PLANNING BOARD - Agendas & Minutes

PLANNING BOARD AGENDA / October 20, 2020 at 6:30pm    

Second Floor-Conference Room, Upstairs, Town Hall, 39 South Street, Hinsdale        

posted 9:38am on 10/15/2020

 

To attend by telephone—(413)-449-5095   Code: 257021

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

 

PLEASE NOTE: Business meeting only- Public invited to attend/listen. No public comment.

 

New/ Old Business:

         -Marijuana Bylaw—Discussion—finalize adjustments

        

BRPC Report:

 

Commissioner Remarks:

         -Chairman/Correspondence

          -Other Commissioners

 Adjournment

 

Attendees are reminded of State-mandated COVID-19 precautions – Masks, social distancing and attendee capacity limits will be in effect.

PLANNING BOARD AGENDA / October 6, 2020 at 6:30pm    

Community Room, Downstairs, Town Hall, 39 South Street, Hinsdale        

posted 3:38pm on 10/1/2020

 

To attend by telephone—(413)-449-5095   Code: 706954

 

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

PLEASE NOTE: Business meeting only- Public invited to attend/listen. No public comment.

 

New/ Old Business:

     -Fernwood Campground—Accessory Building

     -Marijuana Bylaw—Discussion--potential content adjustments

        

BRPC Report:

 

Commissioner Remarks:

          -Chairman/Correspondence

           -Other Commissioners

Adjournment

 

Attendees are reminded of State-mandated COVID-19 precautions – Masks, social distancing and attendee capacity limits will be in effect.

PLANNING BOARD AGENDA / August 19, 2020 at 6:30pm    Note Revised Date

Community Room, Downstairs, Town Hall, 39 South Street, Hinsdale        

posted 4:27pm on 8/10/2020

To attend by telephone—(413)-449-5095   Code: 706954

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

 

PLEASE NOTE: Business meeting only- Public invited to attend/listen. No public comment.

 

New/ Old Business:

     -Organization of the Board

     -Marijuana Bylaw—Preliminary discussion-potential for adjustments (new)

 

BRPC Report:

  Commissioner Remarks:

          -Chairman/Correspondence

           -Other Commissioners

Adjournment

 

Attendees are reminded of State-mandated COVID-19 precautions – Masks, social distancing and attendee capacity limits will be in effect.

PLANNING BOARD AGENDA / August 17, 2020 at 6:30pm   This meeting postponed to August 19

Community Room, Downstairs, Town Hall, 39 South Street, Hinsdale        

posted 3:07pm on 8/07/2020

To attend by telephone—(413)-449-5095   Code: 706954

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

 

PLEASE NOTE: Business meeting only- Public invited to attend/Listen. No public comment.

 

New/ Old Business:

         -Marijuana Bylaw—Preliminary discussion-potential for adjustments (new)

BRPC Report:

  Commissioner Remarks:

          -Chairman/Correspondence

           -Other Commissioners

Adjournment

 

Attendees are reminded of State-mandated COVID-19 precautions – Masks, social distancing and attendee capacity limits wi

PLANNING BOARD AGENDA / August 4, 2020 at 6:30pm   Note: this meeting was postponed

Community Room, Downstairs, Town Hall, 39 South Street, Hinsdale        

posted 4:55pm on 7/30/2020

To attend by telephone—(413)-449-5095   Code: 706954

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

 

PLEASE NOTE: Business meeting only- Public invited to attend/Listen. No public comment.

 

New/ Old Business:

         -Marijuana Bylaw—Preliminary discussion-potential for adjustments (new)

BRPC Report:

  Commissioner Remarks:

          -Chairman/Correspondence

           -Other Commissioners

Adjournment

 

Attendees are reminded of State-mandated COVID-19 precautions – Masks, social distancing and attendee capacity limits will be in effect. 

 

PLANNING BOARD AGENDA / June 2, 2020 at 6:30pm

1st Floor Community Room, Downstairs, Hinsdale Town Hall         

posted 12:55pm on 5/29/2020

 

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Presentations: The public and/or their representatives bring forth requests/petitions for commission review/action.

  -Form A--ANR—Louis Allegrone

New/ Old Business:
  -Altus Power—Solar Array 420 Old Dalton Rd.-Update

BRPC Report:

Commissioner Remarks:

  -Chairman/Correspondence
  -Other Commissioners

Final Public Comment

Adjournment

Attendees are reminded of State mandated COVID-19 precautions – Masks, social distancing and attendee capacity limits will be in effect.

