Saturday, August 1, 2020

Town of Franklin: August 2020 E-Newsletter

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The Town of Franklin Coronavirus Information Portal is available on our homepage and is updated frequently to provide our residents and business owners with the latest information and resources. Find Franklin specific data under the "Town of Franklin News" tab.
2020 Election Information
The State Primary is scheduled for September 1st and the State Election will be held on November 3rd. Vote by Mail and early voting will be available in addition to in-person voting. Please find the latest information on our website.
Franklin Fire held a promotional ceremony for our new 11 officers and our most recent hire on July 22nd at Fire Headquarters. The Department reorganization went into effect Sunday morning July 19, 2020. Each group now has a Battalion Chief, who is in charge of all personnel assigned to the group. Congratulations to all!
Photo from Franklin Fire Promotion Ceremony
Photo from Franklin Fire Promotion Ceremony
The Department received a fire prevention grant from FM Global to purchase four iPads with accessories. These devices can be used by our firefighters to conduct building pre-plans throughout the community to prepare our first responders with critical information about a property before arrival at an emergency scene.

There will be a meeting with the Town public safety team, representatives of MEMA and Department Heads at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at Fire Headquarters on August 3 from 9 am-11 am to discuss the Town's response to COVID-19, as well as lessons learned, to be better prepared for any future outbreak.
The FPS District is in the process of developing a comprehensive plan for the upcoming school year. In order to keep our families, staff and the community informed, we have published a Reopening Website. New information will be added as it becomes available. Please check back frequently for updates. Thank you!

The new street hockey rink/ basketball court is completed at the Fletcher Field complex! The FHS baseball netting project has also been completed! Be sure to check out these great addition to our recreation facilities!

Programming for later summer and fall is available for registration online! Find out more about our offerings on our website.
The Franklin Senior Center is holding many virtual events in the month of July. Find out more on their August Newsletter.

The Curbside Cafe is providing freshly prepared meals, distributed daily at the Senior Center for elders 60 and older.
The Health Department has moved its applications for licenses and permits online. Find links to apply by clicking below.

Health Director Cathleen Liberty has created an online Workplace Safety Training video for our local businesses. This training is mandatory and can be found on the Health Department website.
Ben Franklin has been busy working with his partner Officer Mucciarone. He is looking forward to getting back to being able to visit people and bring smiles.
Curbside Pickup Updates! Patrons can place holds online or by phone. When placing holds by phone, there is a limit of five holds per call. Inter Library Loan is now available! You are able to place holds on items throughout the Minuteman Library Network. Search our catalog at
Once you receive a notification that your items are ready, visit the Library between 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday to pick them up! The Curbside Pickup carts are now located in the vestibule by the parking lot entrance. The Library is still closed to the public, but staff are available to answer questions by phone and email 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Please call us at 508-520-4941. Visit the Library's website for more information about our virtual services and programs!
The fourth brick installation on the Veterans Memorial Walkway took place in July. The next installation is scheduled for November. Engraved bricks for current U.S. service members and veterans are $100. Please contact the Veterans Services Office at (508) 613-1315 if you need a brick order form. Thank you to all brick purchasers for your support of this project! 

The August Veterans Coffee Social will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, August 5 at 10:00 a.m. Please go to the Veterans Services web page on the Town web site for log-in details.

A Purple Heart Ceremony recognizing Franklin Purple Heart recipients will take place on Friday, August 7 at 5:30 p.m. on the Town Common prior to the Concert on the Common. All are welcome.
MAPC has completed a Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan for our review and comment. In order to obtain input from Franklin's Town officials, residents, businesses and nonprofit organizations, the Town and MAPC will accept input during the Public Comment Period from July 22 - August 14, 2020. Your input is especially important at this time. The Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for review and downloading via the link below. Please take the time to review and provide comments, especially on the goals and proposed mitigation. 
Submit questions and comments (including suggested edits) via email to Bryan Taberner at at any time during the public comment period. Thank you.
Find out how to enter our #ThinkBlueFranklin contest and be entered to win one of twenty $100 Amazon Gift cards! Learn more below!
Do you need a Recycling
Center sticker?
Visit our website to prepay all recycling fees and find information on which items are accepted. Payments are only accepted online.

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