Saturday, March 31, 2018

Broadway’s Tyler Hanes In Concert Highlights April Events at THE BLACK BOX

THE BLACK BOX presents an exciting line-up of live music and entertainment events this April, bringing Broadway star Tyler Hanes, popular local artists, a signature culinary cabaret, and more to the downtown Franklin venue.

The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) presents the 7th annual Culinary Cabaret on Friday, April 6, from 7-10 p.m. Savor fine wines, craft beer, and delicious appetizers, desserts, and dishes from Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, Tavolino, Pour Richard’s Wine & Spirits, The Cake Bar, The Curry House, The Gavel, Organic Buzz, 19th Golf and Grill, Rhapsody’s Victorian Coffee House, Teddy Gallagher’s, Acapulcos, Intermission, and David’s Tea. The evening also includes a culinary-themed silent auction and entertainment by FPAC special guest artists and the international touring ensemble Electric Youth. Tickets for Culinary Cabaret are $75 and are fully inclusive of the evening’s food, wine, beer, and entertainment.

On Sunday, April 8, BLACK BOX Jazz presents a Big Band Brunch with the renowned Kenny Hadley Big Band. The critically acclaimed 16-piece ensemble, led by drummer Kenny Hadley, boasts masterful musicians with performance ties to Big Band legends Woody Herman, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich, and more. Combination tickets for brunch and music are $45; tickets for the concert alone are $20. Brunch begins at 11:30 a.m., with music beginning at noon. Dean Bank is the event sponsor.

THE BLACK BOX Local Artist Series presents The Loomers on Saturday, April 14 at 8 p.m. Two-time winners of the Berklee College of Music "Battle of the Executive Bands," The Loomers have performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Fenway Park, among many venues. They have released five albums and their songs have been played on CBS, Cinemax, The CW, MTV, NBC, and PBS. The Loomers songbook is a trip through the American musical landscape, infused with the classic sounds of driving rock, heartland folk, rock and  soul, and retro-1980s pop. Tickets are $20.

On Friday, April 20 at 8 p.m., THE BLACK BOX Local Artist Series presents The Fat City Band. For more than four decades, The Fat City Band has written, recorded, and performed a unique blend of blues, roadhouse rock, jazz, and New Orleans-style R&B. Performing coast to coast and beyond, the high-energy band has shared the stage with such legendary greats as James Brown, B.B. King, and Ray Charles. Tickets are $20.

Tyler Hanes
Tyler Hanes
THE BLACK BOX Broadway Series presents Tyler Hanes in concert on Friday, April 27 at 8 p.m. Hanes performs a solo one-night-only show at THE BLACK BOX, following his starring role as Rum Tum Tugger in the highly acclaimed Broadway revival of Cats. Tyler Hanes' numerous Broadway credits include On the Town (2014 revival), A Chorus Line (Larry, original revival company), Hairspray (Fender, Link Larkin), Sweet Charity (Charlie, 2005 revival), The Frogs with Nathan Lane, The Boy from Oz with Hugh Jackman, Urban Cowboy, and Oklahoma! (Jake, 2002 revival). National tours include Fosse (first national) and The Will Rogers’ Follies (Will Rogers, Jr.). Tickets are $45 (general seating) and $65 (premiere ticket with reserved table seating and one drink voucher). Childs Engineering Corporation is THE BLACK BOX Broadway Series sponsor.

THE BLACK BOX Classical Series presents pianist Diana Fanning on Sunday, April 29 at 4 p.m. Fanning has toured extensively as a solo performer and chamber musician throughout the eastern U.S. and Europe. Radio audiences hear her frequently over Vermont Public Radio, and she has performed live on "Morning Pro Musica" (WGBH-FM) Boston and on WNYC, New York City. Diana Fanning has performed on numerous occasions as a concerto soloist with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and she is an Affiliate Artist at Middlebury College. Tickets are $15 (students/seniors) and $20 (adults).

For tickets and more information, visit or call (508) 528-3370. The home of the Franklin Performing Arts Company, THE BLACK BOX is located at 15 West Central Street.

