FRANKLIN TOWN COUNCIL
Agenda & Meeting Packet
March 15, 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
4. PROCLAMATIONS / RECOGNITIONS
a. Swearing In: Marciano Silva - Police Department
b. Swearing In: Christopher Gulla - Police Department
c. Swearing In: Michael LaCure - Police Department
d. Swearing In: Kevin Quinn - Police Department
a. Master Plan Update Committee https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/5a._master_plan_update_committee.pdf
6. PUBLIC HEARINGS - 7:00 PM - None Scheduled.
7. LICENSE TRANSACTIONS - None Scheduled.
8. PRESENTATIONS / DISCUSSION
a. Discussion: FLOCK Cameras - Chief of Police Thomas J. Lynch
b. Discussion & Project Presentation: 121 Grove Street, a “Friendly 40B” - Fairfield
i. Legislation for Action #9a1. Staff Memo (https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/8b._1_-_memo_-_121_grove_street_a_friendly_40b2.pdf), Chapter 40B PowerPoint Presentation (https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/friendly_40b_presentation-pp_only.pdf); Friendly 40B process (https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/2a._-_friendly_40b_process.pdf)& State Median Income Qualifications (https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/2b._-_median_income_qualifications.pdf)2. Proposed 121 Grove Street Application (https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/2c._-_121_grove_st._application_redacted.pdf)& 121 Grove Street Site Plan (https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/2d._-_121_grove_st._site_plan.pdf)3. Planning Board comment letter (https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/2e._-_planning_board_letter.pdf)& Conservation Commission comment letter (https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/2f._conservation_commission_letter.pdf)
9. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION
a. Resolution 23-26: Franklin Town Council Support for Proposed GL Chapter 40B Affordable Housing Project at 121 Grove Street Pursuant to DHCD’s Local Initiative Program (LIP): Friendly 40B (Motion to Approve Resolution 23-26 - Majority Vote)
b. Resolution 23-27: Acceptance of an Additional 2% COLA for Retirees, as Authorized by Chapter 269 of the Legislative Acts of 2022 (Motion to Approve Resolution 23-27 - Majority Vote)
c. Bylaw Amendment 23-893: Amendment to Sewer System Map - Second Reading
(Motion to Approve Bylaw Amendment 23-893 - Majority Roll Call Vote)
10. TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
11. SUBCOMMITTEE & AD HOC COMMITTEE REPORTS
a. Capital Budget Subcommittee
b. Economic Development Subcommittee
c. Budget Subcommittee
d. 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 also contains info on remote participation -> https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/town_council_agenda_-_march_15_2023_0.pdf
Post a Comment