Legal Notices: Week of 09/29/2017

Town of Otis

Notice of Planning Board Hearing

Relative to Proposed

Changes to Sign Zoning By-Law Amendments

Pursuant to M.G.L. Ch 40A, Sect. 5

The Planning Board of the Town of Otis, Massachusetts will hold a public hearing to discuss proposed amendments to the town’s zoning by-laws.  The Public Hearing will be as follows:

Place:   Otis Town Hall

Date:   October 16, 2017

Time:   7:00 pm

The subject matter of the proposed amendments are modifications and additions to the existing town bylaws for Signs.  The complete text relative to the proposed amendments are available for inspection during regular business hours at the Town of Otis Selectmen’s Office, Town Hall.

The Town of Otis would like to add Sections 5.2.7 and 5.2.8 to the Town of Otis zoning bylaws to establish the Political Signs Zoning Bylaw:

5.2.7    Billboards are Prohibited.

5.2.8    Political Signs

The following is the Town of Otis policy on political sign location, size and duration:

  1. LOCATION: Political signage shall not be located within a public way layout or on Town-owned property except as follows:
  2. Exceptions on Private Property

Political signage may be placed on private property, along a public way provided that:

  1. The sign is placed a minimum of ten (10) feet back from the edge of pavement for the public way and any sidewalk, and
  2. The owners of the subject private property allows placement of the signage, and
  3. The signage does not impede the travel of pedestrians.
  4. Exceptions on Town-Owned Property

Political signage may be placed on town owned property providing that:

  1. The sign is placed a minimum of one hundred fifty (150) feet away from any polling entrance and shall be removed immediately after the polls close. The sign shall not block vehicular traffic, the progress of pedestrians or existing signs.
  2. ONE SIGN per candidate is permitted on the grassy island at the intersection of Becket Road and Route 23, provided that the signs are placed so they do not impede the view of drivers on the adjacent public ways or block existing signs or impede pedestrians.
  3. ONE SIGN per candidate is permitted on the grassy island at the intersection of Old Blandford Road and Route 23, provided that the signs are placed so they do not impede the view of drivers on the adjacent public ways or block existing signs or impede pedestrians.
  4. TIME FRAME OF DISPLAY: Political signs may be erected forty-five (45) days prior to the election and are to be removed within two days after the election except as noted above for polling places.
  5. SIZE OF SIGNS: Political signs may not exceed three (3) square feet of total area and the top of political signs may not exceed thirty-two (32) inches in height from virgin ground below.

The Town of Otis would like to amend section 5.2.2 Temporary Signs:

Temporary signs which do not comply with this By-Law may be authorized by the Zoning Enforcement Officer for special events.  The Zoning Enforcement Officer may, at his discretion, require the posting of a bond or cash deposit large enough to cover the cost of removal of temporary signs if such signs are not removed promptly after termination of the advertised event by the sponsors.

The Town of Otis would like to amend section 5.2.4 Abandoned Signs:

Any sign which has been abandoned or advertises any product which is no longer sold, or any activity which is no longer carried on must be removed within thirty (30) days by the owner of the premises after notice to that effect from the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

The Town of Otis would like to amend section 5.2.6 Signs Authorized by Special Permit:

5.2.6    Signs Authorized by Special Permit

The following signs may be displayed with a Special Permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals:

  1. On property in R-40 Residential devoted to use authorized by Special Permit, one sign not exceeding six (6) square feet in total area.
  2. Within the V-1 Village district, each business is permitted two (2) signs not to exceed twenty-four (24) square feet in total combined area. Signs may be freestanding or attached flat against the wall of the building.  Freestanding signs may not exceed  eighteen (18) square feet.
  3. On multiple business use lots there is permitted one (1) directory sign per lot not exceeding twenty-four (24) square feet in area for all business establishments or uses on the lot, and not exceeding twelve (12) square feet for any one business establishment or use on the lot.

Respectfully Submitted,

Michael Ernst

Chairman, Otis Planning Board

 

 

 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

THE TRIAL COURT

PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT

BERKSHIRE PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT

44 BANK ROW

PITTSFIELD, MA 01201

(413) 442-6941

DOCKET NO. BE17P0648EA

CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION

Estate of Charles Gordon Chapman

Date of Death: 07/25/2017

To all interested persons: A Petition for Formal Probate of Will with Appointment of Personal Representative has been filed by Jonathan W. Chapman of Pompano Beach, FL requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order and for other such relief as requested in the Petition.

