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...read more...
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....read more...
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 - email@example.com...read more...
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. ...read more...
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 ...read more...
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Meeting times: Tuesdays 9-10:30 am
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Requests for inspections/meetings can be made by calling office phone: 413-200-5013, cell phone: 413-205-6504 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Form 3 - Solid Fuel Burning Appliances, fireplace and chimney - doc format - Rev. 8/20
Form 4 - Swimming Pools - Rev. 8/20
Form 5 - Commercial Application - Rev 8/20
Tent Application - Rev 8/20
When is a building permit necessary?
As a homeowner or contractor, there may be times when you are uncertain whether it is necessary to secure a building permit. The following guidelines should be used: Work Requiring a Permit: (The following list is not meant to be exclusive, if you are in doubt as to whether the work you are considering needs a permit, please call the Building Inspector.)
• New homes, additions, garages, or storage sheds.
• Interior renovations, involving the cutting away of any wall or structural member.
• Decks and ramps.
• Roofing (when re-roofing more than 25% of existing roof).
• Siding (when re-siding more than 25% of existing house).
• Window or exterior door replacement.
• The installation of swimming pools, hot tubs, or spas.
• Fences over 6ft high.
• Retaining walls over 4ft high.
• Wood stoves, fireplace inserts, fireplaces, or chimneys.
• Demolition of any existing structure.
• Signs-new or alteration of existing signs.
• Change of use (e.g., from storage to living space.)
A Permit Is Not Necessary For Ordinary Repairs: "Any maintenance which does not affect the structure, egress, fire protection systems, fire ratings, energy conservation provisions, plumbing, sanitary, gas, electrical or other utilities."
Why Should I get a permit? Because it is the law. Massachusetts Building Code(780CMR 110.0) states: "It shall be unlawful to construct, reconstruct, alter, repair, remove or demolish a building or structure...without first filing a written application with the building official and obtaining the required permit therefore."
In addition, a building permit is for your own protection. The building inspector will require the work performed to meet the standards of the Mass Building Code, which translates into your security. Insurance companies may require a Certificate of Occupancy or approval of the building official for certain work. If you are a licensed contractor, failure to secure a building permit could result in the loss of your license.
How To Obtain a Permit: Permit applications can be found, generally, at Town Offices. There are four separate permit applications(general, swimming pools, wood stove/ chimney, and roofing/windows/siding). Follow the directions on the application and mail or deliver the application to the Cummington building inspector’s office in the Cummington Community House, Cummington MA.
How Long Does it Take? In most cases, a completed application can be approved within 7-10 days. A notice will be sent, advising you of a date when the permit can be picked up at the town office, and the appropriate fee paid.
What happens if I don't get a permit? Fees will be doubled if work has been started prior to issuance of a permit. In addition, local zoning by-laws and the Mass Building Code have provisions for fines and/or prosecution for work done without a permit, in violation of by-laws.