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:

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING / US Department of Energy / Massachusetts FY 2016 Weatherization Assistance Program. The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development/Division of Community Services (DHCD/DCS) will hold a Public Hearing to receive comments on the proposed State Plan for the FY 2016 Weatherization Assistance Program to be submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy. DATE: Thursday, February 18, 2016 TIME: 10:00 AM PLACE: Department of Housing and Community Development 100 Cambridge Street 2nd Floor, Conference Room A Boston, Massachusetts 02114 The general public as well as interested parties are welcome to comment on the proposed State Plan. Requests for additional information may be directed to: David Fuller, Administrative Officer Energy Conservation Unit Division of Community Services Department of Housing and Community Development 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 300 Boston, MA 02114 David.Fuller@state.ma.us The deadline for all written comments is Tuesday, February 23, 2016. 01/19/16

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION OF WETLANDS AND WATERWAYS PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to 33.U.S.C.1341 and MGL c21 §43, 314 CMR 9.00, notice is given of a 401 Water Quality Certification (WQC) application for Basin Pond dredging activities at 380 State Road, Route 23, in Great Barrington, MA. This project proposes removal of accumulated sediment in Basin Pond, a manmade waterbody. This is intended to reestablish historic depth and water storage volume. Additional information may be obtained from Berkshire Engineering Inc., Lee, MA 01238. Written comments should be sent to: Ken Chin Department of Environmental Protection Wetlands and Waterways Program 1 Winter Street Boston, MA 02108 (617) 292-5893 Within 21 days of this notice. Any group of ten persons of the Commonwealth, any aggrieved person, or any government body or private organization with a mandate to protect the environment that has submitted written comments may also appeal the Department’s Certification and that failure to submit comments before the end of public comment period may result in the waiver of any right to a adjudicatory hearing. 01/21/16

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION OF WETLANDS AND WATERWAYS PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to 33.U.S.C.1341 and MGL c21 §43, 314 CMR 9.00, notice is given of a 401 Water Quality Certification (WQC) application for Murdock Pond dredging activities at 370 State Road, Route 23, in Great Barrington, MA. This project proposes removal of accumulated sediment in Murdock Pond, a manmade waterbody. This is intended to reestablish historic depth and water storage volume. Additional information may be obtained from Berkshire Engineering Inc., Lee, MA 01238. Written comments should be sent to: Ken Chin Department of Environmental Protection Wetlands and Waterways Program 1 Winter Street Boston, MA 02108 (617) 292-5893 Within 21 days of this notice. Any group of ten persons of the Commonwealth, any aggrieved person, or any government body or private organization with a mandate to protect the environment that has submitted written comments may also appeal the Department’s Certification and that failure to submit comments before the end of public comment period may result in the waiver of any right to a adjudicatory hearing. 01/21/16

