1. Discussion: Zoning
a. Inclusionary Zoning Bylaw
1. Discussion: Zoning
a. Inclusionary Zoning Bylaw
FM #885 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 885 in the series.
This session shares my conversation with Jennifer Knight-Levine, Executive Director and Co-founder of the SAFE Coalition. We had our conversation via conference bridge.
We caught up on a number of topics
Starting with the relocation of their offices to Franklin.
Service offerings; something almost everyday
Fund raising efforts introduces an Annual Campaign
Tree of Life
Jack Frost Jubilee
The recording runs about 20 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jen
SAFE Coalition, www.safecoalitionma.org,
Visit their webpage to find the “Donate” button if you would like to contribute to the cause
Tree of Life fund raiser -> https://www.safecoalitionma.org/treeoflife
Jack Frost Jubilee -> https://www.safecoalitionma.org/jubilee
SAFE Radio podcast -> https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vc2FmZQ
Franklin Public Schools Substance Abuse Taskforce https://www.franklinps.net/district/substance-abuse-education
SAFE Coalition Support Line: 508-488-8105
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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.
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Please join us for coffee and conversation with fellow veterans on Wednesday, December 7 at 10:00 a.m. at the Senior Center!
The Franklin Silvertones will perform a short program of holiday and patriotic tunes for your enjoyment!
December 7 is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day...
|Franklin Veterans: December 2022 - Coffee Social - Dec 7 at 10 AM|
|hydrant from the painting contest 1|
|hydrant from the painting contest 2|
|A 10-unit apartment building under construction on Chestnut St|
|trees along the shoreline at DelCarte were removed|
|Friendly reminder on the Christmas Fair|
You may never have heard of the plant Brassica Oleracea, but six vegetables you can find in any grocery store and you eat on a regular basis are actually all from this one plant and they're all human made products of selective breeding [source, read more: https://t.co/ZFHFAjSjpT]
Friday, November 25
10:30am -Santa Storywalk - (DelCarte Recreation)
6:00pm - Laura May Duo (live music) (La Cantina Winery)
7:00pm - FSPA Homecoming (ticketed event) (THE BLACK BOX)
Saturday, November 26
10:00am - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)
10:30am - Nutcracker Storytime (cast of FPAC’s performance) (Escape Into Fiction)
1:00pm - Magic with Scott Martell (Franklin Public Library)
1:00pm - Open House (free) (Creative Corner Art Studio - 15 Main Unit 6a)
4:00pm - Dom DeBaggis (live music) (La Cantina Winery)
5:30pm - John & Tyler (live music) (67 Degrees Brewing)
Sunday, November 27
1:00pm - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)
4:00pm - Santa arrives - Concerts on the Common (Franklin Town Common)
Tuesday, November 29
6:00pm - Book Club (bring your own book) (Escape Into Fiction)
Wednesday, November 30
6:00pm - Poetry for the People (Escape Into Fiction)
Thursday, December 1
4:00pm - Tree Lighting (Dean College)
The Franklin (MA) School Committee meeting of Tuesday, November 22, 2022 is available for video replay via YouTube (thanks to Franklin.TV).
Video link -> https://youtu.be/spuii1gG-Uo
|Franklin School Committee: Nov 22, 2022 meeting|
Via HockomockSports.com, we share the results of the fall sports competition for Franklin High School on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24, 2022.
"King Philip got the ball back up by seven points with just under two minutes remaining in the third quarter of Thursday morning’s holiday matinee at Macktaz Field and went back to work with the ground game that had been nearly unstoppable for most of the game.After running more than seven minutes off the clock, KP had first down from the Franklin 30 and looked like it was maybe one or two plays away from clinching the title-deciding showdown.Rudy Gately (21 carries, 116 yards) was stopped for a loss of three by Emmett Lackey. Quarterback Tommy McLeish took the next snap and went on a sweep around the left side, but Franklin read the play and pried the ball loose. Devine Johnson pounced on it at the 34 to give the visitors a chance with 6:11 on the clock.Mike Davide (11 carries, 40 yards) broke free for a 13-yard gain into KP territory and Jase Lyons (20-of-27, 232 yards) hit Josh Ribeiro on the sideline. Ribeiro refused to go out of bounds, cutting back infield and eventually gaining 17 to the KP 28. After back-to-back completions to Luke Davis, Lyons kept it himself, looking for contact in the secondary and being brought down at the three. Davide finished the drive to bring the Panthers within one."
