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Berkshire Regional Planning CommissionJuly 27, 2017
Meetings & Notices
BERKSHIRE REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
1 FENN STREET, SUITE 201, PITTSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 01201
TELEPHONE (413) 442-1521 · FAX (413) 442-1523
KYLE HANLON, Chair NATHANIEL W. KARNS, A.I.C.P.
SHEILA IRVIN, Vice-Chair Executive Director
MARIE RAFTERY, Clerk
CHARLES P. OGDEN, Treasurer
A meeting of the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission
will be held on:
Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the BRPC Office
1 Fenn Street, Ste. 201
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Please Note: Construction on the First Street Parking Lot has just been completed and parking is now available there!
Meeting Material: All written materials for the meeting are posted on BRPC’s website: www.berkshireplanning.org. Click on the calendar date for the meeting and materials available will be listed.
I. Opening (5:30-5:35)
A. Call to Order
B. Roll Call
C. Approval of Minutes May 18, 2017 Meeting
II. Comments from the Public (5:35-5:40)
Members of the public may offer comments regarding topics which are on the agenda or other matters which they wish to bring to the Commission’s attention. Comments are limited to no more than three minutes and are to be directed to the Commission.
III. Delegates' Issues (5:40-5:45)
Delegates and Alternates may bring up any issue not on the agenda.
IV. Election of BRPC Officers for FY 2018 (5:45-5:55)
The Nominating Committee proposed the following slate of officers for FY 2015:
Chair: Kyle Hanlon, North Adams Delegate
Vice Chair: Sheila Irvin, Pittsfield Delegate
Clerk: Marie Raftery, Stockbridge Delegate
Treasurer: Charles Ogden, Egremont Alternate
Nominations will be taken from the floor.
V. Endorsement of Committee Chair and At-Large Executive Committee Member
Appointments for FY 2018 (5:55-6:00)
VII. Approval of Letters on Land Use Reform Legislation (6:00-6:30)
A. H.2420 – An Act Building for the Future of the Commonwealth (Representatives Kulik and Peake)
B. S.81 – An Act Promoting Housing and Sustainable Development (Senator Chandler)
C. S.94 – An Act Improving Housing Opportunities and the Massachusetts Economy (sponsor: Senator Rodriques)
VIII. Approval to Summit Grant Application to the Department of Energy Resources for Affordable Access Regional Coordination (AARC) Program (6:30-6:35)
IX. Approval of Executive Committee Actions between May 18 and July 27, 2017
X. Executive Director’s Report (6:40-6:45)
A. Staff Changes at BRPC
B. Ridership Survey for Berkshire Regional Transit Authority
C. Status of District Local Technical Assistance, Community Compact, and Efficiency and Regionalization Programs in FY 2018 State Budget
D. New Planning Board Member Training – 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 27th, 3rd Floor Conference Room at BRPC
E. Recreational Marijuana Workshop for Municipal Officials – (tentatively Thursday, August 31st, Lenox Town Hall)
F. Nominations for 2017 Charles Kusik Award
G. Special Berkshire Transportation Studies in FY 2018 State Budget
H. EPA Brownfields Assessment Program Awards in the Berkshires
I. Municipal Hazard Mitigation Program Awards in the Berkshires
J. Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program Awards in Berkshires
K. 2017 Community Development Block Grant Awards in Berkshires
XI. Adjournment (6:45)
Other interested citizens and officials are invited to attend.
All times listed are estimates of when specific agenda items may be discussed.
City and Town Clerks: Please post this notice pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 39, Section 23B