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES D.P.U. 16-04 January 20, 2016 Petition of The Berkshire Gas Company for approval of four-year agreement for firm liquefied natural gas service with GDF Suez Gas NA LLC, pursuant to G.L. c. 164, § 94A. NOTICE OF FILING AND PUBLIC HEARING On January 19, 2016, The Berkshire Gas Company (“Berkshire” or “Company”) filed a petition with the Department of Public Utilities (“Department”) seeking approval of a four year agreement for liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) service (“Agreement”) with GDF Suez Gas NA LLC pursuant to G.L. c. 164, § 94A. The Agreement provides that the Company may receive a maximum daily quantity of 3,000 MMBtu of LNG with a maximum total annual quantity of 130,000 MMBtu. The Department has docketed this petition as D.P.U. 16-04. The Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (“Attorney General”) filed a notice to intervene in this matter pursuant to G.L. c. 12, § 11E(a). Further, pursuant to G.L. c. 12, § 11E(b), the Attorney General filed a notice of intent to retain experts and consultants to assist her investigation of the Company’s filing, and has requested Department approval to spend up to $150,000 in this regard. Pursuant to G.L. c. 12, § 11E(b), the costs incurred by the Attorney General relative to her retention of experts and consultants may be recovered in the Company’s rates. Any person who desires to comment on the Attorney General’s notice of intent to retain experts and consultants may submit written comments to the Department not later than the close of business (5:00 p.m.) on Friday, February 12, 2016. The Department will conduct a public hearing to receive comments on the Company’s petition on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at the Department’s offices, One South Station, 5th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02110. The Department will conduct a procedural conference immediately following the public hearing. A copy of the petition and accompanying exhibits are available for inspection during regular business hours at the Department’s offices. In addition, the filing is also available on the Department’s website at http://web1.env.state.ma.us/DPU/FileRoom/dockets/bynumber (enter “16 04”). Any person who desires to file written comments or to participate otherwise in this proceeding shall file an original and two (2) copies of such written comments or petition for leave to intervene in the proceeding with Mark D. Marini, Secretary, Department of Public Utilities, One South Station, Boston, Massachusetts, 02110, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2016, and serve one copy on counsel for the Company, James Avery, Esq., Pierce Atwood, LLP, 100 Summer Street, Suite 2250, Boston, Massachusetts 02110. A petition for leave to intervene must satisfy the timing and substantive requirements of 220 C.M.R. § 1.03. Receipt by the Department, not mailing, constitutes filing and determines whether a petition has been timely filed. A petition filed late may be disallowed as untimely, unless good cause is shown for waiver under 220 C.M.R. § 1.01(4). To be allowed, a petition under 220 C.M.R. § 1.03(1) must satisfy the standing requirements of G.L. c. 30A, § 10. All documents should also be submitted to the Department in electronic format using one of the following methods: (1) by e-mail attachment to dpu.efiling@state.ma.us and the hearing officer [laurie.e.weisman@state.ma.us]; or (2) on a CD-ROM. The text of the e-mail or CD ROM must specify: (1) the docket number of the proceeding (D.P.U. 16-04); (2) the name of the person or company submitting the filing; and (3) a brief descriptive title of the document. The electronic filing should also include the name, title, and telephone number of a person to contact in the event of questions about the filing. All documents submitted in electronic format will be posted on the Department’s website. For further information regarding the Joint Petition, please contact counsel for the Company, James Avery, Esq., Pierce Atwood, LLP, 100 Summer Street, Suite 2250, Boston, Massachusetts 02110, 617-488-8125. For further information regarding this notice, please contact Laurie Ellen Weisman, Hearing Officer, Department of Public Utilities, One South Station, Boston, Massachusetts, 02110, 617-305-3500. 02/01/16

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS/ MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION – HIGHWAY DIVISION – NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING Project File No. 607671. A Design Public Hearing will be held by MassDOT to discuss the proposed Rt. 8A (Jacksonville Stage Road) over Mill Brook bridge replacement project in Heath, MA. WHERE: Heath Community Hall, 1 East Main Street, Heath, MA 01346. WHEN: Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 @ 7:00pm. PURPOSE: The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed bridge replacement project. All views and comments made at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible. PROPOSAL: The proposed project consists of replacing the existing single span bridge in its entirety. The new bridge is to be constructed on a similar horizontal alignment. The existing 20 foot roadway width within the project limits will transition to 22 feet over the bridge and allow for two 11 foot travel lanes. The proposed bridge design will be consistent with the location’s context and setting. A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The Town of Heath is responsible for acquiring all needed rights in private or public lands. MassDOT’s policy concerning land acquisitions will be discussed at this hearing. Written views received by MassDOT subsequent to the date of this notice and up to five (5) days prior to the date of the hearing shall be displayed for public inspection and copying at the time and date listed above. Plans will be on display one-half hour before the hearing begins, with an engineer in attendance to answer questions regarding this project. A project handout will be made available on the MassDOT website listed below. Written statements and other exhibits in place of, or in addition to, oral statements made at the Public Hearing regarding the proposed undertaking are to be submitted to Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Bridge Project Management, Project File No. 607671. Such submissions will also be accepted at the hearing. Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be postmarked within ten (10) business days of this Public Hearing. Project inquiries may be emailed to dot.feedback.highway@state.ma.us. This location is accessible to people with disabilities. MassDOT provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (including but not limited to interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, open or closed captioning for videos, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats, such as audio tapes, Braille and large print), as available. For accommodation or language assistance, please contact MassDOT’s Chief Diversity and Civil Rights Officer by phone (857-368-8580), fax (857-368-0602), TTD/TTY (857-368-0603) or by email (MassDOT.CivilRights@dot.state.ma.us). Requests should be made as soon as possible prior to the meeting, and for more difficult to arrange services including sign-language, CART or language translation or interpretation, requests should be made at least ten (10) business days before the meeting. In case of inclement weather, hearing cancellation announcements will be posted on the internet at http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/Highway/   THOMAS J. TINLIN, HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATOR, PATRICIA A. LEAVENWORTH, P.E. CHIEF ENGINEER

