Boards and Committees

Town Offices Address: 50 Main Street / PO Box 417, Stockbridge, MA 01262-0417

Main Phone: 413-298-4170

Affordable Housing Trust Fund Committee


Committee Members:


Lis Wheeler (2024)

Ranne Warner (2024)

Jan Ackerman (2023)

Don Eaton (2024)

Patrick White (2023)

Mark Mills (2023)

McCaela Donovan (2024)


Agricultural and Forestry Commission


Board Members:



Mathieu Boudreau, Chair (2025)

Lisa Bozzuto (2025)

Erik Rasmussen (2024)

Abigale Fredsall (2024)

Shelby Marshall (2023)


Article XXV

Agricultural and Forestry Commission


Section 1. There shall be an Agricultural and Forestry Commission, which shall, as appropriate, advise Town Boards and officials regarding initiatives and strategies to support commercial agriculture and other farming and forestry activities; to encourage the pursuit of agriculture and forestry; to promote agriculture-or forestry-based economic opportunities; to work for the preservation of agricultural and forest lands; and to pursue the creation of a sustainable agricultural and forestry community in the Town.


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Board of Health


Board Members:



Charles Kenny, Chair (2024)

Henry Schwerner (2023)

John Loiodice (2025)


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Board of Health Regulations


For information on Septic Systems, Wells, or Food Permits please click the link below for Tri-Town Health Department.


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For Burials Contact:  

Rich Atwood: 413-528-9671



Persons interested in genealogical research are welcome to call or email in requests and schedule appointments with the Town Clerk

Town Clerk: 413-298-4170 ext. 251

Cemetery Tour Policy

Cemetery Tour Application


For Cemetery Commission Contact:


Commission Members:

Rich Attwood, Cemetery Consultant

Karen Marshall, Chair

Patrick White, Select Board

Jamie Minacci, Select Board

Ernest Cardillo, Select Board

Terri Iemolini, Town Clerk

Hugh Page, Highway Department

Candace Currie

Pat Flinn, Laurel Hill Association



Article V Cemetery Regulations

Section 1.  General Regulations


1.1     The Cemetery Commission shall consist of the Board of Selectmen, Town Clerk, Cemetery Consultant, Highway Superintendent, and one member of the Laurel Hill Association, and two other members appointed by the Board of Selectmen.  This Commission shall have charge, care and management of the Town Cemeteries.



1.2   Residents or taxpayers, including long-time residents or taxpayers who have needed to move to assisted living or nursing facilities, or have transferred their property interests to a parent, sibling, child, grandchild or other immediate family member, or to a family trust or other legal entity benefiting an immediate family member, shall be entitled, upon death, to be interred in a burial plot in the Town Cemetery, subject to the requirements of this Article. No right of interment pursuant to this Article may be transferred, or sold.


1.3  The rights of persons eligible pursuant to the provisions of section 1.2 shall be governed by this Article and by sections 29 to 39 inclusive of Chapter 114 of the General Laws, as applicable.


1.4  Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, any right to be interred in a burial plot shall be governed by the provisions of this Article in effect at the time the right was given, and by any conditions imposed thereon by the Cemetery Commission.


1.5  Eligible persons shall be entitled to be interred in the next available burial plot in the Town Cemetery so long as vacant burial plots are available.


1.6 All monuments, markers, boundary markers, and permanent plantings shall be subject to the approval of the Cemetery Commission, and their placement shall be under the supervision of the Cemetery Commission. Hedges, trees, and shrubs shall not be permitted in the Town Cemetery except as required by the Cemetery Commission. Seasonal decorations are allowed and may be removed at the discretion of the Highway Superintendent.


1.7 Monuments and head stones must meet the requirements of 2-foot side setbacks, I-foot head setback and 30-inch height limit; provided, however, that the Cemetery Commission may designate areas in the Town Cemetery where monuments and head stones of a greater height may be approved upon application. All markers and corner stones must be flush with the ground.


1.8 Each plot must be marked with corner markers.


Section 2.  Interment Regulations


2.1  Ample notification prior to interment shall be given to the Cemetery Consultant and Highway Superintendent.


2.2  Permanent vaults (not liners) shall be used in all casket interments.


Section 3.  Financial Regulations


3.1  In order that perpetual care shall be provided for each burial, a one-time fee shall be required to be deposited with the Town Treasurer. The Cemetery Commission shall fix and amend from time to time a schedule of fees for interments and perpetual care.





Conservation Commission




413-298-4170 ext 259


Conservation meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm.


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Please see Article VII Wetlands Protection under Town Bylaws for more information. Also see Berkshire Scenic Mountain Act under Town Bylaws for a detailed description of the Act.


