Boards and Committees

Town Offices Address: 50 Main Street / PO Box 417, Stockbridge, MA 01262-0417
Main Phone: 413-298-4170

Board of Health


The Board of Health is a part time Board and does not have a phone number or regular scheduled meetings. If you need assistance please call 413-298-4170 ext 250.


Current Board of Health Members:


Cathy Plankun (2019)
Charles Kenny (2018)
Henry Schwerner (2020)


For information on Septic Systems, Wells, or Food Permits please click the link below for Tri-Town Health Department.

Community Preservation Committee


Please see Article XXI under Town Bylaws for definitions and guidelines of this Committee.


Board of Assessors Representative: Gary Pitney
Finance Committee Representative: Jay Bikofsky
Parks & Recreation Representative:
HousingAuthority Representative: Anna Owen Smith
Historical Commission Representative: Linda Jackson
Conservation Representative: Sally Underwood-Miller – Chair
Selectmen Representative: Carol Owens
Selectmen Representative:
Planning Board Representative: Kate Fletcher

Conservation Commission
413-298-4170 ext 259


Conservation meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm. Please see Article VII Wetlands Protection under Town Bylaws for more information. Also see Berkshire Scenic Mountain Act under Town Bylaws for a detailed description of the Act.


Ron Brouker
Joseph H. DeGiorgis
Louise Gachet
John Hart
George Shippey
Tom LaBelle
Jay Rhind
Charlotte Underwood-Miller (2019) Secretary

Council on Aging
413-298-4170 ext 263


Elizabeth DiGrigoli Director
Ronald Muir (2019)
Lynne French (2019)
Diane Sheridan
Susanna Rogers


Cultural Council

413-298-3620 (Karen Marshall)


Karen Marshall– Chair
Mary Flournoy
Rebecca Weinman
Jessica Meagher
Christine Rasmussen
Lynn Edelstein
Patrick White


Please visit our website for Application Forms and Guidelines:


Applications and support materials should be sent to:


c/o Town Hall
Post Office Box 417
Stockbridge, MA 01262


(*Please include a SASE if you would like any support material returned)

Sewer & Water Commission


The Water and Sewer Commissioners meet the 1st Tuesday of every month at 4:30 p.m. Please call their Secretary at 413-298-4170 ext. 262 to get on the Agenda.


Sewer Hook-up Fee is $450.00 per bedroom and a $100.00 application Fee.


Donald Schneyer (2018) Chairman
Tom Schuler (2017)
Peter J. Socha (2019)
Jennifer Carmichael Secretary


Article XIV
Sewers and Drains
Section 8. Sewer Commissioners


A Bylaw regulating the use of Public and Private sewers and drains, the installation and connection of building sewers, the discharge of waters and wastes into the public sewer system, authorizing the board of sewer commissioners to establish reasonable charges for the use of sewers and to adopt additional regulations to control the use of sewers, and to provide penalties for violations thereof: In the town of Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.


8.1 The Board of Sewer and Water Commissioners for the Town of Stockbridge shall have all the powers of a Board of Sewer Commissioners given by general and special law, regulation and this bylaw.


8.2 The Sewer Commissioners shall have the authority to establish from time to time reasonable rates, fees or charges for connection to or use of the public sewers, which rates, fees or charges shall be sufficient to pay all costs of operating and maintaining the sewer system, including collection and treatment facilities, as well as any portion of the cost of expanding or updating said sewer system that the Town determines, pursuant to Chapter 83, section 23 of the General Laws, shall be paid utilizing revenues derived from such rates, fees or charges.


8.3 The Sewer Commissioners shall have the authority to make, adopt, amend and repeal regulations relative to the use of the public sewer system.

