Chesterfield CDS review meeting is rescheduled to Jan. 22, at approximately 4:45 pm.  See below for more details about the meeting  

Notice of Public Hearing

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January 22, 2018   4:30 PM

The Chesterfield Selectboard will hold a public hearing regarding a Budget Revision of the Mass. Community Development Block Grant FY16 Program.  The hearing will take place on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 4:30 PM at the Selectboard meeting room in the Town Office Building, 422 Main Road, Chesterfield.  The building is accessible to persons with disabilities.  Any persons needing special accommodations should contact Hilltown CDC at least one week prior to the meeting.  All persons or organizations wishing to be heard will be afforded the opportunity.

Public comment is invited on the following: 

  • A Budget revision is being requested to transfer unspent Hilltown Elder Network funds to the Housing Rehab. Program to expedite grant completion by June 2018.  

Hilltown Community Development Corporation (Hilltown CDC) is the grant administrator responsible for oversight and implementation of projects.  For additional information or if you cannot attend the hearing, but have comments you would like to make, contact Bea von Hagke at 296-4536, ext 115 or write Hilltown CDC, P.O. Box 17, Chesterfield, MA 01012, or email


Community Development Strategy Review

Residents are invited to attend a meeting to review and revise the towns Community Development Strategy (CDS), which is used in part to establish goals and priorities for various town activities.  Examples of these municipal goal categories are Affordable Housing, Transportation, Land Use, Natural Resources and Health and Human Services.  The CDS is also a required document for a town’s eligibility for participation in the yearly submission of the Community Development Block Grant.  In the recent past, the grant has aided low-moderate income residents with the following type of services: housing rehabilitation, elder services – both in home chore assistance and medical checks - food pantry and childcare assistance.    Community input and participation is part of life in the hilltowns. Come share your thoughts and ideas. 

Please consider attending the meeting in your town: (all meetings held in the Town Office)

                                                  Goshen: Wed. Jan. 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm

                                                  Peru: Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm

For more information, contact Bea, Hilltown CDC’s CDBG Grant Manager, at  or 296-4536, ext 115.


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Hilltown CDC is currently seeking General Contractors who are interested in working on Housing Rehabilitation projects funded through the Community Development Block Grant. We currently have funding to complete 18 rehab projects under the FY17 Grant.      

 Projects are planned in the towns of Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Peru, Plainfield, Westhampton, and Worthington with projects typically ranging upwards to $30,000.00. Contractors working on Hilltown CDC Housing Rehab projects are assured payment for all approved work, a quick turnaround on invoices, and a steady source of local work all year.

 GC’s must possess a valid Contractor Supervisor’s License and a Home Improvement Contractor’s License (lead certification is preferred but not required).  Contractors must have Commercial Liability insurance as well as Workman’s Comp coverage if applicable.   

HCDC is an EEO/Section 3 Employer. Women & members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

 Please contact Paula S. Bilodeau, Program Manager, at (413) 296-4536, ext. 123 for an application or email 

Funding is provided by the US Dept. of HUD/DHCD and MA CDBG Programs.