Citizen petitions and initiatives, oh my!

While writing my post about the Accessory Dwelling Unit zoning amendment, I made a note for myself that I should also spend some time digging into the issue of citizen petitions. By my (entirely amateur) reading of the City Charter, there are three types of citizen petitions available to Greenfield residents: Individual Petitions Group Petitions…

The City Council hears from GCET, funds Wisdom Way work, and continues to fret about the fire station and the library.

Despite the amount of time they consumed, the DPW cuts, Accessory Dwelling Units, and Greenfield’s tax classification were not the only topics the City Council addressed on Wednesday evening. Wisdom Way Per DPW Director Marlo Warner’s comments to the Council, the project to fix the crumbling sidewalk and embankments on Wisdom Way has been in…

Should Greenfield landlords be required to have vacant rental units inspected?

A significant portion of the Appointments & Ordinance Committee’s November 11 meeting was devoted to a proposed ordinance that would require vacated rental units in Greenfield to be inspected by the Board of Health before they can be rented out to a new tenant. Under the proposed ordinance, if the BOH finds the unit to…

The EDC considers zoning amendments, property assessments (or the lack thereof), and the First National Bank.

It’s a few days late, but I managed to catch up on this past Tuesday’s meeting of the Economic Development Committee of the Greenfield City Council. It was a fairly brief meeting (as these things go), and the agenda covered three main topics: An update from MJ Adams An update on the review of Boards…