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
Charles Kenny
Henry Schwerner

 

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

 

http://www.lee.ma.us/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: Steve Knopf
HousingAuthority Representative: Chuck Gillett
Historical Commission Representative: Linda Jackson
Conservation Representative: Sally Underwood-Miller – Chair
Selectmen Representative: Carol Owens
Selectmen Representative: Jessica Meagher
Planning Board Representative: Kate Fletcher

Conservation Commission

conservation@townofstockbridge.com
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
Patrick White
Tom LaBelle
Jay Rhind
Charlotte Underwood-Miller (2019) Secretary

Council on Aging

coa@townofstockbridge.com
413-298-4170 ext 263

 

Elizabeth DiGrigoli Director
Ronald Muir
Lynne French
Diane Sheridan
Susanna Rogers

Cultural Council

 

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

 

Please visit our website for Application Forms and Guidelines:
http://www.mass-culture.org/Stockbridge

 

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)

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.

 

Donald Schneyer, Chairman
Tom Schuler
Peter J. Socha
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
Miles Moffatt
John Hyson
Buck Smith

School Committee

 

Stephen Bannon, Chair
scbannon@gmail.com
Great Barrington 2018

 

Daniel Weston, Vice Chair; Asst. Treasurer
dwestonsc@gmail.com
Stockbridge 2018

 

Andrew Potter, Secretary
andypottersc@gmail.com
West Stockbridge 2020

 

Richard Dohoney
rich.dohoney@gmail.com
Great Barrington 2020

 

William Fields
fieldswil@gmail.com
Great Barrington 2018

 

Diane Singer
dsingermd@gmail.com
Great Barrington 2020

 

Sean Stephen
sms01262@roadrunner.com
Stockbridge 2020

 

Jason St.Peter
jstpetersc@gmail.com
Stockbridge 2018

 

Kristin Piasecki
kcherin@gmail.com
West Stockbridge 2018

 

Anne Hutchinson
ahutchinsonbhrsd@gmail.com
Great Barrington 2020

 

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

 

Website: http://www.bhrsd.org/

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 Johnston
Lisa Sauer

Housing Authority

 

Contact: 5 Pine Street / PO Box 419, Stockbridge, MA 01262
mailto:stockbridgeha@gmail.com
413-298-3222
413-298-3844
www.stockbridgehousing.com

 

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 parksandrec@townofstockbridge.com. Please see Article XI in the Town Bylaws for Beach Regulations

 

Julie Edmonds
Steven Knopf
Vlada Rousseff

 

Website: http://www.thesba.org/

 

****IMPORTANT****

 

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.

 

Canoe-Kayak Racks Rules and Regulations

Planning Board

 

Contact: Jennifer Carmichael, Secretary

planningboard@townofstockbridge.com
  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, Chairman
Eugene Talbot
Katherine Fletcher
Barney Edmonds
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 on Thursdays at 5:00 pm.

 

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