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Posted on: September 24, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Moving Forward: Select Board Appoints Housing Trustees

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The Select Board has appointed five members to the Trustee Board of the newly formed Egremont Municipal Housing Trust - Craig Barnum. Mary Brazie. Robert Noonan, Richard Stanley, and Lucinda Vermeulen. To accomplish staggered 2-year terms, three of the newly appointed trustees will serve 1-year terms.

The Select Board sought, to the extent possible, trustees with experience in banking, real estate, residential development, and workplace and affordable housing. The bylaw also stipulated at least one member of the Select Board be a trustee.

General Bylaw 21 establishing the Housing Trust was passed by Egremont voters at the May 2023 Annual Meeting and subsequently approved by the Commonwealth's Attorney General.

For more information, you'll find a Q&A PDF on Municipal Housing Trusts on the Housing Committee's web page.

To download a PDF of the General Bylaws, including Bylaw 21, visit the Bylaw Review Committee web page.

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