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.

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DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION BUREAU OF RESOURCE PROTECTION/WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM 436 DWIGHT STREET SPRINGFIELD, MA 01103 TEL#: 413-784-1100 Notice is hereby given that the following application for an Individual Groundwater Discharge 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: Stockbridge PROJECT NAME: Camp Mah-Kee-Nac APPLICANT: Mr, Bart Margheim FACILITY LOCATION: 6 Hawthorne Road Stockbridge, MA 01262 TYPE OF DISCHARGE: Treated wastewater QUANTITY OF DISCHARGE: 20,195 Gallons Per Day PERMIT NO: MA-GW-2-681 TRANSMITTAL NO: X269309 PROPOSED ACTION: Tentative determination to issue individual groundwater discharge 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 fora public hearing thereon pursuant to 314 CMRo 2.07 must be filed with MassDEP at the above address within thirty,(30) days of this of 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/water/regulations/310-cmr-1-00-adjudicatory-proceedings. html Paul J Nietupski Wastewater Section Chief Bureau of Water Resources 04/12/16

MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WATERWAYS PROGRAM. “Notice of License Application” pursuant to M. G. L. Chapter 91. Waterways License Application Number X270111. Applicant: TOWN OF ASHFIELD. NOTIFICATION DATE: Monday, March 28, 2016. Public notice is hereby given of the Chapter 91 Waterways License Application by Town of Ashfield to construct a recreational dock at 89 Buckland Road, also known as Assessor’s Map 7-2, Lot 2, off of Buckland Road, in the municipality of Ashfield, in and over the waters of Ashfield Lake Beach, 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, April 28, 2016, 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 413-755-2260. 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: Timothy McKenna, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Western Region-Waterways Program, 436 Dwight Street, Springfield, MA 01103

MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WATERWAYS PROGRAM “Notice of License Application” pursuant to M. G. L. Chapter 91 Waterways License Application Number: W16-10 Waterways License Application Transmittal Number: X269286 Applicant: 27 MTK LLC c/o Burack Investments NOTIFICATION DATE: April 5, 2016 Public notice is hereby given of the “Standard License BRP WW01a Package” by 27 MTK LLC to construct and maintain a dock for private use at 27 Mahkeenac Terrace, also known as Assessor’s Map 205, Lot 43, in the municipality of Stockbridge, in and over the waters of Stockbridge Bowl, 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 May 5, 2016, 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 04/05/16

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WATERWAYS REGULATION PROGRAM Notice of License Application pursuant to M. G. L. Chapter 91 Waterways License Application Number X268823 Proposed Residential Dock NOTIFICATION DATE: April 6, 2016 Public notice is hereby given of the application by Kimberley Tonlino to construct and maintain a proposed dock at 511 Pine Road, Otis, MA, 01253. The Department will consider all written comments on this Waterways application received by within 30 days subsequent to the “Notification Date”. Failure of any aggrieved person or group of ten citizens or more to submit written comments to the Waterways Regulation 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). The group of citizens must include no less than five citizens who are residents of the municipality in which the proposed project is located. Additional information regarding this application may be obtained by contacting the Waterways Regulation Program at 617-292-5929. Project plans and documents for this application are on file with the Waterways Regulation Program for public viewing, by appointment only, at the address below. Written comments must be addressed to: MassDEP’s Waterways Regulation Program Western Regional located at 436 Dwight Street, Springfield, MA 01103. 04/06/16

MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WATERWAYS REGULATION PROGRAM “Notice of License Application” pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 91 Waterways License Application Number XX270217 Applicant: Riley Dock Application NOTIFICATION DATE: April 8, 2016 Public notice is hereby given of the application by William and Nancy Riley to maintain and existing pier/dock at 187 Brookman Drive, Otis, MA 01029. The Department will consider all written comments on this Waterways application received by within 30 days subsequent to the “Notification Date”. Failure of any aggrieved person or group of ten citizens or more to submit written comments to the Waterways Regulation 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). The group of citizens must include no less than five citizens who are residents of the municipality in which the proposed project is located. Additional information regarding this application may be obtained by contacting the Waterways Regulation Program at (617) 292-5929. Project plans and documents for this application are on file with the Waterways Regulation Program for public viewing, by appointment only, at the address below. Written comments must be addressed to: MassDEP’s Waterways Regulation Program, -Western Region, 436 Dwight St., Springfield, MA 01103. 04/08/16

Department of Environmental Protection Waterways Regulation Program Notice of License Application Pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 91 Waterways License, Application Number [X269857] [Construct a Floating Dock] Notification date: [4/08/2016] Public notice is hereby given of the application by [Kenneth Lively] to construct and maintain a proposed Floating dock, at campsite 11E, Turners Falls, MA, Franklin County. The department will consider all written comments on this Waterways application received by within 30 days subsequent to the “Notification Date”. Failure of any aggrieved person or group of ten citizens or more to submit written comments to the Waterways Regulation Program by the Public Comments Deadline will result in the waver of any right to an adjudicatory hearing in accordance with 310 CMR 9.13(4)(c). The group of citizens must include no less than five citizens that who are residents of the municipality in which the proposed project is located. Additional information regarding this application may be obtained by contacting the Waterways Regulation Program at 617-292-5929. Project plans and documents for this application are on file with the Waterways Regulation program for public viewing, by appointment only, at the address below. Written comments must be addressed to: Mass DEP’s Waterways Regulation Program, P.O. Box 4062, Boston, MA 02211.

MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WATERWAYS REGULATION PROGRAM “Notice of License Application” pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 91 Waterways License Application Number: 16-4635 Applicant: Blanche Weinberg et al NOTIFICATION DATE: April 13th, 2016 Public notice is hereby given of the “Simplified License BRP WW06 Self Licensing Package” by Blanche Weinberg et al to maintain a Dock at 7 Reservoir Heights Road in the Town 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 with non-water dependent componets. 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 May 13, 2016 the Public Comment Deadline. Failure of any aggrieved person or group of ten citizens or more to submit written comments to the Waterways Regulation 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 Regulation program at (413) 755-2260. Project plans and documents for this application are on file with the Waterways Regulation Program for public viewing, by appointment only, at the address below. Written comments must be addressed to: Timothy McKenna Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Western Region-Waterways Program 436 Dwight Street Springfield, MA, 01103 04/13/16

