Public Notices

Conservation Commission public notices are in accordance with Mass. General Laws, Chapter 131, Section 40 – the Wetlands Protection Act. The notices provided here have been modified to make them shorter and to remove repeated MGL citations.

STATEWIDE

Nothing statewide at this time.

 

BERKSHIRE COUNTY : COUNTYWIDE

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE 321 CMR 3.01(1) In accordance with the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 131, Section 6, and Chapter 30A, Section 2, NOTICE is hereby given of a public hearing to be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 7 P.M., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s (MassWildlife) Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts, to amend and establish rules and regulations relating to the leashing of dogs, and the restraint of domesticated animals (as listed in 321 CMR 9.02(3)), on MassWildlife Wildlife Management Areas. In the event that state offices are closed due to inclement weather on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 (official notifications are made on www.mass.gov), the public hearing will be postponed and held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at 7 P.M. Jack Buckley, Director 01/05/18

 

BERKSHIRE COUNTY : CITY or TOWN INDEX (alphabetical order):

BECKET – The Becket Conservation Commission will hold a Public Meeting on Tuesday, January 16th, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the Berkshire Room at Town Hall, 557 Main St., to review the following: a Request for Determination of Applicability submitted by Jane and Mark Shemtob. The proposed activity is to remove several trees within the resource area of Yokum Pond at 24 Leonhardt Road, Map 203 Lot 18.1. a Request for Determination of Applicability submitted by the Town of Becket for reconfiguration of shed and portable toilets at the Center Pond Beach Parking Area, 0 Mecum Way (Map 413 Lot 15).
This meeting is held in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 131 Section 40 of the Wetlands Protection Act.1/04/18

BLANDFORD – The Blandford Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing under the Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act G.L.C. 131 40 for a Notice of Intent. The proposed work consists of the construction of an addition to a single family home and site improvements within the Buffer Zone to Otis Reservoir. The location of the project is 6 Blandford Drive, Blandford, MA. The hearing will be held February 5th at the Blandford Town Hall, 1 Russell Stage Road, Blandford, MA. The meeting starts at 6:00PM. For further information please contact the Conservation Commission office at (413) 848-4279 ext. 202. Frank Lucia, Chair for the Commission 01/15/18

LEE – Town of Lee Conservation Commission Notice of Public Hearing In accordance with General Laws Chapter 131, Section 40, notice is hereby given that a public hearing of the Lee Conservation Commission will be held in the Land Use Office, Lee Town Hall, 32 Main Street on January 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM on the Notice of Intent filed by Gary Wellington, Town of Lee/Lee Public Schools for construction of a 240′ by 160′ grassed athletic field with a gravel parking lot and access drive. The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend. Kathy Arment, Chair Lee Conservation Commission 01/10/18

LEE – Town of Lee Conservation Commission Notice of Public Hearing In accordance with General Laws Chapter 131, Section 40, notice is hereby given that a public hearing of the Lee Conservation Commission will be held in the Land Use Office, Lee Town Hall, 32 Main Street on January 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM on the Request for Determination of Applicability filed by Devleena Ghosh-Brower, Eversource Energy, for construction of permanent gravel work pads from which to conduct maintenance work at Structures 47022 and 47020; widening access roads to structures 47020 and 47019. The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend. Kathy Arment, Chair Lee Conservation Commission 01/10/18

LEE – Town of Lee Conservation Commission Notice of Public Hearing In accordance with General Laws Chapter 131, Section 40, notice is hereby given that a public hearing of the Lee Conservation Commission will be held in the Land Use Office, Lee Town Hall, 32 Main Street on January 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM on Request for Determination of Applicability filed by Eagle Mill Redevelopment LLC for the demolition of existing structures and temporary stabilization of degraded areas at 73 West Center Street. The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend. Kathy Arment, Chair Lee Conservation Commission 01/10/18

