By Community Voices
Thank you, Matt!
Matt Krasnow is an incredible asset to the Town of Charlotte. For the past eight years he has served on the Selectboard and as Chairperson for the last 3 1/2 years. As family and job responsibilities grow for Matt, he has decided to hand over the leadership based on a Selectboard vote to Jim Faulkner.
Being on the Selectboard is not for the faint of heart. It requires dedication, time and an understanding of the issues and supporting regulations. Matt is an excellent speaker, being able to decipher, interpret and convey the sometimes complex information at the board meetings in this era of in-person and zoom attendees. His various responsibilities, home, job and town, convey the ultimate of multitasking while maintaining diplomacy and transparency
Thank you for your endless support to the community. Your work is appreciated, and I hope you will continue to serve as a member of the Selectboard in the years to come.
Chair of the Zoning Board of Adjustment and Former Selectboard Chair
Thank you, Peter Joslin
Thank you, Peter Joslin—not just for your 17 years of dedicated service on the Planning Commission, but also for your thoughtful description of the discussion we need to have as a community about “Where have we been, where are we now, and most importantly, where are we going?”
Our current five-year Town Plan describes in detail where and what we have been and outlines what we assumed to be answers for where and what we want to be in the future. The Planning Commission and dozens of volunteer citizens spent years researching and defining these goals. The plan was discussed at public hearings, fine-tuned and passed by a large majority of voters. Yet, there continues to be the sense that consensus has not been reached.
So thank you also, Peter, for promising to continue to be part of this important discussion.
Support for Donovan subdivision
I’d like to add my support for the planned subdivision proposed by Jim Donovan and Patricia O’Donnell at Lake and Greenbush Roads.
Jim and Patricia have gone to great effort to carefully plan the proposed residential lots to fit gracefully within their property while maximizing the land’s potential agricultural use and conserving its natural beauty and viewscapes.
Jim and Patricia have been publicly transparent throughout the process and listened to feedback. They’ve worked closely with local zoning and conservation agencies. They’ve made sure their plans are aligned with the town’s land use regulations and stated direction for residential development.
I am grateful that Jim and Patricia are making this effort. Our entire community stands to benefit.