Showing posts with label 4th of July. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 4th of July. Show all posts

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Franklin, MA: Town Council - Agenda - August 18, 2021

1. ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE CHAIR

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.

Chair to identify Council Members participating remotely

2. CITIZEN COMMENTS

Citizens are welcome to express their views for up to five 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

None Scheduled

4. PROCLAMATIONS/RECOGNITIONS

Proclamation/Recognition: Dale Kurtz - Retirement, Veterans Service Officer

Recognition: Bristol Savings Bank - Donation to the Fire Department 

Recognition: Fourth of July Committee - Joe Carmignani & Paul Kortick

5. APPOINTMENTS

None Scheduled

6. HEARINGS - 7:10pm

Zoning Bylaw Amendment 21-874: Amendment to Ch.185 Section 21 Parking, Loading, and Driveway Requirements (to be continued)

7. LICENSE TRANSACTIONS

99 Restaurants of Boston, LLC d/b/a 99 Restaurant Pub #30130, Located at 847 West Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038, Change of Manager

8. PRESENTATIONS/DISCUSSIONS

9. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS

  • Capital Budget Subcommittee
  • Budget Subcommittee
  • Economic Development Subcommittee

10. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION

10a. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION

Resolution 21-46: Gift Acceptance, Fire Department, $25,000 - Bristol County Savings Bank (Motion to Approve Resolution 21-46 - Majority Vote)

10b. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION

Resolution 21-47: Gift Acceptance, Fire Department $5,000 and Police Department $5,000 - Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU) (Motion to Approve Resolution 21-47 - Majority Vote)

10c. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION

Resolution 21-48: Gift Acceptance, Police Department $10, Recreation Department $250, Veterans Department $200 (Motion to Approve Resolution 21-48 - Majority Vote)

10d. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION

Resolution 21-49: Acceptance of Access Easement Over Property Located at 340 East Central Street (Motion to Approve Resolution 21-49 - Majority Vote)

10e. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION

Bylaw Amendment 21-875: Chapter 82, Trash and Recycling Fee Increase - First Reading (Motion to move Bylaw Amendment 21-875 to a Second Reading - Majority Vote)

11. TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

12. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

13. COUNCIL COMMENTS

14. EXECUTIVE SESSION

None Scheduled

ADJOURN

Note: 
  • Two-Thirds Vote: requires 6 votes
  • Majority Vote: requires majority of members present and voting 
The agenda page can be found ->  https://www.franklinma.gov/town-council/agenda/august-18-town-council-agenda

The one doc PDF of the agenda can be found ->


DPW: Trash & Recycling fee increase proposed
DPW: Trash & Recycling fee increase proposed

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

FM #578 - Talk Franklin with Jamie Hellen - 07/09/21 (audio)

FM #578 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 578 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.


We talk about: 

  • 4th of July; Farmers Market and Concerts on the Common

  • Fire dept, Red Cross in response to lightning strike

  • Maple Hill right of first refusal scheduled for Town Council vote at meeting 7/21/21

  • Dale Kurtz retirement among several to be recognized


Links to the key topics covered here are included in the show notes. The recording runs about 30 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie.


Audio file => https://anchor.fm/letstalkfranklin/episodes/4th-of-July-Recap--Farmers-Market--Concerts-on-the-Common-and-Other-Local-Updates-e14bd4s/a-a64am7i



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4th of July Coalition webpage  https://www.franklin4th.com/ 


Town Council agendas  https://www.franklinma.gov/node/160/agenda/2021 


Cultural Festival scheduled for September  https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/06/franklin-gearing-up-for-franklin.html 


Harvest Festival scheduled for October  https://www.franklindowntownpartnership.org/2021/04/harvest-festival-scheduled-for-october.html 


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.  


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

 

How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.


For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ or www.franklin.news/


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!

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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"


FM #578 - Talk Franklin with Jamie Hellen - 07/09/21 (audio)
FM #578 - Talk Franklin with Jamie Hellen - 07/09/21 (audio)


Thursday, July 8, 2021

ICYMI - Recent MA News

In case you missed some recent MA news:

Annual reading of Frederick Douglass

We are excited to once again co-sponsor the annual reading of Frederick Douglass’ “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”

Join us this Friday (July 9) at noon at the @MAAHMuseum & listen or participate in a community reading of this thought-provoking speech.

