Saturday, September 3, 2022
FM #837 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 837 in the series.
This session of the radio show shares the Town Council Quarterbacking session with Chair Tom Mercer on Thursday morning, September 1, 2022. The Town Council meeting was held on Wednesday, August 17. Our combined schedules delayed us getting together for this the only Town Council meeting in August.
· ok, what just happened?
· What does it mean for Franklin residents and taxpayers?
We cover the following agenda items
a. Cultural Council - Brianna Cummings
b. Cultural Council - Lauren Sanford
c. Design Review - Cassandra Bethoney
d. Design Review - Paul Lopez
e. Finance Committee - Stephanie Koke
f. Historical Commission - Scott Mason
g. Historical Commission - Janice Prentice
h. Historical Commission - William Lee - Associate
i. Housing Authority Tenant Seat - Christopher Lennon
7. LICENSE TRANSACTIONS
a. Transfer of Section 12 Restaurant Common Victualer All Alcohol License and Approval of Arthur Tgibedes as the Manager - ACT Hospitality, Inc. d/b/a Box Seats, Located at 391 East Central Street
8. PRESENTATIONS / DISCUSSION
a. Discussion: Franklin Cultural Council - Kaye Kelly, Chair, Franklin Cultural Council https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/8b._fcc_presentation.pdf
b. Presentation: Green Community Status - Jamie Hellen, Town Administrator & Alecia Alleyne, Assistant to the Town Administrator https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/8b._green_community_presentation_0.pdf
9. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION
a. Bylaw Amendment 22-881: Chapter 7 Affordable Housing Trust Fund: Add Vice Chair and Clerk Positions, 2nd Reading (Motion to Approve Bylaw Amendment 22-881 - Majority Roll Call Vote)
b. Bylaw Amendment 22-882: Chapter 4 Admin. of Govt.: Authorize Town Clerk to Make Format Changes, 2nd Reading (Motion to Approve Bylaw Amendment 22-882 - Majority Roll Call Vote)
c. Bylaw Amendment 22-883: Amendment to Water System Map, 1st reading (Motion to Move Bylaw Amendment 22-883 to Second Reading - Majority Vote)
The conversation runs about 34 minutes. Let’s listen to my conversation with Tom.
Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-837-town-council-quarterbacking-with-chair-tom-mercer-09-01-22
Meeting agenda =>
YouTube video of meeting -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqNx065s430
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|YouTube video of meeting -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqNx065s430|
“The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may, in fact, be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.”
A. Other previously approved policies for manuals
A. AC - NondiscriminationB. ACAB - HarassmentC. ADC - No Smoking Policy
A. ACAB-R1- Grievance Procedure for Complaints of Harassment and DiscriminationB. ACAB-R2 - Grievance Procedure for Complaints of Sexual Harassment Under Title IX of theEducation Amendments of 1972C. Continued Review of E Policies
|Franklin School Committee: Policy Subcommittee meeting - Sep 7 at 6:00 PM|
- Metacomet Shared Service grant regional inspector report
- Metacomet Shared Service grant Public health nurse report
- Metacomet Shared Service grant Epidemiologist report
- MDPH Baseline Capacity Assessment discussion
- Health fair discussion
- BOH meeting on Goggle discussion
- Chairman opens the floor for any other new business
Golf = Franklin, 151 @ King Philip, 156 – Final
– Franklin earned a key division win in its first match of the season, taking down rival King Philip, 151-156, at Wentworth Hills. Senior Jack Hagerty and junior CJ Steel were co-medalists for the match, each firing a 37 for the Panthers. Hagerty and sophomore Liam Lewandowski, who fired a 38, both birdied the fifth hole for Franklin, while junior Tyler O’Brien rounded out the scoring with a 39. King Philip had four golfers shoot 39 on the day.
