Monday, June 11, 2018

FM #145 - Economic Development Subcommittee - June 6, 2018 (audio)

This internet radio show or podcast is number 145 in the series for Franklin Matters.

This recording is of the Economic Development Subcommittee meeting that was held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. The meeting began at 5:45 PM in the 3rd Floor Training Room.

The primary discussion was around how to revise the zoning bylaw to improve opportunity for residents to obtain a permit and maintain some poultry. Part of the discussion was confusion around the competing regulations. The meeting was focused on the zoning bylaw which the Town Council governs. There are also regulations from the Health Department which are separate and which may also require some changes but are created and governed by the Board of Health.

The meeting itself runs about 58 minutes. I did take notes during the meeting but the conversation was so active, I did not tweet out for fear of missing something. The audio should be clear enough to understand. Bryan Taberner was recording the notes officially for the meeting so folks usually announced themselves as they spoke.

The conclusion of the meeting was to proceed with a revision to the current zoning bylaw. It will come before the Council, get referred to the Planning Board (for two public hearings and a decision) and then come back to the Town Council for a public hearing, two readings and a decision. The first appearance before the Council might be in September.

Without further ado, here is the audio recording.


Reference Links

Chapter 185, Attachment 2 is the section of the zoning bylaw discussion for poultry
A search of the Town Code for the applicable governance revealed the following:

The Board of Health regulations can be found in Chapter 193

If the above doesn’t work, try to search for Poultry on the Town Code page


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