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Pittsfield city councilors recommended Mayor Linda Tyer increase her budget proposal by an additional $115,000 to hire another building inspector and fulling fund the building maintenance budget for city schools.
Commissioner of Public Services and Utilities Ricardo Morales said when he looked at his department's files on Tamarack Road, he couldn't find any major repair work for the roadway for more than 20 years. That streak ends soon.
Berkshire bike shop owners say they've seen a recent uptick in the sales of bicycles this year, especially from customers who are purchasing electric, or e-bikes.
Friday's snow was dry, which meant clearing the 450 lane miles across the city mostly came down to plowing. That hasn't been what the city's been up against for most of the season.
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.
Commissioner of Public Services and Utilities Ricardo Morales said his department is studying traffic patterns, biking patterns, and car and pedestrian accidents and will be ready to present its findings in a presentation to the City Council at the end of the spring.
A weekend of freezing rain and subzero wind chills at the start of the week made an ice field out of downtown Pittsfield. Residents want to know why the ice lingered and what the city is doing to prevent a repeat this weekend.