Click here to see the annual compilation of pay rates and benefits for all town positions in all Franklin County towns.
Materials from our 10/5/17 workshop on short term residential rentals are available here:
Link to DPH Memo clarifying that short term rentals qualify as public lodging and need a lodging permit from the Board of Health.
Summary of Lodging requirements and definitions in the 14 member towns of the Franklin County Cooperative Inspection Program.
Summary of next steps for existing short term rental hosts:
Here are the updates we gave our Council members at their quarterly meeting on July 20 – full of information on the work of the staff and committees over the last quarter!
Margaret Hurley, Municipal Division Chief of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, joined us on September 7th for a review of what the final legislation says and what next steps are for select boards, planning boards, and boards of health. Notes from that session are here: Retail MJ Muni Info Session Notes 2017.9.7
Another great resource is the Massachusetts Association of Regional Planning Agencies Recreational Marijuana Resource Page.
We are pleased to announce that July 1, 2017, marked the FRCOG’s 20th birthday. In the two decades since the FRCOG Charter was enacted by vote of all 26 Franklin County towns, we have been honored to work on behalf of all of you on many diverse projects, including town accounting, brownfields redevelopment, teen substance abuse prevention, health and building inspection, and planning for healthy and vibrant communities. All summer we will be celebrating our history of working together as a region by digging into our archives to highlight what the towns of Franklin County have achieved together through the FRCOG. You can follow our daily posts of historical milestones on Facebook and on Twitter
Not on social media? You can see the posts here: 20th anniversary posts through Sept 6
Also — no big anniversary is complete without a party! Please join us on Friday, October 13 from 3-5:30 for an anniversary celebration! Click here for flyer with all the details!
Most electrical hazards can be prevented with common sense and good wiring. For most people, preventing an electrical accident means not plugging too many things into a feeble extension cord or not using a hair dryer while taking a bath. While these are valid and important precautions, there are many other potential home electrical safety hazards.
Follow the link below for important information from the FRCOG’s Electrical Inspector, Tom McDonald, about some of the most common causes of electrical accidents which will help you appreciate the considerable power – and potential danger – of electricity and how to use this power safely.
Interested in what is going on at the FRCOG? Check out the updates provided at our most recent Council meeting!
The Cooperative Public Health Service health district is pleased to offer three opportunities this fall for residents and businesses to improve their food safety skills and build their resumes. On October 7, the evenings of November 3,7, and 9, and during the day on January 27, CPHS Food Safety Agent Randy Crochier will teach a low-cost ServSafe, Allergen, and Chokesaver certification for people living or working in food service establishments in CPHS health district towns: Buckland, Charlemont, Conway, Deerfield, Gill, Hawley, Heath, Leyden, Monroe, Rowe and Shelburne. Residents of other towns will be accommodated as space allows.
CPHS Member Boards of Health are offering these workshops to both improve food safety in their towns and build employment skills for local residents. These certifications are made possible through the support of the FDA’s Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Standards Program, which has awarded the health district a five year food safety grant. Reklama: sidabro auskarai, dėžutės, pakabukai, sagės, apyrankės, sidabriniai žiedai, moteriškos ir vyriškos sidabrinės grandinėlės https://www.silvera.lt/grandineles/vyriskos-sidabrines-grandineles
Information about how to register can be found here:
Thursday, June 23, 2016
AT TWO LOCATIONS – MORNING AND EVENING OPTIONS:
Montague Public Safety Building
180 Turnpike Rd, Turners Falls, MA 01376
at 0900-1300 hrs
Shelburne Falls Fire Department
121 State St, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
at 1730-2130 hrs
Instructor: Jon Davine, Hazardous Materials Technician. For Questions or to Register: DavineConsulting@gmail.com
FRCOG is pleased to announce the purchase of a new shared resource for Franklin County’s municipalities. Greenfield’s DPW is now hosting a regional sign making machine that is considerably faster than the previous one, and can be used by any town that has received the training and signed a regional Memorandum of Understanding.
The machine’s purchase was made possible through funds from the Baker/Polito Administration’s District Local Technical Assistance program.
For questions about the project, contact email@example.com