coverage seems reasonable for a 28,000 sq. ft. lot.

3. No one spoke against the granting of this request.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

    
Swain

A motion was made by Catherine Finney and seconded by Thomas Ginnerty to
continue the application of David Swain to the next regular meeting in
August 2000 to allow the applicant time to complete Development Plan
Review as required by local ordinance and state law.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

CMS

A motion was made by Catherine Finney and seconded by Richard Allphin to
continue the application CMS to the next regular meeting in August 2000,
at the request of their attorney due to the length of the agenda.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

Barzin

A motion was made by Thomas Ginnerty and seconded by Catherine Finney to
grant the request of Shahin Barzin & Mahin-dokht Azima, whose property is
located at 38 Grinnell St., and further identified as Tax Assessor's Plat
8, Lot 422 for a variance from Article 3, Section 302 (District
Dimensional Regulations) to construct an addition 12'-6 from corner/side
setback instead of the required 15'.  

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 10,120 sq. ft.

2. That the relief sought is to construct an addition 12'6" from the
setback rather than 15 ft. as required - relief of 2 1/2 ft.

3. That the existing house presently is located 12' 6" from the setbacks,
the and the proposed use adds no further burden.

4. There were no objections to the application.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made to adjourn at 11:15 p.m.

The motion carried unanimously.