This Wednesday, April 11, the School Committee will be holding its regular monthly meeting at 6:30pm in the cafeteria at Greenfield Public High School (21 Barr Avenue).
One of the items on the agenda is the proposal by Mayor Martin and Chief of Police Robert Haigh to expand the police department’s School Resource Officer program in the Greenfield Public Schools.
If you want to share your thoughts on this proposal and are able to attend the meeting in person, there will be a public comment session. If you are unable to attend, the contact info for the School Committee and its individual members can be found on their website.
Wednesday evening’s meeting will be broadcast live on Greenfield Community Television, and will also be streamed on the GCTV website.
As reported recently in The Recorder, Greenfield Mayor Bill Martin is pushing a plan to privatize trash and recycling services in Greenfield in order to cut costs:
Aging vehicles, rising costs and a dilapidated building at the Transfer Station have led the city to consider privatizing trash service in Greenfield, though some residents are not so keen on the idea.
“I’ve been here for a little more than three years now, and it’s been on the agenda since I got here, so it’s always been in the background, and it’s now gaining a little bit more steam,” Department of Public Works Director Don Ouellette said. “We’re still just taking a look and trying to do what’s best for the town.”
Ouellette said two of the city’s eight trash trucks are no longer roadworthy, and two more will need to be replaced in the coming years. The rising cost of trash disposal, which increased from $56 to $73 per ton during the city’s last negotiations, as well as the decaying condition of the building at the Transfer Station, are also factors the city will consider in its decision.
Precinct 8 Councilor Doug Mayo has drafted an ordinance to make transparent and accountable any effort to privatize city services.
At its regular meeting this Wednesday, February 14, the Appointments & Ordinances Committee of the Greenfield City Council will be taking public comments and discussing the proposed ordinance. If you have thoughts about this ordinance or about privatization of city services, you can share them directly with the Committee at this meeting.
The meeting starts at 6:30pm and will be held at the Planning Office at 114 Main Street here in Greenfield.
The Greenfield Democratic Town Committee held its annual caucus this morning at the Elm Terrace Meeting Room. We are excited to announce Greenfield’s delegates to the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic Convention:
- Maryelen Calderwood
- Nicole Cavanaugh
- Donovan Eastman
- Eric Gilmour
- Sheila Gilmour
- Danielle Letourneau-Therrien
- Ann Mayo
- Doug Mayo
- Ben Miner
- Otis Wheeler
- Evelyn Wulfkuhle
- Patrick Falvey
- Mike Fadel
- Fern Smitth
- Patty Morey Walker
We would like to say a big thanks to everyone who came out today, as well as to the representatives who joined us from various local and state campaigns. It’s great to see so many active and enthusiastic Democrats, and we are excited to have such a strong slate of candidates heading into the 2018 campaign season.
The caucus was an open Democratic Party meeting and everyone was welcome. Nominations and voting followed the process determined by the Massachusetts Democratic Party.
The 2018 Massachusetts Democratic Convention will be held on June 1 and 2 at the DCU Center in Worcester. Check the MassDems.org website for more information!
If you are a registered Democrat and would like to apply to attend the convention as an add-on delegate, eligibility requirements and application forms can also be found at MassDems.org.
The Greenfield Democratic Town Committee is thrilled to present our full slate of endorsed candidates for the municipal election to be held here in Greenfield on November 7, 2017:
These candidates represent a great balance of experience and new ideas. They are forward-thinking, responsive, and effective. They will provide a set of strong, progressive, and collaborative voices to our town government.
Make sure to vote on November 7 at Greenfield High School. You can also vote via absentee ballot beginning ten days prior to the election at the Town Clerk’s office in Town Hall on Court Square.
If you would like to donate to or help the campaigns of any or all of these candidates, please check out their Facebook pages linked above.
If you would like to help the Greenfield Democratic Town Committee support these candidates, you can donate online via ActBlue.