Updates on three grants in progress. One already mentioned during the recent water/sewer proposal will save Franklin a half percentage point on the loan interest for work on the pump station repairs.
Another grant (valued about $48,000) is a joint effort with Bellingham on vulnerability planning.
The discussion moved to the plastic bag ban proposal brought forward by a group of FHS students (mostly sophomores and juniors).
Live reporting from EDC meeting. #EDC0612 5 FHS students well prepared with new proposal for bag ban, includes waiting period and temporary harm waivers; 28 of 31 surveyed businesses were in favor, 2 no opinion, one opposed— Steve Sherlock (@FranklinMatters) June 12, 2019
#EDC0612 why bags? A good place to start. From volume and change aspects, this should be easier to get changed. Tackling other plastics (drink cups for example) would be possible in another phase— Steve Sherlock (@FranklinMatters) June 12, 2019
The students will come back with their formal presentation and a revision to the bylaw language as proposed last time with modifications as outlined (see link for proposal). Timeline was not fully resolved it could be later this summer or in September.
The audio recording was captured and should be ready in day or so.
Meeting agenda and links to prior discussions on bag ban:
|Economic Development Meeting: recap - June 12, 2019|