In the News: FHS students advocate for Tobacco21; more info on Acrylamide

From the Milford Daily News, an article of interest for Franklin

"One group of Franklin High School girls is a leading youth voice in state government’s decision to raise the tobacco age to 21. 
The pending Tobacco21 bill would raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21, an issue that a group of Franklin students has been lobbying for since last year. Currently, about 180 municipalities across Massachusetts have already made this change. The legislation will force all 351 cities and towns on board. 
The students returned to the Statehouse again on Wednesday, but with a much more active role. They filmed and showed a video of their testimonies, before a formal ceremony in front of a large audience at the bottom of the grand staircase in the Statehouse. 
Advocates, legislators, senators, and others gathered to hear the Franklin High Students plead their case for this bill."

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FHS students with Rep Jeff Roy at the State House (Facebook photo via Catherine Moran)
FHS students with Rep Jeff Roy at the State House (Facebook photo via Catherine Moran)

"Trouble is brewing for coffee lovers in California, where a judge ruled that sellers must post scary warnings about cancer risks. But how frightened should we be of a daily cup of joe? Not very, some scientists and available evidence seem to suggest. 
Scientific concerns about coffee have eased in recent years, and many studies even suggest it can help health. 
“At the minimum, coffee is neutral. If anything, there is fairly good evidence of the benefit of coffee on cancer,” said Dr. Edward Giovannucci, a nutrition expert at the Harvard School of Public Health. 
The World Health Organization’s cancer agency moved coffee off the “possible carcinogen” list two years ago, though it says evidence is insufficient to rule out any possible role."
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Tri-County Carpentry Students Build Oak Podiums for the Seekonk Police Department

Two oak podiums were delivered to the Seekonk Public Safety Communications building by students in the Carpentry program at Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School. The collaborative project involved other Tri-County vocational program students including Engineering Technology and Advanced Manufacturing. The students used their fine skills in designing and building the podiums with the help of Engineering students. Then, they were challenged to program a CNC router, in conjunction with advanced manufacturing students, in order to design the town of Seekonk logo in wood. The Municipal project gave carpentry students valuable hands-on experience in reinforcing their existing skills while working with new technology.

“The Tri-County School District would like to thank the town of Seekonk for providing our students with such a rich and authentic project, said Jean George, Vocational Director. “Our Carpentry students collaborated with students from Engineering Technology to create a set of plans using the AutoCad software. Once the design was ready, it was time to build the podium. As a finishing touch, the Town of Seekonk Seal was created using the skills of the Advanced Manufacturing students as they created the code to draw an exact replica of the seal. Those students guided Carpentry students in using the CNC router to complete the emblem. That is what we call STEM - Thank you again Town of Seekonk.”

Municipal projects give students in Tri-County’s Career Programs valuable hands-on experience in their industry. To learn more, visit:

Tri-County Carpentry Students Build Oak Podiums for the Seekonk Police Department
Tri-County Carpentry Students Build Oak
Podiums for the Seekonk Police Department

Tri-County RVTHS, located at 147 Pond Street in Franklin, is a recipient of the High Schools That Work Gold Achievement Award and serves the communities of Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Plainville, Seekonk, Sherborn, Walpole, and Wrentham.

1 week until PodCamp Western Mass 10 - Apr 7

I am part of the organizing committee for the social media learning and sharing event. If you would like additional details, feel free to reach out and ask. This is where I go to learn what is or isn't working in the social media world.

Tickets are $45 today, $50 tomorrow, or $15 for students. Holyoke is only a 90 minute drive!

Welcome to PodCamp - image by Seth Kaye Photography

PodCamp Western Mass #10

April 7, 2018
Kittredge Center at Holyoke Community College
April 2018

PodCamp WesternMass #10 is a week away...

And in case you've been wondering whether PodCamp is for you, here are 5 Reasons why you should join us:
  1. If you're an absolute beginner (or nearly so), we have sessions for you. It's an unconference for everyone, at every stage of the game. 
  2. If you have experience or tips to share, your bringing that to the community is what fuels PodCamp. Help facilitate a session or just schmooze in the hallways. It's all valuable.
  3. Meet others who are on the path with you - running a business, starting a new one, doing community work, or just learning how to get the word out better. We're all in this together!
  4. Hang out and make friends. Seriously! This is an event that has the super-power of attracting the nicest people. We don't know quite why....we just know it's true.
  5. Did we mention the food? Your ticket price includes coffee in the morning, a delicious healthy lunch and happy hour snacks at our 4:30 gathering at Slainte. So, no need to pack a lunch, just grab your laptop, a smart phone, tablet or a pad of paper.  
Your ticket price includes:
  • Coffee and tea when you arrive
  • 5 Classroom sessions of your choosing
  • A fabulous, healthy lunch, including gluten-free & dairy-free options
  • Networking happy hour with munchies
If you already bought your ticket, we can't wait to see you! And because sharing is caring, please forward this to a friend or colleague who should be there with you!

