Saturday, November 19, 2016

"we tried to make sure they reflected the cost of the service"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"The town has taken action to simplify its fees. 
The Town Council, at its Nov. 15 meeting, heard and decided to move forward on bylaw changes that would remove 116 fees or categories of fees. The matter will be brought up for a second reading at a future council meeting, where the councilors will take a final vote on it. 
Deputy Town Administrator Jamie Hellen said the fees bylaw was due for modernization. 
"The old bylaw hadn't been reviewed for 20 years, though certain fees have been amended at different points in time," he said. "Through the years, the Town Council has addressed fees and costs, but hadn't looked at the bylaw in its entirety."
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Note: the Town Council meeting was held on Wednesday, Nov 16 not 15 as shown in the MDN article.

The cover letter to the Town Council and the full text of the revised town fees bylaw is shown here

work continues along Chestnut St to add new sidewalks
work continues along Chestnut St to add new sidewalks

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