FRANKLIN TOWN COUNCIL
Agenda & Meeting Packet
January 4, 2023 - 7:00 PM
Meeting will be held at the Municipal Building - 2nd floor, Council Chambers
355 East Central Street
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
a. November 30, 2022b. December 14, 2022
4. PROCLAMATIONS / RECOGNITIONS
a. Proclamation: Franklin Chargers 4th Grade Football Team
5. APPOINTMENTS - None Scheduled.
6. HEARINGS - 7:00 pm - None Scheduled.
7. LICENSE TRANSACTIONS - None Scheduled.
8. PRESENTATIONS / DISCUSSION
a. National Register Historic Districts in Franklin - Vicki Earls, Franklin Public Library https://youtu.be/KdGHozDRa1E
b. Town Council Goals Update - Jamie Hellen, Town Administrator
9. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION
a. Bylaw Amendment 22-888: Chapter 170, Vehicles And Traffic, Section 170-22, Subsection A, Location of Stop Signs - Second Reading (Motion to Approve Bylaw Amendment 22-888 - Majority Roll Call Vote) https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9a._22-888_stop_signs_0.pdf
b. Resolution 23-01: Authorization for Inter-Municipal Agreement with Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School for Franklin to provide it with a School Resource Officer (Motion to Approve Resolution 23-01 - Majority Vote) https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9b._23-01_tri_county_sro.pdf
c. Resolution 23-02: Ratification of the Memorandum of Agreement between the Franklin Police Association employees and the Town of Franklin (Motion to Approve Resolution 23-02 - Majority Vote) https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9c._23-02_police_association.pdf
d. Resolution 23-03: Ratification of the Memorandum of Agreement between the Franklin Police Sergeants Union employees and the Town of Franklin (Motion to Approve Resolution 23-03 - Majority Vote) https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9d._23-03_police_sergeants_contract.pdf
e. Resolution 23-04: Ratification of the Memorandum of Agreement Between the Professional Firefighters of Franklin and the Town of Franklin (Motion to approve Resolution 23-04 - Majority Vote) https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9e._23-04_firefighters_contract.pdf
f. Resolution 23-05: Police Station Building Committee Charge (Motion to Approve Resolution 23-05 - Majority Vote) https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9f._23-05_police_station_building_committee.pdf
g. Resolution 23-06: Subcommittee for Arts and Cultural Initiatives (Motion to Approve Resolution 23-06 - Majority Vote) https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9g._23-06_subcommittee_for_cultural_initiatives.pdf
h. Resolution 23-07: Master Plan Update Committee (Motion to Approve Resolution 23-07 - Majority Vote) https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9h._23-07_master_plan_update_comm.pdf
i. Resolution 23-08: Davis-Thayer Building Reuse Advisory Committee Charge (Motion to Approve Resolution 23-08 - Majority Vote) https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9i._23-08_davis_thayer_reuse_comm.pdf
j. Resolution 23-09: Town Administrator Evaluation Subcommittee
(Motion to Approve Resolution 23-09 - Majority Vote) https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9j._23-09_ta_eval_subcomm.pdf
k. Resolution 23-10: Gift Acceptance - Police Dept. ($5,050), Veterans’ Services Dept. ($2,600) (Motion to Approve Resolution 23-10- Majority Vote) https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9k._23-10_gifts.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.
Note: Two-Thirds Vote: requires 6 votes
Majority Vote: requires majority of members present and voting
The agenda doc contains the remote participation information