Public Notices

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:

 

COUNTYWIDE: PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Public Meeting Second Subround of Round 3 Restoration Project Funding On May 7, 2013, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, comprising the Massachusetts SubCouncil of the Housatonic River Natural Resource Trustees (MA SubCouncil), approved the Final Round 3 Restoration Plan and Supplemental Environmental Assessment (RP/SEA) for Land Protection and Habitat Conservation. A total of $2 million is available for land acquisition projects to conserve habitat within the Massachusetts portion of the Housatonic River watershed. Proposals submitted in response to a Grant Announcement and Application (GAA) under the first subround of Round 3 funding are currently under review by the MA SubCouncil. The MA SubCouncil anticipates releasing a GAA for a second subround of Round 3 funding later this year. The GAA will solicit proposals for projects providing compensatory restoration through land acquisition and/or land protection measures. The MA SubCouncil will host a public meeting to provide an overview of the anticipated funding, timeline, and approach for soliciting, evaluating, and selecting the second subround of Round 3 projects. The public meeting will take place on: Thursday, September 17, 2015, at 5:30 PM Lenox Library, Sedgwick Reading Room 18 Main Street, Lenox, MA 01240 The Final Round 3 RP/SEA is available on-line at www.ma-housatonicrestoration.org and hardcopies are available at the Lenox Library and other public libraries in the Housatonic River watershed. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Karen Pelto at 617-292-5785 or karen.pelto@state.ma.us. 08/20/15Public Notice Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Division of Wetlands and Waterways Western Regional Office 436 Dwight Street Springfield, MA 01103 Pursuant to 33 U.S.C. 1341 M.G.L. c. 21 S 43, notice is given of a 401 Water Quality Certification application for wetland impacts associated with the construction of a 3.81 mile new, 36-inch outside diameter (“OD”) pipeline loop, in Sandisfield, Massachusetts, 0.11 mile of 24-inch OD pipeline in Agawam, Massachusetts, as well as modifications at the existing compressor station in Agawam, Massachusetts by Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L. L. C., 1001 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX 77002. This project, the Connecticut Expansion Project, involves temporary impacts to approximately 0.59 acres of wetland resources in Agawam, Massachusetts, and impacts to 9.64 acres of wetland resources in Sandisfield, Massachusetts. Additional information may be obtained from AECOM, 250 Apollo Drive, Chelmsford, Massachusetts, 01824, Attention Mark Gardella, (401-274-5685). Written comments should be sent to DEP, Division of Wetlands and Waterways, Attention Catherine Skiba, Western Region, 436 Dwight Street, Springfield, MA 01103 within 21 days of this notice. Any group of ten persons, any aggrieved person, or any governmental body or private organization with a mandate to protect the environment who submits written comments may appeal the Department’s Certification. Failure to submit written comments before the end of the public comment period may result in the waiver of any right to an adjudicatory hearing. 07/08/15 Berkshire Metropolitan Planning Organization PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT The Berkshire MPO is seeking public comment on the following documents: 2016 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) – The 2016 UPWP is a list, budget and description of all federally funded transportation planning work to be performed between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016, mostly by staff of the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC) and consultants working for BRPC, under the auspices of the Berkshire Metropolitan Planning Organization. 2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment- An amendment (fifth amendment) has been proposed to the FFY 2015 – 2018 Berkshire Region Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). This amendment concerns the programing of transit projects to acquire support vehicles and equipment. Copies of these documents can be obtained by: 1. Phone: Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC), 413-442-1521, ext. 20; 2. BRPC web site: www.berkshireplanning.org; 3. Walk-in: BRPC, 1 Fenn Street, Suite 201, Pittsfield MA 01201. Comments are due within 30 days of the publication date of this notice and should be addressed to the Berkshire Metropolitan Planning Organization/BRPC, 1 Fenn Street, Suite 201, Pittsfield MA 01201or via email to info@berkshireplanning.org The Berkshire MPO is scheduled to approve these documents at their meeting scheduled for June 30, 2015 at 4 PM at the BRPC offices. 05/28/15

BERKSHIRE COUNTY CITY/TOWN INDEX (alphabetical order):

LENOX– Town of Lenox Community Preservation Committee Notice is hereby given that the Lenox Community Preservation Committee (CPC) will conduct a public informational hearing in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44B: Section 5(b)(1) on the needs, possibilities and resources for community preservation projects. The hearing will take place on Monday, August 31 at 7:00 PM at Lenox Town Hall (6 Walker Street). Any person interested, or wishing to be heard, should appear at the designated time and place. If unable to attend, please submit written comments to the Community Preservation Committee, 6 Walker Street, Lenox MA 01240. Copies of both the Community Preservation Committee Plan and application material are available for inspection at the office of the Town Planner during regular business hours. Frederick Keator, Chairman 08/17/15, 08/24/15

LENOX– Town of Lenox Community Preservation Committee Notice is hereby given that the Lenox Community Preservation Committee (CPC) will conduct a public informational hearing in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44B: Section 5(b)(1) on the needs, possibilities and resources for community preservation projects. The hearing will take place on Monday, August 31 at 7:00 PM at Lenox Town Hall (6 Walker Street). Any person interested, or wishing to be heard, should appear at the designated time and place. If unable to attend, please submit written comments to the Community Preservation Committee, 6 Walker Street, Lenox MA 01240. Copies of both the Community Preservation Committee Plan and application material are available for inspection at the office of the Town Planner during regular business hours. Frederick Keator, Chairman 08/17/15, 08/24/15

