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Old Colony Economic Development District
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee Meeting

Meeting Minutes
Date: March 7, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Old Colony Planning Council, 70 School Street, Brockton, MA 02301

AttendeesAffiliation
Mary Waldron, ChairBridgewater State University
Pamela McCarthyTown of Stoughton
Noreen O'TooleTown of Stoughton
Shane O'BrienCity of Brockton
Larry CameronMassDevelopment
Lauri SimpreusCity of Brockton
Andrew MartinBAWIB
John MurrayCareerWorks
Gregory EnosTown of Whitman
Tracey CostaRansom Consulting, Inc.
Richard O'FlahertyEast Bridgewater OCPC Council/JTC Delegate
Patrick FarahTown of Plymouth
Seth PickeringMA Dept of Energy Resources
Pasquale CiaramellaOCPC
Bruce HughesOCPC
Jimmy PereiraOCPC
James R. WatsonOCPC

Call to Order/Introductions: Chairman Mary Waldron called the meeting to order at 12:00 PM. Members were asked to introduce themselves.

Moment of Silence for Daniel Miles: Chair Waldron asked for a moment of silence in honor of Daniel Miles of Brockton who passed away on February 20, 2016. Dan was a long time member of this committee. Our 2015 CEDS document was dedicated to Dan. He is missed.

Minutes of the January 4, 2016 Meeting: Richard O’Flaherty moved to accept the minutes of the January 4, 2016 meeting as written, seconded by Larry Cameron. So voted.

MassDevelopment Bond Review: There was none.

Guest Speaker: Presentation on the Massachusetts Green Communities Program: Seth Pickering, Green Community Coordinator, Southeast Region, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. Mr. Pickering discussed the Massachusetts Green Communities Designation and Grant Program, the benefits of participating, the application process and gave examples of how participating communities are financially benefitting from participating. At this time the following OCPC communities are state designated Green Communities: Bridgewater, Easton, Halifax, Kingston, Pembroke, Plympton, Stoughton and Whitman. 155 Massachusetts communities have received the Green Community designation.

New Business: Committee review of Work Plan and Draft Chapters 1,2,3, and 4 of the draft 2016. Committee members were asked to review these chapters and send any comments to Bruce Hughes.

Upcoming Events: Included in the meeting packet was a list of upcoming events for March, 2016. Andrew Martin of BAWIB said they will have a open house on Thursday, April 7 from 3-6 P.M.

Adjournment: There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 1:00 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,
Bruce Hughes
Old Colony Planning Council

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For prior agendas and minutes of CEDS committee meetings, contact Economic Development/ Community Planner Bruce Hughes by email or at 508-583-1833 extension 203.