Commonwealth of Massachusetts
The Trial Court
Probate and Family Court
Docket No. BE17P0269EA
Informal Probate Publication Notice
Estate of: Elaine S. Gunn
Also Known As: Elaine Scott Gunn
Date of Death: February 25, 2017
To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Norman S. Gunn of Dallas, TX, a Will has been admitted to informal probate.
Norman S. Gunn of Dallas, TX has been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond.
The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Representative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner.
Lamme & Linscott
Attorneys at Law
22 Elm Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230
GREAT BARRINGTON CONSERVATION COMMISSION
The Great Barrington Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 6:30 PM at the Great Barrington Town Hall, 334 Main Street, to act on a Notice of Intent submitted by Michael Kulig of Berkshire Engineering, Inc. on behalf of Camp Institute of Living Judaism, property at 52 Brookside Road, Map 38 Lot 11. Pursuant to findings of the most recent Dam Safety inspection at Eisner Pond required by MassDCR, the proposed work will include: tree removal, retaining wall removal and repair, grading, slope stabilization, repairs to the dam outlet, repair or replacement of the low level outlet structure, clearing accumulated sediment from the inlet structure and repair or replacement of the inlet valve, construction of a gravel access road from the bank of Eisner Pond to the area of the outlet structure and removal of less than 100 cu. yd. of sediment accumulated in the outlet works. This public hearing will be held in accordance with the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, Chapter 131, Section 40 and the Great Barrington Wetlands Bylaw and Regulations, Chapter 168 and Chapter 217 Article III.
Gaetan Lachance, Chairman.
Grants Available to Benefit Seniors
Elder Services of Berkshire County, Inc. announces the availability of funds through Title III of the Older Americans Act, and requests proposals for Subgrants targeted to Berkshire County residents ages 60 and older to provide the following programs and services: Legal Assistance, Minor Home Repair, Heavy Chore, In-home Mental Health Assessment, In-home Skilled Nursing Visits not covered by Medicare, approved evidence-based Healthy Aging programs (request list), Medical Transportation, Caregiver Support, such as education and training, social day care, or respite care services. All grants are subject to availability of funding and typically range between $1,000 and $5,000 per fiscal year.
The Request for Proposal process is open to nonprofit organizations and private for- profit organizations and businesses. Subgrant proposals must support the goals of the Older Americans Act by providing direct services to Berkshire County residents age 60 and older with the greatest social and economic need, including low-income minority individuals.
Interested individuals and organizations, especially those that serve seniors, are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent by June 2, 2017. Proposals may be submitted by a single organization, or be collaborative ventures. Proposals are for a one-year grant period, October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018, and may have the option to renew.
An informational meeting regarding the Request for Proposal process will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Elder Services, 877 South Street, Suite 4E in Pittsfield MA.
Further information can be obtained by sending an email to Outreach and Advancement Supervisor Rhonda Serre at Elder Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 413-499-0524. The RFP application is available on Elder Services’ website at www.esbci.org. All proposals are required to be submitted in electronic format and emailed to email@example.com by 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2017.
The mission of Elder Services of Berkshire County, Inc. is to provide Berkshire elders, caregivers, and individuals with disabilities the opportunity to live with dignity, independence, and self-determination, and to achieve the highest possible quality of life.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Town of Great Barrington, Massachusetts, through its Town Manager seeks proposals for the Disposition of Real Property known as Housatonic School located at 207 Pleasant Street, (Housatonic) Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
A document setting forth specifications for proposals may be obtained in person or by written request from the office of the Town Manager, Town Hall, 334 Main Street, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, 01230, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Monday thru Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning May 10, 2017.
Completed sealed proposals must be received at the Town Manager’s Office on or before Friday, June 30, 2017 by 2:00 p.m. at which time they will be publicly opened.
The Town of Great Barrington reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to cancel this request for proposal at any time, if it is in the best interest of the Town to do so. The Town also reserves the right to waive any informality in the bidding and make an award deemed to be in the best interest of the Town of Great Barrington.
Town of Great
TOWN OF EGREMONT
SOUTH EGREMONT VILLAGE SCHOOL
INVITATION FOR BID
The Town of Egremont, Massachusetts is seeking bids for the stabilization of the foundation and accessibility improvements at the South Egremont Village School, listed on the State Register of Historic Places. The project is partially funded with a grant from the Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund, Massachusetts Historical Commission. All work must comply with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
Bids shall be submitted to Mary Brazie, Office Administrator, Town of Egremont, (P.O. Box 368) 171 Egremont Plain Road, Egremont, MA 01258, no later than 1 PM on Thursday, June 8, 2017, and will be publicly opened and read at that time. Sealed envelopes shall be clearly marked “for South Egremont Village School Stabilization.”
There will be a pre-bid site walk at the project site, 42 Main Street, South Egremont, on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 3:30 PM. Questions from potential bidders shall be submitted in writing either via email or mail to Mary Brazie, Office Administrator, at the address listed above, or to email@example.com. Bid documents are posted on the Town website: http://www.egremont-ma.gov or by request from Lyn Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each bid shall contain the following:
I. Completed Bid form
II. Signed Certificate of Tax Compliance
III. Signed Certificate of Non-Collusion
IV. Signed Certificate of Authority
V. Affidavit of OSHA Compliance
VI. DCAM certification
Contractors shall be DCAM certified and experienced with the Secretary of the Interior’s, Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, and shall be able to identify having completed prior comparable work on at least 2 properties during the past five years that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. State Law prohibits discrimination. The selection of the contractor shall be made without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, political affiliation, or national origin. The Town reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive any informalities, to advertise for new bids, and to award one or more contracts, wholly or in part, as may be deemed to be in the best interest of the Town. The Board of Selectmen shall be the awarding authority.
The successful bidder will provide insurance as stated in the Owner-Contractor Agreement. A certificate of insurance evidencing the required insurance shall be submitted to the town prior to the commencement of work and shall remain in force during the term of the contract.
If any questions, contact: Mary Brazie, Selectman and Office Administrator
Town of Egremont—171 Egremont Plain Road—P.O. Box 368—Egremont, MA 01258
TOWN OF EGREMONT
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
On Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 7:00PM, the Egremont Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at the Egremont Town Hall, Route 71, Egremont Mass to consider the application of Donna Leep & Donald Waite, for a variance from Section 4.1.2 of the Egremont Zoning Bylaws, for their property located at 64 Main Street, Egremont. The application may be viewed at Town Hall in the Selectmen’s Office. Written comments will be accepted.
Town of New Marlborough
The Conservation Commission of the Town of New Marlborough will hold a public hearing on May 27, 2017 at 10:00 AM in the Town Hall in the village of Mill River, MA 01244 under the provisions of the Wetlands Protection Act, Chapter 131, Section 40 to consider a Request of Determination of Applicability:
PO Box 219
New Marlborough, MA 01230
For the property located at:
98 Norfolk Rd
New Marlborough, MA 01230
Assessors Map 109, Lot 5
Replace existing septic system and relate site work.
Ned Wilson, Chair
Town of Sheffield
Notice of Public Hearing
The Sheffield Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., 1st floor meeting room, Town Hall, 21 Depot Square, regarding a Request for Determination of Applicability, filed by Lydon Developments LLC for property on 1861 North Main Street, 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: Site preparation for construction of a 4,800 square ft. repair shop building.
The intention of the applicant will be discussed in compliance with the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act.
Donald Ward, III, Chairman