Information for Meeting of Planning Board
Wednesday March 17, 2021 7:30 PM EDT

Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Planning Board
Time:Wednesday March 17, 2021 7:30 PM EDT
Location:Town Hall - Stage Conference Room (2nd Floor)
30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929
Town Hall - Stage Conference Room (2nd Floor)
Agenda:
TOWN OF ESSEX PLANNING BOARD AGENDA – March  17, 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

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number and be directly connected to the meeting, via audio only.  The call-in-only
number is: (425) 436-6352 and the access code is 1729820. 

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 – March 17, 2021

                     
This will be a joint meeting of the Planning Board and the Board of Selectmen.

BUILDING INSPECTOR’S REPORT:

65R Pond Street – Tyack

The Building Inspector has requested to be on the agenda for the board’s review of the siting of a new dwelling at 65R Pond Street.

BOARD REVIEW/ DISCUSS: 

7:45 PM Public Hearing: 
242 John Wise Ave.- Map 103-001 - John Tremblay BB Botanics

On the application by John Tremblay for a special permit to operate a marijuana dispensary and cultivation business for property located at 242 John Wise Avenue under the Town of Essex Bylaw 6-3.4.2m.


Change of use proposal, possible article for Town Meeting:

Discussion of proposed article to place a two year moratorium on the change of use: from one principal use category to another as listed under Land Use Regulation of the current bylaws. The change proposed is from resident use to business use.




BOARD REVIEW OF MEETING MINUTES: 

•	March 3, 2021



BOARD MEMBERS COMMITTEE UPDATES:

•	Community Preservation Committee – Kim Drake.
•	 Strategic Planning Committee Update -- Westley Burnham.
•	 Building Committee Update – Lisa O’Donnell.
•	 Economic Development Committee – Westley Burnham




	

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 7, 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:the automatic scheduling system
Posted At:Mar 4, 2021 5 AM EST
Last Modified:Apr 20, 2021 3:21 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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