The Petitioner requests that Jonathan W. Chapman of Pompano Beach, FL be appointed as Personal Representative of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond in an unsupervised administration.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before: 10:00 a.m. on the return day of 10/11/2017.

This is not a hearing date but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an affidavit of objections within thirty (30) days of the return day, action may be taken without further notice to you.

UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE MASSACHUSETTS UNIFORM PROBATE CODE (MUPC)

A Personal Representative appointed under the MUPC in an unsupervised administration is not required to file an inventory or annual accounts with the Court. Persons interested in the estate are entitled to notice regarding the administration directly from the Personal Representative and may petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including the distribution of assets and expenses of administration.

WITNESS, Hon. Richard A. Simons, First Justice of this Court.

Date: September 15, 2017

Francis B. Marinaro,

Register of Probate

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COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

THE TRIAL COURT

PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT

BERKSHIRE PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT

44 BANK ROW

PITTSFIELD, MA 01201

(413) 442-6941

DOCKET NO. BE17P0647EA

CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION

Estate of Jerome Martin

Date of Death: 08/15/2017

To all interested persons: A Petition for Formal Probate of Will with Appointment of Personal Representative has been filed by Marybeth White of Great Barrington, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order and for such other relief as requested in the Petition.

The Petitioner requests that Marybeth White of Great Barrington, MA be appointed as Personal Representative of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond in an unsupervised administration.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before 10:00 a.m. on the return day of 10/11/2017.

This is not a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an affidavit of objections within thirty (30) days of the return day, action may be taken without further notice to you.

UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE MASSACHUSETTS UNIFORM PROBATE CODE (MUPC)

A Personal Representative appointed under the MUPC in an unsupervised administration is not required to file an inventory or annual accounts with the Court. Persons interested in the estate are entitled to notice regarding the administration directly from the Personal Representative and may petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including the distribution of assets and expenses of administration.

WITNESS, Hon. Richard A. Simons, First Justice of this Court.

Date: September 15, 2017

Francis B. Marinaro,

Register of Probate

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Notice of Intent to

Request the Release of Funds (NOIRROF)

September 29, 2017

Town of Monterey

435 Main Road

P.O. Box 308

Monterey, MA 01245

TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS:

On or about the 17th day of October, 2017 the Town of Monterey will submit a request to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) for the release of CDBG funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act 1974 (PL 93-383) as amended to undertake a project known as the Monterey Housing Rehabilitation Program for the purpose of completing moderate rehabilitation of homes in the town of Monterey totaling up to $ 606,000.

The activity proposed is categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements. An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at Monterey Town Hall and is available for public examination and copying, upon request weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Steven Weisz, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen at Monterey Town Hall on or before October 16, 2017. All such comments so received will be considered prior to authorized submission of a request for release of funds.

RELEASE OF FUNDS

The Town of Monterey certifies to DHCD that Steven Weisz, in his official capacity as Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s and Massachusetts DHCD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Town of Monterey to use Program funds.

OBJECTION TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

Massachusetts DHCD will accept objections to its release of fund and the Town of Monterey certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases:

  1. a) The certification was not in fact executed by the Town’s Certifying Officer; b) The Town has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; c) The grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD or the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development; or d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to Massachusetts Community Development Block Grant, Department of Housing and Community Development, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 300, Boston, MA 02114. Potential objectors should contact the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development to verify the actual last date of the objection period.

Steven Weisz,

Chairman, Board of Selectmen

Monterey Town Hall

PO Box 308

435 Main Road

Monterey, MA 01245

9.29

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THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ​​ HIGHWAY DIVISION

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING

Project File No. 608263

A Design Public Hearing will be held by MassDOT to discuss the proposed Bridge Replacement Project on Berkshire School Road over the Schenob Brook in the Town of Sheffield, MA.