BERKSHIRE COUNTY

COUNTYWIDE:

Request for weatherization proposals Berkshire Community Action Council, Inc (BCAC), 1531 East St Pittsfield, MA 01201 seeks qualified contractors to perform residential weatherization work in Berkshire County Ma. Including: cellulose/fiberglass blown insulation (including dense pack wall insulation), blower door assisted air sealing, general carpentry and energy efficiency related repairs. For a copy of the RFP call Joan Chapman-Bartlett at 413-418-3667. Complete applications and price bids must be received as instructed by the RFP, no later than 3 weeks after the posting of this notice. This advertisement is subject in all respects to the terms and conditions of the RFP. Small and minority owned businesses are encouraged to apply. BCAC is an AA/OEO/ADA employer. 02/01/16, 02/02/16, 02/03/16

Berkshire Metropolitan Planning Organization PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT The Berkshire MPO is seeking public comment on the following: 2016-2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment- An amendment (first amendment) has been proposed to the FFY 2016 – 2019 Berkshire Region TIP. This amendment concerns 1) adding Gt. Barrington bridge project (605299) from 2015 to 2016 and 2) the programing of transit projects and funding to acquire 5 replacement vans. Copies of the amendment 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 by February 26, 2016 and should be addressed to the Berkshire Metropolitan Planning Organization/BRPC, 1 Fenn Street, Suite 201, Pittsfield MA 01201 or via email to info@berkshireplanning.org The Berkshire MPO is scheduled to approve these documents at their meeting scheduled for March 29, 2016 at 4 PM at the BRPC offices. This notice complies with the Berkshire Region MPO’s Public Participation Plan and satisfies the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority’s public participation process for the development of its Program of Projects. 01/27/16

PUBLIC NOTICE Grant Announcement and Application for Housatonic River Watershed Restoration Program Land Acquisition Projects The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) Natural Resource Damages (NRD) Program, as Lead Administrative Trustee for the Massachusetts SubCouncil (MA SubCouncil) of the Housatonic River Trustee Council for the GE/Housatonic NRD settlement, announces the October 7, 2015, release of the Grant Announcement and Application (Doc. No, BWSC-2015-NRD-03) for a second subround of Land Acquisition Projects to conserve habitat in the Housatonic River Watershed of Massachusetts as described in the Final Round 3 Restoration Plan and Supplemental Environmental Assessment (Round 3 RP/SEA) for the Housatonic River Watershed Restoration Program. The total value of available funding for this subround of Land Acquisition Projects is $853,000. Multiple grants may be awarded. Details regarding project eligibility and instructions for submitting a grant application are provided in the Grant Announcement and Application package. The Grant Announcement and Application will be available online on the MassDEP NRD Program website at: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/cleanup/nrd/nrd-restoration-funding-opportunities.html and on the Commonwealth Procurement website (COMMBUYS) at: www.commbuys.com. Applicants having difficulty obtaining required materials electronically may contact Karen Pelto at 617-292-5785 or by e-mail at karen.pelto@state.ma.us. Hard copies of application materials will be available at the Lenox Library and other public libraries in the Housatonic River watershed in Massachusetts. The MA SubCouncil will hold an Applicant Conference for the Round 3 Grant Announcement and Application on Thursday, December 10, 2015, at 5:30 PM at: The Lenox Library, Sedgwick Reading Room 18 Main Street Lenox, MA 01240 Written questions regarding the Grant Announcement and Application must be submitted on or before Friday, January 8, 2016. Completed applications must be received no later than 4:30 PM, April 6, 2016, at: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup One Winter Street, 6th Floor Boston, MA 02108 Re: BWSC-NRD-2015-03 Attn: Karen Pelto Information about the Housatonic River Watershed Restoration Project in Massachusetts is available online at: www.ma-housatonicrestoration.org Additional information can be obtained by contacting Karen Pelto, MassDEP NRD Program Coordinator, at 617-292-5785 or karen.pelto@state.ma.us. 10/07/15

