Acronyms and References
List of Acronyms and Terms Used at Select Board Meetings. This is a living document and is by no means comprehensive—it’s a foreign language.
CH: Community Hall, 1 West Main St, rental and meeting space
JR: Jacobs Road Municipal Building, 18 Jacobs Rd, Town Offices, Library
SH: Sawyer Hall, 1 East Main St, Post Office, Thursday Library hours
ATM: Annual Town Meeting
BUC: Building Use Committee, Town committee to oversee building use.
CCG: Community Compact IT Grant
CDBG: Community Development Block Grant
COLA: Cost of Living Adjustment
American Rescue Plan Act Final Rule
Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds
Federal government programs for COVID relief.
CARES: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)
Chapter 70: State aid program to public schools under DESE.
DESE: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
ECI: Energy Conservation Inc
EEAC: Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee
FCCDC/CDC: Franklin County Community Development Corp
FRCOG: Franklin Regional County of Governors
HAY: Hawlemont Agriculture and You
A collaboration with local farmers and community members where children engage in hands-on learning as they care for animals, nurture gardens, and develop new skills in a real farm setting.
HCA: Under state law, Marijuana Establishments (ME) and Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MTC) must execute Host Community Agreements (HCA) with the municipalities in which they plan to operate.
MIIA: Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association
a non-profit organization created to serve our membership - over 400 cities, towns and other public entities in Massachusetts. Our job is to help members - like you - realize the greatest possible value for their insurance dollar.
MLB: Municipal Light Board
Municipal Light Board manages the Heath Broadband Network (Municipal Light Plant -MLP).
The Heath Municipal Light Plant (MLP) is managed by the Heath Municipal Light Board (MLB) and the MLP Manager, with the purpose to oversee the building and operations of a fiber-optic broadband network for Heath homes.
MOU: Memorandum of Understanding
MTRSD: Mohawk Trail Regional School District
School district for Heath students. The elementary school is Colrain and secondary (7-12) is the MTRHS.
MVP: Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness
The MVP grant provides support for cities and towns in Massachusetts to begin the process of planning for climate change resiliency and implementing priority projects.
Regional Animal Control: Franklin County Regional Animal Control
Sue Lively is Heath’s rep
SOA: Student Opportunity Act
Mass Gov act to improve inequitable gaps for ethnic and racial groups.
TMS: TMS Educational Solutions
The Management System, consulting firm used by MTRSD to calculate school assessments.
WRAP: Winter Recovery Assistance Program
"Provides cities and towns with funding to improve their transportation networks in response to harsh winter weather. Funds must be spent by June 30, 2023."
Carson Ovitt, Carpenter, CH doors
Jane Pfister, Grant Coordinator, Green Communities Division @ Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Paul Harnett, Plumbing
Roger Harris, Project Engineer for Rise Engineering, Green Communities Grant, Community Hall HVAC