 

PLANNING BOARD MINUTES / June 2, 2020 at 6:30pm

1st Floor Community Room, Hinsdale Town Hall         

posted 8am on 10/14/2020

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm.

Members present: R. Scialabba, D. Brown, and B. Pike         Absent: J. Sullivan

 

Minutes: No minutes from previous meeting held in February

Attendees: None

                       

Presentation: An ANR Form A was delivered to the PB for approval on Shore Drive. Louis Allegrone is giving 3,754 Sq. Ft. to Anthony Allegrone.  The remaining land meets or exceeds minimal zoning requirements. The board found no issues with the plan and signed off.

 

Chairman:  Chairman Scialabba received a call from a neighbor to the Old Dalton Road Solar facility on property of Windsor Land Clearing. The neighbor complained of work being done on the solar fields and a new road being built. Chairman Scialabba contacted Altus Power and TRC Engineers and was told the dust from the trucks were causing issues on the panels and the solar field was shortened and a new road was built for the truck traffic. The area of the lease parcel never changed and the company apologized for not contacting the Board before doing the work. A new set of plans were delivered to the PB office.

 

Commissioners: no concerns at this time

BRPC: no report at this tim

Adjournment 6:58 pm.

Respectfully submitted, Daniel R. Brown                                    

 

PLANNING BOARD AGENDA / March 3, 2020 at 6:30pm

CANCELLED Due To Primary Election        

posted 7:35pm on 2/18/2020

Attendance

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Presentations:
The public, or those representing clients, may bring forth ANR plans or other data pertinent to zoning petitions/issues.

New Business/Old Business

BRPC Report

Commissioners Remarks:

 -Chairperson/Correspondence
 -Other Commissioners

Final Public Comment

Adjournment

 

PLANNING BOARD AGENDA / February 4, 2020 at 6:30pm

1st Floor Community Room, Downstairs, Hinsdale Town Hall         

posted 1:35pm on 1/27/2020

 

Attendance

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Presentations:
The public, or those representing clients, may bring forth ANR plans or other data pertinent to zoning petitions/issues.

New Business/Old Business
 

BRPC Report

Commissioners Remarks:

 -Chairperson/Correspondence
 -Other Commissioners

Final Public Comment

Adjournment

 

 

PLANNING BOARD AGENDA / January 7, 2020 at 6:30pm

1st Floor Community Room, Downstairs, Hinsdale Town Hall         

posted 6:29pm on 1/3/2020

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Presentations: The public and/or their representatives bring forth requests/petitions for commission review/action.

 

New/ Old Business:

BRPC Report:

Commissioner Remarks:

   -Chairman/Correspondence

   -Other Commissioners

 

Final Public Comment

Adjournment

PLANNING BOARD MINUTES / January 7, 2020 at 6:30pm

1st Floor Community Room, Hinsdale Town Hall         

posted 5:40am on 3/5/2020


The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm.

Members present: R. Scialabba, D. Brown, and B. Pike

Absent: J. Sullivan

Minutes: A motion made (Pike) and seconded (Scialabba) to approve the minutes of the December meeting.
  
Attendees: Joseph McCarthy-Ipswich Pharmaceutical
        Elizabeth McCarthy-Ipswich Pharmaceutical
        Nate Bandle-Ipswich Pharmaceutical
        Brian Smith- Smith Electric
       
Presentation: Joseph McCarthy came before the board with an update to the Bullards Crossing indoor grow facility, along with a proposal for (5) 40,000 to 100,000 square foot outdoor growing areas on the old Reed property at 246 Peru Road.  Chairman Scialabba will look into the number “5” for growing facilities on one parcel.  At this time there will be 4 different license growing companies on 4 different plots on one parcel of land. Mr. McCarthy was looking for approval from the Board to move forward with his Architectural designs and to seek the approval from the Select Board and the Town.  Mr. McCarthy explained the security for the facility and how they will cultivate and protect the surrounding environment.  These growing plots will produce both recreational and medical marijuana.  The Board approved Mr. McCarthy’s preliminary plans.


Chairman:  No Comments at this time.

Commissioners: No comments at this time.

BRPC: No updates at this time.

Adjournment 7:20 pm.