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WATERWAYS REGULATION PROGRAM Notice of License Application pursuant to M. G. L. Chapter 91 Waterways License Application Number X269437 Richard & Caren Gerszberg 1 Penny Royal Lane Stockbridge NOTIFICATION DATE: April 14, 2016 Public notice is hereby given of the application by Rich and Caren Gerszberg to construct and maintain a proposed pier/dock, at 1 Penny Royal Lane Stockbridge MA Berkshire County. The Department will consider all written comments on this Waterways application received by within 30 days subsequent to the “Notification Date”. Failure of any aggrieved person or group of ten citizens or more to submit written comments to the Waterways Regulation 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). The group of citizens must include no less than five citizens who are residents of the municipality in which the proposed project is located. Additional information regarding this application may be obtained by contacting the Waterways Regulation Program at 617-292-5929. Project plans and documents for this application are on file with the Waterways Regulation Program for public viewing. Additional information regarding this application may be obtained by contacting the Waterways Regulation program at (413) 755-2265. Project plans and documents for this application are on file with the Waterways Regulation Program for public viewing, by appointment only, at the address below. Written comments must be addressed to: Timothy McKenna Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Western Region-Waterways Program 436 Dwight Street Springfield, MA, 01103 04/14/16

Public Notice Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Wetlands and Waterways Boston Region One Winter Street Boston, MA 02108 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 the replacement of the South County Road Bridge over the Cold River, bridge #F-05-002, in the Town of Florida, Massachusetts by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Highway Division, Ten Park Plaza, Room 4260, Boston, MA 02116. This project will involve the demolition and replacement of the existing bridge superstructure and abutments. Additional information may be obtained from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Highway Division at the above address, Attention Timothy Dexter, (857) 368-8794. Written comments should be sent to MassDEP, Southeast Region Main Office, Attention Christopher Ross, 20 Riverside Drive, Lakeville, MA 02347 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. 04/23/16

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES D.P.U. 16-01 Petition of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. before the Department of Public Utilities pursuant to G.L. c. 164, §§ 72A, 75B and 75D for Authority to Perform Geotechnical and Other Surveys on Certain Private Properties. D.P.U. 16-02 Petition of Petition of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. before the Department of Public Utilities pursuant to G.L. c. 164, §§ 72A, 75B and 75D for Authority to Perform Vernal Pool and Other Surveys on Certain Private Properties. D.P.U. 16-03 Petition of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. before the Department of Public Utilities pursuant to G.L. c. 164, §§ 72A, 75B and 75D for Authority to Perform Surveys on Certain Private Properties. NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT HEARINGS – Notice is hereby given that Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. (“Company”) has filed three petitions (“Petitions”) with the Department of Public Utilities (“Department”) requesting that the Department grant the Company the authority to enter upon land owned by certain private landowners (“Survey Properties”) who have not previously granted access to the Company to conduct surveys on their land in connection with the Company’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct Project (the “Project”), now pending before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) (Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company L.L.C., FERC Docket No. CP16-21-000). As set forth in more detail in the Petitions, the Company maintains that the surveys are needed to gather information required for FERC’s review of the Project. The Department will review the Petitions to determine whether the requested surveys should be granted. In Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company L.L.C., D.P.U. 16-01, the Company requests authority to enter upon land owned by twenty-three (23) private landowners, which is generally located on or near a major water body, a railroad crossing, or a road crossing, which may require installation of the pipeline using the horizontal directional drill (“HDD”) method. The Company seeks authority to conduct geotechnical surveys, and for purposes of efficiency, and to minimize disruption and inconvenience, the Company also seeks authority to perform civil, archeological and cultural resources, wetlands and water body delineation, and endangered or rare species surveys at the same time it enters the properties to perform geotechnical surveys. In Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company L.L.C., D.P.U. 16-02, the Company requests authority to enter upon land owned by eighteen (18) private landowners, which land is located within two hundred feet from either side of the proposed centerline of the pipeline, for the purpose of conducting vernal pool surveys. For purposes of efficiency, and to minimize disruption and inconvenience, the Company also seeks authority to perform civil, archeological and cultural resources, wetlands and water body delineation; and endangered or rare species surveys at the same time it enters the vernal pool properties to perform vernal pool surveys. These surveys are described in more detail in paragraphs 18-24 of the Petition in D.P.U. 16-02. In Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company L.L.C., D.P.U. 16-03, the Company requests authority to enter upon land owned by four hundred eight (408) private landowners. The survey activities will generally be conducted in an area located within two hundred feet from either side of the proposed centerline of the pipeline, for the purpose of making civil, archeological and cultural resources; wetlands and water body delineation; and endangered or rare species surveys. These surveys are described in more detail in paragraphs 18-26 of the Petition in D.P.U. 16-03. The Department will conduct six public comment hearings to receive public comments on the Company’s petition, as follows:
Schedule of Public Comment Hearings for D.P.U. 16-01, 16-02, and 16-03
All hearing dates have passed.
Copies of the Petitions, and complete sets of exhibits is available on the Department’s Website http://web1.env.state.ma.us/DPU/FileRoom/dockets/bynumber. (Enter docket number “16-01” “16-02” or “16-03.”) The Petitions are also available in hard-copy format for public inspection at the offices of the Department, One South Station, Boston, Massachusetts. Copies are also available for public viewing at the public libraries of each city or town where the Survey Properties are located. You may also obtain a complete copy of the Petition (with all exhibits and property sketch documents) by contacting the Company’s attorney (see contact information below). Any person who desires to submit written comments on the Petitions may do so by filing an original and two copies of such comments with Mark D. Marini, Secretary, Department of Public Utilities, One South Station, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02110. An electronic copy of all comments should also be sent by email to each of the following: (1) the Company’s attorney, James L. Messenger, Esq. at jmessenger@gordonrees.com; (2) the Department at dpu.efiling@state.ma.us; and (3) the Department’s Hearing Officer in this proceeding, Stephen August, at stephen.august@state.ma.us. Written comments should be submitted no later than May 6, 2016. Oral comments presented at the hearing and written comments submitted are given equal weight by the Department in its review of the Petitions. Written comments should specify the property location, identify any concerns about the survey, and request any relevant conditions to be placed on the Company to protect property and/or to ensure the opportunity for the landowner to be present during the surveys. Commenters should not submit petitions to intervene or petitions for limited participant status because the Department will not be conducting adjudicatory proceedings in this case, but will instead be issuing its Order based on the oral and written comments received from affected landowners and the general public and responses from the Company to any written questions posed by the Department. Any person who wishes to communicate directly with the Company should contact Attorney James L. Messenger, Gordon & Rees, LLP, 745 Atlantic Avenue, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02111; email address: jmessenger@gordonrees.com; and phone: (617) 902-0098. Any person desiring further information regarding this Notice may contact the Hearing Officer using the contact information below: Stephen August, Siting Division, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, One South Station, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02110. 617-305-3622. stephen.august@state.ma.us. March 14, 21

