Vol. III No. 14 7/15/2022
Notes from the Planning Board, July 5, Hybrid meeting
- Kate Fletcher, chair
- Gary Pitney
- Carl Sprague
- Lis Wheeler
- Nancy Socha
- Wayne Slosek
- Marie Raftery
- Questions about June 21 minutes. Apparently, Slosek, Socha, and Raftery would have preferred to include a thank you to the Berkshire Regional Planning Consultant for the work she did on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) even though the issue was tabled. Also apparently there was no vote on tabling the issue. Nonetheless, after some discussion, the minutes were approved as written.
- Public Hearing: Lake and Pond Overlay District (LPOD) Special Permit — 14 Lakeview Drive.
- Attorney Lori Robbins, Designer David Potter, and Berkshire Engineering for the owner, Gail Dinicola
- Berkshire Engineering went over all details, house, new well, driveway, dock, and the house is connected to Town sewer
- Robbins: in harmony with the "Findings" required for decision — no greater nonconforming with bylaws than extant structure, further from The Bowl, no danger to pedestrians and no greater traffic created.
- Chair attempted to place conditions on permit and included that Building Inspector (BI) would monitor compliance.
- Still generated discussion and disagreement.
- Slosek and Socha felt it put too great a burden to place on BI
- Chair said it was part of the BI's job according to state law
- Canales clarified that Zoning Bylaw enforcement was BI's job not monitoring.
- Raftery asked if BI should be consulted
- Jennifer Carmichael (Secretary to PB as well as assistant to BI) said BI goes to a new-build property 5 times at least
- Pitney reminded everyone that ConCom monitors conditions
- Chair made motion — then withdrawn — she made a new motion then withdrawn — finally matter dropped
- Attorney Robbins suggested that PB move to allow modifications/minor changes to a Special Permit without reapplying for a new permit. Moved and passed
Stockbridge bloom. Photo: Lionel Delevingne