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Wednesday, December 31 1969

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Absentee Ballots Available for 5/1/12 Debt Exclusion Vote

From a Greenfield Town Clerk's Office press release:

Absentee Ballots are available for the Special Town Election which will be held May 1, 2012. Voters are reminded the last day to apply for an absentee ballot for this election is 12:00 noon on Monday April 30, 2012. Voters may vote at the Town Clerk's Office until that date and time or may request an absentee ballot by mail. Requests for Absentee Ballots should be submitted well in advance of the Election date.  For information on how to apply, call the Town Clerk’s Office at 772-1555 x 112.  The Greenfield Town Clerk’s Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Beacon Field To Get New Playground

From a Greenfield Recreation Department press release:

Mayor William Martin announced that the new Beacon Field playground will be installed April 14 and 15 in plenty of time for the spring and summer recreation seasons.

The Town of Greenfield has awarded the bid for the new playground to Miracle Recreation Equipment Company/Site Specifics, LLC of Rochester, Mass.

Town Council to Hold Special Meeting 4/2/12

The Greenfield Town Council will hold a special meeting this coming Monday, April 2nd, at 6pm.  The session will take place in the meeting room at the Greenfield Police Department, 321 High Street.  The council will be re-voting on the solar energy zoning amendments they approved at their March 21st meeting in order to clarify the language of the amendments.  GCTV will record the meeting, which is open to the public, for later broadcast.

FRCOG Wins 2 Community Innovation Challenge Grants

From a Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) press release:

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) was awarded two of the 28 Community Innovation Challenge (CIC) grants recently awarded statewide by the Massachusetts Department of Administration and Finance for municipal regionalization and efficiency projects.  The two funded projects at the FRCOG are for the creation of the Franklin County Cooperative Public Health Service (CPHS) and implementation of the Franklin County Regional Dog Officer Control and Kennel (DOCK) program.

Reminder to Register Dogs by 4/1/12

From a Greenfield Town Clerk's Office press release:

The Greenfield Town Clerk’s Office reminds residents that all dogs are required to be licensed by April 1st.  Fees are $5.00 for spayed and neutered dogs, and $10.00 for males and females.  If the dog has not previously been regis­tered, dog owners must present a current rabies certificate and a neutered/spayed certificate from the veterinarian.

License Commissioners Meeting March 20, 2012

From a Greenfield Board of License Commissioners Public Notice:

The Board of License Commissioners has received a request to change the parking regulations to the following:  To prohibit parking on the north side of Olive Street.  The Board of License Commissioners will hold a hearing on the request on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 6:00pm in the Town Hall Meeting Room.

Flexibility

That’s our word for this week because our staff re-arranged their schedules in order to cover several events, Appalachian Still filled in for another band on "Valley Homegrown", and the mayor spoke about additional notification options that CodeRED provides our town.

On Monday afternoon, Deputy Fire Chief Robert Strahan joined Mayor Martin in our studio to elaborate on the benefits of adopting a new emergency notification system that can alert citizens by phone, email, and text.  Watch the video!

Greenfield Announces CodeRED Test Call

Mayor William F. Martin announced that the first community-wide testing of Greenfield’s new emergency notification system, CodeRED, would commence this evening to all residents and businesses currently registered in the system.

Please find the complete text of Mayor Martin’s message below:

GOOD EVENING.

Trying Something New

That seemed to be our theme this week as we Tweeted Tuesday's election results for the first time, the mayor recorded an episode of his show with a different format, and eight producers worked on their inaugural projects.

Greenfield Grabs CodeRED Call System

From a Greenfield Mayor's Office press release:

Mayor William Martin announced that the City of Greenfield has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification system effective immediately. “Hopefully we will not need to utilize the reverse call system now and at least not until everyone has had a chance to get their numbers and addresses into it.”

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