May 31, 2020

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission Meeting

May 07, 2020
Meetings & Notices

There will be a meeting of the
of the
on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

This will be a Virtual Meeting as allowed by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s Executive Order dated March 12, 2020 suspending certain provision of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c.30 sec.20.

Information to join the meeting is: Meeting ID: 836 2978 4213 Password: 015186

Call in information: 312.626.6799, 646.558.8656, 301.715.8592, 346.248.7799, 669.900.9128

Meeting Material: All written materials for the meeting are posted on BRPC’s website: Click on the calendar date for the meeting and materials available will be listed.


I. Call to Order & Open Meeting Law Statement (4:00)

II. Approval of Minutes of the Executive Committee Meeting of April 2, 2020* (4:05)

III. Financial Reports (4:10)
A. April Expenditures Report *
B. Accounts Receivable Report
C. Assessments
D. Line of Credit Report
E. Other

IV. Delegate & Alternate Issues (4:15)

V. Items Requiring Action* (4:20)
A. After the Fact Approval to Submit an Application to the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Small Business Relief Partnership Grant Program*
B. Approval to Submit Grant Applications to the U.S. Economic Development Administration within the U.S. Department of Commerce for COVID-19 Recovery Efforts*
C. Approval to Submit Grant Application(s) to the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Economic Development Community Development Block Grant Program for COVID-19 Recovery Efforts*
D. Approval to Submit a Grant Application(s) to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Planning Assistance Grant Program*

E. Approval to Submit a Grant Application(s) to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership – Implementation Grants Program*
F. Approval to Submit Grant Application to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Rural Communities Opioid Response Program Implementation Program*
G. Approval to Submit Grant Application to the U.S. Center for Disease Control National Center for Environmental Health*
H. Other*

VI. Committee Reports (4:45)
A. Regional Issues Committee
B. Commission Development Committee (Nominating Committee)
C. Finance Committee
D. Brownfields Committee
E. Other

VII. Executive Director’s Report (4:50)
A. Report on New Contracts / Agreements
B. Staff Update
C. COVID-19 Related
D. Berkshires Tomorrow Inc. Update
E. East-West Rail
F. Rural Policy Advisory Commission
G. SAPHRE Legislation
H. District Local Technical Assistance Funding
I. 120 Day Waiver Requests
J. Other

VIII. Old Business (5:05)
A. Annual Meeting
B. Payroll Protection Plan
C. Other

IX. New Business (5:15)
A. Review of the Part-Time Employment Policy
B. May Commission Meeting
C. Other

X. Adjournment (5:30)

- Unapproved Minutes of Executive Committee Meeting of April 2, 2020
- April Expenditures Report
- April Accounts Receivable Report & Assessments
- Line of Credit Report
- Memo – Executive Committee Agenda Items
- CDBG-CV Substantial Amendment
- Article – SMART regulation changes
- Memorandum – Brownfields Committee April 22, 2020 meeting
- BRPC Staff COVID-19 Activities
- SAPHRE legislation Fact Sheet
- Technical Assistance Memo – March 2020
* Items Requiring Action
City and Town Clerks: Please post this notice pursuant to M.G.L. Cha