Sunday, October 15, 2017

Town Council Recap - October 11, 2017

All the Town Councilors were present for their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, October 11. The meeting covered a bunch of topics and was conducted in about 50 minutes.

The change in manage for Shaw's was approved. Interesting side note, he had grown up in Milford and worked in Franklin one summer for Peter Brunelli at the Carvel Ice Cream place that used to be in the Shaw's Plaza.

The Council accepted two resolutions acknowledging donations from DCU for the Fire and Police Depts. Councilors commented that it is good to see these donations from companies operating in Franklin.

The longest discussion of the meeting was around a traffic study being formally requested of Norfolk. There is a large development in planning stages for the former Buckley and Mann location just over the line in Norfolk. It is anticipated that the truck traffic to remove materials from the site as part of the development would travel on Mill St. Mill St is a narrow and hilly road which would be come more dangerous with the reported amount of truck traffic. The trucks wold also be carry the material which would likely be contaminated. 

The request to ask for a traffic study was approved. The intent is to try and get a designated truck route for the truck traffic during at least during the construction period. 

The bylaw amendment to resolve some conflicts for setbacks required for accessory buildings received final approval.

The bylaw amendment to complete the requirements for the 'green community' application received final approval. The cost for new construction may increase but the long term benefits of the energy efficiency being built in will pay off.  

The PDF file with the "Actions Taken" from this meeting as published by the Town can be found here

My notes are reported live during the meeting can be found here

one of the scenes early Friday morning (Oct 13) at DelCarte
one of the scenes early Friday morning (Oct 13) at DelCarte

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