One Day Trash/Recycling Delay Sept 5-9, 2022
Senate President Karen Spilka’s Health and Wellness Fair Broadens to Serve Active Seniors and Their Families
Return to in-person fair will include fun and informative activities for residents aged 55+
State Senate President Karen E. Spilka's annual health and wellness fair returns to an in-person format with a revised name, a broadened focus that includes active older adults, a streamlined registration process, and an invitation for younger generations to accompany older family members to the event slated for October 22, 2022.
Called the Senior Health & Wellness Fair since its 2011 inception, the event has been renamed Senate President Spilka's 55+ Fair: Health and Wellness for Active Agers and Those Who Love Them. The popular event, open to all residents of the MetroWest region, will continue to offer fun and informative activities as well as food, live music, vendors, and prize drawings at its venue at Keefe Technical School in Framingham.
Workshops and other activities will focus on all aspects of wellness, such as outdoor recreation, mental health resources, job-searching, and family decision-making, such as estate planning and senior housing options. Attendees can participate in artmaking, crafting, and fitness activities.
"With a significant percentage of our residents now aged 55 and older, we are designing the fair to connect them with a variety of community resources that improve quality of life," said Senate President Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland). "As we return to an in-person fair, mental health strategies and other tools for wellbeing and community connectedness are more critical than ever–for older adults as well as for people who love them."
To give attendees greater flexibility in choosing fair workshops, registration has been streamlined this year. Beginning September 15, residents may register on www.karenspilka.com/fair. Registrants will be able to read about the workshops in advance and then choose which ones to attend on the day of the event. Registration is not mandatory, but meals and workshop seating are not guaranteed for non-registrants.
Senate President Spilka's 55+ Fair is scheduled to be held in-person at Keefe Regional Technical School, at 750 Winter Street in Framingham, on October 22, 2022. Residents are encouraged to call the office of Senate President Spilka at (617) 722-1500 with questions.
|While the 2020 fair was virtual - Senate President Spilka's 55+ Fair is scheduled to be held in-person at Keefe Regional Technical School|
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Friday, September 2, 2022
Friday, September 2
9:00am - State Primary - In person early voting (Franklin High School)
2:00pm - Farmers Market (Town Common)
3:30pm - Farmers Mkt Fun: Bookmark bonanza (Town Common)
6:00pm - Laura May Duo (live music) (La Cantina Winery)
6:00pm - Gay Perkowski (solo acoustic music) (67 Degrees Brewery)
Saturday, September 3
10:00am - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)
5:00pm - The Cowpies (live music) (La Cantina Winery)
Sunday, September 4
1:00pm - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)
Monday, September 5 - Labor Day
Town offices and buildings closed for holiday
Tuesday, September 6
6:00am - 8:00pm State Primary Election Day (Franklin High School)
6:30pm - Franklin Garden Club (Franklin Senior Center)
Wednesday, September 7
7:00pm - Franklin Art Association (Franklin Senior Center)
The Franklin Art Association Art Gallery remains open during business hours at Escape into Fiction (Main St, Franklin)
Find the full calendar https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/blog-page.html
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The Town meeting calendar is found https://www.franklinma.gov/calendar
The School district calendar is found https://www.franklinps.net/calendar-by-event-type/26
Franklin Cultural Council FY23 Grant Applications Open Now Through October 15, 2022.
The Franklin Cultural Council is accepting grant applications NOW through October 15th, 2022. Each year, the FCC processes grants in partnership with the Town of Franklin and the Mass Cultural Council to support programs promoting Arts, Humanities, Civics, History and Interpretive Sciences within our community.
Alt text: Franklin Cultural Council Logo, Town of Franklin Logo and Mass Cultural Council Logo to the left of graphic. To the right, states "FY23 Grant Application Window is September 1st, 2022 through October 15th, 2022. For programs supporting the arts, humanities, civics, history or interpretive sciences. Learn more at: https://bit.ly/3QYlr2y
|Franklin Cultural Council: FY23 Grant Applications Open Now Through October 15, 2022.|
Shared from Twitter -> https://twitter.com/FranklinSrCntr/status/1565444032456790018
|9/11 Remembrance Scheduled for Friday, Sep 9 at Franklin Senior Center|
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