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North Adams Finance Committee Reviewing Municipal Fees

Some of the fees that had the city councilors scratching their heads was an annual cost of $2 per pool table, a $10 annual license for "slaughtering," and sussing out the difference between junk dealers, junk collectors and secondhand dealers who had seasonal licenses. In one case, the annual renewal is 50 cents.

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Mount Greylock School Building Committee Decides on Plan for Permitting Fees

At issue was $154,426 in fees that the district accumulated for the town building department's inspections throughout the life of the $64 million addition/renovation project.

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Williamstown Town Manager, School Building Committee Members Clash over Permit Fees

At issue is about $154,000 billed to the regional school district for permitting. In fact, the town is owed about $295,000, based on its standard permit fee schedule, but about half of that has been passed through to subcontractors on the school building project.

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Williamstown Town Manager: Inspection Fees 'Never Optional'

Jason Hoch also talked about the process by which the town arrives at the fee schedule that has been called into question by some district officials and residents of Lanesborough and Williamstown.

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Mount Greylock Building Committee Seeks More Information on Permit Fees

At issue is up to $300,000 in fees that the school building project has incurred over the life of the addition/renovation at the middle-high school.

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Williamstown Select Board Weighs Permit Fee Issue at Mount Greylock

Resident Matt Sheehy asked the board to encourage the district to push for a waiver of the fees, arguing that makes fiscal sense for local taxpayers and political sense for the future of the two-town regional school district not to expect the bill to be paid.

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Williamstown Issues Temporary Certificate of Occupancy at Mount Greylock

Earlier in the day, school and town officials clarified that the issues holding up the TCO were typical for a building project of this size and in no way related to the functionality of the renovated and expanded middle-high school.

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