Tuesday, December 29, 2020

FM #424 Planning Board Meeting - Food Pantry segment - 12/21/20 (audio)

FM #424 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 424 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares the public hearing segment of the Planning Board meeting held Monday, Dec 21, 2020. The segment covers the site plan and renovations for the proposed new location of the Franklin Food Pantry at 138 East Central St. 
 
The meeting was conducted virtually via Zoom conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

Quick Recap:
  • Surprise, the Planning Board is concerned about parking on the site
  • After initially objecting to a request for a waiver of the $1500 site plan fee, the Board did reconsider and vote to waive the fee. The Food Pantry is a 501(c)3 operation operating only on grants and donations to provide support for its clients, mostly Franklin residents
  • More importantly, the site is contaminated from previous use as an auto dealer and that complicates how to handle stormwater and snow removal. Should be impossible but will be complicated and possibly expensive
  • Residential abutter concerned about losing their green bush divider along the property line and to talk with the Food Pantry planners to work out an agreement

The recording runs just over an hour, so let’s listen to the Planning Board discussion on the Franklin Food Pantry plans to move into 138 East Central St.
Audio file = https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/H6gks4HS
 

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FM #424 Planning Board Meeting - Food Pantry segment - 12/2120 (audio)
FM #424 Planning Board Meeting - Food Pantry segment - 12/2120 (audio)

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