FRANKLIN TOWN COUNCIL
Agenda & Meeting Packet
November 30, 2022 - 7:00 PM
1. ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE CHAIR
a. This meeting is being recorded by Franklin TV and shown on Comcast channel 11 and Verizon Channel 29. This meeting may be recorded by others.b. Chair to identify members participating remotely.
2. CITIZEN COMMENTS
a. Citizens are welcome to express their views for up to three minutes on a matter that is not on the agenda. The Council will not engage in a dialogue or comment on a matter raised during Citizen Comments. The Town Council will give remarks appropriate consideration and may ask the Town Administrator to review the matter.
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - None Scheduled.
4. PROCLAMATIONS / RECOGNITIONS - None Scheduled.
5. APPOINTMENTS - None Scheduled.
6. HEARINGS - 7:00 pm
i. Legislation for Action Items: 9b, 9c, 9d, 9e, 9f
7. LICENSE TRANSACTIONS - None Scheduled.
8. PRESENTATIONS / DISCUSSION
a. Presentation: Elks Riders Donation to Veterans’ Services Department
9. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION
a. Resolution 22-76: Gift Acceptance - Elks Riders Donation to Veterans’ Services Department
(Motion to Approve Resolution 22-76- Majority Vote) https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9a._22-76_gift_acceptance_vets.pdf
b. Resolution 22-77: Tax Classification Residential Factor
(Motion to Approve Resolution 22-77 - Majority Vote) https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9b._22-77_tax_classification_residential_factor.pdf
c. Resolution 22-78: Tax Classification Open Space Exemption
(Motion to Approve Resolution 22-78 - Majority Vote) https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9c._22-78_-_tax_classification_open_space_exemption.pdf
d. Resolution 22-79: Tax Classification Small Business Exemption
(Motion to Approve Resolution 22-79 - Majority Vote) https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9d._22-79_-_tax_classification_small_business_exemption.pdf
e. Resolution 22-80: Tax Classification Residential Property Exemption
(Motion to Approve Resolution 22-80 - Majority Vote) https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9e._22-80_-_tax_classification_residential_property_exemption.pdf
f. Resolution 22-81: Tax Classification Senior Means Tested Exemption
(Motion to Approve Resolution 22-81 - Majority Vote) https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9f._22-81_-_tax_classification_senior_means_tested_exemption.pdf
g. Resolution 22-82: Declaration of Town-owned Property Containing “South Franklin
Congregational Meeting House” Located at 762 Washington Street as Surplus and Authorization for Disposition (Sale) to Old Colony Habitat for Humanity
(Motion to Approve Resolution 22-82 - Two-Thirds Majority Vote) https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9g._22-82_old_south_church_w_proposal_redacted.pdf
h. Resolution 22-83: Downtown Parking Lot Kiosks Authorization
(Motion to Approve Resolution 22-83 - Majority Vote) https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9h._22-83_parking_kiosks.pdf
i. Resolution 22-84: 2023 Town Council Meeting Schedule
(Motion to Approve Resolution 22-84 - Majority Vote) https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9i._22-84_tc_schedule.pdf
j. Zoning Bylaw Amendment 22-887: Zoning Map Changes on or Near Lincoln Street and
Lincolnwood Drive (Motion to Refer Zoning Bylaw 22-887 to the Planning Board - Majority Vote) https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9j._22-887_bylaw_amendment_zoning_changes_0.pdf
k. Resolution 22-85: Public Property Naming & Memorial Installation Policy
(Motion to Approve Resolution 22-85 - Majority Vote) https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9k._22-85_naming_policy.pdf
10. TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
11. SUBCOMMITTEE & AD HOC COMMITTEE REPORTS
a. Capital Budget Subcommitteeb. Economic Development Subcommitteec. Budget Subcommitteed. GATRA Advisory Board
12. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
13. COUNCIL COMMENTS
14. EXECUTIVE SESSION - None Scheduled.
Two-Thirds Vote: requires 6 votes
Majority Vote: requires majority of members present and voting
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