Petersham, MA

Open Meetings as of Saturday January 20, 2018 8:03 PM EST

All meetings before Wednesday January 24, 2018 12 AM EST must already be posted.

BoardDateTimeLocation
Petersham Historic District Mon Jan 22, 2018 7 PM EST Lower Town Hall
Selectboard Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:30 PM EST Lower Town Hall
Advisory Finance Committee Tue Jan 23, 2018 7 PM EST Lower Town Hall
Mahar School Committee Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:30 PM EST R.C. Mahar Regional School Library
Planning Board Thu Jan 25, 2018 7 PM EST Upstairs Conference Room
Board of Health Thu Feb 1, 2018 7 PM EST Upstairs Conference Room
Open Space & Recreation Committee Tue Feb 6, 2018 6:30 PM EST Upstairs Conference Room
Conservation Commission Tue Feb 6, 2018 7:30 PM EST Upstairs Conference Room
Cemetery Commission Thu Feb 8, 2018 7 PM EST Selectmen's Office
Council on Aging Mon Feb 12, 2018 10 AM EST Lower Town Hall
Petersham Historic District Thu Feb 15, 2018 7 PM EST Petersham Memorial Library
Board of Health Thu Feb 15, 2018 7 PM EST Upstairs Conference Room

Stay tuned for details on these meetings...

Petersham Historic District
Monday January 22, 2018 7 PM EST

Lower Town Hall
1 South Main Street, Petersham

Agenda:
Continuation of Public Hearing
7:00 PM 
Petersham Town Hall, 1 South Main Street

Public Hearing to continue review of application for a Certificate of Appropriateness for proposed modifications to exterior architectural features visible from the public way at 26 North Main Street. Requested modifications: Addition of a dormer to the front, western side roof.

Meeting 1 of 12

Selectboard
Tuesday January 23, 2018 6:30 PM EST

Lower Town Hall
1 South Main Street, Petersham

Agenda:
Town of Petersham, Massachusetts
SELECTBOARD AGENDA
Regular Meeting - Town Hall Lower Level
1 South Main Street
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
6:30 PM


1.  6:30 PM  Call to order.

2.  Minutes:  Review/approval of Minutes of December 9, 2017

3.  Meetings: 
6:30 PM  Meeting with Planning Board Chair re discussion of Right to Farm Bylaw draft; next steps.

6:50 PM Meeting with Town Treasurer to discuss/approve upcoming town project borrowings.

7:00 PM Joint Meeting with Advisory Finance Committee for Fiscal Year 2019 initial budget review and preliminary school budgets discussion.
	

4.  New Business: 
RE: Discussion Nichewaug Inn & Academy Project: Update on All Options Request for Proposals (RFP) schedule and responses; any other project information as available.
RE: Discussion approval Care of Cemeteries contract bid for Fiscal Years 2019–2021.
RE: Discussion approval Reserve Fund Transfer for Town Office furnace repair.
RE: Discussion approval business license renewal and new application.

5.  Correspondence
	
6.  Questions from Public and Press
	
7.  Next Meeting:
Discussion next Selectboard regular meeting date February 13, 2018, 6:30 PM, Town Hall Lower Level, and at the call of the Chair as needed.
	
8.  Adjournment

Meeting 2 of 12

Advisory Finance Committee
Tuesday January 23, 2018 7 PM EST

Lower Town Hall
1 South Main Street, Petersham

Agenda:
Joint Meeting with the Selectboard.
1. Discussion of Mahar and Petersham Center School preliminary budget meeting.
2. Take action(s) on Reserve Fund Transfer request.
3. New matters to discuss with the Selectboard.
Following the joint meeting with the Selectboard the AFC will relocate to the Selectboard Office and continue meeting.
1. Discussion of budget priorities.
2. Establish preliminary budget goals for Excess Levy Capacity, Stabilization Fund and funding available for Capital expenditures from operating funds and Free Cash.

