Draft for Public Comment
On August 18, 2023, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) opened an investigation to establish municipal aggregation guidelines. The DPU seeks comments on the proposed guidelines and template municipal aggregation plan. Instructions to submit comments are included in the DPU Order. The deadline to submit comments is September 18, 2023.
On November 15, 2022, DOER published its draft Municipal Aggregation Manual and Best Practices Guide for public comment. The public comment period closed on December 7, 2022, with ten comments submitted. The draft Guide and copies of the public comments received are provided as links below. DOER thanks the individuals and organizations who provided comments on the draft Guide.
The Guide was developed in response to municipalities’ increased interest in establishing municipal aggregations. It seeks to provide information that supports the effective and efficient formation of municipal aggregations, equips municipalities to advocate for municipal interests when forming a municipal aggregation, and improves collaboration with DOER on municipal aggregation formation.
|November 15, 2022