Planning Board Meeting

Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 6:00 pm until 11:45 pm
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A meeting of the Planning Board

Planning Board Meeting
Wednesday, October 4 · 6:00 – 11:30pm
Time zone: America/New_York
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Meeting of Planning Board

Members: (Quorum)

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

Also Present:

  • Alice Wozniak Colrain Assessor

See original Agenda Approved Meeting Minutes

Meeting opened: 6:00 PM

Meeting closed: 7:14 PM

  1. Meeting Preliminaries

  2. Old Business

    • 6:05PM: PB Procedural Rules & Regulations - Continued Discussion

      General Discussion...
      After discussion and input from Alice, there is an intention to prioritize creating citizen informational guides to accompany applications (e.g. ANR), instead of creating any PB Rules and Regulations document.

      There is a desire also at a lower priority to also create a non-binding manual/guide to assist with new member training, as well as clarifications of PB member roles and PB procedures.

    • 6:57 PM: Master Plan - Next Steps

      General Discussion...
      David asked if the PB should contact FRCOG to assist or suggest actions that might help move this forward despite lack of volunteers or demonstrated broad interest in addressing the Master Plan.

      It is generally agreed that tons of input is needed for this plan to take shape, and how to approach that is a main question. Community forums. Remote forums? Perhaps outreach at town meeting? Perhaps a dedicated website? Direct Mail?

      Perhaps tackling this section by section instead of as a whole.

  3. 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 Sect

Minutes approved on Wednesday, Nov 8, 2023