Woodlands Partnership, mohawktrailwoodlandspartnership
Lisa Hayden, MTWP Administrative Agent provided an update on the work. This is a locally controlled partnership with the state and the federal government. About:
"Initiated in 2013, the MTWP is a collaboration between the Franklin Regional Council of Governments, Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, Franklin Land Trust, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, a US Forest Service Liaison, and the MTWP Advisory Committee. The formation of an Advisory Committee to help oversee the project was a key recommendation from a series of community meetings held in 2014 to gather public input on the project. The MTWP Advisory Committee has met regularly since 2014 to craft a project plan, the State legislation, and a draft business plan and governance structure. The Committee is comprised of representatives from 19 of the 21 towns and regional organizations representing land conservation, economic development, forestry, regional planning and the environment."
Mike Cucchiara spoke about gains from grants:
Existing Select Board roles will not change:
Sue Lively: Landfill Rep, Regional Kennel Rep, Council on Aging
Brian: FCCIP Rep, FRTA Rep, FRCOG Rep, Licensing Board, Heath Herald Correspondent, Conservation Commission, Energy Advisory Committee. FCCIP (Franklin County Cooperative Inspection Program to share inspection resources),
Robyn: HWY Liaison, Emergency Planning Rep, SB Chair
Other positions were reviewed for appointment and openings.
Some discussion on following committees and positions:
Town Buildings & Offices—public information meeting recap
Acronyms & References
STM 2023 Truck Handout
ADA Accessibility of Sawyer Hall
SB Public Statement on AT&T Tower