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.
BERKSHIRE COUNTY CITY/TOWN INDEX (alphabetical order):
CLARKSBURG- TOWN OF CLARKSBURG INVITATION TO BID The Town of Clarksburg, acting through its Town Administrator, invites sealed bids from contractors approved by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for the Gates Avenue Culvert Replacement & Related Work project. The plans and specifications will be available Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM starting September 23, 2015 at 2:00pm at the Town Administrator’s Office, 111 River Road, Clarksburg, MA 01247. Requests for electronic copies shall be made to the Town Administrator at (413) 663-8250. Hard copies are available upon payment of $50.00 by check (company, cashiers or certified) made out to the Town of Clarksburg for each set, refundable if plans and specifications are returned unmarked within fourteen (14) calendar days after the bid opening. An additional SEPARATE payment of $20.00, non-refundable is required if postal delivery is necessary. Checks shall be payable to the Town of Clarksburg. The work to be performed includes replacement of the existing failed culvert with a new open bottom precast concrete box culvert with precast concrete headwalls, wingwalls, stem walls and footings and related work. All applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and rules shall be observed. Sealed bids from General Contractors, submitted on the proper forms and clearly marked “Gates Avenue Culvert Replacement & Related Work” shall be received at the Board of Selectmen’s Office, 111 River Road, Clarksburg, MA 01247 until Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 6:00pm at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. See itemized proposal with special provisions for additional submittal requirements. No pre-bid conference is being held. It will be the responsibility of each bidder to visit the site. Only prospective bidders who are prequalified for this project by MassDOT will be entitled to bid on this project. The estimated project value to be included on the pre-qualification form is $360,000. The Bid Guaranty from each General Contractor shall be in the form of cash bid bond, certified check, Treasurer’s or Cashier’s check, drawn upon a responsible bank or trust company doing business in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and shall be made payable to the Town of Clarksburg. The Bid Guaranty shall be five percent (5%) of the bid amount for General Contractors. The work under this contract shall be subject to the provisions of Chapter 30, Section 39M of the Massachusetts General Laws. Wages are subject to Massachusetts’s minimum wage rates as required by M.G.L. Chapter 149, Sections 26 to 27D, inclusive. The contractor must certify that he shall not discriminate against any qualified employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, religion, or physical or mental handicap. The Contractor must agree to comply with all applicable Federal, State and Local statues, rules and regulations, prohibiting discrimination in employment. A one hundred percent (100%) Performance Bond and a one hundred percent (100%) Payment Bond will be required of the successful bidder within 7 business days of Notice of Award. The Town of Clarksburg reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids, to waive any informality in the bids received, and to accept the bid deemed to be most favorable to the best interest of the Town. No bid shall be withdrawn within thirty (30) calendar days after the date of opening the bids. The Town of Clarksburg is an equal opportunity employer and encourages minority and woman owned businesses to submit bids. The Town of Clarksburg is a municipal corporation and is exempt from the payment of sales and compensating use taxes to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on all materials, equipment and supplies sold to the Contractor pursuant to this contract, to the extent authorized by G.L.c. 64H, Section 6(f). These taxes are not to be included in the bid. Copies of the Owner’s tax-exempt certificate will be available to the successful Bidder upon execution of the contract. Questions during the Bid Phase should be directed to Foresight Land Services, Inc. (413) 499-1560. Carl McKinney Town Administrator Town of Clarksburg 09/23/15
GREAT BARRINGTON- Berkshire Hills Regional School District 50 Main Street Stockbridge, Massachusetts 01262 NOTICE TO BIDDERS RUBBER TRACK REPAIR MONUMENT MOUNTAIN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL 600 STOCKBRIDGE ROAD GREAT BARRINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 01230 Berkshire Hills Regional School District, the Awarding Authority, invites sealed bids for the Track Replacement at the Monument Mountain Regional High School, 600 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230. The work involves the repair of the existing outdoor rubber track. Estimated construction cost is eighty-three thousand dollars ($83,000). No prequalification is required. Bidders are required to submit with their bid the Reference Form (or equivalent) contained within the bid package. Bidder selection, procedures and contract awards shall be in conformity with M.G.L. Chapter 30 Section 39M. State mandated prevailing wage rates must be paid according to M.G.L. Chapter 149 sections 26-27H. Drawings and Specifications may be examined and obtained at the office of Roy S. Brown Architects, 85 Chilson Road, Wilbraham, Massachusetts 01095 after Wednesday September 23, 2015 at 2:00 pm. Copies of these documents may be obtained by eligible bidders from the same office with a certified check or cash deposit of fifty dollars ($50) made payable to Roy Brown. This deposit is refundable upon return of said documents in good condition not later than ten (10) days after the opening of the bids. A non-refundable postage and mailing fee of twenty-five dollars ($25) made payable to Roy Brown will be charged for each set of documents requested by mail. Documents requested by mail will be sent via United States Postal Service only. A project walk-thru is planned for Friday, October 2, 2015 at 10:00 am. Sealed General Bids will be accepted from eligible bidders at the Office of the Superintendent, 50 Main Street, Stockbridge, Massachusetts 01262 until 2:00 pm Friday, October 9, 2015 at which time they shall be publicly opened. A bid security in the form of a bid bond, cash or certified check in the amount of five percent (5%) of the bid price must accompany the bid. The Awarding Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids, should it be deemed in the public interest to do so. Steven Soule, Director of Operations 09/23/15
