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:
- LOCATION: Political signage shall not be located within a public way layout or on Town-owned property except as follows:
- Exceptions on Private Property
Political signage may be placed on private property, along a public way provided that:
- The sign is placed a minimum of ten (10) feet back from the edge of pavement for the public way and any sidewalk, and
- The owners of the subject private property allows placement of the signage, and
- The signage does not impede the travel of pedestrians.
- Exceptions on Town-Owned Property
Political signage may be placed on town owned property providing that:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Board of Appeals Zoning Enforcement Officer may, at their 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 or activity which is no longer sold, or any activity which is no longer sold or carried on must be removed within thirty (30) days by the owner of the premises after notice to that effect from the Zoning Board of Appeals 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:
- On property in R-40 Residential devoted to use authorized by Special Permit, one sign not exceeding six (6) square feet in total area.
- 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 four (4) eighteen (18) square feet.
- 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.
Billboards are prohibited.
Chairman, Otis Planning Board
9.29, 10.6 #3267
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
THE TRIAL COURT
PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT
BERKSHIRE PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT
44 BANK ROW
PITTSFIELD, MA 01201
DOCKET NO. BE17P0642EA
INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE
Estate of John L. Annino Jr.
Also Known As: John Louis Annino Jr.
Date of Death: 09/05/2016
To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of John L. Annino III of Middletown, CT a Will has been admitted to informal probate.
John L. Annino III of Middletown, CT 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
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
THE TRIAL COURT
PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT
DOCKET NO. BE17P0686EA
In the Estate of Jean Spence Furcht a/k/a Jean S. Furcht, Jean Austin Furcht and Jean A. Furcht, late of Mount Washington, MA, Date of Death August 20, 2017
To all persons interested in the above-captioned estate, a petition has been presented for Formal Probate of Will with Appointment of Personal Representative by Frederick W. Furcht of Mt. Washington, 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: Frederick W. Furcht of Mt. Washington MA be appointed as Personal Representative of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond in an unsupervised administration.
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 10/26/2017. 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 28, 2017
Francis B. Marinaro, Register
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the Great Barrington Board of Health will have a public hearing on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 6:00 PM at the Fire Station Conference room, 37 State Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230. The purpose of the public hearing is to discuss and vote upon amending current regulations pertaining to Restricting the Sale of Tobacco Products. For a copy of the regulations, please visit www.townofgb.org/Pages/GBarringtonMA_Health/index or contact the Health Department at (413) 528- 0680. Written comments can be submitted to the Board of Health, 334 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230 until 4:30PM on October 10, 2017.
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 email@example.com
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/
ACTING HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATOR
PATRICIA A. LEAVENWORTH, P.E.
TOWN OF EGREMONT
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 7:30PM, at the Egremont Town Hall, the Egremont Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at the Egremont Town Hall, Route 71, Egremont Mass to consider the application for Betty Ehrenberg to open an art gallery and studio at 72 Main Street, South Egremont. The application can be viewed at the Egremont Town Hall. Written comments will be accepted.
TOWN OF GREAT BARRINGTON
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Selectboard will hold a public hearing on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Town Hall, 334 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230 to act on the application of GMK, Inc. d/b/a Risingdale Cafe, Gloria J. Hadsell, Manager for a Transfer of Common Victualler All Alcoholic Restaurant Liquor License to Angie’s Place LLC d/b/a Risingdale Cafe, Angela Barbieri, Manager at 290 Park Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230.
TOWN OF SANDISFIELD
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
On Tuesday, October 17, 2017 there will be a public hearing at 7:30 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 Edward Lipke (403/52) Lake Shore Drive, Sandisfield, for the purpose of removing two dead trees and whether the land described on map 403/52 is subject to the Wetlands Protection Act, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 131, Section 40 of the Massachusetts State Laws.
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.