Get your tickets here.

If you have any questions, just hit reply. We'd love to hear from you!

See you soon,
The PodCamp Organizing Team

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Easthampton, MA 01027

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Upcoming Events in Franklin, MA: FRI 3/30/18 - THU 4/5/18

FRIDAY 3/30/18
9am   Peter Cottontails Eggcellent Adventures (registration required via Franklin Recreation) @ FHS
10am-12pm   Knitting Group @ Franklin Public Library
5:30pm   Heart with Hope Restorative Yoga (for parents and loved ones of those suffering from addiction) @ Sacred Tree Yoga, Norfolk
7pm   Yoga for Recovery @ Sacred Tree Yoga, Norfolk

SATURDAY 3/31/18
10am-1pm   Franklin Historical Museum Open
10am   Easter Egg Hunt @ Fairmount Fruit Farm
1pm   Storytime Fiesta @ Franklin Public Library
8pm   The Black Box Blues: Sonya Rae Taylor @ The Black Box

SUNDAY 4/1/18
All Day   Franklin Public Library Closed

MONDAY 4/2/18
10:30am   Move Along @ Franklin Public Library
11am   Toddler Playgroup @ Franklin Public Library
11am   Book Discussion Group (Lab Girl) @ Franklin Senior Center
3pm   Monday Crafternoons @ Franklin Public Library

TUESDAY 4/3/18
10:30am   Get Ready For Kindergarten @ Franklin Public Library
11:15am   Toddler Playgroup @ Franklin Public Library
6pm   Solar Information Workshop @ Franklin Public Library
7pm   Franklin Garden Club Monthly Meeting - Perennials @ Franklin Senior Center
7pm   Friends of the Franklin Library Book Group @ Franklin Public Library

10am   Animal Tales @ Fairmount Fruit Farm
10:30am   Terrific Toddlers @ Franklin Public Library
11am   Toddler Playgroup @ Franklin Public Library
11am   Senior Players Practice (new members welcome) @ Franklin Senior Center
11am   Senior Players: New Members Wanted @ Senior Center
11:15am   Balance Class @ Senior Center
4pm   Construction Junction @ Franklin Public Library
6:30pm   Christian Zen Weekly Meditation @ McMahon Guest House (1061 Upper Union Street)
6:30pm   Friends of the Franklin Library Meeting @ Franklin Public Library
6:30-7:30pm   Franklin School Committee Community Coffee @ Franklin TV (23 Hutchinson St)
6:30pm   YA Dystopian Book Club @ Franklin Public Library

8:30am   FDP General Meeting @ Dean College (Campanella Room)
9:30am   Baby Tummy Time @ Franklin Public Library
10:30am   Story and Craft @ Franklin Public Library
11:15am   Toddler Playgroup @ Franklin Public Library
1-6pm   American Red Cross Blood Drive @ Elks Lodge
7pm   Healing Hearts Community Support Group @ Franklin YMCA

For the Town of Franklin Public Calendar click HERE.

For all other events and Franklin happenings click HERE.

*To submit an event for the Community Calendar, please use this FORM

Tri-County Students Attend Girls in Trades Conference

Thirteen Tri-County students in grades 10, 11 and 12 from the carpentry, metal fabrication, electrical, and HVAC and R programs attended the 2018 Massachusetts Girls in Trades Conference and Career Fair at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 103, Dorchester, MA. 

The event was attended by over 500 young women from 27 vocational high schools throughout eastern Massachusetts along with Lt. Governor Karen Polito.

The conference is intended to support and encourage female career and technical education students and alumni to pursue careers in the skilled trades. Tri-County students engaged in learning about apprenticeship training programs, met tradeswomen working in the field, and learned how they, as high school girls in trades programs, can leverage the increase in building projects and seek opportunities for high-paying careers in the construction industry. 

