Wednesday, January 4, 2017

"a single joint hearing is legally permissible"

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

"The Town Council this week is scheduled to take up a measure that could streamline the way the town handles zoning changes. 
The council is set to discuss, at its meeting tonight, whether it can hold joint public hearings with the Planning Board. 
The matter has been raised in the past by Councilor Deborah Pellegri as a way to make the process move more smoothly. 
Deputy Town Administrator Jamie Hellen said that, as things stand now, zoning changes require public hearings by both the council and the Planning Board. Pellegri has suggested that the two hold a joint session, fulfilling both public hearing requirements simultaneously."

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Additional details, including the letter from Attorney Mark Cerel on this matter

construction on the Library renovation continues
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