Commission Members:

Ron Brouker, Chair (2024)
Joseph H. DeGiorgis (2025)
John Hart (2023)
Lisa Bozzuto (2024)
Thomas LaBelle (2023)

Jamie Minacci(2023)
Charlotte Underwood-Miller (2025)

Chuck Kohrer (alternate)

William Loutrel (alternate)


Meetings – Monthly, every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

Finance Committee


Committee Members:

Jay Bikofsky, Chairman (2024)

Jim Balfanz (2025)

Pamela Boudreau(2023)

Ed Lane, Alternate

Jorja Marsden (2024)

Diane Reuss (2025)

Steve Shatz (2023)

Bill Vogt (2025)




Article IV
Other Officers


Section 2. The Finance Committee shall organize by the election of a chairman and a secretary, and a record shall be kept of all transactions. Every article in the warrant for the annual or any special Town Meeting calling for appropriation or borrowing of money, the creation of a debt or disposal of property of the town shall be referred to this Committee by the Selectmen, and the committee shall either approve or disapprove every such article. The committee shall fully inform itself as to the financial condition of the Town, and also prepare a statement of the fixed charges against the town for which taxes must be levied. All town officials are required to furnish the Finance Committee with any facts or figures in their possession that may be requested of them. At least one public meeting shall be held previous to the annual meeting, at which all interested taxpayers may be heard as to appropriations to be voted on at the town meeting.


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Historic Preservation Committee



Please see Article XXII under Town By-laws for definitions and guidelines of this Committee


Committee Members:

Carl Sprague, Chair (2023)
Peter Williams (2025)
Jorja Marsden (2023)
Pam Sandler (2024)
Chantal Rhind (2024)
Gary Johnston (2025)

Lisa Sauer (2024)


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Kampoosa Bog Stewardship Committee

Committee Members:

Laura Beasley
Lisa Bozzuto
Louise Gachet
John Hart
Rich Bradway
Arthur Dutil



Parks and Recreation Commission


This is a part time Board that oversees all Parks in Town as well as Tennis Courts and the Town Beach.


If you have concerns regarding the maintenance or upkeep of any of these facilities please contact by email:


Kayak/Canoe Rack Rentals at the Town Beach are issued  through Parks and Rec.







Please see Article XI in the Town Bylaws for Beach Regulations


Commission Members:

Steven Knopf, Chair (2023)
Nick Fredsall (2024)
Nicole Fairaux (2025)


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Stockbridge Bowl Stewardship Committee


The purpose of the Commission is to conserve and protect Lake Mahkeenac and its watershed, to enhance the water quality, fishery, wildlife habitat and aesthetics of Lake Mahkennac as a public recreational facility for today and for future generations while respecting the interests of property owners and the public, providing permanent stewardship to the lake ecosystem.


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Committee Members:

Jim Wilusz – Board of Health
Roxanne McCaffrey – Stockbridge Sportsmen’s Club

Patrick White – Selectmen

John Loiodice – Sewer & Water Commission
Mike Buffoni – Water and Sewer Department
Sally Underwood-miller – Conservation Commission
Michael Nathan – Stockbridge Bowl Association

Gary Kleinerman – Stockbridge Harbormaster

BHRSD School Committee


Community Preservation Committee


Please see Article XXI under Town Bylaws for definitions and guidelines of this Committee.


Committee Members:

Board of Assessors Representative: Tom Stokes
Finance Committee Representative: Jay Bikofsky
Parks & Recreation Representative: Steve Knopf
Housing Authority Representative: 
Historical Commission Representative: Linda Jackson
Conservation Representative: Sally Underwood-Miller – Chair
Selectmen Representative: Carole Owens
Selectmen Representative: Patrick White
Planning Board Representative: Gary Pitney


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Cultural Council



Council Members:

Joe Tonetti

Barbara Cooperman

Janet Egelhofer

Terry Moor

Maureen O’Hanlon

Isabel Rose

Judith Wilkinson

Please visit our website for Application Forms and Guidelines:


Applications and support materials should be sent to:

c/o Town Hall
Post Office Box 417
Stockbridge, MA 01262

(*Please include a SASE if you would like any support material returned)

Historical Commission


Local Historical Commissions are established by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40, Section 8D, and charged with a variety of responsibilities under Massachusetts law. The Stockbridge Historical Commission is appointed by the Selectmen and each year works to fulfill its responsibilities as circumstances arise.


