Saturday, May 6, 2023
FM #990 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 990 in the series.
This shares my conversation with Town Council Chair Tom Mercer in our Town Council Quarterbacking session. This is one of the series of conversations meant to provide a recap of the prior night’s Town Council meeting.
Akin to one of the many sports post-game analysis broadcasts we are familiar with in New England, this would be a discussion focused on the Franklin Town Council meeting of May 3, 2023:
ok, what just happened?
What does it mean for Franklin residents and taxpayers?
We cover the following key topics
7. LICENSE TRANSACTIONS
a. New Section 12 Restaurant Common Victualer All Alcohol License and Approval of Katrina Psikarakis as the Manager - Here Come Two Greeks, LLC d/b/a Sierra’s Brick Oven Pizza & Pub, Located at 370 King Street
b. License Modification - Change of Manager: Rare Hospitality International, Inc. d/b/a Longhorn Steakhouse; Located at 250 Franklin Village Drive, Franklin, MA 02038
c. License Modification - Change of Officers/Directors/LLC Managers: 99 Restaurants of Boston, LLC d/b/a 99 Restaurant, Located at 847 West Central Street
8. PRESENTATIONS / DISCUSSION
a. Presentation: FY22 Financial Audit - Scott McIntire, Partner, Marcum LLP
b. Presentation: Charles River Pollution Control District - Elizabeth Taglieri, Executive Director Charles River Pollution Control District
c. An Introduction to PFAS Regulations – Water & Sewer Superintendent Doug Martin
9. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION
a. Bylaw Amendment 23-897: Sewer Rate Increase - First Reading
b. Resolution 23-30: Authorizing the Borrowing of Money to Pay Costs Associated with the Franklin Sewer System Asset Management Plan (CWSRF 12541)
c. Resolution 23-31: Authority For Town Administrator to File Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan Application
d. Zoning Bylaw Amendment 23-889: A Zoning Bylaw to Amend the Franklin Town Code at Chapter 185, Attachment 7., Part VI, Use Regulation Schedule: Residential Uses - Second Reading
e. Zoning Bylaw Amendment 23-890: A Zoning Bylaw to Amend the Franklin Town Code at Chapter 185, Section 51 - Second Reading
f. Resolution 23-32: Gift Acceptance - Town of Franklin for Red Brick School House (Donation of “Established” Sign)
g. Resolution 23-29: FY23 Capital Round 2
Links to the meeting agenda and associated documents released for this meeting are included in the show notes.
Our conversation runs about 45 minutes. Let’s listen to the Town Council Quarterbacking session recorded May 4, 2023
The agenda doc can also be found on the Town of Franklin page ->
My notes in one PDF file ->
Franklin TV meeting video ->
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a. Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, §21(a)(3) to discuss strategy with respect to collectivebargaining with the ESP/LPN, unit as an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.
- Dress for the weather whatever it is or forecasted to be for Saturday
- Bring along water (talking makes one thirsty)
- Wheels and paws are welcome to come along
|Franklin's first participation in the national annual @janeswalk, in honor of the late social activist Jane Jacobs - May 6, 10:30 AM|
A redistricting listening session has been scheduled by two members of the School Committee: Camille Bernstein and Dave Callaghan. The session is scheduled for Sunday, May 7 from 2 to 3 PM.
No rain in the forecast for this Earth Day Celebration at DelCarte - Sunday, May 7 from 9 AM to 1 PM
Social Security’s programs touch the lives of nearly every American. We remain steadfast in our commitment to reducing barriers to ensure people eligible for our benefits receive them. We provide income security for the diverse populations we serve, including people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families.Many parents and caretakers of children with disabilities lose work hours and income because of their children’s care needs. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides monthly financial support to low-income families with children who have developmental and behavioral disabilities. This includes ASD – and physical impairments.Children under age 18 can get SSI if they meet Social Security’s definition of disability for children and live in a household with limited income and resources. We define a disability as:
- The child must have a physical or mental condition(s) that very seriously limits the child’s activities.
- The condition(s) must have lasted, or be expected to last, at least 1 year or result in death.
Friday, May 5, 2023
Friday, May 5 - Cinco de Mayo
5:00pm - Cinco de Mayo Fiesta (sold out) (LaCantina Winery)
6:00pm - Criminals & Beauty Queens (67 Degrees Brewery)
Saturday, May 6
10:00am - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)
10:30am - Jane Jacobs Neighborhood Walk (start at Franklin Town Common)
10:30am - Jamie Barrett Concert (Franklin Public Library)
11:00am - Class of 2023 Commencement (Dean College)
12:45pm - World Labyrinth Day - Walk for Peace (First Universalist Society of Franklin)
4:00pm - Laura May duo (live music) (LaCantina Winery)
6:00pm - Sudden Odd Behavior (67 Degrees Brewery)
Sunday, May 7
1:00pm - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)
7:00pm - Interfaith Teen Climate Change Meeting (St John’s Episcopal Church)
Tuesday, May 9
1:00pm - Dean College Lecture Series: Creative Writing (Franklin Senior Center)
7:00pm - FBRTC Meeting (67 Degrees Brewery)
7:00pm - Yankee Quilters (Emma's Quilt Cupboard)
Wednesday, May 10
1:00pm - Senior Scribblers (writing group) (Franklin Senior Center)
6:00pm - FHS POPS Night/8th Grade Side by Side Concert (Franklin High School)
7:00pm - Franklin Newcomers & Friends (Escape Into Fiction)
7:00pm - St Mary's Women's Faith Formation Group (virtual)
Thursday, May 11
10:00am - Writer's Quiet Space (Escape Into Fiction)
6:00pm - Dave Penza (live music) (LaCantina Winery)
7:00pm - Massachusetts Anti-Bullying Laws Workshop (Virtual)
If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication: https://forms.gle/oPdi8X3ZbHHyrHzo6
The School district calendar is found https://www.franklinps.net/calendar-by-event-type/26
Finance Committee Meetings - May 8, May 10 and May 11 of 2023
The Finance Committee will hold a series of meetings May 8, 2023 - May 11, 2023.
These meetings will review various aspects of the FY2024 Town Administrators Operating Budget.You may access the agenda and links for the following meetings below....
- Monday, May 8th, 2023 Agenda and Links
- Wednesday, May 10th, 2023 Agenda and Links
- Thursday, May 11th, 2023 Agenda and Links
All meetings will commence at 7:00pm in the Municipal Chambers and via the Zoom platform.