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

  JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW

  Minutes of the AUGUST 25, 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 Vice-chairman at 7:00 p.m. 
The clerk called the roll and noted the following members present:

  Rolf Knudsen
  Richard Allphin
  Guy Settipane
  Dennis Grieco
  Don Wineberg
  Raymond Iannetta

Also present were:

  Jane Fitts, Stenographer
  Pat Westall, Zoning Clerk
  Fred Brown, Zoning Officer
  Mary Jo Carr, Counsel

MINUTES of July 28, 1998

The minutes were not acted on because of lack of quorum, therefore they
will be on the agenda of the Sept. 22, 1998 meeting.

CORRESPONDENCE

Copy of RI D.E.M. Preliminary Determination re: Plat 16, Lot 61.

Client Alert from Partridge Snow & Hahn re: anti-harassment policy.

Client Alert from Partridge Snow & Hahn re: year 2000 plan.

A letter from Coleen Smyth which was turned over to Fred Brown.

Flanagan

A motion was made by Dennis Grieco and seconded by Don Wineberg to accept
the withdrawal of the application Jay Flanagan without prejudice.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

Webster

A motion was made by Dennis Grieco and seconded by Raymond Ianetta to
continue the appeal of Mary Webster to the September 22, 1998 meeting at
the request of the attorney for the applicant.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

Craven

A motion was made by Dennis Grieco and seconded by Guy Settipane to
continue the application of Bruce Craven to the September 22, 1998 meeting
at the request of the attorney for the applicant.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

OLD BUSINESS                

Seated: Rolf, Richard, Dennis, Guy, and Don.

Hammett Court         

A motion was made by Dennis Grieco and seconded by Don Wineberg to grant
the request of Hammett Court Properties, whose property is located at 2
Hammett Court, and further identified as Tax Assessor's Plat 9, Lot 201,
for a Special Use Permit under Article 3, Section 300 (Regulations of
Structures and Land) and Section 301 (Uses and Districts) to permit
off-street commercial parking on the portion of the subject lot deemed to
be within the R8 zoning district. 

Hammett Ct. cont.

This Special Use Permit is granted with the following restrictions:

A. The parking spaces shall be constructed as shown in Exhibit A, attached
hereto.

B. The applicant, and its successors in interest, shall establish planted
buffer areas as shown in Exhibit A, and shall maintain said plantings
during the use of said land area for parking pursuant to this Special Use
Permit.

C. Said parking spaces shall have a pervious surface.

D. The use of the parking spaces established pursuant to this Special Use
Permit shall be strictly limited to vehicles belonging to employees
working within the premises on Lot Number 183, and shall not be used for
overnight parking.
      Parking shall be limited to automobiles, pick-up trucks, and vans no
larger than a pick-up truck.
      No vehicle with a height greater than eight (8) feet shall be parked
on the subject premises.

E. The parking area established pursuant to this Special Use Permit shall
not be illuminated artificially at night, and shall not be used for the
storage of any trash containers, or for any other purpose not expressly
permitted within this Special Use Permit.

F. The letter setting forth this decision shall be recorded by the
applicant in the Town Land Evidence Records.
      The conditions upon this Special Use Permit shall continue and be
enforceable throughout the period of its use pursuant thereto.
      No parking shall be permitted under this Special Use Permit unless
the within conditions are fully satisfied.

G. The following conditions apply to that portion of Lot 201 not within
the R8 zoning district, and shall be in full force and effect during the
use of the R8 portion for parking pursuant to this Special Use Permit:

- No recreational vehicles shall be stored thereon; and

- The boundary along Clinton Avenue shall be planted with hedge   plants
or Leyland Cypress. 

H. This Special Use Permit shall expire if the subject premises are
conveyed to an owner not related to Edward and/or Sharon Holland, or in
which Edward and/or Sharon Holland do not hold an office or position.

Hammett Ct. cont.

I. So long as any portion of the R8 portion of Lot 201 is used for parking
pursuant to this Special Use Permit, no commercial structure shall be
constructed or placed on said R8 portion.

This motion is based on the following findings of fact:

1. Lot 201 is located within both the CD and R8 Zones and contains
approximately 20,126 square feet.
      The portion of the property subject to the Special Use Permit
granted hereunder contains approximately 5,220 square feet, and is
situated in the R8 zone.

2. Evidence submitted by the applicant met its burden of proof under
Section 602 of the Zoning Ordinance.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

NEW BUSINESS

Crawford

A motion was made by Don Wineberg and seconded by Dennis Grieco to grant
the request of Thomas Crawford, whose property is located at 130 Seaside
Dr., and further identified as Tax Assessor's Plat 5, Lot 270 for a
variance from Table 3-2 (District Dimensional Regulations) to construct a
front entry addition 15' from the front property line wherein 30' is
required, and an open deck which will be 2' from the southerly lot line,
wherein 10' is required.

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 following restrictions:

1. The rear deck is to be external only and shall not be enclosed or
otherwise built-up or improved without obtaining prior approval of the
zoning board.

2. The applicant is encouraged to move the rear deck as far to the
northeast (and away from the lot line) as possible while still maintaining
access to the deck from the kitchen as shown on the plan submitted with
the application.

Crawford cont.

This motion is based on the following findings of fact:

1. Said property is located in an R40 zone and contains 13,860 square
  
2. The abutting neighbor had no objection to the application.

The motion was amended to change #2 under restrictions to read
"the rear deck may not be closer than four feet (4') from the abutting
lot".

The amended motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0

Jamestown Ambulance Assoc.

A motion was made by Rolf Knudsen and seconded by Dennis Grieco to grant
the request of The Town of Jamestown d/b/a Jamestown Ambulance
Association, whose property is located at 11 Knowles Court, and further
identified as Tax Assessor's Plat 8, Lot 173 for a Special Use Permit
under Table 3-1, IV: Government / Educational / Institution, to construct
a 24 x 40' addition to the existing Ambulance Barn.
  
The granting of this request is subject to approval of the submitted plans
by the Planning Commission.

This motion is based on the following findings of fact:

1. Said property is located in a CD zone and contains 13,309 sq. ft.

2. The addition is necessary because the existing facility is too small to
provide for an adequate training area and other areas which are required
by law.

3. The Town of Jamestown has looked at other sites for an ambulance barn,
but has determined that this location is in the best interest of the town.

4. The plans submitted includes aesthetic improvements to the property.

5. There were no objectors to this application.

The motion carried  by a vote of 4 - 1.

Filkins

Seated: Rolf, Richard, Dennis, Guy, and Raymond.

A motion was made by Raymond Ianetta and seconded by Rolf Knudsen to grant
the request of James R. Filkins et ux Agnes C., whose property is located
at 368 Beavertail Rd., and further identified as Tax Assessor's Plat 12,
Lot 64 for a variance from Table 3-2 (District Dimensional Regulations) to
construct a porch attached to the existing nonconforming structure which
will be 16'6" feet from the lot line instead of the required 30 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 motion is based on the following findings of fact:

1.  Said property is located in a R40 zone and  contains 5,364 sq. ft.  

2. Two abutting property owners spoke in favor of the application.

3. No one spoke against the application.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made to adjourn at 9:08 p.m.

The motion carried unanimously.