LEGAL NOTICE The Northern Berkshire Regional Emergency Planning Committee (NBREPC) is federally mandated to oversee the “Community Right To Know” planning, training and information gathering for the storage of hazardous materials within the area of Northern Berkshire County. The NBREPC is comprised of the following communities: Adams, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Florida, New Ashford, North Adams and Savoy. The NBREPC would like to announce the following information concerning meetings, planning and information storage. Beginning March 2016, meetings of the NBREPC will be held on the third Thursday of each month. The schedule for the next twelve month period is as follows: DATE TIME LOCATION **2/4/2016 9:00 AM North Adams Ambulance Service 10 Harris Street North Adams, MA 01247 ** Last meeting date of old annual schedule. 3/17/2016 9:00 AM North Adams Ambulance Service 10 Harris Street North Adams, MA 01247 4/21/2016 9:00 AM North Adams Ambulance Service 10 Harris Street North Adams, MA 01247 5/19/2016 9:00 AM North Adams Ambulance Service 10 Harris Street North Adams, MA 01247 6/16/2016 9:00 AM North Adams Ambulance Service 10 Harris Street North Adams, MA 01247 July 2016 (Optional meeting at the discretion of Chairperson) August 2016 (Optional meeting at the discretion of Chairperson) 9/15/2016 9:00 AM North Adams Ambulance Service 10 Harris Street North Adams, MA 01247 10/20/2016 9:00 AM North Adams Ambulance Service 10 Harris Street North Adams, MA 01247 11/17/2016 9:00 AM North Adams Ambulance Service 10 Harris Street North Adams, MA 01247 12/15/2016 9:00 AM North Adams Ambulance Service 10 Harris Street North Adams, MA 01247 01/19/2017 9:00 AM North Adams Ambulance Service 10 Harris Street North Adams, MA 01247 All meetings are open and the general public is invited. The NBREPC has developed an integrated emergency response plan which is available to be reviewed. Additional material that is site specific for hazardous materials storage is also available to be reviewed at the North Adams Fire Department, 40 American Legion Drive, North Adams, MA 01247. An appointment is required. Contact North Adams Fire Director Steve Meranti at (413) 662-3103. 1/27/2016 01/29/16

BERKSHIRE COUNTY CITY/TOWN INDEX (alphabetical order):

ADAMS – Town of Adams Request forProposals Engineering Design Services: Visotors Center Parking Design Project RFP #16-003 The Town of Adams, acting through its Community Development Department, is soliciting proposals from experienced, qualified engineering/design professionals to provide engineering design services for the proposed Visitors Center Parking Design Project. The selected consultant will: i) assess existing conditions; ii) work with Town and project steering committee to develop design concept; iii) develop final design, prepare construction plans and specifications; iv) if construction funds are awarded, complete all public bidding documents for the proposed parking lot improvements consistent with pertinent federal, state, and local regulations; and v) provide construction supervision. The proposed parking lot improvements will likely include drainage, pavement, sidewalk/crossing modifications and other pedestrian improvements, street trees, and lighting. The selected consultant will be required to present the proposed project at a public meeting during the design process. The Request for Proposal (RFP) is available from the Community Development Department, 8 Park Street, Bsmt, Adams, MA 01220 on or after January 29, 2016, M – F, between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM. Interested firms must be able to demonstrate that they meet all requirements as outlined in the project’s Scope of Services. Proposals must be received no later than 3:00 PM on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at the Adams Town Hall, Town Administrator’s Office – 2nd Floor, 8 Park Street, Adams, MA 01220. The envelope must be clearly labeled “Adams RFP #16-003: Engineering Design Services: Visitors Center Parking Design Project.” All proposals will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, color, age, sex, religion, national origin or disability. The Town of Adams is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The Town of Adams reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, to waive any informalities, and to make the awards as may be deemed to be in the best interest of the Town. Tony Mazzucco Chief Procurement Officer 2/1/16