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES NOTICE OF FILING AND PUBLIC HEARING D.P.U. 16-37 April 7, 2016 Joint Petition by Sheffield Water Company and Mountain Water Systems, Inc. for Approval of Sale of Sheffield Water Company to Mountain Water Systems, Inc., pursuant to G.L. c. 165, § 2 and G.L. c. 164, § 96, and for Approval of Issuance of Debt Securities and Common Stock by Mountain Water Systems, Inc., pursuant to G.L. c. 165, § 2 and G.L. c. 164, §§ 14, 16, 17A. On March 22, 2016, Sheffield Water Company (“Sheffield Water”) and Mountain Water Systems, Inc. (“Mountain Water”) (collectively, “Joint Petitioners”) filed a petition with the Department of Public Utilities (“Department”) seeking approval of the sale of the assets of Sheffield Water to Mountain Water, pursuant to pursuant to G.L. c. 165, § 2 and G.L. c. 164, § 96 (“sale transaction”). Additionally, the Joint Petitioners seek approval pursuant to G.L. c. 165, § 2 and G.L. c. 164, §§ 14, 16, for Mountain Water to issue simultaneously with the closing of the sale transaction: (1) debt securities; and (2) common stock to its parent company, New England Service Company (“NESC”) (“financing transaction”). Additionally, because one of the potential lenders requires that a portion of any loan be treated as an investment in that lender, the Joint Petitioners seek Department approval of that investment pursuant to G.L. c. 164, § 17A. The Department docketed the petition as D.P.U. 16-37. With respect to the sale transaction, the Joint Petitioners propose that the aggregate purchase price for the Sheffield Water assets will be determined shortly prior to closing by a formula based on the net book value of the assets and the appraised value of certain land, less the assumption by Mountain Water of the principal of any assumed loan obligations. Upon satisfaction of all conditions for closing the sale transaction, including Department approval, Mountain Water will purchase Sheffield Water’s assets. Following the closing of the sale transaction, Mountain Water will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of NESC, subject to the Department’s jurisdiction under G.L. c. 165, § 4. The Joint Petitioners maintain that the sale transaction is consistent with the public interest under G.L. c. 164, § 96. The Joint Petitioners state that Mountain Water will seek recovery of any transaction costs associated with the sale transaction as part of its next rate proceeding, projected to be filed within the next twelve to 24 months. With respect to the financing transaction, the Joint Petitioners propose that Mountain Water be permitted to issue up to $1,250,000 in promissory notes and to issue up to 25,000 shares of common stock at par value of $0.01 per share to NESC simultaneously with the closing of the sale transaction. Mountain Water proposes to issue and sell, at par, a term note or notes in the principal aggregate amount of up to $1,250,000 to mature not more than 20 years from the date of issuance, at an interest rate not exceeding 6 percent per annum. The exact terms of the notes are not yet known as the Joint Petitioners have not yet selected a lending bank. The Joint Petitioners maintain that the issuance of the securities will be used to effect the acquisition of Sheffield Water and to provide funds for capital projects over the next three years. Finally, after the close of the sale transaction, Mountain Water proposes to bill customers on a monthly basis, rather than on a quarterly basis as is the current practice of Sheffield Water. The Joint Petitioners maintain that the proposed tariff revisions designed to effectuate this change in bill frequency should not change the annual level of charges to customers and are not intended to result in any increase in revenues. A copy of the petition is available for inspection during regular business hours at the following locations: Bushnell Sage Library, 48 South Main Street, Sheffield, Massachusetts, 01257; and the Department’s offices, One South Station – 5th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02110. In addition, the filing is also available on the Department’s website athttp://web1.env.state.ma.us/DPU/ FileRoom Click on “Dockets/Filings,” select “Dockets by Number,” and enter “16-37.” For further information regarding the Joint Petition, please contact Eric J. Krathwohl, Esq., Rich May, P.C., 176 Federal Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02110, (617) 556-3857. The Department will conduct a public hearing to receive comments on the joint petition at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at the Department’s offices, One South Station – 5th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02110. Any person interested in commenting on this matter may appear at the public hearing or file written comments with the Department not later than the close of business (5:00 p.m.) on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Any person who desires to participate in the evidentiary phase of this proceeding must file a written petition for leave to intervene with the Department not later than the close of business on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. 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. An original and one (1) copy of all written comments or petitions to intervene must be filed with Mark D. Marini, Secretary, Department of Public Utilities, One South Station – 5th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts, 02110 not later than the close of business on the date noted above. One copy of all written comments or petitions to intervene must also be sent to counsel for the Joint Petitioners, Eric J. Krathwohl, Esq., Rich May, P.C., 176 Federal Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02110. 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, alison.lackey@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. 16-37); (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, http://www.mass.gov/dpu Any person desiring further information regarding this notice may contact Alison Lackey, Hearing Officer, Department of Public Utilities, One South Station, Boston, Massachusetts, 02110, 617 305 3500. 04/25/16

Division of Fisheries & Wildlife PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE 321 CMR 3.02(2) In accordance with the M. G. L., Chap. 131, Sections 5 and 63, and Chap. 30A, Section 2, NOTICE is hereby given of a public hearing to be held on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at 2:00 P.M., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts, to establish rules and regulations relative to the 2016-2017 migratory game bird seasons and method of take. Jack Buckley, Director 03/11/16

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION HIGHWAY DIVISION NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING Project File No. 603778 A Design Public Hearing will be held by MassDOT to discuss the proposed Narragansett Avenue over Pontoosuc Lake bridge replacement project in Lanesborough, MA. WHERE: Newton Memorial Town Hall – Town Community Room 83 North Main Street Lanesborough, MA 01237 WHEN: Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 6:00pm 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 five steel pipe culverts with a three sided concrete culvert on a similar horizontal alignment. The project will include sidewalks on both sides of the bridge with shared-use lanes for bicycle accommodations. A temporary bridge is proposed to maintain traffic and pedestrian access during construction. A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The Town of Lanesborough 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. 603778. 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 athttp://www.massdot.state.ma.us/Highway/ THOMAS J. TINLIN PATRICIA A. LEAVENWORTH, P.E. HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATOR CHIEF ENGINEER 04/14/16, 04/21/16

 

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BECKET – APPLICATION FOR A DIMENSIONAL SPECIAL PERMIT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Commonwealth of Massachusetts TOWN OF BECKET ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS In accordance with the Zoning By-Laws you are hereby being notified of a Public Hearing on the application of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, (Assessors’ Map 407, Lot 16) 358 George Carter Road, Becket Ma 01223 to vary the terms in the following respect: To allow the construction of a new building (dance studio), grading and associated site work .The applicants are requesting a site plan review as well as a dimensional special permit. The site visit will be held at 358 George Carter Road, Becket MA on Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 at 6:15 PM and the hearing will be Tuesday May 3rd 2016 at 7:00 PM, Town Hall, 557 Main Street, Route 8, Becket MA. 04/21/16, 04/28/16

