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MMLA Annual Half Day Program

  • 10 Aug 2023
  • 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Publick House Historic Inn, 277 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA 01566


  • Panelists can attend the entire program for free and also are welcome to attend the pre-program luncheon courtesy of MMLA.

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MMLA Annual Half Day Program

"Municipal Government Response to Global Warming/Climate Change"

August 10, 2023

Publick House in Sturbridge, MA 


Luncheon and Program - $90 MMLA members / $100 Non-MMLA members

Program Only - $75 MMLA members / $85 Non-MMLA members


Mark G. Cerel, Franklin Town Attorney, Medfield Town Counsel

Barbara Saint Andre, Town of Medway Director of Community and Economic Development

Luncheon starting at 11:30 am followed by Educational Program


1:15 - 2:00  Beyond Climate Adaptation to Community Resilience: Adding Climate Considerations and Criteria to Home Rule Wetland Bylaws  / Gregor I. McGregor, McGregor Legere Stevens P.C.

2:00 - 2:30  Chronic Drought: Water Conservation Measures & Flooding: Infrastructure Protection / Robert "Brutus" Cantoreggi, Town of Franklin DPW Director

2:30 - 3:15  Local Building Construction Regulation / Mina S. Makarious, Anderson & Kreiger

                    - Adoption of stretch code(s)

                    - Local bylaw prohibiting/limiting fossil fuel use 


3:15 - 3:30  Mid-Afternoon Break


3:30 - 4:30  Local Regulation of Large Scale Solar and Battery Storage Facilities / Nina Pickering-Cook, Anderson & Kreiger, Jessica A. Wall, Anderson & Kreiger, and Carolyn Murray, K-P Law

4:30 - 5:00  Electric Vehicles (EVS)  and EV Charging Stations / Barbara Saint Andre, Town of Medway Director of Community and Economic Development



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