DALTON – DALTON FIRE DISTRICT BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS DALTON, MASSACHUSETTS ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed Bids for the construction of the “Reservoir Road Water Storage Tank Replacement Project” will be received by the Board of Water Commissioners at the Dalton Fire District Office (Fire Station), 20 Flansburg Avenue, Dalton MA 01226 until 2:00 PM local time on February 9, 2016 at which time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read. Sealed Bids must have outer envelope marked as “Reservoir Road Water Storage Tank Replacement Project”. The work consists of the demolition of one 1,200,000 gallon (MG) welded steel water storage tank; excavation for a new tank foundation, including rock removal if required, construction of one 1,200,000 gallon, wire-wound, prestressed concrete storage tank and appurtenances, associated piping and valving as shown on the Drawings; site work including sedimentation and erosion control, excavation, borrow materials, backfill, compaction, final grading, loaming and seeding. Bids shall be on a lump sum basis. All Bids for this project are subject to the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 30, Section 39M as amended. Tank contractors shall be prequalified prior to submitting Bids. Tank contractors seeking the prequalification shall submit preliminary design drawings and calculations showing the dimensions of the tank, details of the type of construction, wire-wound pre-stressing methods, sizes of principal members a minimum of 14 days prior to the bid opening. Bidding Documents may be obtained electronically from the Tighe & Bond website at http://www.tighebond.com/ Projects_Out_to_Bid.php. This project is partially funded by a loan from the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development. A Pre-Bid Conference will be held at 10:00 AM on January 27, 2016 at the Dalton Fire District Office (Fire Station), 20 Flansburg Avenue, Dalton, MA 01226 in the Second Floor Meeting Room. DALTON FIRE DISTRICT DALTON, MASSACHUSETTS 01/13/16

HANCOCK – TOWN OF HANCOCK BOARD OF SELECTMEN SNOW PLOWING INVITATION TO BID Sealed bids for snowplowing will be received by the Board of Selectmen at the Hancock Town Hall until 11:00am on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 and opened and read at the Hancock Town Hall, Route 43 in Hancock at noon on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Contract documents are available at the Hancock Town Hall from the Town Secretary Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until noon. The Contract period is for three years beginning October 15, 2016 and ending on May 15, 2019. Contractor agrees to provide all equipment, labor, and materials for the successful completion of plowing, sanding, and salting town roads, Town Hall driveway and parking lot, school, fire station, compactor site, and library, excluding Richmond Road. No bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of thirty (30) days excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays after the opening date. The successful bidder shall provide the cost for completion including 100% Performance Bond. Wage rates are subject to the minimum wage rate as per General Laws, Chapter 149, and Sections 26 through 27F inclusive. The Selectmen reserve the right to waive any informality and to reject any or all bids if deemed to be in the best interest of the Town. BOARD OF SELECTMEN 01/29/16

HINSDALE – HINSDALE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Hinsdale Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hinsdale Town Hall, 39 South Street, Hinsdale, MA, to act on an application filed by Camp Romaca for a special permit to construct a 5,288 sq. ft. creative arts studio on property located at 385 Longview Avenue, Hinsdale, MA (Map 104, Lot 46). HINSDALE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS By: Colleen Marshall Clerk 01/25/16, 02/01/16

PITTSFIELD – NOTICE OF TIER CLASSIFICATION 232 West Housatonic Street Pittsfield, Massachusetts RTN 1-19633 A release of oil and/or hazardous materials has occurred at this location, which is a disposal site as defined by M.G.L. c. 21E, § 2 and the Massachusetts Contingency Plan, 310 CMR 40.0000. To evaluate the release, a Phase I Initial Site Investigation was performed pursuant to 310 CMR 40.0480. The site has been classified as TIER II pursuant to 310 CMR 40.0500. On January 29, 2016, City of Pittsfield filed a TIER II Classification Submittal with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). To obtain more information on this disposal site, please contact ECS, Inc., 588 Silver Street, 413-789-3530. The Tier Classification Submittal and the disposal site file can be viewed at the MassDEP website using Release Tracking Number (RTN) 1-19633 at http://public.dep.state.ma.us/SearchableSites2/Search.aspx or at the MassDEP Western Regional Office, 436 Dwight Street, Springfield, MA 01103, 413-784-1100. Additional public involvement opportunities are available under 310 CMR 40.1403(9) and 310 CMR 40.1404. 02/03/16

SHEFFIELD – Town of Sheffield Notice of Public Hearing The Sheffield Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., 1st floor meeting room, Town Hall, 21 Depot Square, regarding a Request for Determination of Applicability, filed by The Nature Conservancy for property on South Undermountain Rd and Barnum St, Sheffield, in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 131, sec. 40. The purpose of the hearing is to gather information regarding the proposed project: to improve wetlands and early successional habitat in the work areas for common and rare species. The project area consists of 4 parcels of conservation land. The intention of the applicant will be discussed in compliance with the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act. Don Ward, Chairman 1/30/16

