Meeting opened: 7:10 PM
Meeting closed: 8:00 PM
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Minutes from the April 27, 2017 Meeting
MOTION, moved by Andrea Moorhead, seconded by Nathanial Hussey: Approved the March 23, 2017 minutes with a 4 to 0 vote.
Pass: Aye: Andrea Moorhead, Nathanial Hussey, Denise Leonard, Dr. Robert Sagor.
Mission Statement reviewed and revised. Revised version approved with a 4 to 0 vote. Will be posted on the Town website.
*Set minimum acreage for phone calls at 5; new spreadsheet to be generated & shared.
*Decided to speak with Eveline MacDougall about her work establishing the Pleasant Street Community Garden. Voted 4 to 0 to post that information on the Ag Com website.
*Voted 4 to 0 to discard idea of a Facebook page.
*Decided to set goals for 2017-2018 at the May meeting.
*Confirmed date of next meeting. May 25, 2017, 7 p.m., Town Hall.
*Set summer meeting schedule. July 20; September 28.
*Discussed the March draft of the mission statement and voted 4 to 0 to add the words “and resources” to line 3.
*Reviewed the operational problems of making phone calls to farmers and landowners. Refined the list of landowners for the follow-up phone calls to facilitate the process.
*Talked about the possibility of “pocket” community gardens based on French model.
*Noted that the Greenfield Farmers Co-op Exchange will celebrate its 100th anniversary next year. If there were a public fair, the Ag Com might have a table there with information on the APR process.
*Noted that the town no longer requires an annual report, but discussed the value of writing a summary of year for internal use. Brought up the coordination of the Ag Com’s work and Greenfield’s Master Plan goals for the commission.
*Discussed the search for a new member for 2017-2018, as one member is rotating off.
* Looking ahead, talked about the value of setting our goals for 2017-2018 at the May meeting to ensure a smooth start in the fall.
Posted to: Agricultural Comm.