What is Round Table?
Round Table is a meeting of various City department representatives intended to address any range of private development/business projects and other interdepartmental concerns. It serves to highlight any City issues (zoning, licensing, permitting, code requirements, utilities) you are likely to encounter, meet the people you may be working with in regard to those issues and provide general direction to make your experience in Westfield as predictable as possible. Round Table is not subject to open meeting law and may meet confidentially with you, without press or the public present.
When does the group meet?
Round Table regularly meets on the 4th Thursday of each month, but reserves availability for standing meetings every Thursday (at 10 a.m. in Room 201) should there be a time-sensitive issue to discuss at a special meeting between regular monthly meetings.
How do I get on the agenda?
A request to be placed on the next agenda should be received no later than 12:00 Noon Tuesday prior by contacting City Planner Jay Vinskey at firstname.lastname@example.org or (413) 642-9307.
What do I need to present at the meeting?
The meeting is very informal. The more information you can provide, the more useful you may find Round Table to be. However, it is most effective as a broad discussion early in your process, before detailed plans are developed or filed. Depending on your project, it may be helpful to file a Zoning Permit Determination form with the Building Department in advance of the meeting so that staff have a chance to review your proposal ahead of time.