Respectfully submitted:      

Daniel R. Brown                                                

                         

PLANNING BOARD AGENDA / December 3, 2019 at 6:30pm

1st Floor Community Room, Downstairs, Hinsdale Town Hall         

posted 2pm on 11/27/2019

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Presentations: The public and/or their representatives bring forth   requests/petitions for commission review/action.

 

New/ Old Business:

     -Mission & Vision Plan

 

BRPC Report:

Commissioner Remarks:

    -Chairman/Correspondence

    -Other Commissioners

Adjournment

PLANNING BOARD MINUTES / December 3, 2019 at 6:30pm

1st Floor Community Room, Hinsdale Town Hall         

posted 5:40am on 3/5/2020

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:32 pm.

Members present: R. Scialabba, D. Brown, and B. Pike

Absent: J. Sullivan

Minutes: A motion made (Pike) and seconded (Scialabba) to approve the minutes of the November meeting.

Attendees: none
Presentation: none

Chairman:  Chairman Scialabba presented the Board with a written document intended to allow the Town of Hinsdale to use the Mission and Vision Report in acquiring grants for the town.  A motion made (Pike) and seconded (Brown) to accept this letter and send to the Select Board.
Document written as follows:

Given that the Town of Hinsdale has no officially accepted Master Plan on record, a motion is hereby made to allow the Mission & Vision Report dated April 2019 to be used where applicable, and permitted, when grant applications require some version of a “Master/Future Plan”.

Such permission is granted with the requirements that any such accepted use will be cleared through a Planning Board review prior to submission of the grant application.

Said permitted exception process will expire at such time as a full master plan has been drafted and accepted at an Annual Town Meeting.


Commissioners: No comments at this time.

BRPC: No updates at this time.

Adjournment 6:35 pm.

Respectfully submitted: Daniel R. Brown                

PLANNING BOARD AGENDA / November 15, 2019 at 6:30pm

1st Floor Community Room, Downstairs, Hinsdale Town Hall         

posted 10am on 10/29/2019

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Presentations: The public and/or their representatives bring forth   requests/petitions for commission review/action.

      -Form A – Foresight Land Services—James Balardini

 

New/ Old Business:

BRPC Report:

Commissioner Remarks:

   -Chairman/Correspondence

   -Other Commissioners

 

Final Public Comment

Adjournment

PLANNING BOARD MINUTES / November 5, 2019 at 6:30pm

1st Floor Community Room, Hinsdale Town Hall         

posted 3:19pm on 12/5/2019

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm.

Members present: R. Scialabba, D. Brown, J. Sullivan, and B. Pike                 Absent: N/A

Minutes: A motion made (Pike) and seconded (Sullivan) to approve the minutes of the October meeting.

Attendees: none

Presentation: Commissioner Brown brought an ANR Form A to the Board for Mr. Balardini property on Plunkett Ave. Extension. Mr. Balardini has divided a parcel of land in half and will sell half to an abutter and keep half. The new lots contain the appropriate size and frontage. There was no discussion and the plan was approved and signed. Commissioner Brown excused himself from the vote and signing of the plan.

Chairman: Chairman Scialabba stated that the Select Board has suggested removing “Public Comments” from our agenda.

The Old Dalton Road Solar project has contacted Chairman Scialabba and stated they now want to store energy on site and will be installing large battery storage units. They asked if they need to return to a Board meeting with an updated plan. Commissioner Sullivan would like to see an updated plan and discuss this with the Solar Company.  Chairman Scialabba will seek advice from the Building Inspector.

Commissioners: No comments at this time.

BRPC: No updates at this time.

Adjournment 7:01 pm.

 

Respectfully submitted, Daniel R. Brown

PLANNING BOARD MINUTES / September 3, 2019 at 6:30pm

1st Floor Community Room, Hinsdale Town Hall         

posted 8:16am on 10/4/2019

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm.

Members present: R. Scialabba, D. Brown, J. Sullivan, and B. Pike

Absent: N. Kanable

Minutes: A motion made (Pike) and seconded (Sullivan) to approve the minutes of the August meeting.

Attendees: Ray Bolduc

Presentation: Mr. Bolduc came before the Board with concerns of the proposed medicinal and recreational marijuana facility on Bullards Crossing. The owner of the property had stated in another meeting that he would ask for 1 Host agreement for both growing facilities. Chairman Scialabba stated the Host agreement would be up to the Select Board.  At this point, the Board has not seen any plans or letters of intent from the property owner.

