The Advisory Council is made up of the official “Treasurers” of each member unit of the FRRS. Member units include the towns, schools, and various agencies in Franklin County (see current list below). The council plays a minor role in governing the retirement system, mostly as oversight of the election of 3 out of 5 members of the retirement board, but also occasionally when board action requires secondary approval of the council (as per various state laws and regulations). The council also has the opportunity to discuss the annual budget of the retirement system, but has no approval authority. The annual meeting of the council is held in the 4th quarter of each calendar year. The law, and the bylaws listed below are short and interesting to read.
List of employer units: List of FRRS units
(Please note that Greenfield and Montague are not member units. They each have their own retirement system and board.
Provision for the the Council is contained in: MGL 34b, § 19 (g), (h)
ADVISORY COUNCIL BYLAWS
Meetings are scheduled to be held in the meeting room, in Suite 108, at 101 Munson Street in Greenfield Massachusetts unless otherwise noted.
Here is the “otherwise noted”:
To stem the spread of Covid-19, meetings will be accomplished with remote participation by the members of the council, with remote live access by the public provided. Please find below log-in instructions for the soonest upcoming meeting:
Members of the public will be able to view and listen depending on their device of choice, however you will be muted and unable to speak without permission from the Council Chair. To request permission, you must “raise your hand” by clicking the appropriate button on your device, or by “dialing” *9 if you are on a landline phone.
To log in on your device, click the link below, then download and install the Zoom application appropriate for your device, and then return to the log in page to join the meeting (or type in the meeting ID and password manually). Further instructions: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting
If you simply want to hear the audio on your phone, dial one of the numbers below (any one) and follow the audible instructions to log in. Further instructions: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362663-Joining-a-meeting-by-phone
No meetings are scheduled at this time. The next annual meeting will be in the 4th quarter of 2023. Please return here in advance of then to find information about date and time of that meeting.
Minutes of the Council:
November 17, 2021 minutes Annual Advisory Council Meeting
November 17, 2021 minutes Election Advisory Council Meeting Minutes
October 28, 2020 minutes Annual Advisory Council Meeting
October 28, 2020 minutes Election Advisory Council Meeting Minutes
October 24, 2019 Annual Advisory Council Meeting
October 24, 2019 Election Advisory Council Meeting Minutes
November 7, 2018 Election Advisory Council Meeting Minutes
November 7, 2018 Annual Advisory Council Meeting
October 26, 2017 Election Meeting Minutes
October 26, 2017 Annual Meeting Minutes
October 27 2016 Advisory Council Meeting minutes
May 25, 2016 Advisory Council Meeting Minutes
December 2, 2015 Advisory Council Meeting minutes
May 13, 2015 Meeting Minutes
November 5, 2014 Meeting Minutes
June 18, 2014 Meeting Minutes
November 6 2013 meeting
July 17 2013 meeting
November 7 2012 meeting
April 18 2012 meeting
November 3, 2011 meeting
September 13 2011 meeting