STOCKBRIDGE – TOWN OF STOCKBRIDGE CONSERVATION COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to Chapter 131, Section 40 MGL, the Stockbridge Conservation Commission will hold the following public hearings on Tuesday, 9 February 2016 at the Stockbridge Town Offices beginning at 7pm: Notice of Intent David & Resa Eppler, 96/96A Interlaken Road (Raymond). Map 205, Lot 19. Single family home replacement and related site work. 2/2/16

STOCKBRIDGE – TOWN OF STOCKBRIDGE PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Stockbridge Planning Board is scheduling a public hearing at the Stockbridge Town Offices, for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. They will consider an appeal of the Stockbridge Historic Preservation Committee’s decision for 22 Glendale Middle Road to demolish and rebuild. The appeal is under the Historic Preservation and Demolition Delay Article XXII of the Stockbridge Town Bylaws. The engineer’s report and plans are on file in the Planning Board office in the Town Offices. 2/2/16
Appeared in: The Berkshire Eagle on Tuesday, 02/02/2016

WEST STOCKBRIDGE – TOWN OF WEST STOCKBRIDGE CONSERVATION COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 131, Section 40, the West Stockbridge Conservation Commission will hold a Public Hearing on February 4 at 7pm in the main meeting room at the West Stockbridge Town Hall, 21 State Line Road, West Stockbridge, to review: 1) NOI, Housatonic Solar 1, installation of solar array State Line Rd, property known as Berkshire Truck Stop 2). RDA for Rothenberg, 30 Pixley Hill Rd, submitted by White Engineering, septic upgrade. Copies of both are on file in Town Hall and may be viewed Monday through Friday, 9:00am-3:30pm. Ronni Barrett West Stockbridge Town Clerk 01/21/16

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY:

EASTHAMPTON – LEGAL NOTICE, CITY OF EASTHAMPTON CONSERVATION COMMISSION. Pursuant to the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, M.G.L. c 131, s 40, the Easthampton Conservation Commission will hold a public meeting on a Request for Determination of Applicability filed by Patrick & Genevieve Brough for an addition at 107 Briggs St. Location (Map146 Lot 161,1).The public meeting will be held on February 8,2016, at 6:00PM, at the Municipal Office Building, 50 Payson Avenue. The filing is available for public review at the Easthampton Planning Department. January 28

HARDWICK – REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – TOWN OF HARDWICK – Environmental Hazards Study. Former George H. Gilbert Building – 179 Main Street, Village of Gilbertville in Hardwick, MA. The Town of Hardwick invites proposals to examine known and suspected environmental hazards at the now-vacant 179 Main Street property, the former George H. Gilbert Building, which include known building-related contaminants (asbestos, lead paint and others) and suspected soil and/or groundwater contaminants related to an underground heating oil tank. The resulting document will equip the Town with the information necessary to make an informed decision regarding cleanup and reuse of the 179 Main Street property and its on-site building. Funding for this project is under the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development CDBG Program. All applicable state and federal conditions, policies, laws and regulations are in effect for this project. The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) is serving as project administrator for the town. A more detailed Request for Proposals (RFP) is available at no cost from the PVPC, 60 Congress Street, 1st Floor, Springfield, MA 01104 during normal business hours. The RFP will be available from January 6, 2016 at 2pm until the due date specified below. The Town reserves the right to reject any and all proposals if it is deemed in the best interests of the Town to do so. The Town, through its Board of Selectmen, will be the awarding and contracting authority. A pre-submission briefing session and tour of the building will begin at 10:00 AM on January 28, 2016 at 179 Main Street, Hardwick, MA. Completed proposals are to be submitted no later than 3:00 PM, February 4, 2016 at the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, First Floor, 60 Congress Street, Springfield, MA. January 4

SHUTESBURY – NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING, TOWN OF SHUTESBURY, MASSACHUSETTS. Notice is hereby given that the Shutesbury Planning Board will conduct a public hearing Monday February 8, 2016 at 7PM at the Shutesbury Town Hall on the application of Joan Antonino, Charles DiMare, and Jenna Antonino DiMare for a Special Permit for a Common Driveway off Sumner Mountain Road. All interested persons should attend the hearing. A copy of the application is 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 Planning Board, Deacon Bonnar, Chair, January 19, 26

