Legal Notices: Week of 3/16/2018

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
The Trial Court
Berkshire Probate and Family Court
44 Bank Row
Pittsfield, MA 01201
CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF PETITION FOR TERMINATION OF CONSERVATOR
Docket No. BE10P0226PM
In the interests of: Gabriel W. Patel of Great Barrington, MA
Respondent: Incapacitated Person​/​Protected Person
To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition has been filed by Daniel W. Patel of Great Barrington, MA in the above captioned matter requesting that the court Terminate the Conservatorship. The petition asks the court to make a determination that the Guardian and​/​or Conservator should be allowed to resign; or should be removed for good cause; or that the Guardianship and​/​or Conservatorship is no longer necessary and therefore should be terminated. The original petition is on file with the court.
You have the right to object to this proceeding. If you wish to do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance at this court on or before 10:00 A.M. on the return date of 04/05/2018. This day is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline date by which you have to file the written appearance if you object to the petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in this matter without further notice to you. In addition to filing the written appearance, you or your attorney must file a written affidavit stating the specific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date.
IMPORTANT NOTICE
The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above-named person’s right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above-named person. If the above-named person cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense.
WITNESS, Hon. Richard A. Simons, First Justice of this Court
Date: March 08, 2018
Francis B. Marinaro
Register of Probate
John R. Gobel, Esq.
Gobel & Hollister
106 Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201
3.16
#3677

GREAT BARRINGTON CONSERVATION COMMISSION
The Great Barrington Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 28, 2017 at 6:30 PM at the Great Barrington Town Hall, 334 Main Street, to act on a Notice of Intent submitted by Foresight Land Services for the Great Barrington Land Conservancy, property west of the Housatonic River south of Bridge Street, Map 19 Lots 145A, 145 & 152; Map 22 Lot 64 and Map 38 Lot 12F. The proposed work includes construction of walking paths along portions of properties west of the Housatonic River between Bridge Street and Brookside Road. 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
3.16
#3678

Notice of Public Hearing Continuance
Pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 82, Section 32A, the Board of Selectmen for the Town of Otis will continue a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Town Offices, 1 North Main Road, Otis, MA. The Public Hearing was originally held on Tuesday January 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the same town offices at which time the public was heard. The continuance is to make the determination whether to formally discontinue maintenance of the following roads:

  • Miller Swamp Road from Blandford Road to edge of town map
  • Miner Road
  • Stebbins Road from Dimmock Road to #881
  • Dotted Line Road from Stebbins Road to Giles
  • Tolland Road from #864 to edge of town map
  • Witter Road

In order to discontinue maintenance of a road, the Board must determine that the road has become “abandoned and unused for ordinary travel and that the common convenience and necessity no longer requires said town way…to be maintained in a condition reasonably safe and convenient for travel”
Please note that if the Board votes to discontinue maintenance of a road, the road still remains a public way with a public right of passage.
All interested parties are invited to attend.
3.9, 3.​16
#3663

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ​​ HIGHWAY DIVISION
NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING
Project File No. 608243
A Design Public Hearing will be held by MassDOT to discuss the proposed Bridge Replacement Project on Umpachene Falls Road over the Konkapot River in the Town of New Marlborough, MA.
New Marlborough Town Hall
807 Mill River Southfield Road
Mill River, MA 01244-0099
Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed New Marlborough bridge replacement project on Umpachene Falls Road. All views and comments made at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.
The proposed bridge project consists of the replacement of the existing single span steel 3-stringer bridge structure. The proposed new 70-foot Single Span Precast Prestressed Concrete Adjacent Box Beam superstructure will be supported on cast-in-place reinforced concrete abutments. The proposed bridge will have a 15’-6”curb to curb roadway width for vehicular traffic consisting of a single 11’-0”travel lane with two ​​ 2’-3”wide shoulders. The bridge has been closed to vehicular traffic since April of 2012 and will remain closed during construction. The proposed detour for vehicular traffic is approximately 3.5 miles in length and will direct traffic up Clayton Mill River Road to the north to Southfield Road and south again toward Hadsell Street. While currently closed to vehicular traffic, the roadway and bridge are still utilized by pedestrians and bicyclists. The bridge will be constructed in two stages so that pedestrian and bicycle access can be maintained throughout construction. Proposed approach roadway work includes the construction of full depth asphalt pavement for approximately 325 feet of the westbound approach and approximately 345 feet of the eastbound approach. The proposed westside roadway approach width from the westerly project limits near Clayton Mill River Road varies from 22’-0”to 15’ ​​6”in width. The proposed eastside roadway approach width to the easterly project limits is 15’ ​​6”There will be no sidewalks on the proposed bridge or approach roadways.
A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The Town of Marlborough 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. 608243. 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 hearing, 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 hearing.
In case of inclement weather, hearing cancellation announcements will be posted on the internet at http:​/​​/​www.massdot.state.ma.us​/​Highway​/​
Jonathan Gulliver
Highway Administrator
Patricia A. Leavenworth P.E.
Chief Engineer
3.9 and 3.​16
#3662

