These minutes have not yet been aproved by the Board. JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW Minutes of the January 28, 1997 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: Rolf Knudsen, Vice-Chairman Catherine Finney Richard Allphin Thomas Ginnerty Dennis Grieco Guy Settipane Don Wineberg Also present were: Jane Fitts, Stenographer Pat Westall, Zoning Clerk Fred W. Brown, Zoning Officer James Donnelly, Town Solicitor ELECTION of OFFICERS A motion was made by Richard Allphin and seconded by Catherine Finney to nominate Rolf Knudsen Chairman. Rolf turned down the nomination and asked that his name be removed from any slate of office due to business and teaching commitments. A motion was made by Richard Allphin and seconded by Thomas Ginnerty to nominate Catherine Finney Chairwoman. The motion carried unanimously. A motion was made by Catherine Finney and seconded by Thomas Ginnerty to nominate Richard Allphin Vice-Chairman. The motion carried unanimously. MINUTES December 17, 1996 A motion was made by Dennis Grieco and seconded by Richard Allphin to accept the minutes of the December 17, 1995 meeting as written. The motion carried unanimously. CORRESPONDENCE A letter from the Town Clerk re: Bed & Breakfasts. Seated: Rolf, Catherine, Tom, Dennis, and Guy. A motion was made by Rolf Knudsen and seconded by Guy Settipane to correct two previously granted continuations of special use permits to Mary W. Murphy and Ernest M. & Karen K. Montoya to specify the term being for two years. The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0. NEW BUSINESS WRIGHT Seated: Rolf, Catherine, Richard, Thomas, and Dennis. A motion was made by Catherine Finney and seconded by Thomas Ginnerty to grant the request of John R. and Natalie W. Wright whose property is located at 20 Whittier Road and further identified as Tax Assessor's Plat 8, Lot 412 for a variance from Article 3, Section 302 (District Dimensional Regulations) to make alterations to an existing residence as shown on plans submitted. 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. In particular reference to Article 6, Section 606, Paragraph 1, the hardship is due to the unique characteristics of the subject structure. This motion is based on the following findings of fact: 1. The property is located in a R20 zone and contains 16,157 +/- sq. ft. Wright cont. 2. The proposed change in roofline reflects the applicants desire to bring the second floor living area to modern standard and into compliance with the building code. 3. The proposed alteration does not increase the existing ground floor footprint of the residence. The location of the residence predates the current zoning ordinance and setback requirements. 4. The next door neighbor spoke in favor of the petition. No one spoke against. The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0. CYC Rolf and Catherine recused themselves. Seated: Richard, Thomas, Dennis, Guy, and Don. A motion was made by Guy Settipane and seconded by Dennis Grieco to continue the application of Conanicut Yacht Club to the February 25, 1997 meeting at the request of James Hyman, attorney for an abutter, so that he may bring a real estate appraiser to the meeting. The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0. ADJOURNMENT : 11:10 p.m.