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CDBG Public Hearing

Town of BUCKLAND
PUBLIC HEARING
FY18 CDBG APPLICATION
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

The Town of Buckland will hold a PUBLIC HEARING concerning its FY18 Community Development Block Grant Application and Community Development Strategy on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 6:00 PM, at the Buckland Town Hall, 17 State Street, Shelburne Falls, MA.   

Projects under consideration for the 2018 CDBG application are reconstruction of a section of William Street and provision of Food Pantry Services for income eligible Buckland residents as well as program delivery and general administration expenses. The Town will contract with a private consultant to administer this grant. Buckland’s grant request can be for up to $800,000.

The Town’s Community Development Strategy, a report which summarizes Buckland’s goals and objectives for community development, will also be discussed.

Buckland residents and organizations serving Buckland are encouraged to attend.  Previous years’ CDBG projects may be discussed.  Everyone wishing to speak will be given the opportunity and the meeting room is handicapped accessible. The Town will make reasonable accommodation with seven days prior written notice to the Selectman’s office. Written comments are accepted.

More information may be viewed here.Read more...

Community Development Strategy

As part of the Community Development Grant process the Town is responsible for developing a strategy document to discuss town initiatives, priorities and strategies.  This document is updated every two years.  This year the document is requred to be no more than 3 pages.  

Attached is the draft the Selectboard is reviewing.  If you have any comments or suggestions you can reach out to Andrea Llamas, the Town Administrator either by phone (413) 625-6330 ext5, or by email at twnadmin@town.buckland.ma.us.  

The Selectmen are planning to review and approval a final copy at their meeting on January 23, 2018.

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Congressional Office Visit

Matthew Russett from the Office of Congressman Richard E. Neal will hold office hours at the Buckland Town Hall for local constituents to come and speak to him on any issue they might have.  He will be holding offices hours on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Selectmen’s meeting room upstairs at the Buckland Town Hall.  No appointment is necessary.Read more...

Winter Parking Ban

This is a public notice of a Winter Parking Ban for the Town of Buckland.  The winter parking ban is effective from December 1 through March 31 and there is no overnight parking on any town street, roadway, or sidewalk between the hours of 12 midnight and 6am.

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BULKY WASTE

Bulky Items - Companies Offering Pickup & Disposal
If you have bulky items (mattresses, upholstered furniture, wood furniture, toilets, sinks, and carpet) that you are unable to transport to the Greenfield Transfer Station, or to the Franklin County Solid Waste Management District's May and October "Clean Sweep" events, there are local companies that you can hire to pick up and properly dispose of the items.


You will be contracting directly with the private hauler and will be responsible for paying any pickup and disposal fees that are charged.  This is NOT a service provided by the Town of Buckland. You are making a private arrangement with a private company to perform a service, and the Town does not control the fees that are charged.

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all companies that may provide this service, and does not constitute any endorsement or recommendation by the Town of Buckland.  Companies are listed alphabetically.

Don Bascom, 413-625-8386
M&M Removal, 413-773-7384  Read more...

Donate to the Buckland Beautification Fund!

We seek funds to replace the window boxes in front of Town Hall, and for plantings in the back garden.  Make your check payable to The Town of Buckland, and indicate in the memo area:  Beautification Fund. 

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