HINSDALE– Town of Hinsdale Conservation Commission Wetlands Protection Act Public Hearing The Conservation Commission will hold a Public Hearing under the provisions of MGL. Ch 131, sec 40, 6pm Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 at 39 South St, Hinsdale Town Hall. Subject: Request for Determination of Applicability for Owner Judith Price for 45 South Shore Road, Hinsdale, Parcel 105, lot 4, to remove a large tree near the lake. Hinsdale Conservation Commission Laurel Scialabba Chairman 09/30/15
LENOX- Pursuant to Chapter 131 Section 40 Massachusetts General Laws, the Conservation Commission will hold a public meeting on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Lenox Town Hall on the subject of a Request for Determination of Applicability filed by Pam and Peter D’Ambrosio for property located at 37 Laurel Lake Rd., Map 1 Parcel 9. The proposed project is the removal and reconstruction of stone terrace, deck, stair, and piers. The meeting will be at the Town Hall, 6 Walker St. in the Landuse meeting room Neal Carpenter, Chairman, Lenox Conservation Commission 09/21/15
LENOX- Pursuant to Chapter 131 Section 40 Massachusetts General Laws, the Lenox Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 7:45pm on the subject of a Notice of Intent filed by Mitch Greenwald, Trustee for property located at Martha Lane, Map 18 Parcels 46, 47,51,52,57 and 58. The proposed project is the alteration of an on-site wetland buffer zone to allow for the construction of a gravel road, utilities, swale, driveways, septic and 2 single family houses. The altered BVW will be replaced with the recreation of a BVW that connects the two onsite BVWs. The hearing will be at the Town Hall, 6 Walker St. in the Landuse meeting room. Neal Carpenter, Chairman, Lenox Conservation Commission 09/21/15
MONTEREY– The Conservation Commission for the Town of Monterey will hold a Public Meeting on Tuesday, October 13, 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 Alan Perlman of 14 Point Rd, Monterey to remove invasive species by hand pulling. This project is within a BVW, bank and buffer zone of Lake Garfield. 10/01/15
MONTEREY– The Conservation Commission for the Town of Monterey will hold a Public Meeting on Tuesday, October 13, 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 Stan & Debbie Lee of 16 Point Rd, Monterey to remove invasive species by hand pulling. This project is within a BVW, bank and buffer zone of Lake Garfield. 10/01/15
MONTEREY– The Conservation Commission for the Town of Monterey will hold a Public Meeting on Tuesday, October 13, 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 Peter Weiss of Beartown Mtn Rd, Monterey to construct a single family dwelling, driveway, well and septic within 200′ setback of Loom Brook. 10/01/15
STOCKBRIDGE– Town of Stockbridge Request for Proposals (RFP) Solar Photovoltaic Systems The Town of Stockbridge, MA seeks proposals from solar energy developers to install, own, operate, and maintain solar photovoltaic energy systems at the Town-owned closed landfill. The Town of Stockbridge intends, pursuant to G.L. c. 30B § 16, to select and enter into a Lease Agreement and Power/Net Metering Purchase Agreement for the solar generation with the firm providing the most advantageous proposal to the Town. All respondents must demonstrate that a member of the proposing team is certified by the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) as eligible to provide Energy Management or Electrical Services, and has not been debarred from bidding under G.L. c. 149 § 44C or any other applicable law. Sealed responses are to be submitted no later than October 30, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Stockbridge Town Offices located at 50 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA 01262. All interested firms are invited to attend the MANDATORY Pre-Proposal Conference on October 13, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Stockbridge Town Offices. Interested firms may obtain a copy of the RFP by contacting the Town’s Owner’s Agent, Beth Greenblatt of Beacon Integrated Solutions at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Town of Stockbridge reserves the right to reject any and all proposals in whole, or in part, and to waive irregularities and informalities, when in its sole discretion it is deemed to be in the best interest of the Town and to the extent permitted by law. 09/23/15, 09/30/15
EASTHAMPTON- The Easthampton ZBA will hold the following public hearing Thursday, October 8, 2015 beginning at 6:30pm in the 2nd Floor Meeting Area, 50 Payson Ave, Easthampton. Anyone interested or wishing to be heard on this matter should appear at the above designated time and place. Applications may be viewed in the Planning Department, 50 Payson Ave, 9am-5pm, Mon-Thurs.
Douglas Russell, 9 Fort Hill Rd, Easthampton, MA, seeking to appeal the decision of the Building Inspector who found in response to a July 23rd complaint that the 1776 Brewing Company d/b/a Fort Hill Brewery is operating in compliance with their 2011 special permit. Subject property is located at 30 Fort Hill Road (parcel id: 131-23.1) and zoned Industrial.