Commission Members:

Maria Carr
Linda Jackson, Chair
Peter Williams


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Housing Authority


Contact: 5 Pine Street / PO Box 419, Stockbridge, MA 01262




Board of Commissioners

Bernard Edmonds 
James Welch
Dawn Anne Rabinowitz

Michael Vogt
Christina McCarthy, State Appointee

Executive Director: Andrea Lindsay

PILOT Committee

Committee Members:

Tom Stokes

Jay Bikofsky

Roxanne McCaffrey

Peter Strauss

Planning Board


Contact: Jennifer Carmichael, Secretary:

(planning board email goes out to the full Board)


  413-298-4170ext 261


Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 at the Town Offices.

Please call our secretary to be scheduled on the agenda.


Board Members:

Katherine Fletcher, Chair,(2027)

Marie Raftery (2024)
Carl Sprague  (2026)
Elisabeth Wheeler (2027)
Gary Pitney (2026)
Nancy Socha (2025)
Wayne Slosek (2023)


Meetings – Monthly, 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.


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Master Plan

Visioning Report

Stockbridge Zoning Bylaw Diagnostic Report

Sewer & Water Commission



The Water and Sewer Commissioners meet the 1st Tuesday of every month at 4:30 p.m.


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Please call their Secretary at 413-298-4170 ext. 262 to get on the agenda.



Donald Schneyer, Chairman (2024)
John Loiodice (2023)
Peter J. Socha (2025)
Jennifer Carmichael, Secretary


Article XIV
Sewers and Drains
Section 8. Sewer Commissioners


A Bylaw regulating the use of Public and Private sewers and drains, the installation and connection of building sewers, the discharge of waters and wastes into the public sewer system, authorizing the board of sewer commissioners to establish reasonable charges for the use of sewers and to adopt additional regulations to control the use of sewers, and to provide penalties for violations thereof: In the town of Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.


8.1 The Board of Sewer and Water Commissioners for the Town of Stockbridge shall have all the powers of a Board of Sewer Commissioners given by general and special law, regulation and this bylaw.

8.2 The Sewer Commissioners shall have the authority to establish from time to time reasonable rates, fees or charges for connection to or use of the public sewers, which rates, fees or charges shall be sufficient to pay all costs of operating and maintaining the sewer system, including collection and treatment facilities, as well as any portion of the cost of expanding or updating said sewer system that the Town determines, pursuant to Chapter 83, section 23 of the General Laws, shall be paid utilizing revenues derived from such rates, fees or charges.

8.3 The Sewer Commissioners shall have the authority to make, adopt, amend and repeal regulations relative to the use of the public sewer system.

Stockbridge Green Communities Committee


The Stockbridge Green Communities Committee helps the Town reduce its energy consumption through participation in the MA Department of Energy Resources Green Communities program.
As a designated MA Green Community (2015), Stockbridge can apply for grants to help achieve its 5-year goal of 20% reduction in energy consumption.  The Committee assists the Town in preparing grant applications offered by the MA Department of Energy Resources Green Communities Division. The Committee helps the Town comply with reporting requirements.  The Committee meets infrequently as needed.



Committee Members:

Mike Buffoni

Michael Canales
Laura Dubester, Chair

Pat Flinn

Miles Moffatt

Starbuck Smith


Minutes – March 9, 2021

Zebra Mussel Committee


The Zebra Mussel Committee protects Stockbridge Bowl from the invasion of Zebra Mussels, through our monitoring programs and if needed a free Boat Wash(if the watercraft has not been decontaminated according to DCR procedures). Laurel Lake in Lee as well as the Housatonic River below Woods Pond is contaminated with Zebra Mussels; once they get into a water body, there is no method to rid the water body of the invasive species, whether chemical or other methods are used. New York state is heavily contaminated with Zebra Mussels, including the Hudson River, Lake George etc.; also lakes in Connecticut are contaminated.


Committee Members:

Rodney Agar
Michael Buffoni
Kevin Foran
Barbara Cohen – Hobbs
Gary Kleinerman
Tim Minkler
Michael Nathan
George Shippey, Chair


2019 Zebra Mussel Report

Zoning Board of Appeals



The Zoning Board of Appeals is a Part time Board and has scheduled meetings as they are needed.


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If you need assistance please call 413-298-4170 ext. 250


Board Members:

Thomas Schuler (2027)
Jim Murray (2025)
Mark Mills, Alternate
Miles Moffatt (2023)
John Hyson (2024)
Catherine Chester, Alternate

Patricia Andrew (2026)

Fountain Committee


The Stockbridge Fountain Committee oversees the restoration and rehabilitation of the Watering Trough and the Cat and Dog Fountain.


Committee Members:

Kate Fletcher
Carl Sprague

Gigi Kingston

Bob Jones




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