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.