CLARKSBURG – PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE TOWN OF CLARKSBURG PLANNING BOARD The Clarksburg Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Wednesday May 4th, 2016 at 6:30pm in the main meeting room of the Clarksburg Senior Center located at 712 West Cross Road Clarksburg, Massachusetts to consider amending the Clarksburg Zoning By-Laws by adding section(s) 2.31, 2.32, 2.33 Wind Energy Generation Systems to the end of section 2, and modification to section 4 (table of use regulations) Section A regarding Elderly Housing in an Industrial Zone, Section B, Line 11 regarding placement of a Special Permit requirement for Private Nonprofit Club or Lounge in a(n) A-R/R-30/C-1 Zoning Districts, and to add to Section 4 Table of Use Regulations (F) to the end of Section 8 as new Section 8.9 regarding placement and requirements for Wireless Telecommunications Facilities. The complete text of the proposed amendment is on file with the Town Clerk and may be inspected there during normal business hours of said Clerk, or at Town Hall during normal business hours from Administrative Assistant. Clarksburg Planning Board David Sherman, Chair 04/19/16, 04/27/16

HINSDALE – TOWN OF HINSDALE Hinsdale Residents There will be an informational meeting on the Water Meter Project, Saturday April 30 at 1:00pm. It will be held in the Community Room, Hinsdale Town Hall 39 South St Hinsdale MA 04/27/16

HINSDALE – NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to provisions of Chapter 40A of the Massachusetts General Laws notice is hereby given that the Hinsdale Planning Board will hold a public hearing for three additions to the Hinsdale Zoning Bylaws. The hearing will take place on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at Hinsdale Town Hall, 39 South Street, Hinsdale, MA at 7 pm. Said proposed zoning bylaws include: Section 12 Hinsdale Drinking Water Supply Protection Purpose: To regulate restriction of activities in areas located on or near the Belmont Reservoir and its associated water source bodies to protect public and environmental health as required by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Section 13-Hinsdale FEMA Floodplain Purpose: 1. Creation of district boundaries based on FEMA Base Elevation and Floodway data as required by the Federal Emergency Mgt. Agency. Said district provides qualification for flood insurance programs and certain grant funding. 2. Ensure public safety, reducing flood damage and prevention of public emergencies resulting from floods and flood damage. Section 14 Solar Photovoltaic Installations Purpose: To provide a permitting process for solar photovoltaic installations so that they may be utilized in a cost effective, efficient and timely manner to increase the use of distributed generation; Integration of these installations into the community in a manner that minimizes their impacts on the character of neighborhoods, on property values, and on the scenic, historic and environmental resources of the Town; and to protect public health and safety. Draft copies of the proposed bylaws are available at Hinsdale Town Hall from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday. Information may also be viewed on the Town website: www.hinsdalemass.com Interested parties are invited to attend the hearing and express their views at the time indicated. Written comments may be sent to: Hinsdale Planning Board, 39 South St., Hinsdale, MA 01235 or via email to: planning@hinsdalema.gov Richard B. Scialabba Chair Posted in Town Hall 4/15/2016 04/16/16, 04/23/16

HINSDALE – Town of Hinsdale, MA, Invites Proposals for Cold Water Meters & Cold Climate Meter Pits– Through this RFP, the Town of Hinsdale, MA, seeks proposals for approximately 330 Cold Water Meters and 25 Cold Climate Meter Pits. A detailed specification package (including technical specs, a detailed list of evaluative criteria, rule of award, etc.) may be picked up Monday – Thursday 8:00am-3:00pm at the Town Administrative Assistant’s Office, 35 South St Hinsdale MA 01235, or electronically sent reply to select.board@hinsdalema.gov Sealed proposals are due by Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 8:30 AM and only hard copy proposals will be accepted. Proposals will be opened in Executive Session at a Water & Sewer Committee meeting on May 3, 2016 at 9:00 AM. The Committee reserves the right to reject any or all proposals or accept any proposal that would be in the best interest of the Town of Hinsdale. 04/21/16

LEE – LEE WATER CUSTOMERS HYDRANT FLUSHING SCHEDULE SPRING 2016 The fire hydrants in the Town of Lee are scheduled to be flushed on approximately Mon Apr 25, 2016 – Fri May 13, 2016, between the hours of 8:00PM and 4:00 AM. The following is the expected street order for flushing: Golden Hill, Laurel St., Summer St., Prospect St., Summer St., W. Park St., Spring St and Mandalay Rd. Fairview St., Stockbridge Rd., George St., Devon Rd., Spring St., Parkview and Mtn. View Ter., Navin Heights, Theresa and Debra. Bradley Park, East St., Abbey Court, Hartwood Dr., Bradley St., Mill St., Woodland Rd.,Washing Mtn. Rd. East Center, Greylock St., Orchard St., Center St., Columbia St., West Center, Canal, Main St., Railroad St. (Center of Town), Housatonic St. Marble, Cone, Park, East Lee, Old Pleasant, Rt. 102 to South Lee. Any street not listed would be included with nearest listed street. Customers experiencing dirty water after the flushing should run their cold water tap for 20-30 minutes. For further information please call the Water Plant at 243-5526. 04/16/16

