May 22 Planning Board meeting — agenda and materials

6 p.m.
Lenox Town Hall – Land Use Room

Time………………….. Subject…………………………………………………………………………………… Pre-reading: Need to discuss whether printing needs to be done to have documents on site if Board members already have pre-read them
6 – 6:05 Approve minutes for May 8 pjk 05082018 to PK 0515@ 1454 2
6:05 – 6:35 Board Reorganization:

  • Elect chair
  • Elect vice-chair
  • Conflict of Interest Training required biannually – link
  • Setting annual goals and running meetings efficiently
  • Assign committees [current assignments are listed here]:
    • CPC
    • Affordable Housing
    • Land Management
    • BRPC
6:35 – 7 Recreational Marijuana

  • Review powerpoint for Community Forum on June 5
  • Also address possible rezoning re Medical Marijuana
  • Timeline to achieve Nov. Town Meeting: see end of this agenda
v2 Draft powerpoint for June 5 here

Approved marijuana zoning bylaws in Berkshire County: http://berkshireplanning.org/initiatives/marijuana-legalization

7 – 7:15 Update on Master Plan – Assign a team to set date(s) to (1) review candidates, (2) meet to narrow to interview set, and (3) set next steps in process

master plan

Individual Ranking Chart_Master Plan Update

Composite Ranking Chart_Master Plan Update

7:15 – 7:45 Short-Term Rentals discussion among the Board, discussion topic: “Neighborhoods and STR Use: Zones”

Question: Does the Board want to consider policy ideas yet? If so, Kam has a proposal to present.

(No discussion document)
7:45 – 8 Committee updates:

  • Affordable Housing (Kate)
  • CPC (Tom)
  • BRPC (Pam)
  • Land Management (Deb)
Note: 1 gig fiber-to-home broadband service now available in Lenox and Berkshires-wide, $105-$130/mo
8 – 8:15
Adjourn
Discuss agenda items for next meetings:

Calendar to Nov. 1, 2018 Special Town Meeting

June 5 Recreational Marijuana Community Forum
June 12

 

Regular Planning Board Meeting

§  Discuss findings from Recreational Marijuana Community Forum – timeline next steps; Lenox Dale meeting?

§  2018-19 priorities

§  Master Plan update

§  STRs – finish discussion topics: “Why “Seasonal Rental of Rooms” Seasonality?” and “The Tourism Economy – Who, what, when, where, and why?”

June 26 Joel Bard here
July 10

 

Regular Planning Board Meeting

·       Finalize STR bylaw

·       Finalize Recreational Marijuana bylaw

July 24

 

Regular Planning Board Meeting

·       Finalize STR bylaw

·       Finalize Recreational Marijuana bylaw

Aug. 14

 

Regular Planning Board Meeting

·       Deadline to finalize STR and Recreational Marijuana bylaws so that ad can be published for Sept. 11 public hearing

Aug 23 Deadline to contact newspaper to place ad for Aug. 28 placement
Aug. 27

 

STR public hearing advertisement runs 14 business days, then 7 days, prior to Sept. 11 (timing includes extra day, recognizing Labor Day holiday)
Aug. 28 Regular Planning Board Meeting
Aug. 31 Deadline to contact newspaper to place ad for Sept. 4 placement
Sept. 4 Recreational Marijuana public hearing advertisement runs 14 business days, then 7 days, prior to Sept. 18
Sept. 11 Public Hearing on Short Term Rentals continued to this date
Sept. 18 Public Hearing on Recreational Marijuana
Sept. 25 Regular Planning Board Meeting

·       Finalize STR bylaw

·       Finalize Recreational Marijuana bylaw

·       Finalize all warrant articles language to submit to BOS

Sept. 28 Warrant article language due to BOS
Oct. 3 BOS discuss and review warrant articles
Oct. 9 Regular Planning Board Meeting

·       Review presentation to Town Meeting

Oct. 17

 

BOS vote on warrant articles
ALL LANGUAGE FINAL BY THIS DATE – NO CHANGES to what goes on file in Town Hall
Oct. 18 Last day for BOS to post the warrant
Oct. 23 Regular Planning Board Meeting

·       Review presentation to Town Meeting

November 1

 

Town Meeting