Hope to see you there! https://t.co/UCtvu357cL

Other resources on the Fredrick Douglas speech



annual reading of Frederick Douglass’ “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”
annual reading of Frederick Douglass’ “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”

#VaxExpress is back
The #VaxExpress is back, with stops at selected commuter rail stations July 7-11. Free food, music, a $25 grocery store gift card, and a chance for prizes. Details: https://t.co/nu6MgmCnii @MBTA @KeolisBoston @BCBSMA #TrustTheFacts #GetTheVax https://t.co/Gn3vBvsknx

Federal Internet subsidy available

Few in Massachusetts taking advantage of new federal Internet subsidy https://t.co/8MBtTBKVAI

VaxMillions Giveaway registration is open

Massachusetts VaxMillions Giveaway
Win $1 million or a college scholarship
Get vaccinated today! You can't play if you aren't vaccinated.
Registration is now open
ENTER TO WIN NOW  https://www.mass.gov/massachusetts-vaxmillions-giveaway


VaxMillions Giveaway registration is open
"Massachusetts VaxMillions Giveaway" registration is open

 

Sunday, July 4, 2021

4th of July Celebration - Sunday, July 4 - Schedule

Franklin 4th of July Celebration 

Sunday, July 4
12-5 pm: Rides and food booths open (WRIST BANDS FROM 12-5PM)
12-1 pm: Michael Rivelis (solo acoustic)
1:30-3 pm: Granite Brass (bringing spirited music to those who served our country)
3:30-4:30 pm: Jamie Barrett (solo acoustic)
 
Check July 4th Coalition Facebook page for schedule updates 

Visit the July 4th Coalition page to donate and for other information

Franklin July 4th Coalition

carnival ride from 2018 4th of July celebration
carnival ride from 2018 4th of July celebration

 

Saturday, July 3, 2021

4th of July Celebration - Saturday, July 3 - schedule

Franklin 4th of July Celebration 

Saturday, July 3
12-10 pm: Rides and food booths open (WRIST BANDS FROM 12-5PM)
First Annual Franklin Blues Festival: 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
2-3:15 pm: Padula Trio Plus One (Franklin’s own playing jazz/blues standards
4-6 pm: Slam Allen Band (blues, soul and R&B to deliver a powerful performance)
6-8 pm: Mike Crandall Band featuring Bruce Bears ( blues & swing music)

 
Check July 4th Coalition Facebook page for schedule updates 

Visit the July 4th Coalition page to donate and for other information

Franklin July 4th Coalition 

carnival rides as they were being set up for the 4th of July Celebration
carnival rides as they were being set up for the 4th of July Celebration


Friday, July 2, 2021

4th of July Celebration - Friday, July 2 - schedule

Franklin 4th of July Celebration


Friday, July 2
6-10 pm: Rides and food booths open
8-10 pm: Duppy Conquerors (testimonial to Bob Marley’s spirit and his music)


Check July 4th Coalition Facebook page for schedule updates 

Visit the July 4th Coalition page to donate and for other information

Franklin July 4th Coalition 

  

carnival ride as it was being set up for the 4th July Celebration
carnival ride as it was being set up for the 4th July Celebration

Thursday, July 1, 2021

4th of July Celebration - Thursday, July 1 schedule

Franklin 4th of July Celebration

Thursday, July 1
6-10 pm: Rides and food booths open (WRIST BANDS FROM 6-10 PM)
6-7 pm: Attleboro School of Rock (building musical proficiency through innovation)
7:30-10 pm: Victory Shot (classic rock with a combination of creativity, skills and energy)
 

Check July 4th Coalition Facebook page for schedule updates 

Visit the July 4th Coalition page to donate and for other information

Franklin July 4th Coalition  

space to sit & eat under the tent on the Town Common
space to sit & eat under the tent on the Town Common


Wednesday, June 30, 2021

4th of July Celebration - Weds schedule

Franklin 4th of July Celebration


Wednesday, June 30
6-10 pm: Rides and food booths open (WRIST BANDS FROM 6-10PM)
6-7 pm: Matt Zajac (solo acoustic)
8-10 pm: Mo Bounce (Funk, Soul, R&B party band)

Check July 4th Coalition Facebook page for schedule updates 

Visit the July 4th Coalition page to donate and for other information

Franklin July 4th Coalition 

carnival rides being set up for the 4th of July Celebration
carnival rides being set up for the 4th of July Celebration


Tuesday, June 29, 2021

FM #575 - Talk Franklin - 06/25/21 (audio)

FM #575 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 575 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.


We talk about: 

Maple Hill status

Staffing changes; committee/board re-appointments

Re-opening continues, more meetings in person allowed

Farmers Market, 4th of July; concerts on the common – Cultural Festival

 

Links to the key topics covered here are included in the show notes. The recording runs about 26 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie.


Audio file => https://player.captivate.fm/5f5bfaa1-b85f-46ea-ba17-8c72c732f308


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Franklin Community Profile  =>   https://mecc.memberclicks.net/assets/2021CommunityProfiles/FRANKLIN.pdf

 

Pop Shop Franklin -> https://www.franklinma.gov/economic-development/pages/pop-shop-franklin 

 

Town Council 06/23/21 Agenda folder -> https://www.franklinma.gov/town-council/agenda/june-23-town-council-agenda

 

Town Council 06/23/21 Agenda doc (including connection info) ->  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/6-23-21_town_council_agenda.pdf


My notes from the Town Council 06/23/21 meeting

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/06/recap-town-council-meeting-deserved.html



--------------


We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.  


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

 

How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.


