JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW

  Minutes of the NOVEMBER 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 7:00 p.m.  The
clerk called the roll and noted the following members present:

Catherine Finney
Rolf Knudsen
Richard Allphin
Thomas Ginnerty
Dennis Grieco
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 October 27, 1998

A motion was made by Thomas Ginnerty and seconded by Raymond Ianetta to
accept the minutes of October 27, 1998 as written.

The motion carried unanimously.

CORRESPONDENCE

A copy of a portion of the State Building Code from Fred Brown re:
Building Code Board of Appeal.

A copy of a memorandum to the Town Council from the Jamestown Pool Study
Committee re: Proposed OS-I and OS-II Zoning Amendment.

A copy of a letter to the Town Council from Don Wineberg re: Continued
Service on Zoning Board.

OLD BUSINESS

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

Craven

A motion was made by Dennis Grieco and seconded by Guy Settipane to grant
the request of Bruce Craven whose property is located at 283 Highland
Drive, and further identified as Tax Assessor's Plat 10, Lot 104 for a
variance from Article 3, Table 3-2 (District Dimensional Regulations) to
remodel and enlarge an existing dwelling, resulting in the enlarged
structure being 5 feet from the north property line (40 ' required), 5
feet from the east property line (30' required), and 23 feet from the west
property line.
      The enlarged structure shall be no more than 3 1/2 feet higher than
the existing structure.  

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 RR80 zone and contains 8,439 sq.    ft.  

2. The house is in need of structural repair to bring the house to modern
living standards.

3. The proposed structure increases the current structure's encroachment
on required set backs only on the southwest corner by 7 feet more than the
current structure.

4. The applicant has amended his application to satisfy the concerns of
his neighbors.

5. The applicant is seeking minimal relief to accomplish necessary
structural repairs.

6. The proposed structure only increases lot coverage by 3%.

7. There were no objectors to the application as amended.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

NEW BUSINESS

Seated: Catherine, Rolf, Richard, Thomas, and Dennis.

Bouthhillier

A motion was made by Richard Allphin and seconded by Thomas Ginnerty to
grant the request of Jim Bouthillier to extend for one year (until Nov.
     24, 1999) a previously granted variance to build a 7 foot fence.

This motion is granted under the same conditions previously granted.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

ESTES

Sitting as the Building Code Board of Appeals: Catherine, Rolf, Richard,
Thomas, and Dennis.

A motion was made by Rolf Knudsen and seconded by Richard Allphin to grant
the request of James Estes & Darcy Magratten, whose property is located at
100 Clinton Ave., and further identified as Tax Assessor's Plat 9, Lot
491A for a variance from Section 315.3 of the Cabo One & Two Family
Building Code to install a guardrail with horizontal metal bars 4" on
center.
      Also, Section 210-52 (Article 210) of the National Electrical Code
for relief from the requirement an outlet be placed every 12' along each
wall.  

This motion is based on the following findings of fact:

1. Said property is located in a R20 zone and contains 3.88 acres.
 
2. Concerning the placement of outlets: the number of outlets in any
particular room will meet or exceed the minimum number if placed at 12'
intervals along the walls.
      Also plugs are to be placed in certain areas which are more
practical to the owner than along a glass wall with sliding glass doors.

3. Concerning the guardrail: the owner does not have young children that
would climb the rail, also Mr. Estes has stated that if the house were
later sold to a family with young children, there are relatively easy
methods to cover the rails to keep children from climbing the rail.

4. The Board finds the enforcement of this code would do manifest
injustice to the applicant.

5. The Board finds that the decision to grant this relief will not
conflict with the general objectives of this code.

The motion carried by a vote of 4 - 1.

Seated: Catherine, Rolf, Richard, Thomas, and Dennis.

Cannon

A motion was made by Thomas Ginnerty and seconded by Richard Allphin to
continue the application of Joseph Cannon to the December 15, 1998 meeting
at the request of John Murphy, attorney for the applicant, as they are not
prepared to go forward.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.
  

Newman

A motion was made by Thomas Ginnerty and seconded by Dennis Grieco to
grant the request of Carol A. Newman, whose property is located at 234
Narragansett Ave., and further identified as Tax Assessor's Plat 8, Lot 7
for a variance from Article 3, Section 3-2 of the District Dimensional
Regulations to place a garden shed six feet from the westerly (side)
property line instead of the required ten feet.  

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 R20 zone and contains 16,988 sq. ft. 

2. That the applicant has been advised by Matt Largess that the Douglas
Fir tree on their property is the tallest on the Island and that placement
of the shed within the regulations could result in damage to the tree and
other mature trees that enhance    the value of the neighborhood. 
 
3. There were no objectors to the application.

4. One abutting neighbor supported the application.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0. 

ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made to adjourn at 8:11 p.m.

The motion carried unanimously.