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What are the issues the Selectboard faces?

Since being elected to the Selectboard in April 2013, I have been proud to be one of the members of the team that has been working to accomplish goals we set for our town. While Selectboard members may not agree on every subject, our meetings are respectful and collegial, and members of the Board listen and learn from each other and our Town Administrator.

We have seen several positive changes in South Hadley during the past year:

  • South Hadley partnered with Granby to receive a joint Community Development Block grant in the amount of $853,734. This money will be used for rehab projects for 20 homes, food pantry expansion into Granby, and improvements at Newton Manor.
  • A Solar RFP Technical Assistance Grant will allow South Hadley to create an RFP to partner on solar opportunities at the Ledges Golf Course and the Landfill.
  • Significant operational changes were made at the Ledges Golf Course.
  • Our new Plains School is now complete.

Our community also faces challenges in the near future, including how we will:

  • Examine and develop a plan for our aging town buildings, including the Council on Aging, Town Hall, and Mosier Elementary School.
  • Revitalize South Hadley Falls and develop the economy of the whole town.
  • Continue efforts to streamline and reorganize town government.
  • Continue to improve the operations at the Ledges Golf Club.
  • Integrate the Gaylord Memorial and South Hadley Public Libraries.

If you would like to read more about South Hadley’s government, and the Selectboard in particular, visit the Selectboard’s “Frequently Asked Questions”.

I also invite you to follow the Town of South Hadley Facebook page: facebook.com/SouthHadleyMA.