Planning Board Meeting

Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm
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A meeting of the Planning Board

Town of Colrain - Planning Board Meeting
May 5, 2021, 6:00pm – May 6, 2021, 12:00am ·
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Meeting of Planning Board

Members: (Quorum)

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

Also Present:

  • Tim Shuipis of Colrain
  • Michael Shuipis of Colrain

See original Agenda Approved Meeting Minutes

Meeting opened: 6:05 PM

Meeting closed: 6:38 PM

  1. Meeting Preliminaries

  2. New Business

    • 6:06 PM: Stetson Bros Road ANR

      MOTION, moved by Loren Feinstein, seconded by Sara Wik: Moved that approval was not required.

      Pass: Aye: Marybeth Chichester, Robert Slowinski, Sara Wik, Loren Feinstein. Not Present: Gregory Olchowski.

      1. ANNA_AND_TIM_ANR_4-25-21.pdf - ANR - MAP
      2. Shuipis_ANR.pdf
  3. Old Business

    • 6:15 PM: Short Term Rentals/Bed and Breakfast Discussion - Continued discussion

      General Discussion...
      The need for an update of the existing B&B bylaw to be clearer and include Short Term Rentals was again acknowledged. There is a Short Term Rental training workshop for planning board members next month presented by the FRPB, and there is interest in attending. In order to have that information on hand for continued discussion, we intend to postpone the June PB meeting to the 2nd week of June (9th).

      There is also desire to find a good way to get input from interested townspeople on their thoughts and desires for possible direction. Perhaps a "suggestion box" style input.

      In the meantime the board agreed to table this discussion.

    • 6:34 PM: Review of Setbacks per Zoning Board Request - Continued discussion

      General Discussion...
      Bobby will look into what is involved with the possibility of addressing the zoning overlay for the town, as a way to see if that is a possible method for addressing some of these concerns. The PB will continue this discussion at future meetings.

  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 PB Secretary

Minutes approved on Wednesday, Jun 9, 2021