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

JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW

Minutes of the March 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 Chairman at 7:05 pm.
      The clerk called the roll and noted the following members present:
Richard Allphin, Chairman
Rolf Knudsen
Thomas Ginnerty
Guy Settipane
Don Wineberg
Raymond Iannetta

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

I.  Correspondence
 
1.  A letter from Edward P. Flanagan, Jr. Requesting a one year extension
of a previously granted variance:  A motion was made by Thomas Ginnerty
and seconded by Raymond Iannetta to grant a one year extension.
      The motion carried by a vote of 4-1.
      (Rolf Knudsen opposed the motion).
2.  A letter to the Town Clerk from Attorney General Pine regarding a
seminar at the Jamestown Philomenian Library to discuss essential
provisions of the Open Meetings Act and practical aspects of complying
with the Act.
      This meeting will be held on March 31st from 7:30 - 9 pm for all who
are interested. 

II.  Minutes of February 24, 1998

Seated: Richard Allphin, Rolf Knudsen, Thomas Ginnerty, Guy Settipane &
Don Wineberg

A motion was made by Thomas Ginnerty and seconded by Guy Settipane to
approve the minutes from February 24th as written.
      The motion carried by a vote of 5-0.

III.  New Business

1.  Variance application of James R. & John Quattrocchi
Seated: Richard Allphin, Rolf Knudsen, Thomas Ginnerty, Guy Settipane, Don
Wineberg
Not Seat: Raymond Ianetta
A motion was made by Guy Settipane and seconded by Don Wineberg to GRANT
the request of James R. & John Quattrocchi III, whose property is located
at Prospect Avenue and Union Avenue, and is further identified as Tax
Assessor's Plat 2, Lots 44 & 45 for a variance from Article 3, Section
302, to provide lot frontage.

This Board has determined that this application DOES satisfy the
requirements of ARTICLE 6, SECTION 606, PARAGHRAPHS 1through 4, and
SECTION 607, PARAGRAPH 2.

This variance is granted with the following restrictions:
1.  The applicant shall construct a gravel road no less than 12 feet in
width and with a 2 foot gravel depth with respect to necessary access from
Summit Avenue, Holly Street and Prospect Avenue such that all requirements
by the Town of Jamestown are satisfied;
2.  The applicant shall maintain the road and accept any liability
resulting therefrom. 

This motion is based on the following findings of fact:
1.  Said property is located in an RR80 zone and contains 160,000 square
feet;
2.  The hardship the applicant seeks relief from is due to lot #45 and #44
not having frontage of record on accepted streets in the Town of
Jamestown;
3.  Denial of relief granted would deny the property owner all beneficial
use of the land;
4.  Lot #44 & #45 meet the remaining dimensional minimum requirements
under RR80;
5.  The relief granted is the least relief necessary. 
The motion carried by a vote of 5-0

2.  Special Use Permit of Conanicut Marine Services
Seated: Rolf Knudsen, Thomas Ginnerty, Guy Settipane, Don Wineberg,
Raymond Ianetta
Recused: Richard Allphin

A motion was made by Don Wineberg and seconded by Guy Settipane to GRANT
the request of Conanicut Marine Services, Inc., whose property is located
at 260 Conanicus avenue, and is further identified as Tax Assessor's Plat
8, Lot 278, for a Special Use Permit under Section 301, 601 & 602 of the
Zoning Ordinance, to permit the construction of two sheds for the storage
of boats.

This approval is subject to the following conditions:
1.  The property remains subject to all of the restrictions/conditions set
forth in the Town's letter to the applicant dated May 4, 1994, all of
which are incorporated in this ruling by reference.

This motion is based on the following findings of fact:
1.  said property is located in an R20 Zone and contains 379,800 square
feet, approximately;
2.  One abutter spoke in favor of the project and one abutter spoke in
favor of the project with reservations;
3.  The applicant is strongly encouraged to continue to work cooperatively
with the neighbors to resolve their concerns about the property;
4.  All of the findings of fact in the 1994 letter continue to be accurate
and are hereby reaffirmed and incorporated in the ruling by reference.
The motion carried by a vote of 5-0

3.  Special Use Permit of RSLIP LLC (Trattoria Simpatico)
Seated: Richard Allphin, Rolf Knudsen, Thomas Ginnerty, Guy Settipane, Don
Wineberg
Not Seated: Raymond Ianetta

A motion was made by Thomas Ginnerty and seconded by Rolf Knudsen to GRANT
the application of RSLIP LLC (Trattoria Simpatico), whose property is
located at 13 Narragansett Avenue, and is further identified by Tax
Assessor's Plat 9, Lot 603, for Special Use Permits under Section 301 and
1205 to operate a restaurant with 120 seats, and off-street shared
parking.

This approval is subject to the following:
1.  That the relief is granted subject to prior conformity to all Federal,
State and Town requirements including but not limited to the following:
a.  That a handicapped access restroom be made available before the
present relief becomes effective;
b.  That the relief is granted subject to the effectiveness of agreements
between the applicant and Jamestown Distributors for the use of parking
spaces and the agreement with Jamestown Hardware for the use of parking
spaces, which shall be recorded pursuant to Section 1205.1;
c.  That the applicant restrict its hours of operation to begin no earlier
than 11:30 am;
d.  That the applicant comply with the presently effective seating
restrictions until all conditions are complied with;
e.  That the Town Building Official shall inspect and confirm that the
above mentioned conditions have been complied with;
f.  That the applicant shall comply with all provisions of Section 1205

This motion is based on the following findings of fact:
1.  Said property is located in a CD Zone and contains 15,337 square feet;
2.  That the Town Ordinance provided for shared parking arrangements where
the applicant can not meet parking requirements;
3.  That the applicant has taken measures to conserve and limit water use;
4.  That all speakers supported the applicant. 

Motion carried by a vote of 5-0

4.  Variance application of Michelle Pillon #1.
Seated: Richard Allphin, Rolf Knudsen, Thomas Ginnerty, Guy Settipane, Don
Wineberg
Not Seated: Raymond Ianetta

The attorney for Ms. Pillon, Peter Regan, requested that the Board grant a
continuance for application #1.
      A motion was made by Rolf Knudsen and seconded by Guy Settipane to
continue the application of Michelle Pillon to the next meeting.  
Motion carried by a vote of 5-0.

5.  Variance application of Michelle Pillon #2.
Seated: Richard Allphin, Rolf Knudsen, Thomas Ginnerty, Guy Settipane, Don
Wineberg
Not Seated: Raymond Ianetta

A motion was made by Rolf Knudsen and seconded by Don Wineberg to GRANT
the request of Michelle B. Pillon, whose property is located at 48-52
Walcott Avenue, and is further identified as Tax Assessor's Plat 9, Lot
590 for a variance from Article 3, Section 303 (Number of Residential
Structures Per Lot) to convert an existing three family residence to a
single family home and to construct a one bedroom dwelling unit above an
existing detached 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 2.

This motion is based on the following findings of fact:
1.  Said property is located in an R8 Zone and contains 22,385 square
feet;
2.  The granting of this application will reduce the number of dwelling
units on the property from 3 to 2, therefore reducing the overall
potential density;
3.  Although the second dwelling is detached from the main dwelling, the
reduction in density on the property makes it reasonable to grant this
variance.

Motion carried by a vote of 4-1, Thomas Ginnerty opposed the motion

A motion was made by Thomas Ginnerty and seconded by Don Wineberg to
adjourn the meeting at 10:50 pm.

Attest: 

Kim Turcone
Clerk