Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Community Preservation Committee meeting - 10/05/21 (audio)

FM #621 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 621 in the series. 

This shares the Community Preservation Committee meeting that was held on Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The meeting was conducted in a hybrid mode; committee members present were in the Council Chambers, along with some public participants and the Town Administration staff. Others were able to via the Zoom conference bridge. 

Links to the meeting agenda and my notes are in the show notes. The meeting recording runs about eighteen minutes (~:18) .  Let’s listen to the Community Preservation Committee  meeting for Oct 5

** Audio file ->


Meeting agenda  (including connection info) -> 

My notes captured via Twitter and shared here

  • Getting ready for the Community Preservation committee meeting at 7 PM #cpc1005

  • Meeting opens, motion to approve minutes for three prior meetings, seconded, passes (# to be confirmed) #cpc1005

  • Discussion on public hearing to gather project ideas, possible Dec time frame, no application yet for projects or funding, anticipate to follow the budget process and then see what the match is available for projects available #cpc1005

  • Two week notice on lead time for public hearing, Attny Cerel is the CPC Chair for Medway. Staff needs to put form together. Recommendation on two hearings, 4th and 18th of Jan, 2022. Meeting on Dec 7, 2021 would still be for prep. #cpc1005

  • Google form for ideas, submit anytime. Review during Dec 7, application form is separate to apply for funds. #cpc1005 Town Admin and staff will develop apps for town properties, application would be for private entities to apply

  • Could use the Feb meeting to review ideas and submissions. March possible for review of the combined listing of projects. Ideally FinCom in April would get review before the Town Council budget hearings and approval #cpc1005

  • Red brick project, recreation project one or two (i.e. Nason St. tot lot) #cpc1005 would be likely, committee should have town view on projects to consider along with whatever comes in from the 'public'

  • Catching up to the meeting ending with motion to adjourn.  An elapsed time of ~18 minutes. #cpc1005


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