What’s Happening In North Adams
Bona Readies For The 2nd Year As President
Keith Bona is poised for a second consecutive year as president of the North Adams City Council. The Berkshire Eagle reports that Bona, who was first elected in 1993 and is 10 years into his second stint on the council, was unanimously voted as president, again, by his fellow councilor’s during last week’s annual organization of government.
North Adams To Get A New City Clerk Tuesday
The North Adams City Council is expected to formally appoint a new City Clerk tomorrow. The Berkshire Eagle reports that at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday the council will formally vote on a recommended replacement for outgoing City Clerk Marilyn Gomeau. Assistant City Clerk Deborah Pedercini, a veteran of City Hall with 30 years of experience in the community development office, won the recommendation of an ad hoc committee formed to find Gomeau’s replacement last December.
Upon her official confirmation tomorrow, her three-year term will begin Jan. 28th and expire in 2022.
First Significant Snow In The Berkshires
The Berkshires saw its first significant snowfall of the season yesterday. The National Weather Service, up to 12 inches of snow landed in the Northern Berkshires. In south county, where there was more freezing rain and sleet, the snow total was about 8 inches. Higher elevations probably saw a bit more snow from the storm. The concern now is on the falling temperatures. Forecasters say that a dangerously cold air mass moved into the region yesterday and as a result we have temperatures to only making it into the low single digits at best. Wind chill is making things feel much colder.
The Traffic Commission Is Recommending The City Raise Its Parking Permit Fees For The Center Street Lot For The First Time In 10 Years.
Iberkshires.com reports that the permits are currently $30 a month for parking from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. six days a week; parking is free on Sunday. The overnight permits are $35 and also include daytime parking.