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…

Greenfield needs a real, codified plan for its tree stock, or else we will always be fighting over individual trees.

Greenfield needs a real, codified plan for its tree stock, or else we will always be fighting over individual trees.

I was not able to make it to last night’s tree hearing at Town Hall, but the Recorder has a reasonably good summary of the proceedings: Seven trees on Norwood Street once slated for removal are now safe, and gas line installation in tree belts will be on hold until at least Monday, according to…

Doug Mayo talks about privatization of town services

I sat down for coffee last week with Precinct 8 Councilor Doug Mayo to discuss his proposed ordinance regarding privatization of municipal services such as garbage and recycling collection and disposal. The proposed ordinance, which is currently still with the Appointments & Ordinances Committee of the City Council, does not aim to prevent the privatization…

DPW public forum, or more than you ever wanted to know about waste removal in Greenfield

DPW public forum, or more than you ever wanted to know about waste removal in Greenfield

Last night at Greenfield High School, Department of Public Works Director Don Ouellette hosted a public forum on waste disposal. There were two topics on the agenda: The proposal to build an anaerobic digester for the disposal of wastewater sludge The future of solid waste removal in Greenfield. There were probably 30-40 people in attendance,…