Thursday, January 19, 2023

Town Council hears updates on Senior Center activities and future plans; hears details on storm water fee and credit process (audio)

FM #919 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 919 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares the Town Council meeting held in Council Chambers on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. All 9 members of the Council were present in the Council Chambers.

Quick recap:

  • Presentation on the first year at the Senior Center by Director Danielle Hopkins and Deputy Director Christina Larose; introduction of multi year plan, service enhancements, etc.

  • Storm water presentation, how to find your property on the map, and calculate your fee; Then discussion on the credit booklet and process for applying; business would apply every five years, residents yearly

  • Announcement of the Town Council members for the four committees authorized at the prior meeting, some of these will start right away, some later this year. The application process for residents to express interest is still forthcoming. These are the Councilors who will lead the efforts as Chair, Vice-chair and clerk





Ad-Hoc Arts & Culture




Master Plan




Davis Thayer Reuse




Police Station Building




The recording runs 2 and 30 minutes. Let’s listen to the Town Council meeting on January 18, 2023. 

Audio file ->


Meeting agenda and documents released for this session ->


a. Presentation: One Year Update of the Franklin Senior Center - Danielle Hopkins, Senior Center Director and Christina Larose, Deputy Director

i. Slideshow presentation

ii. Senior Center 2030: A 7-year strategic plan for the Franklin Council on Aging

b. Discussion: Stormwater Utility Update

i. Update Memo & Draft Stormwater Credit Manual

ii. Stormwater property specific impervious surface website portal

My notes in one threaded PDF document ->


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Town Council hears updates on Senior Center activates and future plans; hears details on storm water fee and credit process (audio)
Town Council hears updates on Senior Center activates and future plans; hears details on storm water fee and credit process (audio)

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