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A series of charter objections by several City Councilors Tuesday night halted discussion and a vote on a proposed increase of city water and sewer rates until the council's March 8 meeting.
The seven-day window the Pittsfield Board of Health granted Verizon Wireless to respond to a cease-and-desist order has expired. The board is set to discuss legal action against the telecommunications giant at its Wednesday meeting.
City officials say that water and sewer rates have to rise over the next two years to cover major and much needed projects to the city’s water systems. City councilors say those increases are unaffordable for their residents.
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.
PITTSFIELD — The debate over how much residents will pay in property taxes continues this week as the City Council meets Tuesday.
Several City Council members are hoping to use free cash — leftover unrestricted money for last year's budget — to reduce the tax bill of residents after they said Mayor Linda Tyer's proposal would create too big a bill for their constituents.
PITTSFIELD — Tonight, the City Council will vote on the approximately $94.7 million tax levy proposed by Mayor Linda Tyer. The levy would brin…
Mayor Linda Tyer's said rising property values among single-family homes well positions Pittsfield's financial future. But rising property values may mean bigger tax bills for residents even as the mayor proposes a rate decrease.
Officials now know how they'd like to spend $5.6 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act money: Infrastructure projects that improve public health in city buildings, two new public health positions and support for daycare programs, the Fenn Street Shelter and another round of grants for homeowner projects.
PITTSFIELD — One possible location for the more than $40 million in federal coronavirus relief money coming to the city through the American R…