Building Trades Unions, Apprenticeships, Contractors and Community Organizations who were part of Girls in Trades Massachusetts Conference and Career Fair shared information with students in anticipating that many of them will come and join them after graduation.

Some of the trade unions, contractors and other organizations who were represented at the conference were:

  • Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Union Local 3 MA ME NH RI
  • New England Regional Council of Carpenters
  • New England Carps Women's Committee
  • IBEW Local 103
  • IUEC local 4 Elevator Constructors
  • International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers
  • Iron Workers Local 7
  • New England Laborers Training Camp
  • Plumbers and Gasfitters Local 12
  • Sprinklerfitters Local 669 U.A.
  • United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers, and Allied Workers Local 11
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 17
  • Teamsters Boston
  • Barr and Barr
  • Commodore Builders
  • Consigli Construction
  • Dimeo Construction Company
  • Gilbane Building Company
  • In order Business Development Solutions
  • The Lane Construction Corporation
  • Sealcoating, Inc. - Art Baker
  • Suffolk Construction
  • Turner Construction Company
  • Building Pathways Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program
  • City of Boston
  • Massachusetts School Building Authority
  • Massachusetts Gaming Commission
  • Massachusetts Division of Apprentice Standards
  • Build A Life MA
  • SkillsUSA Massachusetts
  • UMass Transportation Center
  • Mass Dept of Transportation
  • UMass Building Authority
  • Wynn Boston Harbor
  • YouthBuild Boston
Tri-County Students Attend Girls in Trades Conference
Tri-County Students Attend Girls in Trades Conference

FHS Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Coach Margie Burke - named 2018 NIHOA Coach of the Year

"CONGRATS to our Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Coach Margie Burke for being named 2018 NIHOA Coach of the Year! "

FHS Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Coach Margie Burke
FHS Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Coach Margie Burke

What is the NIHOA?
National Ice Hockey Officials Association (NIHOA)

For more about the organization, visit their webpage

National Ice Hockey Officials Association (NIHOA)
National Ice Hockey Officials Association (NIHOA)

Music for Young Children offers 2 New Sessions

Encore's program Music for Young Children is offering two new sessions - Sunbeams (ages 5 and 6) and a Sunshine (ages 3 and 4) session. Sunshine will be offered on Thursdays from 4 - 5, and Sunbeams on Thursdays from 5 - 6.

Music for Young Children is a classroom-based program for young students and their parents. Our classes will not only teach piano skills and how to read music, but also other very important elements such as sight-reading, composition and ensemble playing. The classes are one-hour long weekly classes, divided into three 12-week sessions per level.

For more information please contact us at 508-533-7700,, or

Music for Young Children offers 2 New Sessions
Music for Young Children offers 2 New Sessions

LET'S LAUGH TODAY in Franklin Weds, April 11

Experience the health benefits of joyful laughter on Wednesday, April 11 from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM (and every second Wednesday once a month) at the Meetinghouse of the First Universalist Society in Franklin, 262 Chestnut Street, Franklin. 
LET'S LAUGH TODAY in Franklin Weds, April 11
give peeps a chance
Laughter Yoga is a unique and playful practice that does not rely on humor, jokes or comedy. Laughter Yoga will have you smiling frequently and laughing heartily. Any age and any level of physical ability can participate in this uplifting experience! New laughers are always welcomed! $5 donation to the church, $10 maximum per family.

Please bring your water bottle because laughing can be dehydrating. Led by Certified Laughter Yoga Teachers, Linda and Bill Hamaker.
If you have any questions, just call them at 508-660-2223 or e-mail See more information and other opportunities to laugh at

LET'S LAUGH TODAY in Franklin Weds, April 11
LET'S LAUGH TODAY in Franklin Weds, April 11

"epidemiology studies presented were inadequate to evaluate that risk"

From the Milford Daily News, an article of interest for Franklin coffee drinkers. Something may eventually come of this as it works its way through the California courts:

"A Los Angeles judge has ruled that California law requires coffee companies to carry an ominous cancer warning label because of a chemical produced in the roasting process. 
Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle wrote in a proposed ruling Wednesday that Starbucks and other coffee companies failed to show that the threat from a chemical compound produced in the roasting process was insignificant. 
A nonprofit group had sued coffee roasters, distributors and retailers under a state law that requires warnings on a wide range of chemicals that can cause cancer. One of those chemicals is acrylamide, a carcinogen present in coffee. 
“While plaintiff offered evidence that consumption of coffee increases the risk of harm to the fetus, to infants, to children and to adults, defendants’ medical and epidemiology experts testified that they had no opinion on causation,” Berle wrote. “Defendants failed to satisfy their burden of proving by a preponderance of evidence that consumption of coffee confers a benefit to human health.”

