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.

Cooperative Public Health Service Oversight Board

Oversight Board members with the district’s 6th birthday cake at the Annual Meeting in November 2018.

The Cooperative Public Health Service Oversight Board is made up of representatives and alternates from all fourteen member communities in the district.

Membership: For a current list of members: CPHS Board Member List. The Board is currently co-chaired by Martha Taft-Ferguson of the Buckland Board of Health and Michael Friedlander of the Colrain Board of Health.

The members’ duties include:

  • Review, debate, and endorse an annual proposed budget before it goes to the full FRCOG Council for approval.
  • Review budget figures on a monthly basis during the year.
  •  Provide guidance to staff on town priorities
  •  Meet with their local Board of Health regularly to update them on CPHS activities and solicit Board input.
  •  Review and approve any changes in fee structure (for the health inspection towns)
  •  Participate in any hiring processes
  •  Approve any grant applications

Oversight Board Meeting April 2018

Click here for a copy of the Oversight Board’s Operating Procedures.

The Oversight Board has adopted a number of regional policies and regulations, which are available here:

Title 5 (Septic) Witness Fee Policy
Private Well Policy
CPHS Private Well Regulations
Food Inspection Policy
Title 5 Inspection Policy
Communicable Disease Policy
Optional Family Burial Checklist for BOHs

Meeting Agendas can be found attached to the meeting notice in the FRCOG meetings and events tab, and through the upcoming meetings noted in the right hand of this page.

Staff and Board Members at August 2018 Oversight Board mtg.

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