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Town of Wendell Transition to Shared Fire Chief

The Town of Wendell requested assistance in their transition to a shared Fire Chief. This assistance included two inter-related parts: 1) assistance with development of agreements and scope of fire chief as part-time employee of two towns; 2) transition assistance from current chief to new, shared chief. The transition project was funded through the Massachusetts Local Technical Assistance program. A final case study of the project is now available.

Town of Wendell Transition to Shared Fire Chief: Case Study

Opioid Task Force presents to FRCOG Council

Task Force Coordinator Marisa Hebble takes questions from Council Members

Task Force Coordinator Marisa Hebble takes questions from Council Members

At their July meeting, FRCOG Council Members received an update from Marisa Hebble, Coordinator of the Franklin, Hampshire and North Quabbin Opioid Education and Awareness Task Force.

To view the presentation, click here.

2014-2015 Selectboard Essentials Calendar Available

The 2014-2015 Selectboard Essentials Calendar is now available. The purpose of these monthly workshops is to provide new and veteran Selectboard members with continuing education on statutory requirements, best practices, and emerging issues of town governance. Other town officials are always welcome. The workshops are free but we request that you register ahead of time.

Municipal Financial Management Workshop Series

We are hosting a fall Municipal Financial Management Training Series beginning in September.  The purpose of the workshops is to provide new and veteran Finance Committee members, Select Board members, and other interested town officials with in-depth training on municipal financial management. The Municipal Financial Management Calendar is available with dates and times of the workshops.

Non-Toxic Cleaning Guide for Food Service

Thanks to funding from the Toxics Use Reduction Institute, the FRCOG has a new guide for restaurants and other food service establishments on how to reduce exposure to dangerous chemicals for employees, customers,  and the groundwater.

A ready-to-print copy of the guide is available here: GreenCleaning_Booklet_Nov2013_FINAL_PRINT_version

An easy-to-read version is available here: GreenCleaning_Booklet_Nov2013_FINAL_READ_version

FRCOG receives a Toxics Use Reduction Chamption Award at the State House. Director of Community Services Phoebe Walker accepted the award from TURI Director Michael Ellenbecker.

FRCOG receives a Toxics Use Reduction Chamption Award at the State House. Director of Community Services Phoebe Walker accepted the award from TURI Director Michael Ellenbecker.

Opioid Education and Awareness Task Force Overview

The Opioid Education and Awareness Task Force of Franklin, Hampshire, and North Quabbin was pleased to meet with DPH Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett on May 30.   Task Force Coordinator Marisa Hebble prepared a presentation about the work of the Task Force that can be seen here:

Opioid Task Force Overview. 5.30.14
 

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Commissioner Bartlett discusses local priorities and needs with Task Force leaders

Franklin County health, education, government, law enforcement and other leaders meet with Commissioner Bartlett.

Franklin County health, education, government, law enforcement and other leaders meet with Commissioner Bartlett.