FRANKLIN COUNTY:

COUNTYWIDE:

Request for Proposals – Community Action of the Franklin, Hampshire, and North Quabbin Regions, Inc., 393 Main St., Greenfield, MA 01301 seeks qualified contractors to perform residential weatherization work in Franklin and Hampshire Counties including: cellulose/fiberglass insulation (including dense pack wall insulation), blower door assisted air sealing, general carpentry and energy efficiency related repairs. For a copy of the RFP, call the Energy Efficiency program at 413-376-1140. Complete applications and price bids must be received as instructed in the RFP, no later than two weeks after the posting of this notice. This advertisement is subject in all respects to the terms and conditions of the Request for Proposals. Small and minority-owned businesses are encouraged to apply. Community Action is an AA/OEO/ADA Employer.

Invitation for Bids: The Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) will accept sealed bids for repair to flood damaged Mountain Rd Bridge on behalf of the Town of Charlemont. Contractors may download the bid specifications fromhttp://frcog.org/bids. A non-mandatory prebid meeting will be held January 27, 2016 at 10am starting at Charlemont Town Hall. Bids must be submitted to FRCOG, 12 Olive St., #2, Greenfield, MA 01301 no later than February 16, 2016 at 2pm. Prevailing wages per MGL Ch149 §26-27f inclusive apply. The Town of Charlemont is the awarding authority and reserves the right to accept or reject any bid as they deem in the best public interest.

FRANKLIN COUNTY CITY/TOWN INDEX (alphabetical order):

CHARLEMONT – Invitation for Bids: The Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) will accept sealed bids for repair to flood damaged Mountain Rd Bridge on behalf of the Town of Charlemont. Contractors may download the bid specifications fromhttp://frcog.org/bids. A non-mandatory prebid meeting will be held January 27, 2016 at 10am starting at Charlemont Town Hall. Bids must be submitted to FRCOG, 12 Olive St., #2, Greenfield, MA 01301 no later than February 16, 2016 at 2pm. Prevailing wages per MGL Ch149 §26-27f inclusive apply. The Town of Charlemont is the awarding authority and reserves the right to accept or reject any bid as they deem in the best public interest.

COLRAIN – PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE. In accordance with the provisions of Mass General Laws, Chapter 148, Section 13, the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Colrain will hold a public hearing on the application of Catamount Country Store, Inc. for a license to store flammables at the property located at 113 Main Road, Colrain, MA. The request is for storage of 10,000 gallons of flammable liquids underground and 5,000 gallons of combustible liquids (diesel) underground. The hearing will be held on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Selectmen’s Meeting Room, 55 Main Road, Colrain, MA. All interested persons, groups, and agencies are invited to attend. Eileen Sauvageau, Chairman
January 28 , 2016

CONWAY – Notice of Public Meeting To be held at the Conway Town Hall, Conway, Massachusetts, on February 9, 2016 at 7:45pm, to review an RDA from the Town of Conway Parks, Recreation and Trails for a walking trail project on Town Lands, Map 411, Lot 8.2 and 8.3. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome.

GREENFIELD – Advertisement for Bidders, Office of the Mayor, 14 Court Square
Greenfield, MA 01301. Sealed bids addressed to the Office of the Mayor, 14 Court Square, Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301 and endorsed “RFP # 16­11 Furnish and Supervise Installation of Playground Equipment” will be accepted by the Office of the Mayor on the second floor of the Town Hall. Sealed proposals will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2016. The proposals will then be publicly opened and read aloud at 2:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room, Room #28. The project consists of furnishing and supervising the installation of ageappropriate (ages 2­12) playground equipment at Energy Park, a town owned recreational area located off Miles Street in the Town of Greenfield. As of 9:00 a.m. on Monday, January 4th, 2016 copies of this RFP may be obtained from the Town of Greenfield website at www.Greenfield­ma.gov under Departments/Purchasing/ Active Bids/RFQ/RFP or electronically from the Purchasing Department of the Town of Greenfield at purchasing@greenfield­ma.gov or by calling A. LaBonté at 772­1560 x­ 6136. Contract documents and proposal forms can also be picked up at the Mayor’s Office or can be mailed upon request, at a fifteen dollar ($15.00) charge for handling and mailing costs. Mailing will be either via UPS or US Mail, Fourth Class, Special Handling. All handling and mailing costs must be prepaid. Contract documents and proposal forms will be available after Monday, January 4th, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. There will be a site visit on Wednesday, January 20th at 10:00 a.m. at the site. If there are any questions regarding the specifications or to arrange a site inspection, please contact: Lane Kelly, Procurement Officer, Town of Greenfield, 14 Court Square, Greenfield, MA 01301 1­413­772­1567 ext. 102.

