- Preserve human dignity with private client meeting rooms.
- Expand programs and services through partnership and collaboration.
- Create a warm and welcoming space that honors local history.
- Increase the client shopping area offering more food and product choices.
- Increase community engagement through workshops and trainings.
- Ensure safety and ADA compliance with accessible walkways and interior lift
- Grow our weekend backpack program and increase mobile pantry sites.
- Save time and money with thoughtful and cost-effective design.
Saturday, December 3, 2022
a. October 4, 2022
a. Red Brick School Houseb. King Street Memorial Park Design
a. 2022 CPA Trust Fund Distributionb. Community Preservation Act Fund Balances
a. Considering the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property, because an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the negotiating position of the Public Body
Town Council accepts Elk Riders donation, sets tax rate, approves sale of South Meeting House and more (audio)
FM #890 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 890 in the series.
This session of the radio show shares the Town Council meeting held in Council Chambers on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. 7 members of the Council were present in the Council Chambers, one member remote (Pellegri) and one member absent (Dellorco), hence all votes were via roll call.
Quick summary of meeting:
Accepted donation from Elks Riders for the Veterans Services and Veterans Fund
Held the Tax Classification Public Hearing prior to approving the single rate at 12.58%. Overall residential assessments rose approx 17% resulting in the drop of the rate from 14.05 to 12.58. There were a series of votes to complete the formal process to set the rate for this Fiscal Year 2023
Approval to sell the Old South Meeting House to the Habitat for Humanity to convert to a single family affordable housing was granted by the Town Council to allow the Town Administrator to complete the paperwork and actions for the transaction
Formal approval to purchase the new kiosks to be used in the town parking lots to implement the parking bylaw changes approved in the prior meetings was granted
The Town Council approved as amended the calendar year 2023 meeting schedule. The one change was from Apr 9 to Apr 26. The document also included the Finance Committee and Community Preservation Committee proposed meeting schedules for reference. Those groups need to respectfully approve their own schedule
The policy to formally call out the process and approvals required for naming any public property was approved. It had been referenced many times that such a policy existed but when it was looked for it could not be found, hence this is now in place.
The recording runs about 1 hour and 50 minutes, so let’s listen to the Town Council meeting on November 30, 2022.
Meeting agenda and documents released for this session ->
Watch the Franklin.TV video replay on YouTube -> https://youtu.be/FXWkMcix63s
My notes in one threaded PDF document (one correction, on the vote for the single tax rate my notes said the no vote was cast by Chandler when it was really Sheridan. Twitter doesn’t allow for editing tweets hence this note of acknowledgment.)
My 4 key tax rate charts as discussed in this session
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|Members of the Elks Riders presented a donation to the Veterans Fund|
Looking Forward To Seeing You Soon
"T minus 4 days until our Winter Art Showcase! K-12 students from across the district will display their masterful creations.
Swing on by the @FranklinHS media center Tuesday, 12/6/22 from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm to join us in celebrating the artistic talent of our students"
Shared from Twitter -> https://t.co/vecT9L166p
Enjoy driving/walking around the Senior Center to view beautifully decorated trees & lights, visit with Santa, live entertainment, Hot Cocoa & Cookies, and more!
Free to the public and fun for the whole family-an event you don't want to miss! #winterwonderland #community #lights
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