Special town council meeting to address homelessness in Greenfield

Franklin County

The mayor of Greenfield is asking the town council for immediate assistance regarding homelessness in the city.

22News was in Greenfield early Thursday morning, and could see about a dozen tents set up on the town common. The homeless use the town common for shelter, and the mayor is calling for the community to address this issue.     

Mayor William Martin has requested a special meeting with the town council to address the issue.

Right now, there is no law requiring people to take down their tents on the town common at any hour of the day. Martin said the town council is the only body that can amend or modify ordinances or codes so the issue can be resolved.

Martin met with local service agencies earlier this week, and last week he held a resource fair on the Greenfield Town Common to help connect homeless people with community resources.

The meeting is Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at the John Zon Community Center in Greenfield. 

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