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For information on Septic Systems, Wells, or Food Permits please click the link below for Tri-Town Health Department.
Please see Article XXI under Town Bylaws for definitions and guidelines of this Committee.
413-298-4170 ext 259
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.
Please visit our website for Application Forms and Guidelines:
Applications and support materials should be sent to:
STOCKBRIDGE CULTURAL COUNCIL
c/o Town Hall
Post Office Box 417
Stockbridge, MA 01262
(*Please include a SASE if you would like any support material returned)
Please call their Secretary at 413-298-4170 ext. 262 to get on the agenda.
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.
If you need assistance please call 413-298-4170 ext. 250
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.
Local Historical Commissions are established by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40, Section 8D, and charged with a variety of responsibilities under Massachusetts law. The Stockbridge Historical Commission is appointed by the Selectmen and each year works to fulfill its responsibilities as circumstances arise.
Please see Article XXII under Town By-laws for definitions and guidelines of this Committee
Contact: 5 Pine Street / PO Box 419, Stockbridge, MA 01262
If you have concerns regarding the maintenance or upkeep of any of these facilities please contact by email:
Kayak/Canoe Rack Rentals at the Town Beach are issued through Parks and Rec.
TO PREVENT ZEBRA MUSSEL CONTAMINATION, ONLY CANOES AND KAYAKS STORED AT THE TOWN BEACH BY PERMIT CAN BE LAUNCHED FROM THE BEACH. ALL OTHER BOATS MUST BE INSPECTED AND LAUNCHED AT THE PUBLIC ACCESS BOAT RAMP OFF OF RTE. 183. PER STATE LAW, VIOLATORS MAY BE SUBJECT TO FINES FROM THE, MASSACHUSETTS ENVIRONMENTAL POLICE.
Please see Article XI in the Town Bylaws for Beach Regulations
Please call our secretary to be scheduled on the agenda.
The purpose of the Commission is to conserve and protect Lake Mahkeenac and its watershed, to enhance the water quality, fishery, wildlife habitat and aesthetics of Lake Mahkennac as a public recreational facility for today and for future generations while respecting the interests of property owners and the public, providing permanent stewardship to the lake ecosystem.
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.