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2017 - Minutes of February 6, 20 Meetings
02/6/2017       Planning Board Minutes

Town of West Stockbridge

The Chairman called meeting to order at 6:59.

Dana Bixby, Sarah Thorne, Abe Hunrichs, and Jon Piasecki attended.

Fred Haley representing Alexander Stein and Anne Rothenberg submitted a form A request to convey land from Rothenberg to Stein. After discussion Mr. Haley withdrew his submission with the understanding that he would resubmit with additional information.

The Board set the next meeting for February 20.

The Board reviewed prior minutes.

Dana Bixby moved to accept the minutes of 1/16/17 as revised.  Abe Hunrichs seconded the motion.   All were in favor.

Abe Hunrichs opened the Public Hearing fro the proposed VCOD at 7:20.


Dana Bixby moved to skip reading the notice. Sarah Thorne seconded the motion. There was unanimous approval.

Dana Bixby presented the proposed changes.

Dana Bixby asked to enter the proposed changes dated 1/9/17 into the record.

We should note that no members of the public attended the public hearing though it was advertised and posted. The Board noted the need for some modifications to our proposed changes to provide some form or resolution for renovation, development or new construction at the large scale.

Abe Hunrichs mentioned that we had solicited public input in several venues prior to this Public Hearing.

Jon Piasecki moved to adjourn the Public Hearing. Sarah Thorne seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  The public hearing closed at 7:46.

Resident David Potter stopped by and noted that he felt it was a great idea to reduce the permitting burden for development in town. He also wondered how to define building “mass” in zoning regulations.

The Board discussed a demolition and delay bylaw as well as the possibility of creating a Historic Commission.


The Board set the next meetings for 2/8/17 and 2/20/17 at 7:00 pm.

Jon Piasecki moved to adjourn the meeting.  Sarah Thorne seconded the motion.  There was unanimous approval.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:12.


02/20/2017      Planning Board Minutes

Town of West Stockbridge

The Chairman called meeting to order at 7:15.

Dana Bixby, Sarah Thorne, Abe Hunrichs, and Jon Piasecki attended.

Fred Haley, representing Anne Rothenberg and Alex Stein, requested a Form A approval for the transfer of property from Rothenberg to Stein.

Jon Piasecki moved to approve the Form A Application as presented.  Dana Bixby seconded the motion.  There was unanimous approval.

The Board discussed the upcoming presentation of the changes to the VCOD.

The Board set the following meeting dates: 3/20/2017, 4/3/17, and 4/24/17 at 7:00 pm.

Jon is to send approved minuted to Art Biggs via email.

Jon Piasecki moved to adjourn the meeting.  Sarah Thorne seconded the motion.  There was unanimous approval.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:13.


 
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