Voters at last year’s town meeting amended the plastic water bottle ban measure with a May 2019 enforcement date. However, the selectboard must first approve the regulations and develop enforcement provisions.
When Framework Properties first proposed the 47 Railroad Street project in Great Barrington, which included only 13 market-rate apartments, they learned that it was the first building permit taken out in the town for a structure containing four apartments or more since 1990.
In her letter Anita Schwerner writes: “Along with many in Stockbridge, I was bamboozled by what happened with Elm Court. Our attention has now turned to out-of-town developers who claim to know what is best for Stockbridge.”
In their letter to the editor, Sharon Gregory, Patricia Ryan and Gabrielle Senza write: “Allowing the Planning Board to grant a special permit to an industrial scale solar project, especially in residential zones, would set a terrible precedent.”
In his letter to the editor, Selectboard member Ed Abrahams writes: “The citizens petitions all sound reasonable but every one of them proposes something that has already been done, is being done, or would require changes in state law or actions by another town that are beyond our power. They offer “solutions” to problems that don’t exist.”
“We want to create zoning that better reflects the fabric of the village. The hope is to have fewer hoops to jump through if people want to invest money in their property.”
— Planning Board Chair Jonathan Hankin