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The wikipedia entry on acrylamide

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Franklin Students Find Success at MICCA Festival

Bands, Choruses and Orchestras from the Annie Sullivan Middle School, Horace Mann Middle School, Remington Middle School and Franklin High School all performed this past weekend at the annual Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) Festival. 
“MICCA is dedicated to the study of music through performance. Creating opportunities for evaluation and expert opinion and feedback to all our participants in a non-competitive setting is our main focus.”

Ensembles are evaluated and awarded a medal of Bronze, Silver or Gold according to the score they receive. The combined middle schools chorus received a bronze medal, while the combined Franklin Middle Schools Orchestra, Horace Mann Middle School Band, Remington Middle School Band, Annie Sullivan Middle School Band, Franklin High School Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, FHS Chorus and Select Chorus all earned Silver Medals.

The Franklin High School Symphony Orchestra and the Franklin Repertory Orchestra both brought home Gold Medals from the regional three-day festival.

The high school, under the direction of Diane Plouffe, is comprised of 72 orchestra students ranging from grades nine through twelve.
Franklin High School Symphony Orchestra
Franklin High School Symphony Orchestra

During the competition, the students performed three selections: "Symphony No. 27, Finale” by Haydn, "Make Our Garden Grow” by Bernstein and "Russian Sailor’s Dance" by Gliere.

The Franklin Repertory Orchestra, also under the direction of Plouffe, is an audition-based group comprised of 23 students from grades 8 to 12. The Repertory Orchestra is part of Franklin Public Schools Lifelong Learning Music Academy directed by Sheila Darcey.

Both orchestras will be performing in the state's Gold Medal Showcase performance on Saturday, April 8th at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. This performance is free and open to the public.

Encore Music Education Foundation has a Senior Scholarship available

The Encore Music Education Foundation, Inc. has a Senior Scholarship available now! If you are a senior studying music and planning to attend a college program related to performance, music education, sound recording/ engineering, musical theatre, or music business administration, apply now! 

Our application deadline is fast approaching, you can find the application at

For more information please contact us at 508-533-7700,, or

Peter Cottontail's EGGcellent Adventure Egg Hunt - Fri, Mar 30

Peter and his friends will entertain kids with egg painting, pictures, face painting, and a huge egg hunt. 

Bring your own basket and join the fun. Bring your cameras for some great photos!

Location: FHS Gymnasium
Friday, March 30, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

It wasn't in the notice I found but further checking did reveal registration is required and there is a $10 fee this link should take you directly to the Rec registration page 
if not go the Recreation Dept page, online registrations, children's events and Peter Cottontail should appear. You can also call the Rec Dept at 508-613-1666

Peter Cottontail's EGGcellent Adventure Egg Hunt - Fri, Mar 30
Peter Cottontail's EGGcellent Adventure Egg Hunt - Fri, Mar 30

An eggcellent event from Franklin Recreation!

Reminder: Bellingham-Franklin Annual Rabies Clinic - Apr 21

The Bellingham-Franklin Annual Rabies Clinic has been scheduled.

When: April 21 st 2018
Where: Bellingham D.P.W. Blackstone St.· Fee: $20.00 (Cash Only)
Time: 9 AM till noon Rain or Shine

Dogs MUST be on a leash, cats MUST be in a carrier

For Info : Call 508-966-5823 or 508-520-4922

Written proof of previous rabies vaccine within the last 9 - 12 months is needed for a three year vaccine.

Bellingham-Franklin Annual Rabies Clinic - Apr 21

You can download a copy of this notice from the Town of Franklin page

In the News: School budget hearing; 65 years of Little League in Franklin; Bellingham bans recreational marijuana sales

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

"Superintendent Sara Ahern released her fiscal 2019 budget plan to the Franklin School Committee during Tuesday’s meeting. 
The overall budget indicates a proposed increase of $3 million over fiscal 2018′s budget, 85 percent of which covers salaries and employee benefits."

