***** UNAPPROVED MINUTES *****

  JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW

  Minutes of the February 24, 1998 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 Chairwoman at 7:03 p.m.  The
clerk called the roll and noted the following members present:

  Catherine Finney, Chairwoman
  Richard Allphin
  Thomas Ginnerty
  Guy Settipane
  Don Wineberg
  Raymond Iannetta

Also present were:
  Jane Fitts, Stenographer
  Pat Westall, Zoning Clerk
   Fred Brown, Zoning Officer
   Mary Jo Carr, Counsel

MINUTES of Jan. 27, 1998
 
Seated: Catherine, Richard, Thomas, Don, and Raymond.

A motion was made by Thomas Ginnerty and seconded by Richard Allphin to
accept the minutes of the Jan. 27, 1998 as written.

The motion to accept carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

CORRESPONDENCE

A letter dated Jan. 27, 1998 from Roland Chase re: RI Zoning Handbook.

Three copies of Winter 1997 .
     Volume 7, Number 2  Land Use & Environmental Law Update.

Copy from RI DEM preliminary determination re: 15/348.

Copy from RI DEM preliminary determination re: 2/176.
Correspondence cont.

A letter from David Simmons d/b/a East Passage Sailmakers re: a sign for
the second floor of the Jamestown Country Club building.

OLD BUSINESS

Seated: Catherine, Richard, Thomas, Guy, and Raymond.

HAMMETT COURT
Special Use Permit

A motion was made by Guy Settipane and seconded by Thomas Ginnerty to
continue the special use permit application of Hammett Court to the April
28, 1998 to allow the applicant time to have a site plan drawn up.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

Catherine Finney, Richard Allphin, Thomas Ginnerty, Guy Settipane, and
Raymond Iannetta voted in favor of the motion.

Don Wineberg was not seated.

Dennis Grieco and Rolf Knudsen were absent.

HAMMETT COURT
Appeal

A motion was made by Richard Allphin and seconded by Thomas Ginnerty to
continue the appeal of Hammett Court Properties to the April 28, 1998
meeting to coincide with the special use permit application.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

Catherine Finney, Richard Allphin, Thomas Ginnerty, Guy Settipane, and
Raymond Iannetta voted in favor of the motion.

Don Wineberg was not seated.

Dennis Grieco and Rolf Knudsen were absent.

REAMER

Seated: Richard, Thomas, Guy, Raymond, and Don.

A motion was made by Thomas Ginnerty and seconded by Raymond Iannetta to
grant the request of Norton Reamer.

A motion was made by Don Wineberg and seconded by Thomas Ginnerty to amend
the original motion to include restrictions and findings of fact.

The motion to amend carried by a vote of 4 - 1.

Richard Allphin, Thomas Ginnerty, Raymond Iannetta, and Don Wineberg
voted in favor of the motion

Guy Settipane voted against the motion.

Catherine Finney recused herself.

Rolf Knudsen and Dennis Grieco were absent.

A motion was made by Thomas Ginnerty and seconded by Raymond Iannetta to
grant the request of Norton H. Reamer whose property is located at 435
Beavertail Road, and further identified as Tax Assessor's Plat 12, Lot 29
for a variance from Article 3, Section 301 (Uses & Districts) Table 3-1,
1-12 (Apartments) to allow the construction of living quarters with
kitchen facilities above the first floor of a three-car garage.

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.

This variance is granted with the following restrictions:

1. The property will be restricted to no more than 5 single family
dwellings as long as this apartment is in existence.

2. The apartment is restricted to a caretakers apartment and cannot be
rented.

This motion is based on the following findings of fact:

1. Said property is located in a RR80 zone and contains 84.5 acres.

2. Compared to the applicants other alternatives for developing the
property and addressing his security concerns, this proposal will have the
least impact.

3. The size, remoteness and limited ability to develop the property makes
it unique.

4. Four residents spoke in favor of the variance and one was opposed.

The motion carried by a vote of 4 - 1.

Richard Allphin, Thomas Ginnerty, Don Wineberg, and Raymond Iannetta voted
in favor of the motion.

Guy Settipane voted against the motion.

Catherine Finney recused herself.

Rolf Knudsen and Dennis Grieco were absent.

NEW BUSINESS

MARCELLO

Seated: Catherine, Richard, Thomas, Guy, and Don.

A motion was made by Don Wineberg and seconded by Thomas Ginnerty to grant
the request of Robert Marcello, whose property is located at America Way,
and further identified as Tax Assessor's Plat 2, Lot 177 for a variance
from Article 3, Section 308 (Setback from Freshwater Wetlands) to install
an ISDS with a 106 foot setback from a freshwater wetland instead of the
required 150 ft.  Said property is located in a RR80 zone and contains
84,309 sq. ft.

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 variance is granted with the restriction that the area west of the
50' wetland perimeter remain in an undisturbed natural state.

This motion is based on the following findings of fact:

1. Said property is located in a RR80 zone and contains 84,309 sq. ft.

2. The applicant will install a state of the art "Eljen" design  septic
system.

3. Water table readings and percolation rates are acceptable with this
ISDS design.

4. The applicant has moved the ISDS location as far as physically possible
from the edge of the wetland.

5. The size of the proposed dwelling is reasonable (3 bedrooms)
considering the ISDS limitations.

6. The property to the west is owned by the Town of Jamestown and is a
Conservation area.
      There will be no "downstream" abutting dwellings on this property
which might be affected by the  applicant's proposed ISDS.

7. Abutting properties to the north and south are also large lots, greater
than 80,000 sq. ft., with sufficient land for proper ISDS and well
distance separations.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

Catherine Finney, Richard Allphin, Thomas Ginnerty, Guy Settipane, and Don
Wineberg voted in favor of the motion.

Raymond Iannetta was not seated.

Rolf Knudsen and Dennis Grieco were absent.

ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made by Thomas Ginnerty and seconded by Raymond Iannetta to
adjourn at 9:26 p.m.

The motion carried unanimously.