Sunday, March 19, 2023

Spruce Pond Aquatic Management Program - Notice of Intent - Conservation

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Ch. 131, s.40 (The Wetlands Protection Act) Franklin Conservation Commission will hold a Hybrid Public Hearing on Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 7:01 PM on a Notice of Intent filed by Shawn McCarthy, SŌLitude Lake Management, Shrewsbury, MA on behalf of Paul Langley, Spruce Pond Village Association, Franklin, MA for an Aquatic Management Program to control invasive/nuisance plants and algae growth. The work will impact Land Under Water Bodies and Waterways, Bordering Vegetated Wetlands (BVW), a Perennial Stream, the 100-foot Buffer Zone to Bordering Vegetated Wetlands and the 200-foot Buffer Zone to a Perennial Stream.

The Project is located at Spruce Pond, Map 303 Lot 45, in the Residential VI Zone. The hearing will provide an open forum for the  discussion. This meeting will be done remotely via the “ZOOM” platform and “In-person” in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, 355 East Central Street. Residents can visit the Town Website ( and click on the Town Calendar for up to date information on how to access the meeting.

All records and files for this project can be viewed at the Conservation Office located on the first floor of the Franklin Municipal Building.

Any person or organization so wishing will be afforded an opportunity to be heard.

The hearing location is accessible to persons with physical disabilities. If you require a translator or accommodations for a hearing impairment, contact the Conservation Department at the Municipal Building or by calling (508) 520-4929.

Patrick Gallagher

Spruce Pond Aquatic Management Program - Notice of Intent - Conservation
Spruce Pond

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