What's on the Agenda

Week of July 29, 2019

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Public hearing on smart growth overlay district

The Adams Planning Board will hold a public hearing on a proposal to amend existing zoning by creating a Smart Growth Overlay District to allow for the development of multi-family residential and mixed use development by right, to encourage the redevelopment of currently underutilized or obsolete structures and properties and also establish special site and building standards parking and dimensional controls and affordability requirements.

Information: Bylaw and zoning amendments are on file at the Town Clerk and Community Development Department at 8 Park St., Adams, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.


Preliminary tax bills due in Richmond

The first fiscal 2020 preliminary tax installments for real estate, personal property and sewer betterment that were to be mailed to Richmond residents today are due Thursday. These bills cover the period from July 1 through Sept. 30. Information: richmondma.org.

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Course on safety regulations for artists

University of Massachusetts Continuing and Professional Education will hold a weeklong workshop Aug. 19 through 23, "Health and Safety in the Studio: Hazards and Precautions in Art and Theater Work."

The course is designed for both students planning to be artists and safety professionals in these occupations: visual artists, designers, art educators, theater technicians and building and safety professionals. It will focus on theater materials that are in compliance with both OSHA and EPA regulations. Students who pass the final exam will receive a letter certifying their training in certain OSHA regulations.

Information: http://www.umass.edu/art/event/health-and-safety-studio-hazards-and-precautions-art-and-theater-work.

Construction Supervisor License classes

The Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Western Massachusetts will be conducting Construction Supervisor License continuing education live in classroom classes every month from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for two days a week at the association's headquarters, 240 Cadwell Drive, Springfield. Each day fuflills six hours of CSL continuing education. Attendees can earn up to 12 CEU's by attending a two-day session. All Construction Supervisor License holders are required to complete the appropriate number of continuing education credits for each two-year cycle in order to renew their license with the state of Massachusetts. Classes are also available at hbrawm.com for those who want to take six hours online.

The fees for 12-hour courses over two days are $99 for members, $259 for nonmembers. For six hours (one-day), $139 for members, $199 for nonmembers. And for two-hour classes, $50 for members, $80 for nonmembers. Space is limited.

Information/registration: Sandra Doucette, 413-733-3126, sdoucette@hbrawm.com or hbrawm.com.


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