Magic with Scott Martell at the Library, Saturday Nov 26 at 1 PM
|Magic with Scott Martell at the Library, Saturday Nov 26 at 1 PM|
Fall curbside yard waste collection will now run the week of December 5, 2022.
|Notice from the DPW: Fall Curbside Yard Waste Collection Scheduled for Week of December 5, 2022|
|No, that’s not the IRS texting about a tax refund or rebate. It’s a scam|
"On October 14, Massachusetts Conservation Voters convened a state virtual parks summit attended by more than 20 environmental organizations from across the Commonwealth. This open letter, signed by more than 50 organizations, is the result.MASSACHUSETTS STATE PARKS are in crisis. More than a decade of funding and staffing cuts have eviscerated the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) ability to meet its mission “to protect, promote, and enhance our Commonwealth of natural, cultural, and recreational resources for the well-being of all,” while digging a $1 billion deferred maintenance hole.The December 2021 Legislative Special Commission report on DCR (page 51) found that Massachusetts, one of the wealthiest states in the nation, ranks last in per capita spending on state and municipal parks.State park visitors rarely encounter rangers, and too often find shuttered facilities, crumbling infrastructure, and dirty bathrooms. Park rules enforcement to ensure visitor safety and resource protection is virtually non-existent. Also compromised is our parkland’s ability to support our physical and mental well-being, promote environmental justice, mitigate flooding and urban heat islands, foster climate resilience, and harbor significant natural resources and biodiversity."
|A pond at DCR-run Nickerson State Park in Brewster|
"November is Healthy Skin Month.
Wear at least SPF 30 all year long. Ultraviolet rays can penetrate skin in any kind of weather.
Learn more: www.americanskin.org"
|American Skin Association|
"Thanksgiving is a relatively new national holiday in America. Who made it what it is today?
Learn about Sarah Josepha Hale: https://t.co/FvyOWTa7Ep"
Attention Water Customers - Please see the public notice below:
This is NOT a boil water notice. During routine sampling, the sample from our Well 2 Raw (UNTREATED) water contained E.coli. The treated (disinfected) water from Well 2 and all other samples collected through the distribution system did not have E. Coli. The well has been offline since November 18, 2022 for maintenance and will remain offline.
This is not an emergency, you do NOT need to boil your water or take other corrective actions at this time, but we are required to notify you. Please see the notice below for more information.
----------------------DRINKING WATER NOTICE To all users of the Franklin Water Department Located in Franklin, Massachusetts. This is an important notice – please translate it for anyone who does not understand English.
We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants to ensure the safety of the water supply. On November 21, 2022 our water system was notified that a water sample collected on November 15, 2022 from Well #2 tested positive for E.coli, which is a fecal indicator. Fecal indicators are used to detect ground water sources that may be susceptible to fecal contamination which may contain harmful viruses or bacteria. This well was taken off-line for maintenance on November 18, 2022.
The water delivered to your taps through the distribution system is disinfected with chlorine to kill viruses and bacteria, including E.coli. It is important to note that samples collected on November 15, 2022 in the distribution system did NOT detect any fecal contaminants.
This source is one of thirteen active wells that supplies drinking water to our system. In accordance with the federal Ground Water Rule (GWR) requirements, we are notifying you of the situation and conducting additional sampling to evaluate the extent of potential fecal contamination and will take further actions as necessary.
What should you do? What does this mean?This is NOT an emergency, you do not need to boil your water or take other corrective actions at this time.
The well will remain offline for further evaluation. Our system is undergoing repeat testing and evaluation to determine if the current level of treatment is adequate or if additional corrective actions are necessary to reduce the risk of potential fecal contamination in our drinking water supply. We are in contact with MassDEP during this process who will evaluate the effectiveness of the steps taken and determine if any further action is required. If necessary, you will be notified again if you need to take any corrective actions. This notice does not affect persons using private drinking water wells.
|where all the wells are located in Franklin|