GOSHEN- The Goshen Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 6th at 6:00 PM, at the Goshen Town Offices. The public hearing will be conducted to review a Notice of Intent regarding the re-construction of a porch & deck, re-construction of stone path to lake shore, modification of existing dock, and associated site work within the buffer zone of Lower Highland Lake, located at 53 Aberdeen Road, Goshen, MA
GOSHEN– The Goshen Conservation Commission will hold a public meeting under the provisions of the Wetlands Protection Act (M.G.L. Chapter 131 Section 40) on October 6, 2015 at 6:45 pm at Goshen Town Offices to review a Request for Determination filed by Bill Graham. The project under review is driveway culvert replacement and paving of driveway at 137 West St.
NORTHAMPTON- Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015
Planning Board, Council Chambers, 212 Main St., Northampton
7:00 PM Special permit and Site Plan Sandri Realty for two curb cuts and 2,300+ square foot reconstruction of convenience gas station at 776 North King Street, Northampton, Map Id 8-19.
All permit files viewable by Map ID www.northamptonma.gov/948/public-file-cabinet
NORTHAMPTON- Northampton Conservation Commission Public Hearings
Thursday, Oct 8, 2015
City Hall Rm 18, 210 Main Street 5:30 PM Request for Determination of Applicability to determine if soil removal related to an oil release is subject to the Wetlands Protection Act or Northampton Wetlands Ordinance. Applicant Szawloski Potato Farms, DCR Norwottuck Rail Trail Property off Damon Road, Map ID 25A-176
Applications and related documents can be viewed at www.city.northampton.ma.us:8080/weblink8/, then click ‘Permit Files,’ projects are sorted by Map ID.
SHUTESBURY– Notice is hereby given that the Shutesbury Planning Board will conduct a continuation of the public hearing first opened on Monday, July 27, 2015 on the zoning special permit application of Zackary Schulman, Lake Street Development Partner, LLC for a proposed light industrial use in the Forest Conservation District – conversion of approximately 31 acres of forestland, at Assessor’s parcel ZG-2 near Pratt Corner Road and Reed Road (discontinued), to a six megawatt (DC) ground-mounted solar array. The continued public hearing will be held on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 8:00 P.M. at the Shutesbury Town Hall.
All interested persons should attend the hearing. Copies of the application and materials are available for review at the Office of the Shutesbury Town Clerk. For special accommodations contact Rebecca Torres, Town Administrator, at (413) 259-1214. Event is fragrance free.
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 October 8, 2015 at 7:45 P.M. at Town Hall, on a Request for Determination filed by Thomas Murphy, Property Owner, for a septic system repair (Tight Tank installation) at 28 Gass Lite Lane. The public meeting may be rescheduled due to inclement weather.
WESTHAMPTON- Pursuant to the authority of MA General Laws Chapter 131, Section 40 (Wetlands Protection Act) and Local Wetlands Bylaws, the Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday October 7, 2015 at their regularly scheduled hearing time starting at 7:30 PM at the Town Hall as posted by the Commission. The purpose of the meeting is to review a Request for Determination for the repair of a septic at a single Family Home at 1 West Shore Drive with the work within the Buffer Zone and the lake Map 11E Lot 23, aka 1 West Shore Drive Westhampton, MA submitted by Maureen Fitzgerald, applicant. Any person interested in this matter should appear at the time and place designated.
WILLIAMSBURG- A Public Hearing will be held at the Williamsburg Town Offices, 141 Main St., Haydenville, MA at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2015 to consider the following: The application of Keith Harmon Snow residing at 84 Goshen Road appealing the decision of the Building Commissioner dated 7/15/2015 not to enforce alleged Violations of the Williamsburg Zoning Bylaw at 74 Village Hill Road.
WILLIAMSBURG– The Williamsburg Conservation Commission, in accordance with MGL Chapter 131, Section 40, the Wetlands Protection Act, will hold a public meeting on:
October 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Williamsburg Town Hall, 141 Main St, Haydenville, MA to review a
Request for Determination of Applicability submitted by applicant Gary Niswonger.
The subject area or activity is located at: 8 North Street, Williamsburg, MA.
WILLIAMSBURG– The Williamsburg Conservation Commission, in accordance with MGL Chapter 131, Section 40, the Wetlands Protection Act, will hold a public meeting on October 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Williamsburg Town Hall, 141 Main Street, Haydenville, MA to review a Notice of Intent submitted by Sao Joao Realty, LLC. The subject area or activity is located at 142 Main Street, Haydenville, MA.
ERVING– The Erving Conservation Commission in accordance with the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act M.G.L. Chapter 131 Section 40, will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 6:00PM at the Pearl B. Care Building, West Main Street, to discuss a Request for Determination of Applicability. The Request was filed by MassDOT for proposed work at the junctions of Route 2 and Route 2A in Erving, MA.
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