Zoning Board


The Zoning Board of Appeals is a Part time Board and has scheduled meetings as they are needed. If you need assistance please call 413-298-4170 ext. 250


Thomas Schuler
Jim Murray
Robert Jones
Robert Edwards
John Hyson
Buck Smith

School Committee


Stephen Bannon, Chair
Great Barrington 2018


Daniel Weston, Vice Chair; Asst. Treasurer
Stockbridge 2018


Andrew Potter, Secretary
West Stockbridge 2020


Richard Dohoney
Great Barrington 2020


William Fields
Great Barrington 2018


Diane Singer
Great Barrington 2020


Sean Stephen
Stockbridge 2020


Jason St.Peter
Stockbridge 2018


Kristin Piasecki
West Stockbridge 2018


Anne Hutchinson
Great Barrington 2020


Please visit Berkshire Hills School District’s website for meeting schedules.



Finance Committee


Jim Balfanz
Mary Boyce
Jay Bikofsky, Chairman
Neil D. Holden
James McMenamy
Steve Shatz
Diane Reuss


Article IV
Other Officers


Section 2. The Finance Committee shall organize by the election of a chairman and a secretary, and a record shall be kept of all transactions. Every article in the warrant for the annual or any special Town Meeting calling for appropriation or borrowing of money, the creation of a debt or disposal of property of the town shall be referred to this Committee by the Selectmen, and the committee shall either approve or disapprove every such article. The committee shall fully inform itself as to the financial condition of the Town, and also prepare a statement of the fixed charges against the town for which taxes must be levied. All town officials are required to furnish the Finance Committee with any facts or figures in their possession that may be requested of them. At least one public meeting shall be held previous to the annual meeting, at which all interested taxpayers may be heard as to appropriations to be voted on at the town meeting.

Historical Commission


Maria Carr
Linda Jackson, Chair
Peter Williams

Historic Preservation Committee


Please see Article XXII under Town By-laws for definitions and guidelines of this Committee


Carl Sprague
Peter Williams
Jorja Marsden
Pam Sandler
Jay Rhind
Gary Johnson

Housing Authority


Contact: 5 Pine Street / PO Box 419, Stockbridge, MA 01262


Board of Commissioners


Bernard Edmonds Chairman
James Welch, Vice Chairman
Dawn Anne Rabinowitz, Treasurer
Charles R. Gillett, State Appointee
R. Timothy Minkler


Executive Director: JoAnne Redding

Parks and Recreation


This is a part time Board that oversees all Parks in Town as well as Tennis Courts and the Town Beach. If you have concerns regarding the maintenance or upkeep of any of these facilities please call 413-298-4170 ext 250 to report it. Any correspondence should be sent to Please see Article XI in the Town Bylaws for Beach Regulations


Julie Edmonds
Steven Knopf
George Manley








Canoe-Kayak Racks Rules and Regulations

Planning Board


Contact: Jennifer Carmichael, Secretary
  413-298-4170ext 261


Please call our secretary to be scheduled on the agenda.


Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 at the Town Offices.


Gary M. Pitney (2021) Chairman
Eugene Talbot (2021)
Katherine Fletcher
Ruth Pearce
Marie Raftery
Lisa Sauer
Wayne Slosek

Zebra Mussel Committee


The Zebra Mussel Committee protects Stockbridge Bowl from the invasion of Zebra Mussels, through our monitoring programs and if needed a free Boat Wash(if the watercraft has not been decontaminated according to DCR procedures). Laurel Lake in Lee as well as the Housatonic River below Woods Pond is contaminated with Zebra Mussels; once they get into a water body, there is no method to rid the water body of the invasive species, whether chemical or other methods are used. New York state is heavily contaminated with Zebra Mussels, including the Hudson River, Lake George etc.; also lakes in Connecticut are contaminated.


The Stockbridge Zebra Mussel Committee meets weekly at 7:30AM for an hour in the Community Room beginning in April through November. The meeting, of course, is open to the public.


Rodney Agar
Michael Buffoni
Kevin Foran
Barbara Cohen – Hobbs
Gary Kleinerman
Tim Minkler
Michael Nathan
George Shippey, Chair


Zoning Review Committee


The Zoning Bylaw Ad-hoc Committee Update will meet each month on the 2nd and 4th Monday at 5:30 pm.


Kate Fletcher (co-chair, PB)
Ruth Pearce (co-chair, PB)
John Hart (CC)
Jim Murray (ZBA)
Carl Sprague (HPC)