the spruces http://wamc.org en Mass. Senate Approves Bill To Create Rent Control Board For Berkshire County Mobile Home Park http://wamc.org/post/mass-senate-approves-bill-create-rent-control-board-berkshire-county-mobile-home-park <p></p><p>A piece of legislation that would set up a rent control board in a Berkshires mobile home park has been approved by Massachusetts’ state Senate.</p><p></p><p>In February, at a special town meeting in West Stockbridge, voters approved a home rule petition to establish a rent control board for regulating evictions, rent adjustments, and occupancy standards for mobile home parks.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 67244 at http://wamc.org Mass. Senate Approves Bill To Create Rent Control Board For Berkshire County Mobile Home Park Williamstown To Accept FEMA Grant to Acquire Damaged Mobile Home Park http://wamc.org/post/williamstown-accept-fema-grant-acquire-damaged-mobile-home-park <p></p><p>The Board of Selectmen in Williamstown has given town manager Peter Fohlin the authorization to sign off on a $6.1 million grant for the town to acquire and close a mobile home park partially destroyed in 2011 by Tropical Storm Irene.</p><p></p><p>Fohlin said that before Williamstown can accept the FEMA grant which would be used specifically to remove housing from the Spruces Mobile Home Park, the town will have to negotiate a transfer of ownership and operation of the park from current owners Morgan Management.</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 21:48:43 +0000 Lucas Willard 64681 at http://wamc.org Williamstown To Accept FEMA Grant to Acquire Damaged Mobile Home Park Report Adds More Information to Williamstown's Housing Dilemma http://wamc.org/post/report-adds-more-information-williamstowns-housing-dilemma <p></p><p>A recently released report provides a deeper look into the housing needs of one small Berkshire County community.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Williamstown’s Affordable Housing Committee recently commissioned a study on the housing needs of the community by housing and development consultant, John Ryan.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 21:35:45 +0000 Lucas Willard 64406 at http://wamc.org Report Adds More Information to Williamstown's Housing Dilemma Williamstown Voters Decide to Take No Action on Housing Articles http://wamc.org/post/williamstown-voters-decide-take-no-action-housing-articles <p></p><p>More than 750 voters filled the gymnasium of the Mount Greylock Regional High School on Wednesday, with many expecting to vote on articles that would determine the future use for properties currently under conservation restriction.</p><p> One article was included as the result of a citizen’s petition, which sought to place a permanent restriction on the 30.5-acre parcel of land known as the Lowry Property, and a nearby 140-acre parcel known as the Burbank Property.</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 20:47:23 +0000 Lucas Willard 63133 at http://wamc.org Williamstown Voters Decide to Take No Action on Housing Articles Berkshire Town Awarded Federal Dollars to Relocate Residents of Storm Damaged Mobile Home Park http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-town-awarded-federal-dollars-relocate-residents-storm-damaged-mobile-home-park <p></p><p></p><p>A Berkshire town has received more than $6 million in federal funds to assist in relocating residents of a mobile home park &nbsp;torn apart by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, but there’s still much debate within the community on how the town should move forward with relocation plans.</p><p></p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 21:46:58 +0000 Lucas Willard 61205 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Town Awarded Federal Dollars to Relocate Residents of Storm Damaged Mobile Home Park