MONTEREY– The Conservation Commission for the Town of Monterey will hold a Public Meeting on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Monterey Town Offices, Monterey Grange #291, 435 Main Road, Monterey, MA, to act on a Request for Determination of Applicability, MWPA GLC 131 section 40, for the Stevens Lake Homeowners Association, Stevens Lake Dam, Monterey to clear the area within 20′ of the dam base on the downstream side, removing trees but leaving stumps. 08/18/15

STOCKBRIDGE– REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Stockbridge Bowl Watershed Assessment Invitation The Town of Stockbridge (the “Town”) is issuing a Request for Proposals for watershed assessment consulting and engineering services to investigate sources of sedimentation in Stockbridge Bowl. Major tasks within the project will be to identify the major contributing sources of sediment and organic material to Stockbridge Bowl from the sub-watersheds of the lower, southern portion of the lake and the Lily Brook watershed, and to develop strategies to address these sources. The Town, partnering with the Stockbridge Bowl Association (SBA), seeks a consulting firm with 1) watershed analysis and lake management experience to perform sediment yield calculations and conduct detailed field reconnaissance, and 2) engineering experience to develop conceptual BMP designs for two or three high priority sites. Respondents may partner with associates to meet the professional requirements needed for this project. Request for Proposals may be obtained by contacting the Board of Selectmen’s Office, 50 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA 01262 or by calling 413-298-4170 ext. 250. The consultant contract is expected to begin on or about August 3, 2015 and end June 1, 2016. The Town will accept proposals delivered in person or by mail to Jorja Marsden, Town Administrator, Town Offices, 50 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA 01262. All proposals must be received by 2:00 p.m. on July 9, 2015. Late proposals will not be considered. The Town is an Equal Employment Employer and encourages proposals from Massachusetts certified minority and women-owned businesses. The Town’s decision will be based upon price, qualifications and experience with similar projects. The Town will evaluate proposals and enter into negotiations with the highest scoring proposer. If unsuccessful, the Town may attempt to negotiate with the second highest scoring respondent. Jorja-Ann Marsden Town Administrator 06/09/15

WILLIAMSBURG– The Williamsburg Conservation Commission, in accordance with MGL Chapter 131, Section 40, the Wetlands Protection Act, will hold a public meeting on: Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Williamsburg Town Hall, 141 Main St., Haydenville, MA to review a Notice of Intent submitted by: Sao Joao Realty, LLC The subject area is located at: 142 Main St., Haydenville, MA. August 5

WILLIAMSTOWN– Town of Williamstown Tree Warden Notice for Public Hearing Notice is hereby given in conformance with the Public Shade Tree Act (MGL Ch.87m,§.1-12) a public hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 31 North St., on Thursday, September 3, 2015, regarding the removal of trees by the Town of Williamstown, along certain roads noted below, in the interest of public safety (trees are clearly marked with a red mark). 1. 28″ DBH Locust 25′ to left of pole #6 on South Street-split leaders. 2. 25″ DBH Silver Maple 1087 North Hoosac Road-declining 3. 38″ DBH Silver Maple 1107 North Hoosac Road- declining 4. 40″ DBH Silver Maple 1115 North Hoosac Road- declining 5. 22″ DBH Sugar Maple to left of house 742 Main Street- dying Bob McCarthy, Tree Warden 08/20/15, 08/27/15

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY:

SOUTHAMPTON– The Conservation Commission of the Town of Southampton will meet on Monday, September 14, 2015 at the Southampton Town Hall Building, 210 College Highway, at 7:20 p.m. for a hearing on a Notice of Intent under M.G.L. c131 Sec. 40 brought by David Garstka. The projects under review involve the construction of a single family dwelling at 97 Gilbert Rd. and a duplex structure at 99 Gilbert Rd. Copies of the Notice of Intent may be obtained from the Southampton Conservation Commission at the Town Hall in Southampton or from the applicant’s representative, Mark Reed, Heritage Surveys, Inc, 241 College Highway, Southampton, MA.

FRANKLIN COUNTY:

CONWAY– The Conservation Commission of the Town of Southampton will meet on Monday, September 14, 2015 at the Southampton Town Hall Building, 210 College Highway, at 7:20 p.m. for a hearing on a Notice of Intent under M.G.L. c131 Sec. 40 brought by David Garstka. The projects under review involve the construction of a single family dwelling at 97 Gilbert Rd. and a duplex structure at 99 Gilbert Rd. Copies of the Notice of Intent may be obtained from the Southampton Conservation Commission at the Town Hall in Southampton or from the applicant’s representative, Mark Reed, Heritage Surveys, Inc, 241 College Highway, Southampton, MA.

HEATH- In accordance with the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law, the Heath Conservation Commission will hold a public meeting at Sawyer Hall on August 27, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. to review a Request for a Determination of Applicability filed by Joanne Katz and James Myers for the purpose of septic system repair at 144 Taylor Brook Road, Heath. The public and interested parties are welcome.

SHUTESBURY- In accordance with the Wetlands Protection Act, MGL Ch. 131, §40 and the Town of Shutesbury Wetlands Protection Bylaw, the Conservation Commission will hold a public meeting on Thursday, 8/27, 2015 at 7:15 p.m. at Town Hall, on a Request for Determination filed by Kevin & Constance Topor for raising building; repairing any damage and lowering onto new piers; rebuild existing porch, same size, extend entry deck approx. 6-8 ft. in length, 10 Wyola Drive, Shutesbury, MA. The public meeting may be rescheduled due to inclement weather.

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