The town of Stockbridge is still working on its recovery.
“We have made tremendous progress,” says Town Clerk Cathy Brown, “but there is still a ways to go.”
Stockbridge has received just over $1 million in FEMA funds to date, and they are still repairing and still receiving money. Nearly every road in Stockbridge was affected to some degree; the last road wasn’t passable until December. Finish work is still happening and there are a couple of bridges still in need of replacement.
Eighteen homes are applying for the buyout grants, at least that many and probably more received damage and are all in various stages of recovery, according to Brown.
Though the tax rates were not affected by the costs of infrastructure repair, Stockbridge has seen and will continue to see a reduction in grand list values. According to Brown the town plan is under review this year and zoning bylaws are a key point of discussion. While the town has not planned anything to mark the anniversary, the governor is slated to visit the area.