LENOX – SECTION 00100 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS TOWN OF LENOX, MASSACHUSETTS HENRY AVENUE IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT Sealed bids addressed to the Town of Lenox – Henry Avenue Improvements Project for construction of the Henry Avenue Improvements Project for the Town of Lenox, Massachusetts, will be received at the Town Manager’s Office, Lenox Town Hall, 6 Walker Street, Lenox, MA 01240 until 11:00 a.m. prevailing time, on May 2, 2016, at which time and place said bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. The scope of work for this project includes, but is not limited to, the construction of the following. The Engineers opinion of construction costs is $600,000. Approximately 1,400 Linear Feet of Gravity Sewer, Manholes and service connections Approximately 1,315 Linear Feet of Forcemain Approximately 930 Linear Feet of Watermain and water services Approximately 930 Linear Feet of Temporary Watermain and water services Bid Security in the form of a bid bond, cash, certified check, treasurer’s or cashier’s check payable to the Owner, is required in the amount of five percent of the bid, in accordance with Section 00200, INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS. The Instructions to Bidders, Form of General Bid, Agreement, Plans, Specifications, Performance and Payment Bond, and other Contract Documents may be examined at the following locations during normal business hours beginning April 11, 2016. Weston & Sampson Engineers, Inc., 273 Dividend Road, Rocky Hill, Connecticut 06067 Town Manager’s Office, Lenox Town Hall 6 Walker Street, Lenox, MA 01240www.BidDocsOnline.com / Nashoba Blue, Inc., 433 Main Street, Hudson, MA 01749 Contract Documents may be viewed electronically at www.BidDocsOnline.com and hard copies requested at Nashoba Blue, Inc., 433 Main Street, Hudson, MA 01749 (978-568-1167). There is a refundable deposit of $150.00 per set payable to BidDocs Online, Inc. Deposits may be electronically paid or must be a certified or cashier’s check. Bidders requesting Contract Documents to be mailed to them shall include a separate check for $40.00 per set for UPS Ground (or $65.00 per set for UPS overnight), payable to the BidDocs Online, Inc., to cover mailing costs. The selected contractor shall furnish a performance bond and a payment bond in amount at least equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price as stipulated in Section 00700 GENERAL CONDITIONS of these specifications. All bids for this project are subject to applicable bidding laws of Massachusetts, including General Laws Chapter 30, Section 39M as amended. Minimum Wage Rates as determined by the Commissioner of the Division of Occupational Safety of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development under the provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 149, Section 26 to 27D, as amended, apply to this project. It is the responsibility of the Bidder, before bid opening, to request if necessary, any additional information on Minimum Wage Rates for those trades people who may be employed for the proposed work under this contract. By submission of a bid, the Bidder agrees that this bid shall be good and may not be withdrawn for a period of 90 days, Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays excluded after the opening of bids. The Owner reserves the right to waive any technical defects in the bids; to reject bids which do not conform to the terms and conditions described in the specifications; to reject any, any part of, or all bids; to waive informalities or irregularities in the bidding process; and to accept that bid which the Owner deems to be in its best interest. If the Owner determines, in its sole discretion, to proceed with the work, the successful bidder must execute and deliver an Agreement, substantially in the form included herewith, and furnish valid Certificates of Insurance and performance and payment bonds to the Owner prior to the start of any work. It is the responsibility of the bidder to ensure that it has received any and all addendums to this Advertisement for Bids prior to submitting a bid. This Advertisement for Bids is not binding on the Owner. The Owner reserves the right to revise or amend the plans and specifications from time to time, as it deems necessary. The Advertisement for Bids has been prepared solely to solicit bids and does not constitute a contract offer. TOWN OF LENOX, MASSACHUSETTS BY ITS BOARD OF SELECTMEN Weston & Sampson Engineers, Inc. Peabody, Massachusetts 04/15/16

MONTEREY – MONTEREY PUBLIC NOTICE The Conservation Commission for the Town of Monterey will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 6:00pm at the Monterey Town Offices, Monterey Grange #291, 435 Main Road, Monterey, MA to act on a Notice of Intent, MWPA GLC 131 section 40 for the Friends of Lake Garfield for an Aquatic Management Program to control nuisance and non-native plant growth utilizing treatment with USEPA/MA state registered aquatic herbicides and other BMPs. 04/27/16

MONTEREY – TOWN OF MONTEREY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Board of Appeals for the Town of Monterey will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 3pm at the Town Offices, 435 Main Road, Monterey, to act on an application to appeal a decision by the Building Inspector under the Monterey Zoning Bylaws for Kevin and Jill Brenner to renovate the existing structure. This project is located at 42 Elephant Rock Rd in Monterey. The property is recorded in the Southern Berkshire Registry of Deeds, Book 1628, Page 339. Record Title is in the name of Kevin S and Jill T. Brenner. MONTEREY BOARD OF APPEALS 04/01/16, 04/08/16

PITTSFIELD – City of Pittsfield Joint Notice of Special Permit Public Hearings Community Development Board and Zoning Board of Appeals The Pittsfield Community Development Board will hold a public hearing on the application of Syncarpha Hancock III, LLC, for a special permit for property located at the southeastern corner of the intersection of West Housatonic Street (Route 20) and Central Berkshire Boulevard (Route 41) for the construction of a one megawatt ground mounted photovoltaic system. A portion of the property is located in the floodplain, requiring a special permit under Article 23-6 of the Pittsfield Zoning Ordinance (Floodplain District) for construction in the floodplain. The site can be further identified as Assessor’s Map B3-1-11. The public hearing will be held in City Hall on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 7:00 P.M in the City Council Chambers. The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on the application of Syncarpha Hancock III. LLC, for a special permit under Article 23-7, Section 7.824 of the Pittsfield Zoning Ordinance (Quasi-Public Utility) for the construction of a one megawatt solar photovoltaic system, and an access road to an additional facility planned in Hancock. The premises affected include the above mentioned property, identified as Assessor’s Map B3-1-11, and an undeveloped parcel of land on the north side of West Housatonic Street which can be further identified as Assessor’s Map A4-1-4. The public hearing will be held in City Hall on Tuesday, May 11, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. in Room 203. A copy of the plan and applications are on file in the Department of Community Development Office, Room 205, City Hall and may be viewed during regular business hours (Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). Sheila B. Irvin, Chair Community Development Board Albert Ingegni III, Chair Zoning Board of Appeals 04/19/16, 04/26/16

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, May 3, 2016 under the Town Bylaws, Article XIX, Scenic Roads and under M.G.L. Chapter 87 Section 3. To hear Berkshire Natural Resource Council’s proposal to cut trees on Averic Road a “Scenic Road”. The plans are on file in the Planning Board Office in the Town Offices. 04/12/16, 04/26/16

STOCKBRIDGE – TOWN OF STOCKBRIDGE PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Ch. 40A, Sections 5 and 11, a Public Hearing will be held by the Town of Stockbridge Planning Board at Town Offices, 50 Main St., Stockbridge, MA on Tuesday May 3, 2016 at 6:30pm to review proposed changes to the Zoning Bylaws, at which interested persons shall be given an opportunity to be heard. Specifically, the proposed changes would amend Sections 6.6, the Cottage Era Estates and 6.8, the Sign Regulations of the Zoning Bylaws. The proposed texts are available for inspection at the Town Clerk’s Office or Selectmen’s Office, 50 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA. 04/13/16, 04/26/16

STOCKBRIDGE – BOARD OF SELECTMEN TOWN OF STOCKBRIDGE SPECIAL PERMIT HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Board of Selectmen, acting as a Special Permit Granting Authority, will hold a public hearing at the Stockbridge Town Offices, at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 to consider the application of Ameresco, Inc. for the Town owned land located at 5A Glendale Middle Road, Stockbridge, Map 223, Lot 5. The applicant is requesting authorization, pursuant to Section 6.28 Commercial Solar Photovoltaic Installation of the Zoning Bylaws to allow for a 900 kW DC Solar Photovoltaic (PV) installation. The property is in an R-1 zone. The application is filed in the Town Clerk’s Office and the Selectmen’s Office. The application can be reviewed in either office during normal business hours. Charles R. Gillett, Chairman 04/25/16, 05/02/16

