Montague Notebook, Nov. 17, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Changes for trash recycling collection

MONTAGUE — With the Thanksgiving holiday set for Thursday, the Montague Highway Department wants to remind residents that this will change the trash and recycling schedule for the week.

For those scheduled for a Tuesday and Wednesday collection, there is no change.

Thursday collection will be picked up on Friday. And collections that normally take place on Friday will be picked up on Saturday.

Montague has a new town website

MONTAGUE — During Monday night’s Selectboard meeting, the town unveiled it’s new website, which was recently redone by Montague Webworks. Michael “Mik” Muller from the company presented the new website at the meeting and walked through its features. The site is now live at Montague-ma.gov and Montague.net

Water Department bills due

TURNERS FALLS — The Turners Falls Water Department is asking for payment on the semi-annual water bills. The bills were mailed Oct. 31 and payments are due by Dec, 1, 2017. All bills received after that date will have a $20 late charge.

Business hours at the Water Department are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Payments can be made by mail, online or at the Water Dept. Office, 226 Millers Falls Road. A drop box is located to the left of the front door for payment after hours.

Recycling and trash collection changes

MONTAGUE — Starting Dec. 4, trash and recycling collection in Montague will change. The following streets will change from Thursday pick up to Friday pick up: Unity Street from 1st Street to Millers Falls Road, Spring Street, Prospect Street, Central Street, Chestnut Lane, Park Street, Maple Street, Pleasant Street, Chestnut Street, Goddard Avenue, Riverside Drive, Grove Street, Hillside Avenue, Worcester Avenue, Broadview Heights, Wrightson Avenue, and Madison Avenue.

Hearing set on recreational marijuana moratorium

MONTAGUE — The town will be discussing a possible moratorium on recreational marijuana at a Planning Board public hearing on Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. The meeting, which will be held in Town Hall, will cover an amendment requested by the Selectboard that would create a temporary moratorium on recreational marijuana until Dec. 31, 2018.

The reason for the moratorium is that it would allow “the Town to study and consider the regulation of recreational marijuana establishments, to address the potential impact of the State regulations on local zoning, and to undertake a planning process to consider amending the Zoning Bylaw regarding regulation of such establishments,” according to the public notice.