Now with Added Roadway
The Landowner Resources page now has even more complete Rescind & Deny permission letters.
In light of TGP’s decision to forgo the DPU process to get onto land for which permission has been denied, they’ve decided to start surveying where they do have permission, including on public roadways. After checking with our legal team, we’ve found that town-owned roads (not state highways) are indeed municipal property, and a denial of permission to survey issued by the town should prevent them from legally surveying on town roadways.
Given the imminent nature of the survey schedule, concerned citizens are urged to get their Board of Selectmen or City Council to sign the denial of permission to survey letter below and email it in to TGP’s Right of Way Agent, Jim Hartman - email@example.com , then send a paper copy by certified mail.
» Board of Selectmen Denial of Permission to Survey – word.doc
» Board of Selectmen Denial of Permission to Survey – PDF
» City Council Denial of Permission to Survey – word.doc
» City Council Denial of Permission to Survey – PDF
» Board of Selectmen Rescind Permission to Survey – word.doc
» Board of Selectmen Rescind Permission to Survey – PDF
» City Council Rescind Permission to Survey – word.doc
» City Council Rescind Permission to Survey – PDF
Below are the landowner letters that can be printed, filled out, signed and handed directly to surveyors when they arrive at your property. Also email a copy AND send one via certified mail.
YOU SHOULD NOT BE APPROACHED FOR SURVEY IF YOU’VE DENIED PERMISSION. If so, tell them no and contact the legal team at firstname.lastname@example.org
» Basic Letter Rescinding Permission To Survey – word.doc
» Basic Letter Rescinding Permission To Survey – PDF
» Basic Letter Denying Permission To Survey – word.doc
» Basic Letter Denying Permission To Survey – PDF
As always, legal help is available at MassPLAN.org, thanks to contributions from many concerned citizens.
*WATCH FOR THESE TWO STATE-WIDE EVENTS*
— Rolling March to the State House, walkers link in relay march across the state from Richmond to Dracut, then finish at the State House in Boston. Contact Julia for more info.
» SEE THE SCHEDULE for the rolling march
— Climate Summer Bike Riders, two teams of Climate Summer riders cover the east and west sides of the pipeline route, working with local communities on telling their stories and getting the word out. Contact Marla Marcum for more info.
» SEE THE ITINERARIES of both teams
SUNDAY – JULY 6, 2014 – RICHMOND
— Rolling March Kickoff Celebration - At Hilltop Orchards. Celebrate Massachusestts Fossil-Free Indpendence Day. Music, speakers and food in the Orchard. Hot dogs, hamburgers or veggie burgers, salads, tea. $12 per person, $5 for children under 14. Cash bar for wine, cider and soda. Visit www.eventbright.com for advance purchase, or cash or credit accepted on day of event. Proceeds to go to Berkshire Environmental Action Team.
Buffet, music and speakers 11:30-1:00
Canaan Road (Rte. 295)
— Rolling March – Richmond - Start at Hilltop Orchards on Canaan Rd., (Route 295) to Route 41, Church Lane to Sleepy Hollow Road past the Beagle Club Gas Hub to Dublin Road to Lenox Road, East Road to Swamp Road, ending at Bartlett’s Orchard.
Participation in the Kick-Off event is not necessary for participation in the walk. Amenities and transport back to Hilltop provided for free. Persons wishing to walk only should park and assemble at the Gazebo by 1:00 pm. Walkers welcome to join us as we “roll along”. Walkers are encourages to use signs, have rain gear, water bottles and must sign waivers.
Arrive no later than 1:00
Park and assemble at the gazebo
Canaan Road (Rte. 295)
MONDAY – JULY 7, 2014 – PITTSFIELD
— Stop the Pipeline Standout - The Pittsfield and Dalton leg of the state relay walk / rolling march will start with a “standout” rally at Park Square. Those who oppose the proposed high-pressure gas transmission line are invited to come to Park Square and stand in opposition. There will be signs available, or participants are invited to get creative and make their own.
— Rolling March – Pittsfield & Dalton - The journey from Pittsfield, through Dalton to Windsor will happen by bicycle, relaying the symbolic pipeline from Richmond to Windsor on it’s way across the state. Any and all bike riders in the area are encouraged to join for the 20 mile round trip. After the transfer of the “pipeline” baton, the riders will be departing from Park Square at 9:00 with a send-off from the Stand-Out protestors. RSVP is appreciated, but not necessary. Please contact Cheryl Rose to confirm 413-842-5141.
Cyclists assemble for 9:00 departure
TUESDAY – JULY 8, 2014 – WINDSOR
— Rolling March – Windsor - Join us in the Windsor Walk to spread the word about the proposed gas pipeline. The plan is to walk the stretch of Route 9 through Windsor on July 8th, Tuesday. You can join us for some or all of the route which is about 8 miles. . Bring a sign! we will be delivering the baton to the Parish House in West Cummington.
Starting time TBA
WEDNESDAY – JULY 9, 2014 – CUMMINGTON
— Rolling March – Cummington - Join us at the Parish House in West Cummington mid-morning, and head up Packard Road to Plainfield, where you can continue on to 116 towards Ashfield. More details to follow.
Starting time TBA
*See schedule for a full list of towns and dates.
SUNDAY – JULY 13, 2014 – MONTAGUE
— Rolling March – Montague - Walk from the Deerfield-Montague Bicycle path Connecticut River Bridge to Millers Falls-Erving Rte.63 Bridge over the Millers River. About 6 miles.
Starting at 10:00 AM
THURSDAY – JULY 24, 2014 – GREENFIELD
— FRCOG Meeting with Kinder Morgan, Review of Tennessee Gas Pipeline - The Franklin Regional Council of Governments and its Franklin Regional Planning Board have rescheduled to July 24 their first-ever joint meeting to review the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. project.
Greenfield Community College
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