***** UNAPPROVED MINUTES

JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW

Minutes of the August 28, 2001 Meeting

A regular meeting of the Jamestown Zoning Board of Review was held at the
Jamestown Library, 26 North Rd.  The meeting was called to order by the
Chairwoman at 7:03 p.m.  The clerk called the roll and noted the following
members present:

Catherine Finney
Richard Allphin
Thomas Ginnerty
Dennis Grieco
Don Wineberg
Raymond Iannetta
Joseph Logan

Also present: Brenda Hanna, Stenographer
Pat Westall, Zoning Clerk
Fred Brown, Zoning Officer
Douglas R. DeSimone, Counsel

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

MINUTES

Minutes of the July 31, 2001 meeting.

A motion was made by Thomas Ginnerty and seconded by Raymond Iannetta to
amend the minutes of the July 31, 2001 meeting on page #1, the last
sentence, change "20.5 feet to 28.5 feet".  The minutes as amended were
accepted.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

CORRESPONDENCE

A letter from Joseph F. Lachut, attorney for Ernest Pullano, requesting a
continuance of his petition.

NEW BUSINESS

Pullano

A motion was made by Catherine Finney and seconded by Thomas Ginnerty to
continue the application of Ernest Pullano to the September 25, 2001
meeting.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

Frederick Brown suggested the Board continue Pullano to the October 23,
2001 meeting because of the length of the September 25, 2001 agenda.

A motion was made by Catherine Finney and seconded by Dennis Grieco to
continue the application of Ernest Pullano to the October 23, 2001
meeting.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

Stolarz

A motion was made by Dennis Grieco and seconded by Don Wineberg to 
grant the request of Thomas E. Stolarz, whose property is located at 701
East Shore Rd., and further identified as Tax Assessor's Plat 2, Lot 122
for a variance from Article 3, Section 306(D) to permit those portions of
the existing wooden stockade-style fence along the applicant's southern
property line that exceeds six (6') feet in height, as measured from the
original or undisturbed grade.

This Board has determined that this application does satisfy the
requirements of Article 6, Section 600; 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 2.01 acres.

2. The fence was constructed in order to shield the applicant's home from
the lights on his neighbor's property.

3. The sections of the fence above 6' were constructed at that height so
that the top of the fence would be level throughout.

4. The highest portion of the fence is approximately 6' 8".

5. This decision is not a determination of the ownership of the land on
which the fence is located.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

Colognese

A motion was made by Richard Allphin and seconded by Thomas Ginnerty to
grant the request of  Andrea Colognese & Doriana Carella, d.b.a Village
Hearth Bakery, whose property is located at 2 Watson Ave., and further
identified as Tax Assessor's Plat 8, Lot 774 for a variance  from Article
1, Section 103, Definitions, #29 to allow a wood-fired bakery as a
customary home occupation using 600 sq. ft. (200 allowed) with 2 signs on
the premises as shown on plans submitted.  

This Board has determined that this application does satisfy the
requirements of Article 6, Section 600; Section 606, Paragraphs 1 through
4; and Section 607, Paragraph 2.

This variance is granted with the following restrictions:

1. The bakery will be owned and operated by the resident owner of the
property.

2. The provisions called out in the June 20, 2001 approval letter from the
R. I. Department of Health will be incorporated in the plans

3. No wood will be stored in the front yard.

This motion is based on the following findings of fact:

1. Said property is located in a CL zone and contains 7,000 sq. ft.

2. The project required a category A Development Plan Review by the
Jamestown Town Planner.  This was approved on June 4, 2001.

3. Permission was granted by the Jamestown Water and Sewer Board for the
utilities required for the bakery.

4. There will be two signs that conform to the zoning ordinance.

5. No one opposed this request.

6. There will be one oven.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

Williams

A motion was made by Don Wineberg and seconded by Richard Allphin to grant
the request of Basil and Anna Williams, whose property is located at 30
Bay View Drive, and further identified as Tax Assessor's Plat 8, Lot 265,
for a variance from Article 3, Section 302 (District Dimensional
Regulations Accessory Buildings) Table 3-2, to build a new garage with a
second floor bedroom and bathroom and a covered connector to the existing
house which will be 4' from the front property line instead of the
required 30' as shown on plans submitted.  The new garage footprint is 550
square feet.

This Board has determined that this application does satisfy the
requirements of Article 6, Section 600; Section 606, Paragraphs 1 through
4; and Section 607, Paragraph 2.

This variance is granted with the restriction that the closet indicated in
the bedroom shall be built as submitted in the application and no
refrigerator, sink, counter, or other food preparation facilities shall be
installed on the second floor, although a sink may be installed in the
bathroom.
 
This motion is based on the following findings of fact:

1. Said property is located in a R20 zone and contains approximately
24,000 sq. ft. 

2. The owners had a right to build this building as a matter of right in
another location which would have blocked neighbor's views of the water,
while building the structure in the site proposed would not diminish any
neighbor's views.

3. One neighbor supported the project and one expressed concern about
preventing the structure from becoming a dwelling unit.

The motion carried by a vote of 4 - 1.

Dennis Grieco voted against the motion.

Morenzi

A motion was made by and seconded by Thomas Ginnerty and seconded by Don
Wineberg to grant the request of Nick and Andria Morenzi, whose property
is located at 112 East Shore Rd., and further identified as Tax Assessor's
Plat 7, Lot 173 for a variance from Article 3, Section 302 (District
Dimensional Regulations) to construct an addition, which will be 12' 6"
from the north property line instead of the required 20' as shown on plans
submitted. 

This Board has determined that this application does satisfy the
requirements of Article 6, Section 600; 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 24,370 +/- sq. ft.

2. The proposal does not encroach further on setback requirements.

3. That this is the best plan available for expansion considering the
present design of the structure.

4. No objections were presented.

5. The closest abutting neighbor spoke in support.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0. 

ADJOURNMENT 

A motion was made Catherine Finney and seconded by Thomas Ginnerty to
adjourn at 9:15 p.m.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 -0.