NOTICE OF MEETING
COMMITTEE: Agricultural Committee
PLACE: Town Hall 2nd Floor Meeting Room
DATE: March 17, 2018
TIME: 7 p.m.
CHAIRMAN STATEMENT: If any person present is recording this meeting you must notify the chairperson at this time.
EXECUTIVE SESSION MAY BE CALLED
Please note that the list of topics was comprehensive at the time of posting, however, the public body may consider and take action on unforeseen matters not specifically named in this notice. Posted in accordance with M.G.L.c 30A § 18-25.
Greenfield Agricultural Commission Meeting, May 17, 2018 at 7p.m., Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, Greenfield Town Hall, 14 Court Square, Greenfield MA 01301. Called to order at 7:17 p.m. Adjourned at 8:52 p.m.
Members present: Bob Sagor (Vice-Chair), Denise Leonard, Andrea Moorhead.
Members absent: Nathaniel Hussey, Alissa Williams
*Minutes from the March 22, 2018 and April 26, 2018 meetings
*Assessor’s list of “Town Owned Properties”
*Approved the minutes of the March 22 and April 26, 2018 meetings with a 3 to 0 vote.
*Decided to contact Hope Macary, Greenfield COA director, to discuss handicap access to the Pleasant Street garden; the principals of Four Corners School, Newton Street School, Green River School, and Greenfield High School to discuss the possibility of school gardens.
*Decided to ask Town Assessor for a map of town properties, and the Town Planner for suggestions for garden sites.
*Set the date for the next meeting: June 28, 2018.
*Newspaper article on protected land. Explanation of protection programs, the importance of the rural character of the town. Article projected for the fall.
*Community gardens, follow-up discussion. Feasibility of making a section of the Pleasant Street garden at the John Zon Community Center handicap-accessible. Identified other possible garden sites in town. School gardens seen as a valuable educational initiative.
*Brief exchange on the idea of marijuana cultivation in Greenfield.
*Brain storming for recruitment for GAC. Problems cited: lack of time because of work, family commitments, or other community obligations.
Posted to: Agricultural Comm.