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

  JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW

  Minutes of the September 28, 1999 Meeting

A regular meeting of the Jamestown Zoning Board of Review was held at the
Jamestown Town Hall, 93 Narragansett Ave.
      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
Guy Settipane
Don Wineberg
Raymond Iannetta

Also present were:

Carol Mutty, Stenographer
Pat Westall, Zoning Clerk
Fred Brown, Zoning Officer
Christopher Zangari, Counsel

MINUTES of July 27, 1999

Seated: Richard, Thomas, Guy, Don, and Raymond.

A motion was made by Thomas Ginnerty and seconded by Richard Allphin to
accept the minutes of the July 27, 1999 as presented.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

MINUTES of August 24, 1999

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

A motion was made by Thomas Ginnerty and seconded by Rolf Knudsen to
accept the minutes of August 24, 1999 as presented.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

CORRESPONDENCE

A copy of a letter to Larry Parks from Turner Scott re: clarification.

A copy of an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance adopted August 10, 1999 re:
pets.

A letter from Joanne Hulme re: 156 Seaside Drive.

A list of the applicants for the October Zoning Meeting.

A 2 page bulletin from URI re: Wastewater Management Programs. 

OLD BUSINESS

Seated: Catherine, Rolf, Thomas, Guy, and Don. 

Richard Allphin recused.

CMS

A motion was made by Catherine Finney and seconded by Guy Settipane to
continue the variance application of CMS to a special meeting on November
2, 1999 at the Library and also to hear the appeals at that time.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

NEW BUSINESS

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

Newman

A motion was made by Thomas Ginnerty and seconded by Rolf Knudsen 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 302 (District Dimensional
Regulations) to construct a covered front porch 14 ft. 9 in. from the
front 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.
Newman cont.

This motion is based on the following findings of fact:

1. Said property is located in a R20 zone and contains 16,900 sq. ft.

2. That the proposed front porch is architecturally consistent with other
properties in the neighborhood.

3. That the resulting front set back is consistent with abutting property.

4. That denial of the application would result in more than a mere 
inconvenience to the owner.

5. That there were no objectors present at the hearing.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

Powell

A motion was made by Guy Settipane and seconded by Thomas Ginnerty to
grant the request of J. Christopher & Candace E. Powell, whose property is
located at 38 Mt.
     Hope Ave., and further identified as Tax Assessor's Plat 8, Lot 586
for a variance from Article 3, Section 3-2 (District Dimensional
Regulations) to rebuild a garage/workshop on the existing foundation 6 ft.
from the left (west) property line instead of the required 10 ft., and for
a variance from Article 7, Section 705 (Alteration of a Nonconforming
Structure) to rebuild an existing nonconforming garage/workshop on the
existing foundation and footprint.  

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 10,000 sq. ft.

2. The proposed alteration shall be built on the same footprint and will
not increase the existing encroachment on the west side lot line setback.

3. The property owner has made improvements to the footprint/foundation of
the structure such that placement of the structure elsewhere would result
in more than a mere inconvenience.

4. No objection was presented.

5. The garage in its current location is placed for access from the
existing driveway.

The motion carried by a vote of 5 - 0.

ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made to adjourn at 7:55 p.m.

The motion carried unanimously.