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Meetings, News, Announcements, Committee Minutes

Please note: official meeting notices are posted at Town Hall.
Notices are also posted at the Old Egremont Country Store and the South Egremont Post Office.

In accordance with Massachusetts 950 CMR 32.00, effective immediately, all requests for public records must be given to Juliette Haas, Public Records Access Officer, or Mary Brazie, Secondary Public Records Access Officer.
Responses will be coordinated through the Public Records Access Officer. Requests for public records may be made orally, to include telephone requests, or in writing to the Public Records Access Officer. Written requests may be delivered by hand, by mail, via email or by fax.

The Town of Egremont's Records Access Officers (RAO) are:

Primary RAO: Juliette Haas
Email: townclerk@egremont-ma.gov
Telephone:413-528-0182 ext 11

Secondary RAO: Mary Brazie
Email: tegremont@egremont-ma.gov
Telephone:413-528-0182 ext 10

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 368 South Egremont MA 01258
If you need access to any of the Town's public records please address your request to the RAO.


Town Meeting

Boards/Committees Agendas

Recent Meeting Minutes

General Bylaws

May 1, 2018
7:00 PM

January 30, 2018 minutes of the Select Board
Zoning Bylaw
as amended August 11, 2017
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Town Election
May 8, 2018

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Important dates are

Records Archive Index Page available at this link.

Notices of Public Hearings

Policies and Regulations Page

Bids/Requests for Proposals Page

Most documents are in pdf format; you may click the logo Adobe Button to access pdf reader software.

--- General Notices ---

Burning Permits are available online at BC Burn Permits

Beware - Phone Scam!!!

Reported utility billing and payment scams are resurfacing in New England. National Grid is warning its customers to beware and know the signs of a scam.
Full text available HERE.
There have also been reports of phone calls saying the IRS is demanding payment. This call is also a scam. Do not give out any personal information to any suspicious caller.

- Community Choice Power Supply Program -

Egremont Municipal Aggregation

   The Town of Egremont is pleased to announce that Verde Energy USA has been selected as the supplier for its Community Choice Power Supply Program ("Program").
Verde Energy USA will provide electric power supply for all consumers participating in Egremont's Program. This Program supports renewable energy as 100% of the power supply is offset with Renewable Energy Certificates. This notification is intended to tell you about this Program for electric power supply. In accordance with state law, it also informs you of your rights and options if you choose not to participate in the Program.

   YOU WILL NOT NOTICE ANY CHANGE IN YOUR ELECTRICITY SERVICE. You will continue to see Verde Energy USA printed under the "Supply Services" section of your monthly bill. You will continue to receive one bill from National Grid. You will continue to send your payments to National Grid for processing. National Grid will continue to respond to emergencies, read meters and maintain the distribution and transmission lines. Reliability and quality of service will remain the same. Furthermore, you will continue to have all existing consumer rights and protections.

   PARTICIPATING CONSUMERS will start benefiting from the aggregation rate beginning on the day of the month in January 2018 that their meter is read. This date varies by service area. Your meter reading date is shown on your bill.
   IF YOU ARE A BASIC SERVICE CONSUMER WHO HAS BEEN MAILED A NOTIFICATION you do not need to take any action to participate. You will automatically be enrolled. If you do not wish to participate, please follow the instructions specified.
   IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THIS PROGRAM you may OPT-IN at this website;  OR call Verde Energy USA at (800) 241-0295 and ask to be enrolled.
   IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO PARTICIPATE you must OPT-OUT at this website, click the OPT-OUT button and follow the instructions specified; OR call Verde Energy USA at (800) 241-0295.

Further information about the program may be found in this document.

Colonial Power Group, Inc. is an energy consulting company chosen on a competitive basis by the Town of Egremont to facilitate the Community Choice Power Supply Program. For more detailed information, call them toll-free at (866) 485-5858 ext. 1.

Massachusetts Department of Transportation - RMV
Important Information regarding your Driver's License and Real ID
See the Press Release here.

The Town of Egremont is seeking applicants for the position of

Certified Water Operator

        This is a thirty (30) hour per week fully benefited position. Additional hours may be required as needed. The main purpose of this position is to be responsible for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the Town's water system by complying with the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection CMR and Policies and Regulations. Candidates must possess a High School Diploma or GED, with more than 2 years of experience in municipal government, or any equivalent combination of education and experience, as well as a valid driver's license. A Treatment (T1) Operator License and a Distribution (D1) Operator License is also required.

        Application deadline is April 23, 2018. Applications and a job description can be obtained at the Egremont Town Hall, Select Board office during the hours of 7:30am to 3:00pm or by calling 413-528-0182 or you may download them here: Job Description         Application. Salary commensurate with experience EEOE.

- Seeking Applicants for Town Committees -

The Town currently has a need for Conservation Commission members; a Planning Board member; and a School Committee member (see below).
If you are interested please contact Town Hall at 528-0182 ext 10.

One of the two Egremont representatives to the Southern Berkshire Regional School District School Committee has resigned leaving a vacancy that will be filled by appointment of the Board of Selectmen and the remaining Egremont School Committee member. If you are interested please send an email or note to the Board of Selectmen telling them a little about yourself and why you want to serve on the School Committee.

Below is some information about the District and the role of the School Committee:

Meetings are generally held at the Mt. Everett Regional School Library in Sheffield, MA
The current Superintendent is Beth Regulbuto. The current Business Manager is Chris Regan. Current School Committee members: Bonnie Silver (Chair) - Sheffield; Marcella Bush - Egremont; Art Batacchi - Sheffield; Fran Lartigue - New Marlborough; Dennis Sears - Sheffield; Bob Law - Sheffield; Carl Stewart - Alford; MaryEllen Brown - Monterey; David Travis - New Marlborough

School Committee Meetings are generally held at 6:00 pm on the third Thursday of the month. Some upcoming designated dates are April 5, 2018, April 26, 2018, May 17, 2018, June 7, 2018, June 28, 2018

School enrollment as of 9/1/17:
Undermountain Elementary - 291
New Marlborough - 88
Mt. Everett High School 301
Total - 680
Total # of Egremont students in 2016-2017 school year: 64

Subcommittees: *You have to join at least one!
1. Warrant
2. Policy
3. Building, Grounds and Technology
4. Executive Evaluation
5. Finance
7. Collective Bargaining
8. Curriculum

Special Subcommittees
* Middle School Reorganization
* Future of Education in South County

1. Attend monthly and special committee meetings. 2. Join subcommittees. 3. Review and approve school budget and other expenditures. 4. Keep informed on school matters related to the Southern Berkshire area. 5. Visit regional schools. 6. Maintain select board informed on relevant committee matters. 7. Attend selected school events. 8. Advocate for Egremont at meetings. 9. Advocate for all the children in the district in making decisions. 10.Support the administration and staff when warranted. 11. Complete the Conflict of Interest Law online training program

Egremont Newsletter

Read the March 2018 Newsletter:   March 2018 - Issue 99

Read the January 2018 Newsletter:   January 2018 - Issue 98

Read the November 2017 Newsletter:   November 2017 - Issue 97

Read the September 2017 Newsletter:   September 2017 - Issue 96

Read the July 2017 Newsletter:   July 2017 - Issue 95

Read the May 2017 Newsletter:   May 2017 - Issue 93

Read the March 2017 Newsletter:   March 2017 - Issue 92

P. O. BOX 368    SOUTH EGREMONT, MA 01258
Physical Address: 171 EGREMONT PLAIN ROAD (ROUTE 71)
Telephone: (413) 528-0182   Fax : (413) 528-5465    Email: tegremont@egremont-ma.gov

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