In response to COVID-19, FRCOG offices are closed. Staff are working remotely. Email is likely the most efficient way to reach us. You can find our contact information on the Staff page under the About link below.

Building, plumbing and wiring inspectors are available for meetings by appointment only.

All meetings, workshops and forums are cancelled or have been changed to a call-in or video format.  Please look for emails from FRCOG staff about specific meetings or on our calendar at the Meetings and Events link below.

Archive | September, 2014

Enterovirus D68

Last week, Massachusetts has its first confirmed case of Enterovirus D68. In general, infants, children, and teenagers are most likley to get infected with enteroviruses. Children with asthma have a highger risk for severe respiratory illness. For more information on the virus, how it is spread, and what precautions your family should take, please see the MA Dept. of Public Health’s website.

Together We’re Ready: Massachusetts Prepared

A number of recent events have forged a spirit of togetherness throughout Massachusetts. The pride and community that residents feel across the state has inspired a renewed sense of camaraderie.

The Department of Public Health and the Franklin Regional Council of Governments are excited to celebrate Emergency Preparedness Month. We’re encouraging statewide action and teamwork to prepare your family and help your neighbor. Check out this Youtube video to see how you can get yourself and your family prepared for an emergency.

FRCOG Awarded $182,250 in EPA 319 Funds!

EPA LogoThe Patrick Administration Announces $1.42 Million in 319 Grants from EPA to Fund Projects Targeting Pollutants that Impact Waterways. The Patrick Administration announced on September 4, 2014 that six projects targeting water pollution from stormwater runoff and erosion have been recommended for more than $1.42 million in grants utilizing funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 319 Nonpoint Source Competitive Grant Program. The FRCOG was awarded $182,250 in 319 grant funds for a Watershed-Based Plan to Maintain the Health and Improve the Resilience of the Deerfield River Watershed. Read details of the announcement HERE.

Franklin County Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Saturday, September 20th

GCC Main Campus and Orange Transfer Station

Protect your home and the environment by properly disposing of old or unwanted household chemicals and mercury-containing items. Free to residents of most Franklin County Towns. Pre-register by Sept. 12th to participate. For more information on how to participate, visit www.franklincountywastedistrict.org or call 413-772-2438.

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Fact Sheet