JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW 

                 Minutes of the March 26, 1996 Meeting

A regular meeting of the Jamestown Zoning Board of Review was held at 
the Jamestown Town Hall, 93 Narragansett Avenue. The meeting was 
called to order by the Vice-Chairman at 7:30 p.m. The clerk called the 
roll and noted the following members present:

                     Maurice Vandal,Vice-Chairman 
                             Rolf Knudsen 
                           Catherine Finney 
                            Richard Allphin
                              John Caito 
                            Thomas Ginnerty

Also present were:

                       Pat Westall, Zoning Clerk
                       Jane Fitts, Stenographer 
                     Fred W. Brown, Zoning Officer
                    James Donnelly, Town Solicitor

 MINUTES 

 February 27, 1996 

A motion was made by Catherine Finney and seconded by Richard Allphin 
to accept the minutes of the February 27, 1996 meeting as written.

The motion carried unanimously.

 CORRESPONDENCE 

A letter from the Building Official re: Building Code Appeals.

A copy of a letter to the Planning Board from James Hyman re: Petition 
of James R. Winoker.

A copy of a letter to Edward Holland from Fred Brown re: AP8, Lot 201.

A copy of DEM preliminary determination re: AP16, Lot 13.

A letter from John Murphy re: CMS AP 9, Lot 354.

 OLD BUSINESS 

 QUINN 

Seated: Maurice, Rolf, Catherine, John and Thomas.

Richard Allphin recused himself because he lives in the neighborhood.

A motion was made by John Caito and seconded by Rolf Knudsen to grant 
the building code appeal of John C. and Sylvia Quinn, whose property is 
located at 7 Union Street and further identified as Tax Assessor's Plat 
9, Lot 699 to install a "ships ladder" from the master bedroom to a 
small observation room and porch of the third floor tower.

This appeal is granted with the restriction that the "ships ladder" be 
constructed as designed on the submitted architectrual plans.

This motion is based on the following findings of fact:

1. The property is located in a R8 zone and contains 5,000 sq. ft.

2. No other reasonable access to the 3rd floor "tower room" can be 
   provided.

3. The "tower room" is not a public space.

4. No abutters spoke against the code appeal.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

 SK PROPERTIES 

Seated: Maurice, Rolf, Catherine, Richard, and Thomas.

John Caito recused himself because he is the engineer for the applicant.

A motion was made by Catherine Finney and seconded by Richard Allphin 
to grant the request of SK Properties whose property is located at 21 
Pemberton Avenue and further identified as Tax Assessor's PLat 8, Lot 
879 for a use variance from Article 3, Table 3-1 (Underground Storage 
Tanks), to install an underground storage tank for fuel oil on the 
south side of the twenty unit senior citizen apartment building.

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

 SK Properties cont. 

In particular reference to Article 6, Section 606, Paragraph 1, the 
unique characteristics of the subject structure in this case relate to 
size of the building and number of occupants who must be served by the 
heating system, requiring a fuel storage tank which is considerably 
larger than would typically be found in the R20 zone.

This application also specifically addresses the concerns identified in 
Section 600, Paragraphs B, D, and H.

This variance is granted with the restriction that the tank and alarm 
system shall be installed, monitored, and inspected at regular 
intervals as per laws and regulations of the RI D.E.M., and as per 
D.E.M. letter of 1/8/96, included as Exhibit 1. 

This motion is based on the following findings of fact:

1. The property is located in a R20 zone and contains one acre.

2. The placement of a tank of this size above ground would present an 
   aesthetic nuisance to the occupants of this and surrounding 
   properties. 

3. The proposed underground tank is a double walled, "state of the art" 
   tank which should present minimal safety hazards. A contractor 
   testified to the improved safety of current tank system designs.

4. The proposed installation has been approved by RI D.E.M. and will be 
   subject to inspection regulations of same.

5. The abutters would prefer the underground installation.

6. The subject and surrounding properties are serviced by town water 
   and sewer, 

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

 NEW BUSINESS 

 FLANAGAN 

Seated: Maurice, Rolf, Catherine, Richard, and Thomas.

John not seated because his firm had done some flagging on this lot 
previously.

A motion was made by Richard Allphin and seconded by Rolf Knudsen to 
continue the application of Edward Flanagan to the April 23, 1996 
to allow the applicant time to get more engineering facts.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

 ELECTION 

A motion was made by Richard Allphin and seconded by Catherine Finney 
to nominate Maurice Vandal as Chairman and Rolf Knudsen as Vice-
Chairman of the Zoning Board of Review.

The motion carried unanimously.

Mr. Vandal stated that it will be suggested to the town council that 
John P. Caito, senior atlernate, should be appointed a regular member. 
 
 ADJOURNMENT : 9:36 p.m.