Planning Board Meeting

Wednesday, January 6, 2021, 6:00 pm until 11:45 pm
Colrain Central School-22 Jacksonville Rd.
A meeting of the Planning Board

Planning Board/Zoning Board Joint Hearing - Vertex Tower Assets, LLC to construct a Wireless Communications Facility on the land of David Nims located on Greenfield Rd. [Map 415, Lot 17]. Meeting can also be accessed by phone at 1-202-838-7801 and enter pin: 746 735 935# or by visiting

The applications can be reviewed by going to the town website at, under planning board meeting agenda.

To be published in the Greenfield Recorder Dec 17th and 24th.

Meeting of Planning Board

Members: (Quorum)

  • Present: Robert Slowinski, Chair, at 6:00 PM
  • Present: Loren Feinstein, Secretary, at 6:00 PM
  • Present: Gregory Olchowski, Member, at 6:00 PM
  • Present: Marybeth Chichester, Member, at 6:00 PM
  • Remote: Sara Wik, Member, at 6:00 PM

Also Present:

  • Alice Wozniak Colrain Assessor's office
  • Colrain Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Francis Parisi of Parisi Law Assoc.
  • Tom Johnson ProTerra Hadley
  • James Brodeur Eden Trail Lyden
  • Jeff DelliColli (remotely)
  • Simon Brighenti (remotly)
  • Zachary DeLuca (remotely)

See original Agenda Approved Meeting Minutes

Meeting opened: 6:02 PM

Meeting closed: 7:28 PM

  1. Meeting Preliminaries

  2. Public Hearing - Vertex Tower Assets, LLC

    • 6:00PM: David Nims Property - Application to install a Wireless Communication Facility on the Property of David Nims

      General Discussion...
      This project application was deemed to meet all the requirements for a Special Permit as well as provide a significant benefit to the town of Colrain and surrounding communities. There was no voice of opposition presented by townspeople or board members to the granting of the Special Permit, though it was noted in the ZBA hearing just following that the tower would likely impact the view of a number of homes in Leyden.

      MOTION, moved by Gregory Olchowski, seconded by Marybeth Chichester: To accept the Vertex Cell Tower application for the Special Permit and approve the Special Permit.

      Pass: Aye: Marybeth Chichester, Robert Slowinski, Gregory Olchowski, Sara Wik, Loren Feinstein.

      MOTION, moved by Loren Feinstein, seconded by Marybeth Chichester: No Site Plan Review is required for this application.

      Pass: Aye: Marybeth Chichester, Robert Slowinski, Gregory Olchowski, Sara Wik, Loren Feinstein.

      1. Colrain_2_ZAP_complete_with_zds.pdf - Application Packet
  3. Continuance of Public Hearing from December - Vertex Tower Assets

    • 6:40PM: Public Hearing - Land of Sean and Robin King - Continued from December PB hearing.

      General Discussion...
      This application was withdrawn in light of the approval of the Nimms property tower application.

      MOTION, moved by Loren Feinstein, seconded by Gregory Olchowski: To close the public hearing.

      Pass: Aye: Marybeth Chichester, Robert Slowinski, Gregory Olchowski, Sara Wik, Loren Feinstein.

      1. Colrain_ZAP_complete.pdf - Application Packet- King
  4. Meeting Wrap-up

The listing of matters is those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.

Minutes prepared by Planning Board Secretary

Minutes approved on Wednesday, Feb 3, 2021

Posted to: Planning Board.