The following publications have been produced by FRCOG. Most of these publications are available from this page as printable PDF files; the others are available by contacting the appropriate program manager. To view and print the PDF files, you will need Adobe's free Acrobat Reader software.

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General FRCOG Publications

2012 Annual Report

Open Meeting Law


The Community Coalition for Teens

Communities That Care
Youth Conference


Cooperative Purchasing

Current Bid Awards for Highway Products and Services
Current Prevailing Wage Rates for Highway Products and Services Bids
Current Bid Awards for Fuel Products


Economic Development Planning

Please note: If a file is too large to download, or if you would prefer a hardcopy or PDF copy on CD-Rom, please contact or 413-774-3167 x 123 for more information. 

Emergency Preparedness

Animal Carcass Disposal Plan

Please note: The following documents are available in either printed or electronic (PDF) form by contacting Sue Brown.


Franklin County Cooperative Inspection Program (FCCIP)

Guides and Resources



No publications are currently offered; to request a map or other GIS publication, please contact Ryan Clary (


Land Use Planning and Zoning

Sustainable Franklin County – A Regional Plan for Sustainable Development for Franklin County

Cover Title Page and Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Vision and Goals

Chapter 3: Public Participation

Chapter 4: Housing

Chapter 5: Transportation

Chapter 6: Economic Development

Chapter 7: Energy

Chapter 8: Natural Resources

Chapter 9: Cultural Resources

Chapter 10: Land Use


Appendix A: Workshop Summary

Appendix B: Community Action Survey Report

Appendix C : Fair Housing & Equity Assessment

Appendix D: Franklin County Farmland Study

Cover Back

2008 Pioneer Valley Renewable Energy Strategic Plan
2004 Shutesbury Master Plan
Open Space Plans
Other Available Documents

Please note: The following documents are available in either printed or electronic (PDF) form by contacting the Planning Department (


Natural Resources Planning


Regional Health

Cooperative Local Health Services Planning for Franklin County

Regional Services

Select Board Essentials Series

Financial Management Essentials

Legal Nuts and Bolts

Animal Control and Animal Inspection

Liability and Managing Risk

Liquor and Licensing

Open Meeting Law

Medical Marijuana

South County Regional EMS Planning

Regionalization Toolkit Conference

2012 Conference

Collaborative Energy Efforts

Toward Town Consolidation

Regionalization 101

From Concept to Start-up: Using DLTA to Regionalize

Implementing Shared Services: The Community Innovation Challenge Grants

Performance Management for Regional Programs

Regional Public Health Districts

Public Safety Partnerships

Regional E-Government Tools

Consensus Building: Tools for Shared Governance


Town Accounting Program


Transportation Planning Publications

Please note: Transportation Planning maintains a library of planning documents and reports. Current publications, as well as publications in development are available from this page. Residents of the region who wish to use the library for research or reference should contact the Planning Department

Franklin County Alternative Transportation Plan
Franklin County Bikeway Plan Update
Connecticut River Scenic Farm Byway Corridor Management Plan
Design Alternatives for Rural Roads
Gravel Roads
Identification of the Most Hazardous Intersections in Franklin County
DRAFT Long Range Regional Transportation Plan


Memorandum of Understanding Establishing the Franklin County Transportation Planning Organization, Amended July, 2010

Mohawk Trail EAST Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan
Mohawk Trail WEST Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan
Park and Ride Study
Pedestrian Facility Inventory
Public Participation Plan (PPP) for Transportation Planning, June, 2010
Resource Guide

Route 112 Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan

Route 122 Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan

For more information or to get copies of the maps included in the plan, please contact Elizabeth Giannini, FRCOG's Senior Transportation Planner, at or 413-774-1194 x104.

Route 2 West Safety Study
Traffic Count Data for Franklin County 1991-2007
Transportation Improvment Program
Unified Planning Work Program

West County Transit Study

West Massachusetts Scenic Byway Promotional Campaign

Page Last Updated: March 20, 2014