WHERE: Sheffield Town Hall, Selectmen’s Meeting Room on the 2nd floor

21 Depot Square,

Sheffield, MA 01257                          WHEN:Wednesday, October 11, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

PURPOSE: The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Berkshire School Road over Schenob Brook bridge replacement project. All views and comments made at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.

PROPOSAL: The proposed bridge project consists of the replacement of the existing 3 span continuous steel bridge structure. The proposed new 69-foot Single Span Prestressed Concrete NEXT Beam superstructure will be supported on integral abutments founded on steel H-piles. The proposed bridge will have a 30-foot curb to curb roadway width for vehicular traffic with two 4-foot wide shoulders. There will be a 5.5-foot wide sidewalk on each side of the bridge. The bridge is currently open, but will be closed during construction. The detour is approximately 1.8 miles in length. The detour for the eastbound approach will send traffic north along Bears Den Road, east along Bow Wow Road, east along Miller Avenue and to Route 7. Detour for the westbound approach will send traffic north along Route 7, west along Miller Avenue, west along Bow Wow Road, west along Bears Den Road, and back to Berkshire School Road. Proposed approach roadway work includes micromilling with resurfacing and full depth reconstruction for approximately 360 feet of westbound approach and approximately 350 feet of eastbound approach. The proposed approach has a curb to curb width that transitions from the existing width at the east and west project limits to 30’-0”The proposed sidewalk on the north side of the road replaces the existing sidewalk within the project limits. Sidewalk has been provided on the south side of the road within the limits of the bridge rail to facilitate the Town’s future capital plans to add a sidewalk along the south side of Berkshire School Road.

A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The Town 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 Section, Project File No. 608263. 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​/​

JONATHAN

GULLIVER

ACTING HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATOR

PATRICIA A. LEAVENWORTH, P.E.

CHIEF ENGINEER

9.29, 10.6

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TOWN OF LEE

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on the application for a Change of Location for the annual All Alcohol Packaged Goods License to Berkshire Liquors, Inc., at the last approved location of 33 Canal Street, Lee, MA 01238 to a new location at 130 Housatonic Street, Lee, MA 01238.

Failure to make recommendations on this matter shall be deemed lack of opposition thereto. Copy of the application is available for review in the Selectmen’s office, Memorial Hall, 32 Main Street, Lee, MA 01238. The hearing will be held in the Memorial Hall courtroom on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Local Licensing Authority

David Consolati, Chairman

9.29

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Town of New Marlborough

Conservation Commission

Public Hearing

The Conservation Commission of the Town of New Marlborough will hold a public hearing on September 30, 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 an Request for Determination of Applicability:

Michele Shalaby

1093 Clayton Mill River Rd

Southfield, MA 01259

For the property located at:

1093 Clayton Mill River Rd

Map 414, Lot 3

New Marlborough, MA 01230

New Marlborough Conservation

Commission

9.29

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TOWN OF SANDISFIELD

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CONSERVATION COMMISSION

On Tuesday, October 17, 2017 there will be a public hearing at 7:45

P.M. at the Sandisfield Town Hall located at 66 Sandisfield Road (RT.57) held by the Sandisfield Conservation Commission on a Request for Determination for Melva Eidelberg (403/56) 308 Hidden Lane, Sandisfield, for the purpose of removing one dead tree and whether the land described on map 403/56 is subject to the Wetlands Protection Act, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 131, Section 40 of the Massachusetts State Laws.

SANDISFIELD

CONSERVATION COMMISSION

Clare English

Secretary

09.29

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Town of Sheffield

Notice of Public Hearing

The Sheffield Planning Board, as the Special Permit Granting Authority, will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 7:00 PM, 1st floor meeting room, Town Hall, Sheffield, to act on the Special Permit application (#092717) of Berkshire Mountain Holdings, LLC, for property located at 354/356 South Main St, Sheffield 01257, for Warehouse (storage), per Section 3.1.3 (E-8) of the Sheffield Zoning By-Laws. The property is in the Commercial District, Tax Map No. 20, Block & Lots: 1-3.1, 3.2, 3.3, Book 2215 & Page 204.

A copy of the application, on file in the Town Clerk’s Office, Town Hall, may be inspected Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:00AM to 4:00PM.

James T. Collingwood, Jr.

Chairman

9.29, 10.5

#3258

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