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For a typical two-bedroom home in Pittsfield without a water meter, the increase in rates will mean an additional $77.20 in water and sewer fees over last year's bill according to city calculations.
Pittsfield has announced earmarks for more than $7 million in projects since getting American Rescue Plan Act money in May. Its first report to the Treasury Department shows that spending of that money has been conservative.
The city of Pittsfield on Monday formally invited city residents, businesses and organizations to apply for $6 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding that it has received.
Community organizations and the general public will have the opportunity to take a more active role in the spending of federal coronavirus relief money as Pittsfield opens project applications.
In the aftermath of last summer’s windstorm damage at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Mass Audubon gains $200,000 in federal relief money toward an $800,000 to $1 million restoration project.
Major repairs and updates to the city's Ashley Water Treatment Plant, upgrades to the Berkshire Family YMCA's child care center, and a second round of funding for the At Home in Pittsfield renovation project are the big-ticket items earmarked by city officials for money from federal coronavirus aid money.
Mayor Linda Tyer selected familiar faces in Deanna Ruffer, the Community Development director, and Gina Armstrong, the former Health Department director, to oversee the city's use of almost $41 million in American Rescue Plan Act money.
As Mayor Linda Tyer enters into the last two years of her second term, several of the new City Councilors could make impacts on Tyer's plans for Pittsfield. This week, we're looking back to give you insight on the new faces that will be joining the council in January.
Senate leaders this week will propose investing $250 million in federal relief money to begin to restructure public health infrastructure in a way top lawmakers and advocates hope will ensure cities and towns are better prepared for the next health crisis.
The At Home in Pittsfield program is set to cover the cost of exterior renovations at 19 homes — three of which already are complete. Mayor Linda Tyer is convinced of the program's success and is setting aside $500,000 in American Rescue Plan Act money for a second round of the program.