Vol. I No. 04 9/15/2020
Town News: September 15
Stockbridge Library fundraiser earlier this week.
Notes from the September 10 Select Board Meeting
The Select Board met on Thursday, September 10. Actions taken included:
Patty Cahill Andrew was appointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals. Andrew is a life-long Stockbridge resident and real estate professional.
The Select Board approved the special permit for the owners of 37 Mahkeenac Road to rebuild a house on the lot, after both the Planning Board and Conservation Commission signed off on the proposed work.
The Select Board entered Executive Session to discuss two issues: the Stockbridge Bowl DEP settlement (see piece by Roxanne McCaffrey below) and "to consider the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real estate".
The newest member of the Finance Committee is Pamela Boudreau, head teller, Lee Bank, Stockbridge.
The Planning Board
The Planning Board did not meet on September 1, 2020 (election day).
Notes from the Zoning Board of Appeals
ZBA met on September 8, 2020 via ZOOM to consider:
Teresa and R J Wise's request for a variance from the Zoning Bylaw requirements with respect to maximum lot coverage and setback to the left property line for the purpose of allowing a 96 square foot Lawn House Studio to be placed on the property located at 6 Cherry Hill Road.
Thomas and Susanna Sharpe's request for a variance from the Zoning Bylaw requirements with respect to an extension or alteration of a non-conforming structure/deck, on property located at 1 West Dale Road.
Site visits for both projects were scheduled for this week.
Water and Sewer
Water and Sewer meetings may not be the most exciting, but they are important. They deal with maintenance issues of delivery of water and the disposal of sewage. On the agenda: need to move water and sewer pipes due to bridge repairs; status of Echo Lake status and Stockbridge Bowl testing: addressing an odor at the Glendale pump station, and finishing Vine Street pavement.
Stockbridge Bowl Stewardship Commission
The Stockbridge Bowl Stewardship Committee met on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 via ZOOM. Among the items on the agenda was discussion of preparing a Lake Management Plan.
Trout stocking report
Fall trout stocking begins mid-September. Close to 60,000 rainbow trout that are 12 inches or longer and at least 4,000 brown trout about 9+ inches long will be stocked across Massachusetts this fall.
This is an annual event complicated this year by bridge construction, draught and low water levels. The Commonwealth rarely gives the exact time and location of stocking, but additional information is available at https://www.mass.gov/service-details/trout-stocking-report.
MassSave is Paying for 100% Insulation Costs through Nov. 30, 2020
Need your house insulated? Get it for free through November 30.
MassSave is offering 100% of the cost of insulation, up from 80% normally. You can learn more at https://www.masssave.com.
Vlada's Boutique on Elm St.