Chairman:  Chairman Scialabba shared some mail from the Town of Peru on a new Solar Voltaic Overlay District.  The Town of Peru is having a meeting on September 4.

Commissioners: No concerns at this time

BRPC: Commissioner Sullivan stated that the BNRC is still looking for anyone to fill 7 different committee

Adjournment 6:44 pm.

 

Respectfully submitted:

Daniel R. Brown       

PLANNING BOARD AGENDA / October 1, 2019 at 6:30pm

1st Floor Community Room, Downstairs, Hinsdale Town Hall         

posted 2:30pm on 9/25/2019

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Presentations: The public and/or their representatives bring forth   requests/petitions for commission review/action.

     -Form A -- Sackett Survey Services, Inc.—representing Mr. Doug Leab.

                        Revision to Hinsdale Landfill/Leab property boundaries.

 

New/ Old Business:

BRPC Report:

Commissioner Remarks:

   -Chairman/Correspondence

   -Other Commissioners

 

Final Public Comment

Adjournment

PLANNING BOARD AGENDA / September 3, 2019 at 6:30pm

1st Floor Community Room, Downstairs, Hinsdale Town Hall         

posted 3pm on 8/27/2019

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Presentations: The public and/or their representatives bring forth requests/petitions for commission review/action.

 

New/ Old Business:

BRPC Report:

Commissioner Remarks:

  -Chairman/Correspondence

  -Other Commissioners

 

Final Public Comment

Adjournment

PLANNING BOARD MINUTES / August 6, 2019 at 6:30pm

1st Floor Community Room, Hinsdale Town Hall         

posted 8:36pm on 9/4/2019

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm.

Members present: R. Scialabba, D. Brown, B. Pike, J. Sullivan, and N. Kanable

Absent: none

 

Minutes: A motion made (Pike) and seconded (Scialabba) to approve the minutes of the July meeting.

Attendees: None

                       

Presentation: None

            .

Chairman:  Chairman Scialabba informed Commissioner Kanable that she needs to take the States Ethic Online Course and will also add her name to the Boards Email chain.

 

Commissioners: No concerns at this time

 

BRPC: Commissioner Sullivan stated that the BNRC has 7 different committees that need members.  He also stated that the annual dinner is coming up September 19th at the Stationery Factory.

Adjournment 6:43 pm.

 

Respectfully submitted:

Daniel R. Brown    

PLANNING BOARD MINUTES / July 2, 2019 at 6:30pm

1st Floor Community Room, Hinsdale Town Hall         

posted 8:36am on 8/8/2019

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm.

Members present: R. Scialabba, D. Brown, and B. Pike

Absent: J. Sullivan, N. Kanable

Minutes: A motion made (Pike) and seconded (Scialabba) to approve the minutes of the May meeting.

Attendees: None

Presentation: None

Chairman:  Chairman Scialabba had no information or articles to discuss at this time.

Commissioners: No concerns at this time

BRPC: No information at this time

Adjournment 6:34 pm.

Respectfully submitted: Daniel R. Brown

PLANNING BOARD MINUTES / May 7, 2019 at 6:30pm

1st Floor Community Room, Hinsdale Town Hall 

posted 8/8/2019 at 8:32am

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm.

Members present: R. Scialabba, D. Brown, J. Sullivan, D. Kokindo and B. Pike

Absent: none

 

Minutes: A motion made (Sullivan) and seconded (Kokindo) to approve the April Minutes. One abstention (Brown)

Attendees: None

Presentation: None

            .

Vice Chairman:  Chairman Scialabba brought a proposed letter to the board, pertaining to the Town’s Mission Plan, with the intention to have the Planning Board not be directly involved in the Mission Plan. Commissioner Kokindo and Sullivan opposed the letter as the “Mission Plan” was actually the former “Master Plan” and falls under the Planning Board direction. Commissioner Kokindo stated that grant money was obtained for the Master Plan and a vote was taken at a previous Planning Board meeting (While Kokindo was Chairman), to have the Planning Board head the Master Plan. Chairman Scialabba will bring this subject up with the town’s administrator. The article was tabled and no vote was taken.

 

Commissioners: Commissioner Kokindo stated this would be his last Planning Board meeting as he is not entering into a new term.

BRPC: Commissioner Sullivan stated that there are some grant monies from the BRPC for area Planning Boards. Sullivan has the specific forms for the Board to fill out.