Town of Alford
Conservation Commission
Notice of Public Hearing
Pursuant to MGL ch. 131, section 39A (Berkshire Scenic Mountain Act), the Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on March 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Alford Town Hall to consider the filing of a Request for Determination of Applicability by Gualchmei LLC to construct out buildings in the Scenic Mountain Zone at 387 West Road.
Henry Flint
Conservation Commission
3.16
#3674

TOWN OF GREAT BARRINGTON
INVITATION TO BID
The Town of Great Barrington, acting through its Chief Procurement Officer, invites sealed bids from qualified contractors and vendors to provide various heavy construction equipment with operator and to rent certain pieces of heavy construction equipment for various Town projects and emergency repair work. A Bid Proposal Package for this project, which contains detailed specifications, bid forms and other pertinent information, may be obtained beginning Thursday, March 15th, 2018 from the Office of the Town Manager, 334 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or emailing svandeusen@townofgb.org Sealed bids are due at the Office of the Town Manager by 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 30, 2018, at which time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. The Town Manager is the awarding authority and reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive minor informalities or irregularities in any bid and to make an award in any manner consistent with the law and deemed to be in the best interests of the Town of Great Barrington.
Jennifer Tabakin
Town Manager​/​
Chief Procurement Officer
3.16
#3675

TOWN OF GREAT BARRINGTON
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Selectboard sitting as Sewer Commissioners, will hold a public hearing on March 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Town Hall, 334 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230 for the purpose of setting Wastewater Impact Fees (Facility Connection Charge) based on: $15​/​gallon per day(GPD) of Stated Title-5 flow rates for all construction to be connected to the Town sewer system: a Charge of $7.50​/​GPD for any redevelopment and​/​or change in use of any properties, that result in an increase of flow to Title-5 flow rates, which were previously connected to the Town sewer system; and an increase in  the septic disposal fee of ten (10%) per cent from $100 per thousand gallons to $110 per thousand gallons. A copy of the fee schedule is on file in the office and Town Clerk.
Sean Stanton
Chair
3.​16
#3676

TOWN OF GREAT BARRINGTON
FINANCE COMMITTEE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Finance Committee public hearing scheduled for March 7, 2018 and rescheduled for March 21, 2018 will be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, Selectmen’s Meeting Room, 2nd floor, 334 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA. This hearing is being held in accordance with the provisions of Section 7-4 of the Town Code. The purpose of the public hearing is to review any warrant article calling for the expenditure of funds which will be considered by the May 7, 2018 Annual Town Meeting. All persons shall be provided an opportunity to be heard on any article.
Thomas Blauvelt
Chairman
3.16
#3679

TOWN OF NEW MARLBOROUGH
BOARD OF SELECTMEN
Notice of Public Hearing
The Town of New Marlborough, acting through its Board of Selectmen as the Special Permit Granting Authority, will hold a Special Permit Hearing on Monday, April 23, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the town Hall, 807 Mill River Southfield Road, Mill River, MA 01244; then and there to act upon the application by Park Avenue Solar Solutions, LLC, represented by Kirt Mayland, 102 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830, under Section 3.4.1.8 and Section 8 of the Protective By-laws for the property located at 540 Mill River Southfield Road and 646 Mill River Southfield Road, New Marlborough, MA 01230 (Assessors Map 108, Lot 7; Map 407, Lot 100; Map 410, Lot 1) for the purpose of constructing a 3 MW AC ground-mounted solar photovoltaic project.
Tara B. White, Chair
Michele Shalaby
Nathaniel H. Yohalem
Board of Selectmen
3.9, 3.​16
#3669

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