LEE – Town of Lee Conservation Commission Notice of Public Hearing In accordance with General Laws Chapter 131, Section 40, notice is hereby given that a public hearing of the Lee Conservation Commission will be held in the Land Use Office, Lee Town Hall, 32 Main Street on January 17, 2018 at 7:00PM on the Notice of Intent filed by Stephen/Jean Giove/Meyerowitz for demolition of the existing house, shed and patio, retaining walls and walkways and the construction of a new 2-story residential dwelling unit with a rear deck; a new gravel parking area; a new walkway; the existing dock to be removed and a new expanded dock installed at 21 Bramble Lane. The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend. Kathy Arment, Chair Lee Conservation Commission 01/10/18

LEE – Town of Lee Conservation Commission Notice of Public Hearing In accordance with General Laws Chapter 131, Section 40, notice is hereby given that a public hearing of the Lee Conservation Commission will be held in the Land Use Office, Lee Town Hall, 32 Main Street on January 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM on the Request for Determination of Applicability filed by the Appalachian Mountain Club, Mass AT Mgmt Committee for replacement of the existing dock at Upper Goose Pond Cabin. The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend. Kathy Arment, Chair Lee Conservation Commission 01/10/18

LANESBOROUGH – CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICER INVITATION FOR BIDS The Town of Lanesborough, Massachusetts, acting through its Chief Procurement Officer, will receive sealed bids for, Herbicide Treatment of Pontoosuc Lake Estimated Cost for Task 2 $20,000.00 per year. Bid procedures will be in accordance with the latest edition of M.G.L. Chapter 30B. Said bids will be addressed to the Chief Procurement Officer, Town Hall, 83 North Main Street, Lanesborough, MA 01237. These bids will be received until 11:30 A.M. on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at which time they will be opened and read aloud. Any bids received after the specified time will not be accepted. All bids will be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked “SEALED BID ENCLOSED, Herbicide Treatment of Pontoosuc Lake.” All interested bidders may obtain complete sets of the bid documents from the Chief Procurement Officer in Town Hall, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The Town of Lanesborough’s Chief Procurement Officer reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or to waive any informality in the proposing. Also reserved is the right to reject, for cause, any bid in part or whole if it is judged by the Chief Procurement Officer that the best interests of the Town will be served thereby. Attention is called to the “Equal Opportunity Clause” and the standard Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Construction contract specifications. All Contractors will receive consideration without regard to race, color, creed, age, sex, religion, or national origin. Paul Sieloff Chief Procurement Officer 01/11/18

MONTEREY – MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WATERWAYS PROGRAM “Notice of License Application” pursuant to M. G. L. Chapter 91 Waterways License Transmittal Number X277195 Applicant: Henry Alpert NOTIFICATION DATE: January 5, 2018 Public notice is hereby given of the “Simplified License BRP WW06 Self Licensing Package” by Henry Alpert to construct and maintain a dock at 34 Bidwell Road in the municipality of Monterey, in and over the waters of the Lake Garfield, a Commonwealth-designated Great Pond. The proposed project has been determined to be water- dependent. The Department may conduct a public hearing in order to receive information to be used in its decision on whether to grant a Waterways License pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 91. The Department will consider all written comments on this Waterways License Application received by close-of-business on February 6, 2018 the Public Comments Deadline. Failure of any aggrieved person or group of ten citizens or more to submit written comments to the Waterways Program by the Public Comments Deadline will result in the waiver of any right to an adjudicatory hearing in accordance with 310 CMR 9.13(4)(c). Additional information regarding this application may be obtained by contacting the Waterways Program at 413-755-2138. Project plans and documents for this application are on file with the Waterways Program for public viewing, by appointment only, at the address below. Written comments must be addressed to: David Cameron, Section Chief Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Western Region-Waterways Program 436 Dwight Street Springfield, MA 01103 1.5

OTIS – Notice of Public Hearing Pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 131, Section 40, the Wetlands Protection Act, the Otis Conservation Commission will hold public hearings on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Otis Town Hall, 1 North Main Road, in Otis, MA to review the following applications: Public Hearing – RDA – Submitted by White Engineering on behalf of Steven & Kathy Cloud, 257 Brookman Drive, map 18C/18B lot 32/6, regarding the reconstruction of existing dock in identical footprint & elevation, using techno-metal post with Trex decking, on OR. Public Hearing – RDA – Submitted by SK Design Group, on behalf of Gary & Alicia Belanger, 20 Pine Rd., map 17C lot 94, regarding the demolition of existing dock & stairs, and installation of new, including a boat lift located centrally on the lot, on OR. 01/09/18

