Vol. I No. 08 11/13/2020
Town News: November 13, 2020
Notes from the Select Board Meeting 11/13/2020
1. Karen Williams, Town Collector-Treasurer, is retiring. A committee was named to review applications: Bronly Boyd, Jorja Marsden, Jay Bikofsky, and Michael Canales.
2. The winter parking ban begins November 15.
3. On December 10, the Select Board and Stockbridge members of the School Committee will meet to fill a vacancy on the School Committee. If anyone would like to be considered, please alert the Select Board before December 10. Currently there are two people interested: Sean Stephen and Nick Fredsall. Cory Sprague was elected to a seat on November 3.
4. The fees for the new liquor licenses for Norman Rockwell Museum and Elm Street Market were prorated. Due to Covid, the Select Board will discuss waiving all restaurant and liquor license fees in 2021 at its meeting this Thursday. Dalton waived liquor license fees for bars; Stockbridge is considering following that example and broadening it.
5. The Board issued a special permit to 19 Birch Lane to build a larger house on the property.
6. The hours permitted for entertainment licenses will be considered. Those who live close by and are affected by noise have voiced support for an earlier cessation of entertainment during the evening. However, there is a requirement that end times be uniform in for all businesses in the residential zoning district. That means end times all have to conform within all zones beginning with "R". For example, the end time for Tanglewood would have to be the same as the end times for all businesses in any of our residential zones. It is an extra variable to be considered.
Notes from Stockbridge Bowl Stewardship Committee
Friday, November 6, 2020 8am. Via zoom conference cancelled.
Agenda for the meeting on 11/20/2020
- Open Meeting: Welcome, announcements
- Invited guest to speak/ Dr. Kortmann Ecosystem Consulting Service, Inc. was founded in 1980 by Dr. Robert W. Kortmann, Ph.D. (Environmental Science, Rutgers University; Limnology/Ecosystem Ecology University of Connecticut). ECS, Inc. consists of two divisions, Research and Ecological Technologies (EcoTech). The Research Division is run by Dr. Robert Kortmann and staffed by qualified Field Biologists. The Research Division conducts problem solving diagnostic-feasibility studies, monitoring programs, client-based monitoring programs, method and apparatus development and design. In 1985, Charles Bonnell joined ECS, Inc to help develop the EcoTech Division. EcoTech provides design, fabrication, installation, and maintenance of specialized apparatus, as well as SCUBA inspections/surveys, and operation/maintenance services.
- Reports and/or information to share that was requested from last meeting, if time allows.
- Members of the Commission: Tri-Town Health, J. Wilusz; Board of Health, C. Kenny, MD.; Conservation Commission, J. Minacci; Harbormaster (boat launch) G. Kleinerman; SBA, M. Nathan; Select Board Representative, R. McCaffery; Town of Stockbridge / Public Works, M. Buffoni;Sewer & Water Committee, J. Liodice, MD.