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Help Wanted

Posted on 02/04/23

Help Wanted

The Town of Cummington is looking for someone to handle outdoor and some indoor maintenance of two of our municipal buildings. Position to be filled as soon as possible. Responsibilities would include:

Snow removal of sidewalks, ramps and doorways

Roof snow raking

Sidewalk sanding and refilling sand buckets...

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Public Forum - BTES Info Meeting, 2/15/23 @ 7PM

Posted on 02/04/23

The BTES Ad Hoc Committee will present in an update/informational meeting on what has been happening with the planning for future use of the building at 2 Main Street.  Meeting will be held at the Community House on 2/15/23 at 7 PM.  All are welcome....

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Finance Committee Budget Requests for FY24

Posted on 02/03/23

 Due Date for Budget Requests March 1, 2023... Link https://sites.google.com/view/budget-forms   Short link:

bit.ly/01026forms     If any questions contact Fin Com Secretary - mtumenas@cummington-ma.gov...

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From the Town Clerk Re Dog Licenses

Posted on 01/28/23

Dog licenses for all dogs are due by March 31, 2023.  Click here for form. The form can be mailed along with your payment or dropped in the gray box near the rear entrance of the Community House.  Please be aware of the $5.00 late fee. ...

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Open Burning Info - 1/23

Posted on 01/15/23

Info for open burning:  General info and Date / Permit info....

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Road Closures 2022-2023

Posted on 11/11/22

At their November 10, 2022, Selectboard meeting, the closing of the following roads from December 1, 2022, to May 1, 2023, or from first snow until mud season is over was approved:

Stage Road from house number 132 to 200

Trow Road from House number 43 to 88

Tirrell Hill ...

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Cummington Conservation Commission

Member Title Phone Term Start Term End
Sarah Fournier-Scanlon
Robert Arbib
Nathan Buckhout
John Burns
John Bye
Lucille Fandel
Gerald Howes
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Meeting times: Board meets first Monday of every month from May until October at 7 PM in the Community House. Public Hearings and other meetings scheduled as needed.
Term: Appointed by the Selectboard for 3 years
Compensation: None
Email: concomm@cummington-ma.gov

 

The Cummington Conservation Commission is charged with enforcing the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act. The law protects not only wetlands, but other resource areas, such as land open to flooding (100 year flood plains), the riverfront area (added by the rivers protection act), and land under water bodies and waterways. The Con Comm is also responsible for upholding the Westfield Rivers’ Wild and Scenic designation. The main objective of all of the legislation/acts is protection of the Town’s precious water resources.

The law regulates many types of work in resource areas, including vegetation removal, regrading, and construction of houses, additions, decks, driveways, and commercial or industrial buildings. If you want to work in a wetland resource area or within 100 feet of a wetland (an area called the buffer zone), contact the Conservation Commission before you start work.

If you are unsure whether your proposed work site is in a resource area or whether the work will alter a resource area, you can apply for a Request for Determination of Applicability. If the Conservation Commission determines that the work will alter a resource area, you must file an application, called a Notice of Intent (NOI), and pay an application fee.

Information about the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act can be found here: www.mass.gov/dep/water/resources/wetlands.htm

 

Information on the Massachusetts River Protection Act can be found here: www.mass.gov/dep/water/laws/riveract.htm

Use the links below to go to the forms you need. Read the breif explination of the form to determine which one you might need. Each header is a link to the form it denotes.

WPA Form 1: Request for Determination of Applicability 

This process enables the applicant to seek a determination of whether the provisions of the Wetlands Protection Act apply to a particular land area, determine the boundaries of a wetland resource area, or other circumstances under which proposed work would be regulated by the Act.

 WPA Form 3: Notice of Intent 

The Wetlands Protection Act prohibits the removal, dredging, filling, or altering of wetlands without a permit. A Notice of Intent is required to obtain such a permit.  This form is also available for electronic filing via eDEP Online Filing  . NOTE: Applicants for Ecological Restoration Limited Projects cannot use eDEP and must attach Appendix A to their submittal. Revised April 2015 to include riverfront-area impact for coastal resource areas.  

WPA Form 7: Extension Permit for Order of Conditions   

This form records the approved extension of an unexpired Order of Conditions.

Wetlands Protection Act Emergency Certification Form   

Certification for work in a resource area resulting from a natural disaster or other emergency.