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"On the sunny afternoon of May 15, 1953, the first Little League pitch in Franklin was thrown. 
Sixty-five years later, the Franklin Historical Museum is commemorating that successful first year of baseball in town. 
Resident Elaine Costello, coordinator of the exhibit, was inspired to pitch the idea after looking back at old photos and newspaper clippings she found in her house. 
“My late husband Mike was on one of the first Little League teams in Franklin in 1953,” she said. “Being the 65th year of baseball in Franklin, I thought it would be nice to have an exhibit celebrating the first year.”
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"Special Town Meeting voters Wednesday night opted to ban recreational marijuana sales in town. 
The measure approved by citizens bans most kinds of recreational marijuana facilities - including not only retailers but independent testing laboratories and product manufacturers. Cultivation would be allowed in industrial zones by special permit. 
During consideration, Town Administrator Denis Fraine was asked what would happen if the article were to fail. He said, in theory, retail sales could occur anywhere traditional retail is allowed."

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Reminder: 2018 Dog Registration Is Due April 1

All dog owners must renew their dog license annually. Registration runs from January 1st thru April 1st. 

Dogs not licensed by April 1st are considered unlicensed and late fees ($30) will apply. 

New dogs must be registered at the age of 6 months.

If residents have any questions regarding dog licensing, please visit our website or contact the Town Clerks Office at 508-520-4900 or via email at 

Thank you, 

Teresa M. Burr
Town Clerk

Reminder:  2018 Dog Registration Is Due
Reminder:  2018 Dog Registration Is Due

4th Quarter Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Bills Due May 1, 2018

4th Quarter Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Bills Due May 1, 2018
Fiscal Year 2018 4th Quarter Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Bills will be mailed out on March 30, 2018.

The due date for these bills is, May 1, 2018.

You can pay online at

If you are mailing in your payment, please be sure to include the remittance copy with your check.

If you choose to use your Online Banking to pay your bills, please remember to reference the bill number(s) you are paying.

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4th Quarter Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Bills Due May 1, 2018
4th Quarter Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Bills Due May 1, 2018

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Live Reporting: from 'Legislation for Action' to 'Closing'

. Legislation for Action
J. Legislation for Action
1. Resolution 18-16Authorization for the Town Administrator to Enter into Lease Purchase Financing Agreement to Fund New Municipal Telephone Systems (Motion to Move Resolution 18-16 - 2/3 Majority Vote (6))

motion to wave reading, seconded passed 9-0 via roll call

discussed earlier, then fell by the wayside, saves money
lease arrangement to be set up to replace old phone system

5 year warranty covers all services
don't usually extend warranties
usually pay as you go

this is the most affordable and effective way to go to replace 14 year old phones

motion to approve, seconded passed 9-0 via roll call
K. Town Administrator's Report
K. Town Administrator's Report
working on working plan for neighborhood with public safety folks
cant do signage and striping in winter time but will do so in the better weather

Police given great customer service, created a internet exchange zone at the parking lot between the police station and the Sculpture Park

snow removal cost update - basically under $1.2M currently
almost half million just for March

DPW thanks the family for the BIG Y pizzas they dropped off but ran off without giving their name

logic on shelter opening for emergency management
if there was an easy answer to give, it is a measure of impact, amount and nature of
NationalGrid was on site with the Emergency Management Team
there are a lot of factors that go into doing this
if you have questions, please call Town Administration

L. Future Agenda Items
L. Future Agenda Items

Earls - Franklin Focus meeting in March, looking to restart the Open Space Commission to add for future item

Pellegri - 4th of July update? on next meeting

Hamblen - would also like to see the open space committee

M. Council Comments
M. Council Comments

Hamblen - first AgComm sworn in

Dellorco - can we meet with Dean?

Padula - thanks for letting us know about the parking issue
Imogene Johnson Smith - judge at Wrentham Court

Jones - thanks for the work to keep March manageable with the storms, Dean residents, we'll get that resolved

Mercer - "All set mister Chairman"

Kelly - what can the DPW do on the trash? in May the students will be gone

N. Executive Session
N. Executive Session - Strategy for collective bargaining with Police Unions

motion to go to Executive Session, seconded, passed 9-0 via roll call