Monday, April 17, 2017

In the News: 40B relief discussed

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

"Town councilors last week asked state lawmakers for relief from affordable housing rules, saying they feared housing developments unfettered by local regulations. 
The town’s legislative delegation - state Sens. Richard Ross, R-Wrentham, and Karen Spilka, D-Ashland, and state Rep. Jeffrey Roy, D-Franklin - spoke to the council Wednesday as part of a regular update on lawmaking efforts. 
Councilor Judith Pfeffer first raised the matter, criticizing the state’s 40B rules, which allows developers to avoid town zoning bylaws if affordable housing makes up less than 10 percent of the municipality’s housing stock. 
“No one wants to come out against affordable housing, but there has to be some kind of fail-safe,” she said."
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For the Franklin Matters recap of the Town Council meeting April 12

a row of forsythia surrounds a catch basin
a row of forsythia surrounds a catch basin

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