OTIS – “Notice of License Application” pursuant to M. G. L. Chapter 91 Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection-Waterways Program Waterways License Application Number W17-5082 Applicant: Gary W. Belanger NOTIFICATION DATE: Tuesday January 2, 2018 Public notice is hereby given of the Chapter 91 Waterways License Application by Gary W. Belanger to maintain a dock accessory to a residential use at 20 Pine Road Extension, in and over the waters of Otis Reservoir, a Commonwealth-designated Great Pond. The proposed project has been determined to be water dependent. The Department may conduct a public hearing in order to receive information to be used in its decision on whether to grant a Waterways License pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 91. The Department will consider all written comments on this Waterways License Application received by close-of-business on Thursday February 2, 2018 the Public Comments Deadline. Failure of any aggrieved person or group of ten citizens or more to submit written comments to the Waterways Program by the Public Comments Deadline will result in the waiver of any right to an adjudicatory hearing in accordance with 310 CMR 9.13(4)(c). Additional information regarding this application may be obtained by contacting the Waterways Program at 413-755-2138 Project plans and documents for this application are on file with the Waterways Program for public viewing, by appointment only, at the address below. Written comments must be addressed to: David Cameron, PWS Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Western Region-Waterways Program 436 Dwight Street Springfield, MA 01103 [email protected] 01/02/18

OTIS – “Notice of License Application” pursuant to M. G. L. Chapter 91 Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection-Waterways Program Waterways License Application Number W17-5145 Applicant: Domenic Battista NOTIFICATION DATE: Friday, January 5, 2018 Public notice is hereby given of the Chapter 91 Waterways Simplified License Application by Domenic Battista to maintain a previously unauthorized pier and retaining wall Accessory to a Residential Use at 58 South Lake Avenue, in the municipality of Otis, in and over the waters of Otis reservoir, a Commonwealth-designated Great Pond. The proposed project has been determined to be water-dependent. The Department may conduct a public hearing in order to receive information to be used in its decision on whether to grant a Waterways License pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 91. The Department will consider all written comments on this Waterways Simplified License Application received by close-of-business on Monday, February 5, 2018, the Public Comments Deadline. Failure of any aggrieved person or group of ten citizens or more to submit written comments to the Waterways Program by the Public Comments Deadline will result in the waiver of any right to an adjudicatory hearing in accordance with 310 CMR 9.13(4)(c). Additional information regarding this application may be obtained by contacting the Waterways Program at 413-755-2138. Project plans and documents for this application are on file with the Waterways Program for public viewing, by appointment only, at the address below. Written comments must be addressed to: David Cameron, Program Chief Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Western Region- Waterways Program 436 Dwight Street [email protected] 12/29/17

OTIS – “Notice of License Application” pursuant to M. G. L. Chapter 91 Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection-Waterways Program Waterways License Application Number W17-5104 Applicant: David Angers NOTIFICATION DATE: Thursday, December 28, 2017 Public notice is hereby given of a Standard Waterways License BRP WW01a Application by David Angers to maintain a dock and retaining wall accessory to a residential use at 392 Pine Road, also known as Assessor’s Map 17B, Lot 45, off of Pine Road, in the municipality of Otis, in and over the waters of Otis Reservoir, a Commonwealth-designated Great Pond. The proposed project has been determined to be water-dependent. The Department may conduct a public hearing in order to receive information to be used in its decision on whether to grant a Waterways License pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 91. The Department will consider all written comments on this Waterways License Application received by close-of-business on Monday January 29, 2018, the Public Comments Deadline. Failure of any aggrieved person or group of ten citizens or more to submit written comments to the Waterways Program by the Public Comments Deadline will result in the waiver of any right to an adjudicatory hearing in accordance with 310 CMR 9.13(4)(c). Additional information regarding this application may be obtained by contacting the Waterways Program at 413-755-2138. Project plans and documents for this application are on file with the Waterways Program for public viewing, by appointment only, at the address below. Written comments must be addressed to: David Cameron Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Western Region-Waterways Program 436 Dwight Street Springfield, MA 01103 [email protected] 12/28/17

