West County Notebook
Mohawk committee member resigns
BUCKLAND — Mohawk Trail Regional School Committee member Christopher Skelly resigned last week, after serving on that board for 3½ years. Selectmen said they will send Skelly a thank-you letter for his service.
The board is looking for a appointee to fill the vacancy, from now until annual election in May. Those interested may call Town Administrator Andrea Llamas at 625-6167.
sign design submitted
CHARLEMONT — Police Sgt. Clayton Herbert has submitted a design for a new Town of Charlemont sign to greet visitors entering from Route 2 east or Route 2 west.
The sign reads: “The Adventure Capital of Massachusetts. Charlemont. Nature’s Playground. Welcome” Behind the lettering is a lighter circle showing silhouetted figures of people fishing, skiing, paddling, biking, hunting and camping.
Selectmen liked the sign and suggested that Herbert share it with the town’s Economic Roundtable — a group of residents and businesses that hope to stimulate the town’s economy by promoting the town’s natural beauty and its recreational activities.
The board said the proposed 4-by-5-foot signs would have to be approved by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation before they could be put in place. Meanwhile, selectmen suggested posting a copy of the design on a Town Hall bulletin board and getting feedback from residents.
Charlemont police storage shed OK’d
CHARLEMONT — Selectmen approved a 10-by-20-foot storage shed for the Police Department, so that the department’s rescue boat and trailer could be stored there in winter. The shed will be largely built from donated materials and will be moveable. It will be set up near the town Highway Department complex.
Rowe Cultural Council grant deadline on Oct. 15
ROWE — The Rowe Cultural Council has set an Oct. 15 postmark deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community.
These grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Rowe — including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures.
Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at http://mass-culture.org/lcc_public.aspx or at the Rowe Town Hall, main lobby.