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News Briefs: GB daytime parking limit suspended; GB tax bills to be mailed

By Friday, Oct 25, 2019 News

Daytime parking limit suspended on weekends through December

Great Barrington — During Saturdays and Sundays through December, the town is suspending the daytime parking limit on downtown streets to allow visitors to stay in town longer during the upcoming holiday season.

By suspending daytime parking time limits on weekend days, “the selectboard is encouraging town residents and visitors to dine, shop, and visit our cultural attractions for a more leisurely time period,” said town manager Mark Pruhenski. “There’s a lot to do here, and two hours isn’t enough for everyone.”

The parking limits will remain in place on weekdays, and the town’s ban on overnight street parking will remain in effect from Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, through Tuesday, March 31, 2020, from 1 to 6 a.m. Time limits will be suspended through Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.

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Tax bills to be mailed Oct. 28, due for payment Dec. 2

Great Barrington — Real estate and personal property tax bills for fiscal year 2020 (July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020) will be mailed Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, and payment is due by Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. Bills can be paid online, by mail or in person at Town Hall, 334 Main St.

These bills are for the first half of the FY‘20 tax year; second-half tax payments will be billed in March 2020 and will be due by Friday, May 1, 2020. Taxpayers will also notice a new design of their FY’20 tax bill. Residents seeking property tax abatement have until Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 to file paperwork with the town assessors.

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