Minutes from the meeting of June 22, 1999 

A regular meeting of the Jamestown Zoning Board of Review was held at the
Jamestown Library, 26 North Road.
      The meeting was called to order by the Chairwoman at 7:10 pm.
      The Town Solicitor called the roll and noted the following members

Catherine Finney, Chair
Rolf Knudsen
Richard Allphin
Thomas Ginnerty
Dennis Grieco
Guy Settipane
Don Wineberg

Also present were:

Jane Fitts, Stenographer
Kim Turcone, Clerk
Fred Brown, Zoning Officer
Mary Jo Carr, Counsel

I.  Minutes of February 24, 1998

Seated: Catherine Finney, Richard Allphin, Rolf Knudsen, Thomas Ginnerty
and Dennis Grieco

A motion was made by Thomas Ginnerty and seconded by Richard Allphin to
approve the minutes from June 1st as written.
      The motion carried by a vote of 5-0.

II.  Correspondence

With nothing at this time the Chair asked to hear the D'Ambra variance
application before Old Business.

III.  New Business

1.  Variance application of Thomas D'Ambra
Seated: Catherine Finney, Richard Allphin, Rolf Knudsen, Thomas Ginnerty
and Dennis Grieco
Not Seated: Guy Settipane and Don Wineburg

A motion was made by Richard Allphin and seconded by Thomas Ginnerty to
GRANT the request of Thomas D'Ambra, whose property is located at589 East
Shore Road, and is further identified as Tax Assessor's Plat 2, Lot 217
for a variance from Article 3, Section 3-2 (District Dimensional
Regulations), to construct a breezeway to a stand-alone garage that is
located 24 feet from the property instead of the required 30 feet.

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

This motion is based on the following findings of fact:
1.  Said property is located in an RR80 zone and contains 2.51 acres;
2.  The garage will encroach into the side lot line by 20%;
3.  The applicant stated a need for additional storage space, and;
4.  No one spoke in opposition to this request. 
The motion carried by a vote of 5-0

IV.  Old Business

1.  Special Use Permit of Conanicut Marine Services
Seated: Catherine Finney, Rolf Knudsen, Thomas Ginnerty, Dennis Grieco and
Guy Settipane
Not Seated: Don Wineburg
Recused: Richard Allphin

After some discussion regarding a letter the Town Council submitted in
opposition of Mr. Munger's request, a motion was made by Guy Settipane and
seconded by Thomas Ginnerty that due the issue of a potential conflict
regarding the appearance of Sheffield & Harvey, the Zoning Board should
seek an independent counsel.  So voted: 5-0 in favor of the motion.

A motion was made by Dennis Grieco and seconded by Don Wineburg to
authorize Catherine Finney, as the Zoning Board Chair, to select and
retain an independent counsel pertinent to the matter of Conanicut Marine
Service and at the next meeting the Zoning Board will ratify her decision
regarding the retainment of an independent counsel.
      Also, that the people in attendance find out from the Town Clerk who
the Zoning Board has chosen and if any public member chose to oppose that
they do so in writing and that they do so before the next scheduled
meeting of the Zoning Board.

After some discussion and a request from the applicant to meet in August,
Dennis Grieco added an amendment to the motion that the Chair undertake
the selection of an independent counsel and at the next meeting the Zoning
Board vote to ratify her decision.
      Also, that the applicant be heard at the August meeting.
      Guy Settipane seconded the amended motion.
      So voted: 5-0 in favor of the motion.

The Chair asked the public to attend the July meeting to find out who they
have chosen as the independent counsel to hear the application of
Conanicut Marine Services.

The meeting adjourned at 8 pm.


Kim Turcone