1/10/18: Municipal Fiber Project – Workers In the Area

Over the next 8 weeks or so, we will have survey/map people from Precision Valley Communications working in the area. They are subcontracted out by Westfield Gas and Electric and are beginning by taking measurements of every utility pole and lengths to every single residence in town. They will be in trucks/vehicles marked with magnetic signage, they will have proper ID, and will wear safety vests.

This mapping will have them out with some equipment to ensure accurate measurements from pole to pole and pole to house. Residents with any questions should contact the Selectboard or the MLP members (Kim Bergland, Peter Langmore, June Massee) and we can resolve them.

Upcoming Aerial Cover Crop Seeding

Aerial cover crop seeding will soon be done over local cropland. A helicopter will drop winter rye grass seed to establish a “cover crop” that will protect the soil after the main crop is harvested. This controlled seed application uses a Global Positioning System (GPS) to precisely map where seed is distributed.

The aerial seeding will take place between now and mid-September in towns across Massachusetts. Weather and other variables will determine the exact flight schedule.

Download this PDF for more information on Aerial Cover Crop Seeding.