PITTSFIELD – City of Pittsfield Conservation Commission Wetlands Protection Act Public Hearing Notice of Intent Application for the construction of a building addition, a raised deck, the expansion of parking lot, and the removal of several pine trees on property located at 22 Waubeek Road (ITAM Lodge #564 – Map G16, Block 1, Lot 17). The applicant is Eric Taylor, Restorations, Inc. The Pittsfield Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing under provisions of MGL Ch. 131, Sect. 40, in Council Chambers, City Hall at 6:00 PM on Thursday, January 11, 2018. James Conant Chairperson 01/04/18

PITTSFIELD – City of Pittsfield Conservation Commission Wetlands Protection Act Public Hearing MA DEP File #263-1064: Request for an amendment to the Order of Conditions for the replacement of damaged and aging structures within the Eversource right-of-way for Line 1161. Work also includes the construction of new access roads and work pads. Work is located within the Eversource right-of-way located near Ann Drive (Maps L3-L5). The applicant is Eversource Energy. The Pittsfield Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing under provisions of MGL Ch. 131, Sect. 40, in Council Chambers, City Hall at 6:00 PM on Thursday, January 11, 2018. James Conant Chairperson 01/04/18

SANDISFIELD – On Tuesday, January 16, 2018 there will be a public hearing at 7:15 P.M. at the Sandisfield Town Hall located at 66 Sandisfield Road (RT.57) held by the Sandisfield Conservation Commission on a Request for Determination for John Kuzmech (416/23) 14 Roosterville Road for the purpose of installing a new septic system and to find out whether the land and project described on map 416/23 is subject to the Wetlands Protection Act, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 131, Section 40 of the Massachusetts State Laws. SANDISFIELD CONSERVATION COMMISSION Clare English Secretary 1.5

STOCKBRIDGE  – Pursuant to Chapter 131, Section 40 MGL, the Stockbridge Conservation Commission will hold the following public hearings on Tuesday, 9 January 2018 at the Stockbridge Town Offices beginning at 7pm: Notice of Intent – Monte Levin/Gary Lazarus, 1 Grove Road. Map 104, Lot 105. Addition and site work. (Foresight) Sally Underwood-Miller, Secretary/Member Stockbridge Conservation Commission 01/02/18

WILLIAMSTOWN – The Community Preservation Committee will hold its annual public informational hearing on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 7:00pm in the Municipal Building, 31 North Street to identify the needs, possibilities, and resources of Williamstown regarding community preservation in accordance with General Law Chapter 44B, the Community Preservation Act. Residents, interested parties and prospective applicants are welcome to attend to assist the Committee in identifying the community housing, historic preservation, recreation and open space needs of the town. 01/03/18, 01/10/18

 

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY : COUNTYWIDE

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE 321 CMR 3.01(1) In accordance with the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 131, Section 6, and Chapter 30A, Section 2, NOTICE is hereby given of a public hearing to be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 7 P.M., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s (MassWildlife) Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts, to amend and establish rules and regulations relating to the leashing of dogs, and the restraint of domesticated animals (as listed in 321 CMR 9.02(3)), on MassWildlife Wildlife Management Areas. In the event that state offices are closed due to inclement weather on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 (official notifications are made on www.mass.gov), the public hearing will be postponed and held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at 7 P.M. Jack Buckley, Director 01/05/18

 

 

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY CITY or TOWN INDEX (alphabetical order)

