FRANKLIN TOWN COUNCIL
Agenda & Meeting Packet
September 20, 2023 at 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 9 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 - None Scheduled.
a. Council on Agingi. Collette Ferguson https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/uploads/5a_colette_ferguson.pdfb. Finance Committeei. Heather Sanscoucy https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/uploads/5b._heather_sansoucy.pdfc. Municipal Affordable Housing Trust
6. PUBLIC HEARINGS - 7:00 PM - None Scheduled.
7. LICENSE TRANSACTIONS - None Scheduled.
8. PRESENTATIONS / DISCUSSION
a. Presentation: Franklin Elks Riders Donation to Veterans’ Services Department https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/uploads/8ab._1_-_presentation_memo_23-53_-_gift_acceptance_elks_riders_elks_bingo_-_veterans_services_dept.pdfi. Legislation for Action #9ab. Presentation: Franklin Elks Bingo Donation to Veterans’ Services Department https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/uploads/8ab._1_-_presentation_memo_23-53_-_gift_acceptance_elks_riders_elks_bingo_-_veterans_services_dept.pdfi. Legislation for Action #9ac. Discussion: Town Council Goals Update https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/uploads/8c._town_council_goals_update.pdf
9. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION
a. Resolution 23-53: Gift Acceptance - Veterans’ Services Department(Motion to Approve Resolution 23-53 - Majority Vote) https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/uploads/8ab._1_-_presentation_memo_23-53_-_gift_acceptance_elks_riders_elks_bingo_-_veterans_services_dept.pdf
b. Resolution 23-54: Ambulance Transfer & Appropriation(Motion to Approve Resolution 23-54 - Majority Vote) https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/uploads/9b._fy24_ambulance_transfer_appropriation.pdf
c. Resolution 23-55: Authorizing the Placement of a Debt Exclusion Ballot Question Relating to the Town’s Allocable Share of Debt Service on Debt of the Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical School District on the Ballot for the Town Election to be Held on November 7, 2023(Motion to Approve Resolution 23-55 - Majority Vote) https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/uploads/9c._23-55_-_town_council_vote_to_permit_debt_exclusion_vote.pdf
d. Resolution 23-56: A Resolution Adopting the Town of Franklin 2023 Open Space and Recreation Plan (Motion to Approve Resolution 23-56 - Majority Vote) https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/uploads/9d._23-56_-_osrp.pdf
10. TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
a. Migrant Housing updateb. Demolition Delay Bylaw report https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/uploads/10b._demolition_delay.pdfc. Decommission Spring Street report https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/uploads/10b._demolition_delay.pdf
11. SUBCOMMITTEE & AD HOC COMMITTEE REPORTS
a. Capital Budget Subcommitteeb. Economic Development Subcommitteec. Budget Subcommitteed. Master Plan Committeee. Davis-Thayer Reuse Advisory Committeef. Police Station Building Committeeg. 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
Agenda doc includes supporting docs as well as remote participation info
|Tri-County building project update provided, some questions remain but the date to vote is set as Oct 24, 2023|