TOWN OF JAMESTOWN
  ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW MINUTES
  March 25, 1997

Meeting was called to order at 7:32 pm.
The following members were present:
Rolf Knudsen              Catherine Finney
Richard Allphin           Thomas Ginnerty
Dennis Grieco          Guy Settipane
Don Wineberg           Raymond Iannetta

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

I.   Reading and approval of the February 25, 1997 minutes.
Motion was made by Catherine Finney and seconded by Thomas Ginnerty to
approve the minutes of February 25th.
     Richard Allphin made a couple of corrections to the minutes.
      Corrections are as follows: Old Business: change "lace" to "lack";
3rd page, first line strike "in particular reference to".
      A motion was made by Richard Allphin and seconded by Thomas Ginnerty
to approve the minutes as amended.  So voted:  8-0.

II.  Correspondence
1.   Note from the Zoning Clerk RE: Old Business #1 and New Business #2. 
Received and   Acknowledged
2.   Winter 1997 Coastal Feature Volume V, No.2.  Received and
Acknowledged

III. Old Business
1.   Variance & Special Use Application of Conanicut Yacht Club (open
session)
Seated: Richard, Tom, Dennis, Guy, & Don
Recused: Cathy & Rolf
Not Seated: Raymond

Richard Allphin read the Zoning Clerk's note to the Zoning Board which
stated that Quentin Anthony, representing CYC, requested a continuation
until the April meeting.
      The note also stated that attorney Jim Hyman, representing the
abutters requested a continuation until May 20th.
      With both parties in agreement a motion was made by Don Wineberg and
seconded by Thomas Ginnerty to continue the CYC application and the appeal
of a decision of the Zoning Officer of Catherine Clifford (New Business
#2) on May 20th.

IV.  New Business
1.   Special Use Permit Application of AT&T Wireless
Seated: Catherine, Rolf, Richard, Thomas, & Dennis
Recused: -
Not Seated: Don, Raymond, & Guy

A motion was made by Richard Allphin and seconded by Dennis Grieco to
GRANT the request of AT&T Wireless (Town of Jamestown, owner) whose
property is located on Howland Avenue, and is further identified as Tax
Assessor's Plat 9, Lot 152 for a SPECIAL USE PERMIT, Table 3-1 V 12 and 17
and Section 305 (Exceptions to Height Regulations) To install 9 antennas
upon the Town of Jamestown's water tower.

[This Special Use Permit is granted with the following restriction(s):]
  1. A formal engineering plan will be submitted for approval by the
Building Official      which conforms to Exhibit #1 "amended site plan".
      The amended site plan shows      that the equipment building will be
on the south side of the property rather than      the north side as
originally shown.
  2. An eight (8) foot solid wood fence will be built to surround the
equipment       structure.
  3. Arborvitae, Privet, or fast growing equivalent will be planted to
screen the fence.

This motion is based on the following findings of fact:
  1. The property is located in an R8 ZONE and contains 22,797 square
feet.
  2. Applicant stated that both the antennas and cable conduits may be
painted by the       owners (Town of Jamestown).
  3. The electric service supplying the equipment building will be run
underground,      if permitted by the electric utility.
So voted: 5-0.

2.   Appeal of a decision of the Zoning Official of Catherine Clifford
To Be Continued May 20, 1997 (see Old Business #1)

3.   Variance application of Brian & Nannette Bryer
Seated: Catherine, Rolf, Richard, Thomas, & Dennis
Recused: - 
Not Seated: Don, Raymond, & Guy

A motion was made by Thomas Ginnerty and seconded by Richard Allphin to
GRANT the request of Brian and Nannette Bryer whose property is located at
8 Valley Street and is further identified as Tax Assessor's Plat 8, Lot
506 for a VARIANCE from Table 3-2, (District Dimensional Regulations) to
construct a 2nd floor addition upon the existing footprint which will
encroach upon the front and rear setbacks.

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.

This motion is based on the following findings of fact:
  1. Said property is located in a CL ZONE and contains 5,000 square feet.
  2. That the proposed construction does not increase the present
encroachment.
  3. That the abutter who spoke supported the applicants.
So voted: 5-0

4.   Special Use Permit application of David Swain, DBA Ocean State Scuba
Seated: Catherine, Thomas, Richard, Rolf, & Dennis
Recused: - 
Not Seated: Don, Raymond, & Guy

The Board expressed their concerns about changing the configurations of
the land due to citizens concerns of drainage in the area.
      The Board asked Mr. Swain if he would like to continue his
application until the next meeting so the Board could hear from his
engineer.
      Mr. Swain agreed and a motion was made by Richard Allphin and
seconded by Thomas Ginnerty to continue Mr. Swain's application until the
next scheduled meeting.

So voted: 5-0

Richard Allphin stated there may be 2 appeals for decisions the Planning
Commission has made.
      The Zoning Board will hear the appeals as an appellate board.
      Mr. Allphin suggested the Board adopt a procedure in this matter. 
The Board agreed to check with the Town Solicitor regarding this matter.

A motion was made by Rolf Knudsen and seconded by Thomas Ginnerty to
adjourn the meeting.  So voted: 8-0

Attest:

Kim Turcone
Secretary