AMHERST  – MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION BUREAU OF WATER RESOURCES WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM 436 DWIGHT STREET, 5 TH FLOOR, SPRINGFIELD, MA 01103 TELEPHONE NUMBER (413)784-1100 Notice is hereby given that the following application for an Individual Reclaim Water Permit is being processed and the following actions being proposed thereon pursuant to Section 43 of Chapter 21 of the General Laws, and 314 CMR 5.00 and 2.06: CITY/TOWN: Amherst and Hadley Massachusetts (University of Massachusetts at Amherst Campus) PROJECT NAME: Individual Class A and C Water Reuse Permit for the University of Massachusetts at Amherst Campus and Associated Property APPLICANT: Ms. Theresa Wolejko UMass Amherst FACILITY LOCATION(S): UMass Commonwealth Honor College residential complex cooling tower 157 Commonwealth Avenue Amherst, MA 01003; UMass Central Heating Plant cooling tower and steam boilers 200 Mullins Way Hadley, MA 01035 UMass Campus Property (Street sweeping, and irrigation) TYPE OF RECLAIMED WATER: Final Effluent from the Town of Amherst Wastewater Treatment Plant, further treated at UMass Reclaimed Water Treatment System located approximately 500 feet south of the UMass Central Heating Plant at 200 Mullins Way Hadley, MA 01035. TYPE OF RECLAIMED USE: Requested permit modification to allow Class A water for street sweeping and irrigation on the UMass Amherst Campus and associated property in addition to the continued Class A use for the cooling tower at the Commonwealth Honors College; Class A cooling water for the CHP Cooling Towers; Class C boiler makeup water for CHP steam and hot water distributed in closed piping system throughout the UMass Amherst campus. QUANTITY OF DISCHARGE: 200,000 gallons per day of reclaimed water use. PERMIT NUMBER: 2M-914 TRANSMITTAL NUMBER: X274137 PROPOSED ACTION: Tentative determination to issue the requested modified individual Reclaimed Water Use Permit A copy of the application, draft permit, and statement of basis or fact sheet relative to the draft permit may be obtained from the MassDEP’s Wastewater Management Program at the above address·and telephone number or online at: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/ news/comment/ Comments on the proposed action or requests for a public hearing thereon pursuant to 314 CMR 2.07 must be filed with MassDEP at the above address within thirty (30) days of this notice. For information on the process for formally intervening in adjudicatory proceedings, please refer to 310 CMR 1.00: Adjudicatory Proceedings, Section (7) Intervention and Participation. http://www. mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/watr/regulations/310-cmr-1-00-adjudicatory-proceedings/html Paul J Nietupski Wastewater Section Chief Bureau of Water Resources December 29

HADLEY – The Hadley Planning Board will conduct Public Hearings on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, beginning at 7:15pm, in the Hadley Senior Center Meeting Room. The purpose of the first Hearing is to review the application of Dee Scanlon for a Special Permit to create an Accessory Apartment at 4 East St. The second Hearing is to review the application of CT River Valley Dentists for Special Permits: Site Plan Approval Business Use in Aquifer, and Storm Water Mgmt; to create a 4600 sq ft dentist office at 200 Russell St (former Stan’s Drive In). The application and plans may be viewed in the Town Clerk’s office during normal business hours. James J. Maksimoski Chairman January 2, 9

WESTBOROUGH – In accordance with the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 131, Section 6, and Chapter 30A, Section 2, NOTICE is hereby given of a public hearing to be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 7 P.M., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s (MassWildlife) Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts, to amend and establish rules and regulations relating to the leashing of dogs, and the restraint of domesticated animals (as listed in 321 CMR 9.02(3)), on MassWildlife Wildlife Management Areas. In the event that state offices are closed due to inclement weather on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 (official notifications are made on www.mass.gov), the public hear -ing will be postponed and held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at 7 P.M. 1/6/18

 

FRANKLIN COUNTY: COUNTYWIDE 

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE 321 CMR 3.01(1) In accordance with the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 131, Section 6, and Chapter 30A, Section 2, NOTICE is hereby given of a public hearing to be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 7 P.M., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s (MassWildlife) Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts, to amend and establish rules and regulations relating to the leashing of dogs, and the restraint of domesticated animals (as listed in 321 CMR 9.02(3)), on MassWildlife Wildlife Management Areas. In the event that state offices are closed due to inclement weather on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 (official notifications are made on www.mass.gov), the public hearing will be postponed and held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at 7 P.M. Jack Buckley, Director 01/05/18

 

FRANKLIN COUNTY CITY or TOWN INDEX (alphabetical order)

Nothing for Franklin County towns this week.

 

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