HEATH – NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING 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 February 11, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to review a Request for a Determination of Applicability filed by Robert and Donna Tanner for the purpose of placement of manufactured housing, 28’x44’, and demolition of existing structure at 140 Rt. 8A North, Heath. The public and interested parties are welcome.
Signed, The Heath Conservation Commission

MONTAGUE – INVITATION FOR BIDS FOR VALUATION OF HYDRO ELECTRIC GENERATING PROPERTY. The Montague Board of Assessors will accept bids for valuation services of the 1) Cabot Generating Station and Turners Falls #1 Generating Station and 2) the Turners Falls Hydroelectric Plant at 16 Canal Road until February 8, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at which time the bids will be publicly opened during the meeting of the Board of Assessors. Specifications are available on the town website procurement page: http://www.montague-ma.gov/Pages/MontagueMA_Procurement/rfp or by calling the Montague Board of Assessors at 413-863-3200, Extension 118 or by e-mailing KarenT@montague-ma.gov. All Bids must be placed in an envelope and clearly marked “Hydroelectric Valuation Bid” sealed and mailed or delivered to the Montague Board of Assessors, 1 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA 01376. One original and four copies of each bid should be provided. Facsimile submissions are not acceptable. The Town of Montague will be the awarding authority and they reserve the right to reject any and all bids in total or in part and to waive any minor informality. Karen M. Tonelli, Director of Assessing. Date: January 4, 2016. The Town of Montague is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

MONTAGUE – INVITATION FOR BIDS FOR VALUATION OF HYDRO ELECTRIC GENERATING PROPERTY. The Montague Board of Assessors will accept bids for valuation services of the 1) Cabot Generating Station and Turners Falls #1 Generating Station and 2) the Turners Falls Hydroelectric Plant at 16 Canal Road until February 8, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at which time the bids will be publicly opened during the meeting of the Board of Assessors. Specifications are available on the town website procurement page: http://www.montague-ma.gov/Pages/MontagueMA_Procurement/rfp or by calling the Montague Board of Assessors at 413-863-3200, Extension 118 or by e-mailing KarenT@montague-ma.gov. All Bids must be placed in an envelope and clearly marked “Hydroelectric Valuation Bid” sealed and mailed or delivered to the Montague Board of Assessors, 1 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA 01376. One original and four copies of each bid should be provided. Facsimile submissions are not acceptable. The Town of Montague will be the awarding authority and they reserve the right to reject any and all bids in total or in part and to waive any minor informality. Karen M. Tonelli, Director of Assessing. Date: January 4, 2016. The Town of Montague is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

ROWE – Notice of Public Tree Hearing – Town of Rowe. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to M.G.L. c. 40, §15C and M.G.L. c. 87, §3 and the Bylaws of the Town of Rowe, and upon petition by the Rowe Tree Warden and the Rowe Park Commission/Park Department and/or their agent, the Rowe Planning Board and Rowe Tree Warden will hold a joint Public Tree Hearing on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Rowe Town Hall to discuss the removal of public shade trees: Ford Hill Road (near the intersection with Monroe Hill Road): one 20” diameter ash tree; Pond Road (parking/picnic area near the causeway at Pelham Lake): Two 20” pines, one 8” pine, one 6” pine, two 4” pines, one 10” pine, one 20” soft maple, two 8” pines, one 24” pine, one 18” pine. A copy of this notice will be affixed to the trees proposed for removal.

WHATELY – Whately Board of Health – Public Hearing Notice – Trash Hauler Regulations. The Whately Board of Health will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. at the Whately Town Offices (conference room), 4 Sandy Lane, for the purpose of discussing proposed revisions to the Town’s Trash Hauler regulations. Proposed regulations can be viewed at the Town Clerk’s Office, 4 Sandy Lane in Whately during regular business hours. Francis Fortino, Chair, Whately Board of Health

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