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 May 5 at 7pm in the main meeting room at the West Stockbridge Town Hall, 21 State Line Road, West Stockbridge, to review: 1) NOI, Foresight submitted for Town Highway road maintenence/repair 2 )NOI, Carchedi for Howell, 8 Cone Hill Rd, remove brush/invasives, install stone patio near Cone Brook. 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 04/26/16

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY:

AMHERST – Legal Advertisement – AMHERST CONSERVATION COMMISSION – Notice of Public Meeting – Wednesday, April 27, 2016. The Amherst Conservation Commission will hold the following Public Meeting under MGL Ch. 131, Sec. 40, the Rivers Protection Act, and the Town of Amherst Wetlands Protection Bylaw in the Town Room, Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Avenue, Amherst, MA: 7:30 PM Request for Determination – Amherst College for installation of two temporary sections of bog bridging over resource areas on land south of the rail trail (Map 17A, Parcel 57). 8:00 PM Request for Determination – Joshua & Judith Lewis for installation of a dock in Puffer’s Pond at 172 State St. (Map5B, Parcel 32). 8:15 PM Notice of Intent – Amherst Conservation Department for installation of a parking area, picnic area, and fencing within Riverfront at 1200 North Pleasant St. (Map 5A, Parcel 22). April 20

CHESTERFIELD – TOWN OF CHESTERFIELD – Notice of Public Tree Hearing. Notice is hereby given pursuant to MGL c.87,§3 concerning the cutting of Public Shade Trees; a Public Tree Hearing will be held on Monday, May 2, 2016 at 3:00 PM, starting at the corner of Soaker Road and Old Chesterfield Road and proceeding to each of the locations listed below to discuss the removal of several trees at the request of the Chesterfield Highway Superintendent.
Old Chesterfield Road – 72 trees along a 1.4 mile section to be removed as follows (inches represent diameter at breast height):
3 Cherry trees 6” – 10”
15 Red Maple trees 4” – 15”
14 Sugar Maple trees 6” – 20”
3 Poplar trees 6” – 8”
21 Oak trees 8” – 24”
1 Ash tree 8”
6 Hemlock trees 4” – 16”
1 Pine tree 20”
1 Basswood tree 8”
7 Beech trees 8” – 10”
South Street – 65 trees to be removed in the area across from 129 South Street as follows (inches represent diameter at breast height)
14 Cherry trees 4” – 24”
37 Maple trees 4” – 22”
3 Beech trees 6” – 8”
3 Poplar trees 6” – 24”
4 Birch trees 4” – 10”
2 Pine trees 4” – 24”
1 Hemlock tree 10”
1 Apple tree 12”
The trees have been marked with an orange ribbon or paint. Removal is being requested by the Tree Warden. John V. Lynch, Chesterfield Tree Warden. April 21,28

CUMMINGTON – NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING. Pursuant to Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, Chapter 131, Section 40 MGL and 310 CMR 10.00, the Cummington Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on May 2, 2016, at 7:00 pm in the Cummington Community House on Main Street to review a Request for Determination of Applicability as follows: Construct a 42’ x 56’ pack bedding barn with concrete slab at Grace Hill Farm, 47 Potash Hill Rd., Cummington, MA, submitted by Max Breiteneicher. April 22

EASTHAMPTON – Shade Tree Hearing. In accordance with Chapter 87, Section 3, of the Massachusetts General Laws, the city of Easthampton will hold a public hearing on May 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm to hear a petition for the removal of one, ten inch Pin Oak. Hearing will be held at 51 Main Street, Easthampton, where the tree is located and marked. Anyone wishing to comment should be present at this time. April 25, May 2

GOSHEN – Notice of Public Meeting – Town of 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 May 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm at Goshen Town Offices to review a Request for Determination filed by Massachusetts Department of Transportation. The project under review is resurfacing and related work on Rt. 9, beginning at the Cummington/Goshen town line and ends at intersection with Ball Road. April 25

GOSHEN – Public Notice – Pursuant to 33 U.S.C. 1341 and M.G.L. c. 21 §§ 26 – 53, notice is given of a 401 Water Quality Certification application for the proposed Lower Highland Lake Dam Rehabilitation by the MADCR, 251 Causeway Street, Boston, MA 02114. The project includes repairs and improvements to the Lower Highland Lake Dam, located north of East Street in Goshen, MA. Additional information may be obtained from the Applicant’s representative, Allen Orsi, P.E. of Pare Corporation, 10 Lincoln Road, Suite 210, Foxborough, MA 02035, (508) 543-1755. Written comments should be sent to Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Division of Wetlands and Waterways 1 Winter Street Boston, MA 02114 within twenty-one 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. April 11

HATFIELD – Town of Hatfield – Tree Division. Public Hearing – Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Chapter 87, section 3, a public hearing will be held on Wednesday May 4, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Hatfield Memorial Town Hall in regards to the removal of the following trees. 4 Straits Road to 10 Straits Road –  57 spruce trees to be removed due to disease. Phil Genovese, Tree Warden. April 25, May 2

LEVERETT – LEGAL NOTICE of PUBLIC HEARING – Leverett Conservation Commission. The Leverett Conservation Commission, in accordance with MGL Chapter 131, Section 40, the Wetlands Protection Act, will hold a public hearing on May 2, 2016 from 7:30 p.m. at the Leverett Town Hall, 9 Montague Road, Leverett, MA to review a Notice of Intent submitted by Adam Bauer for dredging a farm pond at 106 Jackson Hill Rd, Leverett, MA 01054. The application is on file and is available for public inspection in the Conservation Commission Office on Mondays, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. or by appointment at (413) 548-1022 ext. 3. April 25

NORTHAMPTON – Northampton Conservation Commission Public Hearings. Thursday, Apr 28, 2016. Northampton Police Dept. 1st Floor Classroom, 29 Center Street. 5:30 PM Request for Determination of Applicability to determine if resource area boundaries are accurately delineated and if the area is subject to the Wetlands Protection Act or Northampton Wetlands Ordinance. Mahi Swan, 471 Coles Mdw Rd, Map ID 3-08. 5:40 PM Request for Determination of Applicability to determine if resource area boundaries are accurately delineated and if the area is subject to the Wetlands Protection Act or Northampton Wetlands Ordinance. TJDL Development, Rt 66, Map ID 41-70. 5:50 PM Request for Determination of Applicability to Determine if walking trail expansion is subject to the Northampton Wetlands Ordinance and MA Wetlands Protection Act.  Cutchins Center.  Off Pomeroy Terrace.  Map IDs 32A322 and 223. 6:10 PM Request for Determination of Applicability to Determine if removal and management of non-native invasive plants is subject to the Northampton Wetlands Ordinance and Wetlands Protection Act. Lathrop Communities, Florence Rd, Map ID 44-05. 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. April 21

