Change Summary

On Apr 12, 2021 9:16 AM EDT Westley Burnham changed a meeting of Planning Board as follows:

So that the meeting notice now reads:

Information for Meeting of Planning Board
Wednesday April 14, 2021 7:30 PM EDT

Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Planning Board
Time:Wednesday April 14, 2021 7:30 PM EDT
Location:Town Hall - Stage Conference Room (2nd Floor)
Agenda:
TOWN OF ESSEX PLANNING BOARD AGENDA – April 14, 2021



            The Public Meeting of the Town of Essex Planning Board is to be held at the Essex Town Hall 2nd         
             Floor Auditorium, 30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929 and will commence at 7:30 p.m.

Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §18, and the Governor’s March 15, 2020 Order imposing strict limitation on the number of people that may gather in one place, this meeting will be conducted via remote participation to the greatest extent possible. Specific information and the general guidelines for remote participation by members of the public and/or parties with a right and/or requirement to attend this meeting can be found on the town’s website, at www.essexma.org. For this meeting, members of the public who wish to listen to and/or view the meeting may do so via Video Call (with the option to show yourself on video or not and with the option to use a phone to call in, for audio-only).  No in-person attendance of members of the public will be permitted, but every effort will be made to ensure that the public can adequately access the proceedings in real time, via technological means. In the event that we are unable to do so using the tools discussed below, despite best efforts, we will post on the town’s website an audio or video recording, transcript, or other comprehensive record of proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting

The link you must follow to get to the video conference is:
https://join.freeconferencecall.com/pbessex , and, if prompted, the on-line meeting ID
is pbessex.  
Depending on your device and software installed, you may be able to join
directly, by web browser, or, you may have to download the application directly (you will
be shown that choice when you go to the above link).  You should be joined in mute
mode.  However, if that is not the case, please click on the audio icon to mute your
microphone.  You can choose to activate your camera to show yourself, or not.  The
camera should be off, by default, when you join.

If you do not have a digital device to join via the link above, you can also dial a telephone
number and be directly connected to the meeting, via audio only.  The call-in-only
number is: (720) 740-9730 and the access code is 3590973. 

In the event that the video conferencing system fails for some reason, the meeting
will be broadcast on a different conference call line, accessed by telephone only, as
follows:  717-275-8940. The access code is: 8378315.  PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS
BACKUP PROTOCOL UNLESS THE METHODS IN THE TWO PRECEEDING
PARAGRAPHS ARE NOT WORKING (NOT YOU JUST HAVING TROUBLE
CONNECTING), SINCE THE BOARD WILL NOT BE MOVING TO THIS
ALTERNATIVE NUMBER UNLESS THE PLATFORM FAILS FOR THE BOARD



                     TOWN OF ESSEX PLANNING BOARD AGENDA – April 14, 2021

                     


BOARD REVIEW/ DISCUSS: 

7:30 PM PUBLIC HEARING:

The Essex Planning Board will discuss three zoning related articles being considered in the warrant for the Annual Town Meeting scheduled for May 15, 2021.  The length of discussion on the articles will be at the Chairperson’s discretion. The articles are as follows:

Article 13: Downtown District Bylaw: To amend Chapter 6 by adding a new                      
          	 Section, 6-15 Essex Downtown Zoning District, to the Town of Essex Zoning  
Bylaw.

Article 14: Amend Chapter VI of the Town’s Zoning Bylaws by adding a new section:  
“Temporary Moratorium on Business and Industrial Conversions”. No building permit shall be issued    that results in a change of use from residential, open space, or vacant lot to Business use. This bylaw shall not apply in the newly-created Essex downtown District.

Article 15: Private citizen’s group proposal for changes to current cell tower bylaw.  






	

MEETING TO ADJOURN 

The Agenda Items listed are those items which were reasonably anticipated by the Chair to be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed on the agenda may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.  
The next Meeting of the Town of Essex Planning Board will be held on April 21, 2021 and be held at the Essex Town Hall 2ND Floor Meeting Room, 30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929 and will commence at 7:30 p.m.  If the Town Hall is still closed to the public, information for attending the meeting remotely will be on the posted agenda.
Scheduled By:Mary Heeney
Posted At:Apr 8, 2021 3:35 PM EDT
Last Modified:May 6, 2021 12:37 PM EDT