JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW

  Minutes of the August 22, 2000 Meeting

A regular meeting of the Jamestown Zoning Board of Review was held at the
Town Hall, 93 Narragansett Ave.
      The meeting was called to order by the Chairwoman at 7:00 p.m.  The
clerk called the roll and noted the following members present:

Catherine Finney
Richard Allphin
Thomas Ginnerty
Don Wineberg
Raymond Ianetta                  
Joseph Logan

Also present were:

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

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

MINUTES

Minutes of the June 27, 2000 meeting.

A motion was made by Richard Allphin and seconded by Don Wineberg to
accept the minutes of the June 27, 2000 meeting as presented.

The motion carried by a vote 5 - 0.

Minutes of the July 25, 2000 meeting.

A motion was made by Richard Allphin and seconded by Don Wineberg
to amend the minutes of the July 25, 2000 meeting to add on page #4 under
Bucklin that "Richard Allphin voted against the motion" and on page #5
under Omnipoint finding of fact #3 to add "no".
      The minutes were accepted as amended.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

CORRESPONDENCE

RI CRMC Coastal Feature Volume 8, Number 4.

A letter from Ruth Clark re: her zoning variance of 6/27/00.

Memorandum from the Town Clerk re: Town Hall capacity.

A letter from six people re: 86 Mt. Hope Avenue.

A copy of the zoning advertisement for the September Meeting.

NEW BUSINESS

Rizzo

A motion was made by Catherine Finney and seconded by Thomas Ginnerty to
continue the application of Donna M. Rizzo to the September 26, 2000
meeting because they did not receive DEM approval yet. 

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

CMS

A motion was made by Catherine Finney and seconded by Thomas Ginnerty to
continue the application of Conanicut Marine Services to the September 26,
2000 meeting due to lack of quorum for this application.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

Swain

A motion was made by Catherine Finney and seconded by Richard Allphin to
continue the application of OSS to the September 26, 2000 meeting at the
request of the attorney for the applicant.
      This will allow time for them to address issues of clarifying
structural changes, if the primary building will need a variance, clarify
the location of the storage tanks and if that will need a variance or be
moved, provide north and west elevations including the tanks if they are
above grade.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

Parillo

A motion was made by Raymond Ianetta and seconded by Thomas Ginnerty to
grant the request of Peter R. Parillo, whose property is located at 5
Mizzen Ave., and further identified as Tax Assessor's Plat 15, Lot 239 for
a variance from Article 3, Section 302 (District Dimensional Regulations)
to construct a 12 x 25' addition which will be 14' from the front lot line
wherein 30' is 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 7,200 sq. ft.

2. A similar variance was granted by the Zoning Board 5 years ago.

3. It is the minimum relief necessary for the petitioner to add a tub to
the bathroom.

4. Extending the house westerly to the rear property line would create a
hardship since rock shale and the septic system exist in this area.

5. The home would be minimally enlarged from 750 sq. ft. to 1,050 
   sq. ft.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

Morse

A motion was made by Don Wineberg and seconded by Thomas Ginnerty to grant
the request of Paul & Barbara Morse, whose property is located at 24
Orient Ave., and further identified as Tax Assessor's Plat 2, Lot 28 for a
variance from Article 3, Section 302 (District Dimensional Regulations) to
construct an addition to an existing house which will be 16' from the
front lot line instead of the required 40 ft. and 16' from the side
(north) lot line instead of the required 30 ft.   

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 restrictions:

1. All work is to be performed in accordance with state tree preservation
guidelines.
      The contractor shall consult with the building official to ensure
compliance with this requirement.

2. This approval is subject to the applicant obtaining DEM approval to
install a 5 bedroom septic system. 

This motion is based on the following findings of fact:

1. Said property is located in a RR80 zone and contains 1.01 acres. 

2. This project requires less relief than that which the Board granted to
a previous owner of the same property.

3. The application is the least relief necessary to preserve a mature ash
tree on the property.

4. The applicant claimed that both abutters approve the project, although
no direct testimony or correspondence was received to this effect.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

Sheehan

A motion was made by Thomas Ginnerty and seconded by Richard Allphin to
grant the request of Kerry Sheehan, whose property is located at 20 Elm
St., and further identified as Tax Assessor's Plat 8, Lot 418 for a
variance from Article 3, Section 302 (District Dimensional Regulations) to
raise the roof line of the existing non-conforming structure.  

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 restriction that the overhang
coverage remain at the present dimension.

This motion is based on the following findings of fact:

1. Said property is located in a R8 zone and contains 1,067 sq. ft.

2. That the proposed new roof would improve drainage.

3. That the proposed roof represents no increase in the footprint of the
structure, or the existing setbacks.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made by Thomas Ginnerty and seconded by Richard Allphin to
adjourn at 9:40 p.m.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.