Meeting 3 of 12

Mahar School Committee
Wednesday January 24, 2018 6:30 PM EST

R.C. Mahar Regional School
Library
507 South Main St., Orange

Agenda:
Meeting Notice
Board/Committee Name:  RC Mahar School Committee
Day/Date:  Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 - changed due to town meeting
Time of Meeting:  6:30 P.M.
Location:  Eileen M. Perkins Library & Media Center
       	      Agenda
Call to Order
Public Comment 
Glimpse Into the Classroom 
Report of the Student Representative
Report of the Mahar Teachers’ Association  
January  Items
		a. Grants Update
		b. October 1st Enrollment Report
		c. Technology Update
		d. E-Learning Update
		e. District Calendar, first reading
Matters for Action/Vote
		a. HS Program of Studies
b. Annual Report to the Towns
c. School Committee Postings
d. Procedure Relating to Budget and Finance Warrant Signing
Sub Committee/Liaison Updates
		a. Report of Orange Elementary Representative  
		b. Report of the Petersham Center School Representative  
		c. Report of the Swift River School Representative  
		d. Report of the Policy Sub Committee
		e. Report of the Finance and Facilities Subcommittee
			i. Budget Development Update
		f.  Report of the Educational Subcommittee 
g. Report of the Union #73 and RC Mahar Regional Joint Supervisory Committee
h. Report of the CAPS Collaborative Representative
i.  Report of the CES Collaborative Representative
j.  Report of the Orange School Building Representative
k. Report of the Regional Planning Committee	
Superintendent’s Report 
Minutes presented for approval: November 7th, 2017
Executive Session: not necessary
Next Meeting: R.C. Mahar Regional School Committee meeting on March 22nd, 2018
Adjourn
The agenda reflects topics that the Chair reasonably anticipates will be discussed.
Public Comment Protocols
The School Committee welcomes public comment on items that are within the scope of the School Committee’s responsibilities.  The Public Comment agenda item is reserved for this purpose.  Members of the public wishing to address the Committee should be aware of the following guidelines:
The Chair will recognize those wishing to speak and give them the floor.  Only persons recognized by the Chair may speak.  For purposes of the minutes, speakers should identify themselves at the beginning of their remarks.
The purpose of Public Comment is to receive input from the community, not to engage in prolonged conversation with the Committee. The Chair will ensure that any comment or question that requires a response from the committee or the School Department will be addressed in a timely manner.
All comments should be addressed through the Chair, not any individual committee member or to others in attendance.
Speakers are expected to respect confidentiality.  This includes the confidentiality of the speaker’s own child/ren as well as that of school staff and personnel.

Meeting 4 of 12

Planning Board
Thursday January 25, 2018 7 PM EST

Upstairs Conference Room
3 South Main Street, Petersham

Agenda:  not yet available

Meeting 5 of 12

Board of Health
Thursday February 1, 2018 7 PM EST

Upstairs Conference Room
3 South Main Street, Petersham

Agenda:
Petersham Board of Health
Thursday, March 06, 2014
7:00 p.m.
3 South Main Street
            Agenda


1.	Walk-ins
2.	Emergency supplies stored at Center School for BOH
3.	Budget 
4.	Annual Report
5.	Certificate of Compliance for completed Septic System
6.	Construction Permits or Minor Repairs for Septic System
7.	Housing issue
8.	Well Permits
9.	Perc Test
10.	Septic Systems Pending
11.	 Review Correspondence
12.	 Next meeting:  March,20 2014

Meeting 6 of 12

Open Space & Recreation Committee
Tuesday February 6, 2018 6:30 PM EST

Upstairs Conference Room
3 South Main Street, Petersham

Agenda:  not yet available

Meeting 7 of 12

Conservation Commission
Tuesday February 6, 2018 7:30 PM EST

Upstairs Conference Room
3 South Main Street, Petersham

Agenda:  not yet available

Meeting 8 of 12

Cemetery Commission
Thursday February 8, 2018 7 PM EST

Selectmen's Office
3 South Main Street, Petersham

Agenda:
Cemetery Commission Agenda

1. Review of minutes
2. Report of lot sales and burials
3. Financial report
4. Discussion of cemetery needs
5. Communications
6. Old business
7. New business
8. Next meeting

Meeting 9 of 12

Council on Aging
Monday February 12, 2018 10 AM EST

Lower Town Hall
1 South Main Street, Petersham

Agenda:
Minutes of Last Meeting
Treasurer's Report
A.  Health Programs
B.  Exercise and Yoga Programs
C.  Enrichment Programs
D.  Other Business as may come before Board 
Newsletter
A.  Menu
B.  Program Reminders
C.  Lifepath Notes
Next Meeting

Meeting 10 of 12

Petersham Historic District
Thursday February 15, 2018 7 PM EST

Petersham Memorial Library
23 Common Street, Petersham

Agenda:  not yet available

Meeting 11 of 12

Board of Health
Thursday February 15, 2018 7 PM EST

Upstairs Conference Room
3 South Main Street, Petersham

Agenda:  not yet available

Meeting 12 of 12