 

Adjournment 6:55 pm.

Respectfully submitted: Daniel R. Brown                                                                                                  

PLANNING BOARD AGENDA / August 6, 2019 at 6:30pm

1st Floor Community Room, Hinsdale Town Hall         

posted 12:15pm on 8/01/2019

Attendance-Public Sign In

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Presentations: The public and/or their representatives bring forth requests/petitions for commission review/action.

New/ Old Business:

BRPC Report:

Commissioner Remarks:

  -Chairman/Correspondence

 -Other Commissioners

Final Public Comment

Adjournment

PLANNING BOARD AGENDA / July 2, 2019 at 6:30pm

1st Floor Community Room, Hinsdale Town Hall         

posted 9am on 6/27/2019

Attendance-Public Sign In

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

 

Presentations: The public and/or their representatives bring forth   requests/petitions for commission review/action.

 

New/ Old Business:

BRPC Report:

Commissioner Remarks:

 -Chairman/Correspondence

 -Other Commissioners

 

Final Public Comment

Adjournment

PLANNING BOARD AGENDA / June 4, 2019 at 6:30pm

1st Floor Community Room, Hinsdale Town Hall         

posted 3:30pm on 5/28/2019

Attendance-Public Sign In

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

 

Presentations: The public and/or their representatives bring forth requests/petitions for commission review/action.

                 -Park Avenue Solar Solutions, LLC

                  Re: Special Permit Extension Request

 

New/ Old Business:

                -Reorganization of the Board

 

BRPC Report:

 

Commissioner Remarks:

              -Chairman/Correspondence

              -Other Commissioners

 

Final Public Comment

Adjournment

PLANNING BOARD MINUTES / February 5, 2019 at 6:30pm

2nd floor Conference Room, upstairs, Town Hall   

posted 5/30/2019 at 3:15pm

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm.

 

Members present: D. Brown, J. Sullivan, D. Kokindo and B. Pike

Absent: R. Scialabba

 

Minutes: A motion made (Sullivan) and seconded (Brown) to approve the December Minutes.

Attendees: None

                       

Presentation: None

            .

Vice Chairman:  No comments or concerns at this time.

 

Commissioners: Commissioner Sullivan stated he will be attending the next BRPC meeting and will look into the TIPS schedule for Skyline Trail road repair.

            Commissioner Kokindo would like to reorganize the Board once Chairman Scialabba returns from Florida.

            Commissioner Kokindo asked to be put on the agenda for the March meeting as he will be adding more solar panels to his property.  The Board members will review our current By-law prior to the March meeting.

 

BRPC: No report

Adjournment 6:46 pm.

 

Respectfully submitted:

Daniel R. Brown                       

 

PLANNING BOARD MINUTES / December 4, 2018 at 6:30pm

2nd floor Conference Room, upstairs, Town Hall    

posted 5/30/2019 at 3:15pm

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm.

Members present: R. Scialabba, D. Brown, J. Sullivan, and B. Pike

Absent: D. Kokindo

 

Minutes: A motion made (Sullivan) and seconded (Pike) to approve the November Minutes.

            A motion made (Sullivan) and seconded (Scialabba) to approve the October Minutes with a title correction from Marijuana Public Hearing to Marijuana Public Information Session.

Attendees: None

                       

Presentation: None

            .

Chairman:  Chairman Scialabba stated the Marijuana By-Law passed in the Town Meeting in November and now goes to the Attorney General’s office for approval.

 

Commissioners: Commissioner Sullivan had a question on “Retail License” with Marijuana and the steps to obtain one. Chairman Scialabba stated that is regulated through the State's By-Law.

 

BRPC: No report

Adjournment 6:42 pm.

 

Respectfully submitted:

Daniel R. Brown

PLANNING BOARD AGENDA / May 7, 2019 at 6:30pm

1st Floor Community Room, Hinsdale Town Hall                                                                                         posted 3:30pm on 5/1/2019

Attendance-Public Sign In

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

Presentations: The public and/or their representatives bring forth   requests/petitions for commission review/action.

New/ Old Business:

      -Solar Bylaw—communication to Building Inspector

      -Mission Plan Letter

 

BRPC Report:

Commissioner Remarks:

 

-Chairman/Correspondence

-Other Commissioners

 

Final Public Comment

Adjournment

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