***** UNAPPROVED MINUTES ***** JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW Minutes of the JANUARY 26, 1999 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 Don Wineberg Raymond Iannetta Also present were: Jane Fitts, Stenographer Pat Westall, Zoning Clerk Fred Brown, Zoning Officer MaryJo Carr, Counsel Seated: Catherine, Richard, Thomas, Don, and Raymond. MINUTES of December 15, 1998 A motion was made by Catherine Finney and seconded by Richard Allphin to accept the minutes of the December 15, 1998 meeting as written except for page two with reference to the Cannon motion. The Board wanted to reword #2 under findings of fact to reflect that the 2 who wrote letters and the 4 who testified were part of the 24 neighbors and also to add that there were 2 objectors. The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0. CORRESPONDENCE Land Use & Environmental Law Update Winter 1998-Volume 8, #2. A copy of a letter from the Planning Commission re: Asselin Subdivision on Bow and Stern Streets. A note from the Zoning Clerk re: February Meeting. NEW BUSINESS Seated: Catherine, Rolf, Richard, Thomas, and Dennis. CLIFFORD A motion was made by Dennis Grieco, and seconded by Richard Allphin to grant the request of Joseph C. and Catherine H. Clifford, whose property is located at 41 Calvert Place, and further identified as Tax Assessor's Plat 8, Lot 242 for a variance from Article 3, Section 302 (District Dimensional Regulations) to remodel and enlarge garage plus a connector to primary structure to be within 2 feet of side lot 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 20,000 sq. ft. 2. The proposed addition will not increase the current encroachment on the setback. 3. The proposed addition is needed for additional parking, storage and living space. 4. There is no other reasonable location for the proposed addition due to the location of existing trees and the fact that the driveway would have to be relocated to place the garage in another location. 5. There were no objectors to the petition. There was one neighbor present in support of the petition and one who wrote a letter in support. The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0. GLASSIE A motion was made by Catherine Finney and seconded by Thomas Ginnerty to grant the request of Donelson C. Glassie, whose property is located at 7 High St., and further identified as Tax Assessor's Plat 9, Lot 296 for a variance from Article 3, Section 302 (District Dimensional Regulations) to renovate and create access to main house, add 2nd floor and 8' wide porch on existing building 15 feet from the rear lot line instead of the required 30 feet. Said property is located in a R40 zone and contains 40,000 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 following restrictions: 1. No cooking facilities shall ever be installed in the family room/loft. 2. The family room/loft shall not be used as a separate dwelling unit. This motion is based on the following findings of fact: 1. Said property is located in a R40 zone and contains 40,000 sq. ft. 2. The proposed rear line setback echoes the existing rear line setback. No additional encroachment is requested. 3. The existing structure is in need of repair, and the proposed renovation will aesthetically enhance the appearance of the home. 4. The applicant testified that the abutter to the south has reviewed the plan and is in favor. There were no objectors to the petition. The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0. ADJOURNMENT A motion was made to adjourn at 8:00 p.m. The motion carried unanimously.