Planning Board Public Hearing

Wednesday, June 7, 2023, 6:00 pm until 11:45 pm
Colrain Town Hall - Select Board Meeting Room - 55 Main Rd, Colrain, MA 01340 - And Online - See Details Below
A meeting of the Planning Board

Planning Board Public Hearing
Wednesday, June 7 · 6:00 – 11:30pm
Time zone: America/New_York
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Meeting of Planning Board

Members: (Quorum)

  • Present: Sara Wik, Member, at 6:00 PM
  • Present: Robert Slowinski, Chair, at 6:00 PM
  • Present: Loren Feinstein, Secretary, at 6:10 PM
  • Present: Gregory Olchowski, Member, at 6:00 PM
  • Present: Marybeth Chichester, Member, at 6:00 PM
  • Present: David Greenberg, Member, at 6:00 PM

Also Present:

  • Eric Feindel - Green River Survey - 289 Main St Greenfild
  • Ruthann Rudel (Remote) - Colrain
  • Travis Willard - 10 Dunnell Dr Colrain
  • Sam Lovejoy - 46 Main St Montegue
  • Nancy Rich Turkle - 4 Dunnell Dr Colrain
  • Lynn DiTullio - 6 Dunnell Dr Colrain
  • Casey Peter - 43 Stetson Bros Rd Colrain
  • Alice Wozniak - Colrain

See original Agenda Approved Meeting Minutes

Meeting opened: 6:07 PM

Meeting closed: 7:07 PM

  1. Meeting Preliminaries

  2. Public Hearing - Stowe Farm Community

    • 6:00PM: Review Application Packet from Stowe

      General Discussion...
      Alice noted the need for the applicants to also address the deed and lot descriptions for assessing purposes with proper binding on new lots together in deed, if possible, at the point of sale.

      MOTION, moved by Sara Wik, seconded by David Greenberg: Motion to accept the application for amendment of definitive plan of a subdivision.

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

      1. SHEET_01_FINAL.pdf
      2. SHEET_02_FINAL.pdf
      3. SHEET_03_FINAL.pdf
      4. Stowe_Farm_amended_app.pdf
  3. Public Hearing - Flood Plain Bylaw

    • 6:30PM: Flood Plain Bylaw Public Hearing

      MOTION, moved by David Greenberg, seconded by Sara Wik: To accept the new amended Flood Plain Bylaw and bring it to a town meeting or special town meeting for a vote.

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

      1. Colrain__Floodplain_Bylaw_Public_Hearing_Draft_2023-05-10.pdf - Draft of Proposed Bylaw
  4. Public Hearing - Short Term Rental Bylaw

    • 6:45 PM: Short Term Rental Bylaw Public Hearing

      General Discussion...
      The hearing was opened at 6:45pm and closed at 7:10pm, nobody was in attendance, other than the Planning Board members and clerk.

      MOTION, moved by Sara Wik, seconded by David Greenberg: To accept the new STR bylaw draft and bring it to a town meeting or special town meeting for a vote.

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

      1. 2023-05-10_Colrain_Short_term_Rental_Bylaw_Public_Hearing_Draft.pdf - Short Term Rental Bylaw Proposal
      2. 2023-05-10_Short_Term_Rental_Permit_Public_Hearing_Draft.pdf - Short Term Rental Application Proposal
  5. Survey/ANR

    • 7:00PM: Survey/ANR - Survey for Donna Macleay; Lillian Purington, Heirs of...already an established lot. Establishing several pins on roadway & easterly side of lot. 407-15.1

      MOTION, moved by Gregory Olchowski, seconded by Sara Wik: To accept the plan as presented.

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

  6. Meeting Wrap-up

    • Next Meetings:
      1. Wed, Jul 12, at 6:00 PM "Planning Board Meeting" -- Colrain Town Hall - Select Board Meeting Room - 55 Main Rd, Colrain, MA 01340 - And Online - See Details Below
      2. Wed, Sep 13, at 6:00 PM "Planning Board meeting" -- Colrain Town Hall - Select Board Meeting Room - 55 Main Rd, Colrain, MA 01340 - And Online - See Details Below
      3. Wed, Oct 4, at 6:00 PM "Planning Board Meeting" -- Colrain Town Hall - Select Board Meeting Room - 55 Main Rd, Colrain, MA 01340 - And Online - See Details Below
      4. Wed, Nov 8, at 6:00 PM "Planning Board Meeting" -- Colrain Town Hall - Select Board Meeting Room - 55 Main Rd, Colrain, MA 01340 - And Online - See Details Below
      5. Wed, Dec 6, at 6:00 PM "Planning Board Meeting" -- Colrain Town Hall - Select Board Meeting Room - 55 Main Rd, Colrain, MA 01340 - And Online - See Details Below
    • Published! Meeting Closed at 7:07 PM.

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 Sect

Minutes approved on Wednesday, Jul 12, 2023