Joint Public Hearing of the EDC & Planning Board

Thursday, June 23, 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm
Webex Meeting
A meeting of the Planning Board

NOTICE OF MEETING

JOINT PUBLIC HEARING WITH PLANNING BOARD

COMMITTEE: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

PLACE: Webex Conferencing System

DATE: Thursday, June 23, 2022

TIME: 6:00 PM

To join via computer:

https://greenfieldma.my.webex.com/greenfieldma.my/j.php?MTID=md20d66d087f6fbd40e26e3b40e3b5811

To join via phone:

+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll

Access code: 2631 526 4111

To view the full agenda:

https://greenfield-ma.gov/files/Economic_Development_Planning_Board_2022-06-23_Agenda.pdf

AGENDA:

  1. Call to Order

CHAIR STATEMENT: This meeting is being recorded by the Economic Development Committee. If any other persons present are doing the same you must notify the chairperson at this time. In accordance with MGLc 30A SS 20(g) “No person shall address a meeting of a public body without permission of the Chair and all persons shall, at the request of the chair, be silent. No person shall disrupt the proceedings of a meeting of a public body. If, after clear warning from the chair, a person continues to disrupt the proceedings, the chair may order the person to withdraw from the meeting and if the person does not withdraw, the chair may authorize a constable or other officer to remove the person from the meeting.” (Please note: the joint hearing on the proposed zoning amendment for the 1-year moratorium may not take place on the date as noticed and would be rescheduled to a later date.)

  1. Roll Call

  1. Approval of Minutes – none

  1. Public Hearings –
  • Amend Section 200-6.7, Signs, of the Zoning Ordinance.
  • Add Section 200-7.3 to place a 1-year moratorium on all outdoor marijuana/cannabis cultivation facilities to allow the City time to study existing cultivation establishments and to undertake a planning process to consider amending the Zoning Ordinance regarding cultivation facilities in residential areas.

  1. Motion

  1. Discussion
  • Amend Section 200-6.7, Signs, of the Zoning Ordinance.
  • Add Section 200-7.3 to place a 1-year moratorium on all outdoor marijuana/cannabis cultivation facilities to allow the City time to study existing cultivation establishments and to undertake a planning process to consider amending the Zoning Ordinance regarding cultivation facilities in residential areas.

  1. New Business

  1. Old Business

  1. Next Meeting – July 12, 2022, 6:00 pm, City Hall Meeting Room, 2nd Fl./Zoom (Hybrid), unless otherwise posted. (To include a joint meeting with the Planning Board).

  1. Adjournment

EXECUTIVE SESSION MAY BE CALLED

Please note that the list of topics was comprehensive at the time of posting, however, the public body may consider and take action on unforeseen matters not specifically named in this notice. Posted in accordance with M.G.L.c 30A § 18-25.

PUBLIC HEARING

In accordance with Home Rule Charter, the Economic Development Committee and Planning Board will hold a joint public hearing on Thurs., June 23, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. via Webex Remote Access: https://greenfieldma.my.webex.com/greenfieldma.my/j.php?MTID=md20d66d087f6fbd40e26e3b40e3b5811 , +1-408-418-9388 United States Toll, Access code: 2631 526 4111 to consider the following proposed amendments to the Greenfield Zoning Ordinance:

  • Amend Section 200-6.7, Signs, of the Zoning Ordinance. The proposed amendments can be viewed at the City’s website at: https://greenfield-ma.gov/files/Proposed_Amendments_Signs_Final_04-21-22.pdf
  • Place a 1-year moratorium on all outdoor marijuana/cannabis cultivation facilities to allow the City time to study existing cultivation establishments and to undertake a planning process to consider amending the Zoning Ordinance regarding cultivation facilities in residential areas.

The City Council may consider the same on Wed., July 20, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. at John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant St. Materials can be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office, 14 Court Sq. by phone 413-772-1555, x. 6163 from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Mon. - Fri., or the Department of Planning and Development by phone at 413-772-1549 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Mon. - Fri.

Respectfully submitted,

Philip Elmer, Economic Development Committee Chairperson

Charles Roberts, Planning Board Chairperson

Emailed to the Recorder: Friday, June 3, 2022

Published twice in the Recorder: Wednesday, June 8, 2022 and

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Posted on City Bulletin Board: Friday, June 3, 2022

Posted to: Planning & Development