Berkshire On-Line Municipal Building Permits

Grant funds allowed the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission to work with seven communities to develop an online building permitting system.  Funds were utilized to purchase software and field equipment and to implement the program.

Funding Amount: $110,835

Participating entities: Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (Lead); Towns of Becket, Dalton, Monterey, Lee, Lenox, Richmond, and Sheffield

Berkshire On-Line Municipal Building Permits Final Report pdf format of Berkshire On-Line Municipal Building Permits doc format of Berkshire On-Line Municipal Building Permits

 

 

Cloud-based Open Source Integrated Municipal Financial Management 

 

The Community Software Consortium (CSC) is a nonprofit group established over 20 years ago to assist communities with their financial reporting requirements in the Division of Local Services (DLS)’s Gateway reporting system.  Working with the Town of Royalston as the lead, the CSC utilized grant funds to establish cloud-based assessing and tax collecting systems.

Funding Amount: $290,710

Participating entities: Town of Royalston (Lead), and other municipal members of the Community Software Consortium (CSC)

Cloud-based Open Source Integrated Municipal Financial Management Final Report pdf format of Cloud-Based Open Source Integrated Municipal Financial  doc format of Cloud-Based Open Source Integrated Municipal Financial file size 1MB

 

 

 

Commonwealth Citizens Connect App Development for Local Governments Across Massachusetts

 

In 2009, the City of Boston developed a smart phone application to allow residents to report non-emergency issues, such as  potholes, to local government.  Grant funds were utilized to bring this type of technology to 46 other communities from across the Commonwealth.

Funding Amount: $400,000

Participating entity: City of Boston

Commonwealth Citizens Connect App Final Report pdf format of Commonwealth Citizens Connect App doc format of Commonwealth Citizens Connect App file size 6MB

 

 

Digital Regionalization: Permit, License, and Inspection Automation

 

The Cape Cod Commission received funding to develop a regional system of online permits.  The Commission procured the services of the vendor Acela to establish an automated solution for all permits and licenses issued by each of the participating communities.

Funding Amount: $500,000

Participating entities: Cape Cod Commission (Lead); Towns of Barnstable, Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Falmouth, Harwich, Mashpee, Orleans, Nantucket, Provincetown, Sandwich, Truro, Wellfleet, and Yarmouth

Digital Regionalization Final Report pdf format of Digital Regionalization doc format of Digital Regionalization file size 2MB