SHUTESBURY – SHUTESBURY CONSERVATION COMMISSION 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 April 28, 2016, at 7:15 p.m. at Town Hall, on a Request for Determination filed by Michelle Risch for septic system repair at 202 Pelham Hill Road, Shutesbury, MA. The public meeting may be rescheduled due to inclement weather. April 14

SHUTESBURY – TOWN OF SHUTESBURY PLANNING BOARD – NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON ZONING FOR GROUND-MOUNTED SOLAR ELECTRIC INSTALLATIONS. The Shutesbury Planning Board will hold a public hearing at 7:30 pm, May 2, 2016 at the Shutesbury Town Hall to discuss amending the Shutesbury Zoning Bylaw by adding a section entitled Ground-Mounted Solar Electric Installations. The proposed text may be inspected at the office of the Town Clerk. For Special Accommodations: Contact Rebecca Torres at (413)259-1214. Please Attend Fragrance-Free. April 15, 22

WILLIAMSBURG – REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS for WILLIAMSBURG WATER AND SEWER ASSESSMENT WORK, 141 MAIN STREET, HAYDENVILLE, MA 01039. The town of Williamsburg Water and Sewer Commission is seeking services related to assessment work of the Williamsburg water and sewer system. The assessment work includes developing a hydraulic model of the water system, performing a condition survey of sewer manholes and an assessment of the sewer system. Proposals for this work are subject to the provisions of MGL Chapter 30B, section 6.  Proposals shall be submitted to: Water and Sewer Commission, Town of Williamsburg, 141 Main Street, PO Box 447, Haydenville, MA 01039. Deadline for submissions is 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Specifications can be obtained at the above address, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., by e-mailing townclerk@burgy.org or by calling (413) 268-8402. April 25

FRANKLIN COUNTY:

COUNTYWIDE:

INVITATION FOR BIDS: The Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) will accept sealed bids for one year contracts for H-1 Aggregates and Loam, H-2 Cold Patch, H-3 Geotextiles, H-4 Calcium/Mag Chloride, H-5 Culvert Products, H-6 Guardrail Products and H-8 Catch Basin Cleaning on behalf of 24 Franklin County towns or before May 5, 2016 at 1pm at 12 Olive St. #2, Greenfield, MA 01301. The bids are per MGL Ch30,§39M. Bids will be opened in public. Bid specifications and instructions may be requested from http://frcog.org/bids. Questions may be directed to Andrea Woods, Chief Procurement Officer at 413-774-3167×104 or bids@frcog.org.

INVITATION FOR BIDS: The Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) will accept sealed bids for one year contracts for H-9A and B Line Painting, H-10 Guardrail Installation, H-11 Pavement Preservation, H-13 Stone Seal, H-14 Rubberized Chip Seal, H-15 Hot Mix Asphalt, H-16 Liquid Asphalt, H-17 Reclamation, AND H-20 Cold Planing/Milling on behalf of 24 Franklin County towns or before May 5, 2016 at 2:30pm at 12 Olive St. #2, Greenfield, MA 01301. Bids will be opened in public. Multiple contracts for services may be awarded. Bid specifications and instructions may be requested fromhttp://frcog.org/bids. MassDOT Prequalification of contractors may be required and OSHA certification is required. Prevailing wages set by the Mass. Dept of Labor apply. The bids are per MGL Ch30,§39M. Questions may be directed to Andrea Woods, Chief Procurement Officer at 413-774-3167×104 or bids@frcog.org.

FRANKLIN COUNTY CITY/TOWN INDEX (alphabetical order):

ASHFIELD – Town of Ashfield Conservation Commission. Pursuant to the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, MGL Chapter 131, Section 40, the Ashfield Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at 7:45 p.m. in the Ashfield Town Hall. A Request for Determination of Applicability has been filed by Joe and Alex Osterman, Conway Road, for construction of a ground-mounted solar array system. The project site is shown on Town of Ashfield Assessor’s map 8-3 lot 7. The application form and related documents are available for review at the Town of Ashfield Municipal Clerk’s Office. The work proposed may occur within or adjacent to a Protected Wetland Resource Area. The public hearing will be conducted in compliance with the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Ashfield Conservation Commission, Lester Garvin, Chair

ASHFIELD – Town of Ashfield Conservation Commission. Pursuant to the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, MGL Chapter 131, Section 40, the Ashfield Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. in the Ashfield Town Hall. A Notice of Intent has been filed by Sheralyn Scott, 8 Bronson Avenue for a Single-Family Riverfront Area Redevelopment Project. The project site is shown on Town of Ashfield Assessor’s map 7-2, parcel 9. The application form and related documents are available for review at the Town of Ashfield Municipal Clerk’s Office. The work proposed may occur within or adjacent to a Protected Wetland Resource Area. The public hearing will be conducted in compliance with the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Ashfield Conservation Commission

ASHFIELD – Town of Ashfield Conservation Commission. Pursuant to the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, MGL Chapter 131, Section 40, the Ashfield Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at 8:30 p.m. in the Ashfield Town Hall. A Notice of Intent has been filed by the Ashfield Select Board for the management of Ashfield Lake to control the nuisance plant growth of fanwort and variable milfoil by utilizing manual hand pulling, the DASH Technique and possible limited future treatments with USEPA/State registered aquatic herbicides and algaecides. The project site is shown on Town of Ashfield Assessor’s map 7-1. The application form and related documents are available for review at the Town of Ashfield Municipal Clerk’s Office. The work proposed may occur within or adjacent to a Protected Wetland Resource Area. The public hearing will be conducted in compliance with the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Ashfield Conservation Commission, Lester Garvin, Chair

BUCKLAND – 40/54A HEARING NOTICE, 2 SEARS STREET EXTENSION, BUCKLAND, MA. Legal Notice The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Notice of Hearing. Upon the request of Jim Hawkins, the Building Commissioner of the Town of Buckland, pursuant to Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 40, Section 54A, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall conduct a hearing to determine whether a building permit shall be issued to the Town of Buckland for the Department of Public Works Maintenance and Operations Facility to be constructed on property located at 2 Sears Street, Extension, Buckland, MA. The parcel includes part of the property formerly owned by the Boston and Maine Railroad Company. The hearing will take place on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at the Department of Transportation, Ten Park Plaza, Suite 4160, Boston, MA 02116. All interested parties should attend. Inquiries regarding this hearing may be made to Massachusetts Department of Transportation – Rail and Transit Division at (857) 368-8934.

