Thursday, December 8, 2022

Community Preservation Cmte gets updates on projects, approves schedule for 2023 and more (audio)

FM #893 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 893 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares the Community Preservation Committee meeting held in Council Chambers on Tuesday, December 6, 2022. 

Chair C Feeley, M Doyle, J Livingstone, P Malcolm,W Simarian, R Power (remote), L Oxford  [D McNeill, M Giardino absent]

Town Administration: J Hellen, A Alleyne,  

The meeting approved the minutes of the prior meeting via roll call vote (7-0-2; 7 for, 0 against, 2 absent). 

Motion to accept the proposed meeting scheduled for 2023, seconded, passes via voice vote (7 for, 0 against, 2 absent)

Town Administrator Jamie Hellen provides project updates on work underway

  • Red Brick School exterior renovation - doors and windows backordered

  • Nason St Tot lot site prep work being done now in advance of renovation in the spring

  • King St Memorial Field estimate and draft depiction of the field layout and work proposed. Timeline and funding remains TBD. Would be adding pickleball courts, would be including a paved path all around the park, would also be adding parking; questioned on if handicap access for the community garden is considered? I added that when the garden opened in 2010, it did have stonedust entrance and among the first four beds on each side of the main gate. It was covered with mulch a few years ago. The base likely could be restored.

Jamie also provided a financial update, it had a minor error and would be further enhanced to better reflect what was approved vs allocated vs. spent, etc.

Committee entered executive session via roll call vote not to return to open meeting  (7 for, 0 against, 2 absent)

The recording runs about 22 minutes, so let’s listen to the Community Preservation Committee discussion on Dec 6, 2022.

Audio file ->


Meeting agenda => 

My notes -> (note my vote tallies were off, there were 3 chairs empty but 1 member was remote so it should have been 7-0-2 [not 6-0-3[) 


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Community Preservation Cmte gets updates on projects, approves schedule for 2023 and more (audio)
Community Preservation Cmte gets updates on projects, approves schedule for 2023 and more (audio)

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