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ConCom Sends Enforcement Order to Pittsfield Country Club

Last week, the panel ratified an enforcement order for unauthorized land disturbance and vegetation removal within bordering land subject to flooding, bordering vegetated wetlands, inland bank, and buffer zones.

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Williamstown Con Comm OKs Waubeeka Repair, Rural Lands Parking Lot

The new owner of Waubeeka Golf Links and the executive director of the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation were before the commission seeking negative determinations of applicability under the Wetlands Protection Act for activity on their lands.

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Williamstown Con Comm Keeping Spruces Article on Town Meeting Warrant

The Conservation Commission last week reaffirmed its commitment to a proposal to transfer control of the Spruces Park to that body.

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Pittsfield ConCom OKs Testing for Bel Air Dam Removal

Beginning next week, geotechnical sampling and testing will be done at 18 locations for a stream bank restoration stability analysis. Similar sampling was issued a negative RDA in 2021.

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Pittsfield ConCom Considers Conservation Restriction

The Conservation Commission supports efforts to place a conservation restriction on a Knox Road property.

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Williamstown Con Comm Looks to Take Custody of Spruces Park, Protect More Wetlands

On a vote of 6-0, the commissioners OK'd draft warrant article language about the 114-acre former Spruces Mobile Home Park at 60 Main St. (Route 2).

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Williamstown Con Comm OKs Water Street Development

The Conservation Commission on Thursday set conditions for what is now planned for a 16-unit residential development on the site of the former Grange Hall on Water Street.

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BRO MX Ordered to Comply With Conservation Restrictions

The Conservation Commission gave BRO MX until July 28 to place signage marking conservation-restricted area they improperly mowed as well as hire a botanist to review the area.

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Pittsfield Concom Approves Car Wash Improvements, Relocated Cell Antenna

The work is proposed within the riverfront area and bordering land subject to flooding due to its proximity to the east branch of the Housatonic River.

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Pittsfield Con Com Greenlights Rail Trail Extension

Last week, the panel issued 34 orders of conditions for the project, which includes a 10-foot paved multi-use path that runs from Crane Avenue to Merrill Road.

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Pittsfield Concom Ratifies Enforcement Order to New England Fence

Last week, the panel ratified an enforcement order to New England Fence Inc. for the construction of a parking and storage area within 100 feet of intermittent water and bordering vegetated wetlands.

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Pittsfield Conservation Commission Supports Acquisition of Saw Mill Property

The acquisition is supported by local and state funding.

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DCR to do Maintenance, Bridge Work On Old Adams Road Trail

The work will improve the trail surface and drainage on parts of the trail.

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Pittsfield Conservation Commission OKs Supportive Housing Proposal

Berkshire Housing Development Corp. intends to build a 28-unit permanent supportive housing complex.

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Adams Con Comm Approves Emergency Certificate for Damaged Wall

Waterflow is undercutting the wall, which is at risk of collapse because of the damage. Board member Jeff Randall visited the site and said it was in rough shape.

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Pittsfield Con Comm Ratifies Two Emergency Work Permits

Erosion damage had to be repaired on the roadway shoulder of Dan Casey Memorial Drive and a blocked culvert needed to be addressed on East New Lenox Road. The two projects were completed by June 1.