Public Hearing – May 1, 2019 – Blandford Zoning Bylaw

The Blandford Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 6:30 PM, in the Selectmen’s Office in the Town Hall, 1 Russell Stage Road, Blandford, MA. The purpose of the public hearing is to receive public comment and consider amending the Blandford Zoning Bylaw and related Map, amending and the zoning bylaw and map by taking the following steps:

  1. Amending Section XIII: Definitions of the zoning bylaw, adding terms related to marijuana.
  2. Amending Section XII: Schedule of Uses Table, providing for Marijuana Establishments, with Special Permit/Site Plan Approval in Certain Districts
  3. Amending zoning bylaw by adding new Section XVI: Adult Use Marijuana Establishments
  4. Amending and restating the Blandford Zoning Map and Section III: Establishment of Districts, specific to deleting and replacing new text for contracting the boundaries of the residential zoning district and expanding the business zoning district.

The text and maps are on file for review during normal business hours with the Town Clerk during normal business hours.

Any person interested or wishing to be heard on the application should appear at the time and place designated.

Richard Barnard
Chairman, Blandford Planning Board

Public Hearing – April 17, 2019 – Otis Stage Road Photovoltaic Project

The Town of Blandford Planning Board will hold a public hearing on April 17, 2019 at 6:30pm in the Town Hall (Selectmen’s Office), 1 Russell Stage Road, Blandford MA 01008 to consider the application for project titled “Otis Stage Road Photovoltaic Project” submitted by Blandford Solar LLC, 700 University Boulevard A1A/JB, Juno Beach, FL 33408 for a site plan approval as required under the following sections of Blandford Zoning Bylaw:

• Section VIII – Large Scale Ground Mounted Solar Photovoltaic Installations (LSGMSPI)
• Section IX – Site Plan Review

Download the agenda here.

Public Hearing – March 6, 2019 – DG Massachusetts Solar

The Town of Blandford Planning Board will hold a public hearing on March 6, 2019 at 6:00pm in the Town Hall (Selectmen’s Office), 1 Russell Stage Road, Blandford MA 01008 to consider the application for project titled “George Millard Solar 2” by DG Massachusetts Solar LLC , 700 University Boulevard, Juno Beach, FL 33408 for a site plan approval as required under the following sections of Blandford Zoning Bylaw:

Section VIII – Large Scale Ground Mounted Solar Photovoltaic Installations
Section IX – Site Plan Review

The applicants propose to install a 5.1 Mw Large Scale Solar Photovoltaic facility on the 48.3-acre property currently owned by Joseph Stetz and Theresa Mitas, at 12 George Millard Road (Assessors Map 149, Parcel 43.12) in Blandford, Massachusetts. The applicant has submitted an option to lease 14-acres of the property for a duration of 20-years after the Commercial Operations Date. The property is currently zoned Agricultural and undeveloped with proposed access from George Millard Road with the proposed point of interconnection via overhead wires on George Millard Road.

The complete application and Plans are available for public inspection in the Town Hall lobby during regular business hours (8:00am-7:00pm) and at the Porter Memorial Library, 87 Main Street, Blandford, MA.

Anyone wishing information and/or to be heard on this matter should appear at the time and place designated.

Public Hearing – December 5, 2018 – DG Massachusetts Solar – CANCELLED

**PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND NO FUTURE DATE HAS BEEN DETERMINED.**
The Blandford Planning Board will be holding a Public Hearing on December 5, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the Town Hall (Selectmen’s Office), 1 Russell Stage Road Blandford, MA to consider the application of DG Massachusetts Solar, LLC, 700 Universe Boulevard, Juno Beach, FL 33408 for a Special Permit and Site Plan Approval as required under the following sections of the Blandford Zoning Bylaw:

Section VIII – Large Scale Ground Mounted Solar Photovoltaic Installations
Section IX – Site Plan Review

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