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Williamstown Fin Comm Echoes Select Board, Advises Mount Greylock Committee

The current question is whether the School Committee will continue to preserve a portion of the Williams capital gift for future extraordinary maintenance needs, like a new boiler or a new roof.

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Pittsfield Finance Committee OKs Hotel Project Tax Incentive

The City Council Subcommittee on Finance approved a TIF agreement to aid in the construction of a new hotel but asked that delays caused by COVID-19 are considered.

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North Adams Budget Projections Raise Specter of Great Recession

That's the worst-case scenario that Mayor Thomas Bernard said he and his financial team are keeping in mind as they look at possible losses on the order of $2.6 million.

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Clarksburg Finance Committee Reviews Police, DPW Capital Requests

The largest capital expenditure for the DPW will be for the addition and upgrade to the town garage on Cross Road, which is being paid out of the $1 million infrastructure borrowing approved by town meeting last May.

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Williamstown Finance Committee Begins Review of FY21 Budget

The Finance Committee on Wednesday began its annual review of the town's spending plan that will be put before voters at May's annual town meeting.

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Pittsfield Finance Committee Approves Johns Building Supply Expansion

The Finance Subcommittee approved a tax increment financing agreement with Johns Building Supply.

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North Adams Finance Advises More Information on Sullivan Proposal

The council put the sale of Sullivan School to the newly organized Berkshire Advanced Manufacturing Training and Education Center, or BAMTEC, on pause last week even as it approved the sale of two other city properties.

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Williamstown Fin Comm Weighs in on Mount Greylock Field Debate

Much but not all of the opposition to date has centered on the potential adverse impact to the environment and students' health. The Fin Comm discussion did not touch on those arguments, instead sticking to reasons the field may or may not make sense from a financial standpoint.

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Clarksburg Sees Fiscal 2019 Revenues Increase

Town Accountant Donna Estes told the Finance Committee on Monday that the two largest drivers were motor vehicle excise tax and delinquent property tax fees.

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Clarksburg Finance Committee Has Questions on School Budget

The Finance Committee and School Department are working through the budget for fiscal 2020 and trying to determine where some $94,000 in retirement insurance for should land.

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Williamstown Town Manager Supports Funding Requests From Non-Profits

Jason Hoch addressed the town's Finance Committee two days after a member of the Select Board suggested that the town reevaluate the level of its support to the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce.

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Pittsfield FinCom Will Pay Airport Project Overage, More May Come

The Finance Committee is not happy with the process, but agreed to pay the overage for the airport runway process. And there might be even more to come. A number of change orders caused the project to go $89,374 over budget. The Federal Aviation Administration and the state Department of Transportation are paying $80,249 of that total but the city still needs to up its contribution by $9,125.

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Williamstown Finance Committee Begins Review of FY20 Budget

The town manager is planning a fiscal 2020 budget that shows a 5 percent increase in general government expenses but which will have an impact of just 3.8 percent on the tax rate.

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Adams Finance Committee Approves Reserve Fund Transfer

Members of both the select board and the Finance Committee inspected the truck along with the DPW's chief mechanic. Interim Town Administrator Donna Cesan said all agreed the truck was a bargain.

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