Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Live reporting: Legislation for Action

I. Subcommittee Reports
I. Subcommittee Reports
J. Legislation for Action
J. Legislation for Action:
1. Resolution 17-52: Transfer of Two Town-Owned Parcels of Vacant Land to Care, Etc of the Conservation Commission (Motion to Move Resolution 17-52 - 2/3 Majority vote (6)

parcel taken by Town but these two make sense to be used for Conservation, hence motion to transfer ownership

motion to approve, seconded, passed 8-0

2. Resolution 17-53: Dissolution of Horace Mann Statue Committee (Motion to Move Resolution 17-53 - Majority vote (5))

committee work done, time to close out

motion to approve, seconded, passed 8-0

grant money paid for this, sale of mugs turned over $1K to the Historical Museum

3. Resolution 17-54: Franklin Green Community Designation (Motion to Move Resolution 17-54 - Majority vote (5))

Kelly Brown, with Green Community at State
grant funding can help with additional projects 

Gus Brown, Building Inspector
looking to adopt the stretch code
adoption to building code for residential and commercial propoerties
build with a little more up front but then save after with lower costs

replace 9 vehicles overtime with grant funding to replace with electric vehicles; had previously used older cruisers; instead bought smaller high mileage vehicles

consider training for the mechanics at the garage to cover the repairs to the electric vehicles

motion to approve, seconded, passed 8-0

4. Bylaw Amendment 17-796: Chapter 63, Buildings, Numbering of - 1st Reading (Motion to Move Bylaw Amendment 17-796 to a 2nd Reading - Majority vote (5))

this goes along with the above discussion as it contains the 'stretch energy code'

motion to move to 2nd hearing, seconded, passed 8-0

5. Zoning Bylaw Amendment 17-795R: Zoning Map Changes from Business and Commercial II to Single Family Residential IV and Commercial I, In an Area on or Near Union, Cottage, and Saxon Streets - 1st Reading (Motion to Move Zoning Bylaw Amendment 17-795R to a 2nd Reading - Majority vote (5))

Bissanti recused

motion to waive the reading, seconded, passed 7-0

motion to move to 2nd reading, seconded, passed 8-0

6. Zoning Bylaw Amendment 17-797: Setbacks for Accessory Building and Structures - Referral to Planning Board (Motion to refer Zoning Bylaw Amendment 17-797 to the Planning Board - Majority vote (5))

as discussed in EDC meeting previously, this cleans up language
it was 15 in more rural areas, making in all 10 makes more sense

motion to approve, seconded, passed 8-0

motion to approve, seconded, passed 8-0

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