GREAT BARRINGTON -- Lacking the needed professionals to guide them through the special permit process, the Selectmen have again continued a special permit hearing in connection with the development of the Great Barrington Fairgrounds.

The hearing was continued until 6 p.m. July 1.

The developers are seeking a special permit to perform work in a wetland area and to change the use of the grounds to that of community center.

Plans call for renovations of several buildings on the site, creation of a community garden, and a solar array.

But Chairwoman Deborah Phillips explained that town Planner Christopher Rembolt was unavailable, as was a representative from the town's attorney, Kopelman and Paige.

"We need these people to help us navigate this application," said Phillips.

Several proponents of the project in the audience were fairgrounds people in the audience, as well as to selectman Daniel Bailly.

"I understand that we need those people here," Bailly said, "but its disappointing that all these people have come to the hearing, and now they have to come to another one."