Town of Dalton
Dalton is a town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Dalton is a transition town between the urban and rural portions of Berkshire County. It is part of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 6,756 at the 2010 census.
The Town of Dalton’s Community Choice Power Supply Program Consumer Notification
The Town of Dalton is pleased to announce that Dynegy Energy Services has been selected as the supplier for its Community Choice Power Supply Program. The Town’s new aggregation rate is fixed at $0.09603 per kWh for all rate classes for 36 months (January 2021 to January 2024). 23% of the power supply will be offset with MA Class I Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from New England renewable sources, which is 5% above the current state mandate of 18% for these renewables. Eversource’s Residential Basic Service rate is fixed at $0.10795 per kWh from January 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021.
It is important to note that no action will be required by individual consumers. All accounts currently enrolled in the Program will be switched to Dynegy Energy Services as of the January 2021 meter reads. This change will be noted on the January 2021 bills and will be seen on the February 2021 bills. Consumers with questions about the Program should call Colonial Power Group, the Town’s aggregation consultant, at (866) 485-5858 ext. 1.
For more detailed information about the Town’s Program, including how to OPT-OUT or OPT-IN, or to access Eversources’s Basic Service rates, please visit https://colonialpowergroup.com/dalton/.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Effective Monday, 11/16/2020, the Town of Dalton will be closing the Town Hall, Senior Center and Highway/Cemetery offices to the public. All offices remain staffed and will available by phone or email during their normal business hours.
Please see the following Departmental notes on operations:
– Town Clerk: Contact the clerk’s office at i at 413-684-6111 Ext. 14 or 15 if you need vital records information and make arrangements to meet to fulfill your request. The Town Clerk has temporarily suspended marriage intentions and issuing marriage licenses due to the COVID-19 resurgence. If you have questions, please contact the Town Clerk’s office at 413-684-6111 Ext. 14 or 15.
– Town Collector: Payments can be placed in the drop box outside of Town Hall, mailed or paid online at www.taxbillsonline.com. Receipts can be obtained by providing a self-addressed stamped envelope along with your mailed or dropped off payment. If there are questions, please contact the Town Collector at 413-681-6111 Ext. 24.
– Town Treasurer: Payments can be placed in the drop box outside of Town Hall, or mailed. Receipts can be obtained by providing a self-addressed stamped envelope along with your mailed or dropped off payment. If there are questions, please contact the Town Treasurer at 413-681-6111 Ext. 21.
– Senior Center: All activities are cancelled. Transportation for immediate needs is still available by calling 413-684-2000. The Senior Center still will be providing grab & go lunches on Monday’s & Thursday’s. The Caregiver Support Group will meet via Zoom.
– Veteran’s Agent: Call 413-684-6111 Ext. 19 to reach the veteran’s agent.
– Highway/Cemetery: Questions or requests for Highway and Parks should be directed to 413-684-6115. Questions or requests for Cemetery should be directed to or 413-684-6117.
The Police Station lobby will remain open to the public with a limited occupancy of two (2) and masks are required. Call 413-684-0300 for the availability of firearm permits. The Dalton Free Public Library will remain open with their current COVID precautions in place.
Berkshire County COVID-19 Adaptation Fund
The Berkshire County COVID-19 Adaptation Fund will provide grants to small for- and non-profit businesses in Berkshire County to address fixed debt, payroll, accounts payable, documented lost sales, other working capital expenses that could have been recognized had the COVID-19 pandemic not occurred. The fund will also consider applications from established non-profit organizations to support programs aimed at supporting individuals and groups of individuals impacted economically by COVID-19. The focus of this fund will be on small to medium sized businesses and organizations with a tiered system of maximum awards based on FTEs. Preference will be given to applications from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color)-owned businesses and non-profit organizations offering support to populations affected by COVID-19. Grants through this program will help businesses and organizations with up to twenty-five employees address expenses incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Online applications will be available as of December 1st.
In late August, the state’s Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs issued a declaration of a Level 2 Significant Drought in all seven regions of the commonwealth.
Under Stage 2, restricted activities include outside water use in general, watering lawns and gardens, washing vehicles, and filling swimming pools. These activities are only permitted before 7 a.m. and after 7 p.m. and are limited to alternate days. Addresses ending in even numbers may water on even days of the month. Addresses ending in odd numbers may water on odd days of the month.
These restrictions will be enforced by the Dalton Fire District Water Dept. and will include fines for violations. These include a verbal warning for the first violation; a written notice for the second violation; a $50 fine for the third violation; and $300 for subsequent violations.
If you have any questions or comments please contact the Dalton Fire District Water Dept. at (413)684-6124 or email email@example.com