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Town Offices Closed on Friday, July 20, 2018

Town Hall Offices will be closed on Friday, July 20, 2018. Read more...

Municipal Aggregation Plan

Buckland Officials Have Released the Town’s Community Choice
Power Supply Program Aggregation Plan


The Town of Buckland developed the Aggregation Plan in compliance with Massachusetts law regarding public aggregation of electric consumers. It contains required information on the structure, operations, services, funding, and policies of the Town’s Plan. The Plan has been developed in consultation with the Town’s aggregation implementation consultant, Colonial Power Group, Inc. (CPG) and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER).

The purpose of this Plan is to represent consumer interests in competitive markets for electricity. It seeks to aggregate consumers in the Town to negotiate rates for power supply. It brings together the buying power of more than 1,900 consumers. Furthermore, the Town seeks to take greater control of its energy options, including enhancing the ability to pursue price stability, savings opportunities and the amount of renewable energy procured. HTowever, savings cannot be guaranteed. Participation is voluntary for each eligible consumer. Eligible consumers have the opportunity to decline service provided through the Plan and to choose any Competitive Supplier they wish. The Town has distributed this Plan for public review prior to submitting it to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU).

Public Review and Comment Period

The Town of Buckland’s Aggregation Plan is available for public review and comment from Monday, July 16, 2018, at 9 a.m. through August 3, 2018, at 5:00 p.m


Any person who desires to comment may do so in person at the Town Clerk’s office or submit written comments using one of the following methods: (1) by e-mail to twnadmin@town.buckland.ma.us; or (2) by postal mail to the address below.

Comments must be clearly marked Town of Buckland’s Aggregation Plan and must be received (not postmarked) by the end of the comment period in order to be addressed.

 
Andrea Llamas
Town Administrator
Town of Buckland
17 State Street
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370


Any questions pertaining to this should be directed to Sherry Clark, at (413) 625-6330 ext. 1.

Click here to read the Town of Buckland’s Aggregation Plan. An original hardcopy of the Plan is also available at the Town Clerk’s office.Read more...

Notice of Public Meeting

Notice of Public Meeting:  Farm Bug Cooperative will hold a Community Outreach Meeting to discuss a marijuana establishment at 68 Hog Hollow Road, and 27 Purinton Road, in Buckland.  The meeting is in accordance with the Cannabis Control Commission and G.L.c.94G and 935 CMR 500.  The meeting will be held on Monday, July 16, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in Buckland Town Hall, second floor, 17 State Street, Buckland  MA.  All are welcome to attend.Read more...

STATE PRIMARY SEPTEMBER 4, 2018

The State Primary Election will be Tuesday, September 4, 2018.  The polls will be open at 7:00 am and will remain open until 8:00 pm.Read more...

SPECIAL ELECTION, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2018

Special Town Election to be held on Tues, September 11, 2018.  Polls open at 10:00 am and remain open until 8:00 pm.

The election is for a one-year term for Selectboard and a three-year term for Finance Committee.  Nomination papers will be available at the Town Clerk's office starting on Monday, July 2, 2018.  Deadline to take out papers is Monday, July 23, 2018.  Nomination papers must be returned at the Town Clerk's office onTuesday, July 24, 2018.  If you have any questions contact Town Clerk, Janice Purington at 625-6330, Ext. 4.Read more...

Draft Recreational Use Marijuana Bylaws

A draft version of proposed Recreational Use Bylaws may be viewed here.Read more...

Dog Licenses

Deadline to avoid $25.00 fine is March 31st.  There will be a rabies clinic at the Rowe Fire Station on Sat. March 31st from 10am to noon.  Drop your rabies certificate, licensing fee and a self-addressed, stamped envelope in the black mail slot on the front of the Buckland Town Hall by March 31st.  Call Town Clerk, Janice Purington, with any questions:  625-6330, Ext. 4Read more...

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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