Springfield Trails & Rural Economy Advisory Committee

At the June 12, 2017 meeting of the Springfield Selectboard the Springfield Greenways, Trails, Byways and Rural Economy Advisory Committee was created with the following charge: 

That a five-member committee is established by the Town to analyze, educate, promote, assist in planning and, with the advice and consent of the Selectboard and Town Planning Commission, develop plans and apply for grants for the creation, preservation, maintenance, promotion and development of connections to, through, and between the rural areas of Springfield and the developed portions of Springfield and various “destinations” of natural, scenic, recreational, economic, educational, and historic interest with Springfield and to assist in the support of such destinations. The primary, but not exclusive, focus of the committee is to be with regards to byways, greenways and trails to connect with the undeveloped portions of Springfield with a view to improving Springfield economically, culturally and educationally. The Committee may hold public input sessions and discussions, recommend project plans and concepts, but is not authorized to negotiate or make commitments with private landowners without express Selectboard approval.

Effective with the February 18, 2021 meeting of the committee it was renamed "Springfield Trails & Rural Economy [Advisory] Committee" and its membership was expanded to seven members.