CHARLEMONT – TOWN OF CHARLEMONT PLANNING BOARD – NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING, THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016. Notice is hereby given that the Charlemont Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 40A, Section 5 on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. at the Charlemont Town Hall Meeting Room; 157 Main Street, Charlemont on a proposal to amend the Charlemont Land Use Performance Standards (Zoning Bylaws) to clarify and simplify the Site Plan Review Process, as follows: 1) Amend Article II, Administration, Section 28, Site Plan Review, to clarify the applicability of the section, simplify the procedures and shorten the time frames for Site Plan Review, and establish an appeal process to the Charlemont Zoning Board of Appeals; 2) Amend Article III, General Regulations, Section 32, Use Regulations And Zoning Districts, to clarify what uses in the Village Center Zoning District are subject to Site Plan Review, to provide for solar installations of various sizes and purposes, and to make other housekeeping changes to the list of Zoning Districts and to the Use Table; 3) Amend Article IV, Special Regulations, Section 42, Mobile Home Parks And Campgrounds, to correct an internal reference; and 4) Amend Article V, Definitions, to revise and/or add six definitions related to the above proposals as well as to address zoning enforcement issues. The proposed Zoning Bylaw amendment is on file with the Town Clerk at the Charlemont Town Hall, 157 Main Street, Charlemont, MA and is available for inspection during the regular business hours of the Town Clerk. It can also be found on the Charlemont Town website at http://www.charlemont-ma.us/town/planning-board.

CONWAY– PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE,  TOWN OF CONWAY, MA. Notice is hereby given that the Conway Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the General Purpose Room of the Conway Town Hall, 5 Academy Hill Road, Conway, MA. The purpose of this hearing is to allow for public review and comment on the following revisions to the Protective Bylaws of the Town of Conway, MA. Final changes may be proposed at the Annual Town Meeting on May 9, 2016. 1. To add parcel 8.2 and parcel 8.3 from Assessor’s Map 411 to the Solar Overlay District, as defined by the “Official Zoning Map of Conway,” dated November 7, 2013. 2. To amend Section 32.5 entitled Unregistered Motor Vehicles to prohibit the keeping of more than one on any premises, with the following exceptions: 3. 32.5-1 Does not apply to motor vehicles stored within an enclosed building. 32.5-2 Special Permit is granted by the Planning Board. Applicants seeking a motor vehicle business license, intending to keep more than one unregistered vehicle, may apply for a Special Permit. 32.5-3 All Special Permits shall specifically limit the number of unregistered motor vehicles to be kept on the premises. 32.5-4 This article shall not apply to motor vehicles designed and used for farming purposes, nor to landowners or tenants who store motor vehicles out of sight of abutters and public ways. All interested persons should attend the hearing. A copy of the full text of the proposed bylaw amendments is available for inspection in the Town Clerk’s Office, 32 Main Street, Conway, MA during the Clerk’s regular business hours and on the town website:
www.townofconway.com.

DEERFIELD – TOWN OF DEERFIELD PLANNING BOARD – NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
May 9, 2016. Notice is hereby given that the Deerfield Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on May 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Deerfield Town Hall, 8 Conway Street, on a request received from Allen Chase Foundation d/b/a Eaglebrook School for a Site Plan Review regarding a proposal to install two ground mounted solar arrays which will connect to the Eaglebrook campus. The combined power generation of the two arrays will be approximately 1317kW. Arrays will be installed at the Corner of Keets and Jingle Hill Road
(Assessors’ map 47, lot 7) and off of Rice’s Ferry Road (Assessors’ Map 62, lot 3). The location is zoned RA (Residential / Agricultural). Copies of the site plans and Site Plan Application are available for inspection at the Deerfield Town Hall during regular business hours.

GREENFIELD – PUBLIC NOTICE – Notice is hereby given as required by M.G.L. Chapter 87 § 3 that the Tree Warden of the Town of Greenfield will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, May 11th at 1:00 p.m., in the Town Hall Meeting Room (2nd Floor), 14 Court Square, Greenfield, Massachusetts for the removal of trees from the following locations:
1. Davis Street Courts #44
2. 342 Davis Street #45
3. 33 Grove Street #47
4. 162 Conway Street/Grove
Street side #48
5. 39 Grove Street/Columbus
Avenue side #46
6. 94 Elm Street #69
7. 94 Elm Street #70
8. 57 Norwood Street #49
9. 63 Norwood Street #74
10. 48 Ferrante Ave #50
11. 48 Ferrante Ave #51
12. 46 Hastings Street #39
13. 54 Hastings Street #38
14. 58 Haywood Street #43
15. 64 Haywood Street #42
16. 89 Haywood Street #41
17. 89 Haywood Street /High #40
18. 49 Vernon Street #64
19. 195 Chapman Street #68
20. 365 Main Street #65
21. 102 Maple Street #67
22. 122 Maple Street #66
23. 296 Conway/Oak Courts #71
24. 296 Conway/Oak Courts #72
25. 296 Conway/Oak Courts #73
26. 248 Colrain Road #74
William F. Martin, Mayor, Town of Greenfield

LEVERETT – Legal Notice: The Leverett Planning Board will hold a public hearing on April 27, 2016 at 7:30 PM at the Leverett Town Hall, second floor, to take public comment on a proposal to make changes to Section 4970 which regulates ground mounted solar electric systems. The proposed changes will increase the size of systems allowed, increase the zoning districts in which the systems may be located, facilitate the installation of larger ground mounted systems and integrate the changes into other sections of the zoning bylaw. The full text of the changes are available from the Leverett Town Clerk. Jeff McQueen, Chair

ORANGE – PUBLIC NOTICE: Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) is proposing to install a Small Cell Communications Antenna and associated equipment on a 29’ tall utility structure (#238) located on East Main Street, in Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 01364. The overall height of the installation would be 32’ above ground level. Public comments regarding potential effects on historic properties may be submitted within 30-days from the date of this publication to: All-Points Technology Corporation at 3 Saddlebrook Drive, Killingworth, CT 06419, to the attention of Ellen Gustafson, (860) 663-1697 ext. 214, egustafson@allpointstech.com. Please respond within 30 days if you wish to comment.

SUNDERLAND – NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING. The Sunderland Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on April 18, 2016, 7:30pm, in the Town Offices Building, 12 School Street, Sunderland, MA. The purpose of the meeting is to review the Request for Determination submitted by New England Central Railroad in accordance with the MA Wetlands Protection Act for the wetland delineation along the railroad, which dictates the amount of spraying. All are welcome.

 

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