TOWN OF JAMESTOWN
  ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW MINUTES
  December 17, 1996

Meeting was called to order at 7:35 pm.
The following members were present:
Maurice Vandal               Catherine Finney
Richard Allphin           Thomas Ginnerty
Dennis Grieco             Guy Settipane

Also present: Fred Brown, Building Official
        Jim Donnelly, Town Solicitor
        Jane Fitts, Stenographer
        Kim Turcone, Secretary

I.   Reading and approval of the November 26, 1996 meeting.
Motion was made by Catherine Finny and seconded by Richard Allphin to
approve the minutes of November 26th as revised. So voted:  6-0.

II.  Correspondence
1.   A letter from Don Richardson  RE: Parking at East Ferry cc:    Zoning
Board.  Received and Acknowledged
2.   A notice of a workshop RE: Cellular Communication Towers    Received
and Acknowledged
3.   Certification of Appreciation to Maurice Vandal presented by   Town
Council President, Fred Pease.

III. New Business
1.   Special Use Permit of Earnest & Karen Montoya
Seated were: Maurice Vandal, Dennis Grieco, Catherine Finny, Thomas
Ginnerty, Guy Settipane.  Richard Allphin was not seated.

A motion was made by Catherine Finny and seconded by Dennis Grieco to
GRANT the request of Ernest & Karen Montoya whose property is located at
14 Union Street and further identified as Tax Assessor's Plat 9, Lot 700
for a renewal of a special use permit under Article 3, Section 301 (Uses &
Districts) to permit a Bed & Breakfast.

The Board is satisfied that the applicant has conformed to the stipulated
conditions of operation.  

This motion is based on the following findings of fact:
1.   The property is located in a CD ZONE and contains 3,725 sq.    ft.
2.   The Bed and Breakfast shall be run in accordance with the 18   points
of operation specified in previous approvals.
3.   The continued operation of the Bed & Breakfast is not contrary    to
the public interest.
4.   A letter from the Chief of Police indicated that there have    been
no complaints about the operation over the past period. 
So voted: 5-0

2.   Special Use and Variance of Peter Gibson & Karl Slick
Seated were Maurice Vandal, Catherine Finny, Thomas Ginnerty, Richard
Allphin, Guy Settipane.  Dennis Grieco was not seated.

A motion was made by Catherine Finny and seconded by Thomas Ginnerty to
GRANT the request of Peter D. Gibson and Karl E. Slick whose property is
located at 49 Narragansett Avenue and is further identified as Tax
Assessor's Plat 9, Lot 208 for a Special Use Permit (Article 3 & 6) to
allow mixed use (professional office and two apartments).
      Variances from the Parking Regulations of Article 12 as defined in
Paragraph 2 of the third page of the application, and a Special Use Permit
to allow a sign (section 1304).

This Board has determined that this application DOES satisfy the
requirements of ARTICLE 6, SECTION 606 AND 602, and SECTION 607, PARAGRAPH
2.

[This Variance is granted with the following restriction(s):]
1.   The existing shed shall be removed.  However, the applicant    shall
have 60 days in which to apply for a variance to   reconfigure or relocate
the shed.
2.   The first floor apartment shall contain no more than one    bedroom. 
The second and third floor apartment shall contain   no more than 3
bedrooms.
3.   The parking areas of the property shall be constructed to   conform
to standards of Section 1204, Paragraphs E, G, and H.

This motion is based on the following findings of fact:
1.   The property is located in a CD ZONE and contains 6112.1 sq.   ft.
2.   The location of the existing structure precludes conformance   with
turning aisle and entrance aisle widths.
3.   Conditions on the subject and abutting lot to the west   preclude
practical conformance with the property line setback  and additional
screening requirements.
4.   The Comprehensive Plan supports the mixed use of properties in    the
Commercial Zone.
      The proposed mixed use will represent a  lesser density of use.
So voted: 5-0

Maurice Vandal stated he would like to thank all who helped with Zoning
and all members of the Board.
Meeting adjourned at 9:23 pm.

Attest:

Kim Turcone
Secretary