FM #341 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 341 in the series.
This session shares the Economic Development Subcommittee meeting held on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. The meeting was conducted via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.
The Chair, Melanie Hamblen, opens the meeting. New member Brian Chandler joins the group to replace Eamon McCarthy Earls who is leaving the Council to go to Law School.
Brief update on re-opening provided at beginning of meeting. Grant application being readied for distribution, possible next week.
Conversation shifts to the market study and picking up on prior meeting discussion of advertising placements at restaurants, adding QR codes to help with finding things, also mention of a “Franklin First” campaign in the works to help foster buying local.
Complete streets and the details around it are reviewed, some of the impact was seen with the work on the Main St and downtown project that was completed a couple of years ago. This would be a policy (not a bylaw) to help address planning for the street to consider all modes of transit (rather than just the auto which is prevalent today).
The recording runs just about 50 minutes, so let’s listen to the discussion from the meeting of the Economic Development Subcommittee.
Audio file = https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HZXrkRTK
The agenda for the meeting can be found here
The Market Study
My notes from the meeting
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