For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ or www.franklin.news/


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!

------------------


You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"

 

FM #575 - Talk Franklin - 06/25/21 (audio)
FM #575 - Talk Franklin - 06/25/21 (audio)

Monday, June 28, 2021

Light Up Franklin for this 4th of July

Final week to order. Please help support the Franklin Lions

To order https://forms.gle/28J8pqr6ffudN5i39

"The Franklin Lions would like to celebrate this 4th of July. Our goal is to Light Up the town on July 4th with paper lanterns.  
We are selling the Lanterns in sets of 3 for $15. Lanterns come with LED light and string. Some assembly is required and pattern may vary.  
Once you place your lantern on display we would love for you to send a picture of your lanterns all lit up. We will be posting a video of the lanterns on July 4th to our Facebook page.  
To purchase your lantern please complete below. We will be in contact by email to confirm your order, delivery, and payment. "

Visit the Lions web page -> https://e-clubhouse.org/sites/franklinma/ 

For additional info  https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/06/lions-looking-to-light-up-franklin-for.html

Light Up Franklin for this 4th of July
Light Up Franklin for this 4th of July


Saturday, June 26, 2021

4th of July Event - Rotary needs your help. Please share with friends and family.

Hi All,

Rotary Club of Franklin MA is a local non-profit group who serves our community by providing Annual Scholarships to Franklin HS Seniors and with service project to Franklin's Seniors and underserved. For Rotary to do this, we host fundraisers of all types and this upcoming event is one of them.

We are currently in need of cashiers and servers for Saturday July 3rd and Sunday July 4th.  If you can provide a few hours of your time, Rotary Club (and I) will be so grateful.

It's a lot of fun and we will feed you!! J

Here is link to sign up genius for Rotary Club of Franklin MA July 4th.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E4AAAA62BA2F94-july

Thank you.

Diane 

Diane M. Padula
Office Manager
Comprehensive Wealth Planners at Dean Bank
(P) 508-803-7885
(F) 508-803-7985
21 Main Street
P. O. Box 307
Franklin, MA 02038
The Rotary Club of Franklin
The Rotary Club of Franklin

Friday, June 25, 2021

Franklin's Event Outlook: Jun 25 - July 1, 2021

Farmers Market opens today but not next Friday due to the 4th of July celebration taking over the Town Common beginning Wednesday, June 30. The Zajac Brothers perform at THE BLACK BOX Friday night. Be a Match for Gigi on Saturday.


Friday, June 25
"Hedgehog Needs a Hug" (story walk)
1:00pm  - Book Sale
2:00pm - Farmers Market
3:30pm - Kids craft activity by Library Youth Services
6:00pm - Broadway in Franklin (Video on Demand)
8:00pm - Zajac Brothers @ THE BLACK BOX

Saturday, June 26
 "Hedgehog Needs a Hug" (story walk)
9:00am - Be the Match for Gigi
6:00pm - Broadway in Franklin (Video on Demand)
8:00pm - Studio Two (fund raiser for HMEA)

Sunday, June 27
"Hedgehog Needs a Hug" (story walk)
6:00pm - Broadway in Franklin (Video on Demand)

Monday, June 28
"Hedgehog Needs a Hug" (story walk)
6:00pm - Broadway in Franklin (Video on Demand)

Tuesday, June 29
"Hedgehog Needs a Hug" (story walk)
9:00am - wfpr.fm: Pamela Hines – Jazz Journey
12:00pm - wfpr.fm: Pamela Hines – Jazz Journey
6:00pm - wfpr.fm: Pamela Hines – Jazz Journey
6:00pm - Broadway in Franklin (Video on Demand)

Wednesday, June 30
 "Hedgehog Needs a Hug" (story walk)
10:00am - wfpr.fm: "The Wonderful World of Wine" – Mark/ Kim
1:00pm - wfpr.fm: "The Wonderful World of Wine" – Mark/Kim
6:00pm - 4th July: carnival rides
6:00pm - Broadway in Franklin (Video on Demand)
6:00pm - 4th July: Matt Zajac (solo acustic)
7:00pm - wfpr.fm: "The Wonderful World of Wine" – Mark/Kim
7:30pm - Let’s Laugh Today is Free on ZOOM!
8:00pm - 4th July: Mo Bounce (funk, soul, R&B party)

Thursday, July 1
"Hedgehog Needs a Hug" (story walk)
10:00am - wfpr.fm: "Frank’s Music" – Frank Falvey
11:00am - wfpr.fm: "Talkin’ the Blues" – Jim/Todd
1:00pm - wfpr.fm: "Frank’s Music" – Frank Falvey
2:00pm - wfpr.fm: "Talkin’ the Blues" – Jim/Todd
6:00pm - 4th July: carnival rides
6:00pm - 4th July: Attleboro School of Rock
7:00pm - 350 Mass Greater Franklin Node
7:00pm - wfpr.fm: "Frank’s Music" – Frank Falvey
7:30pm - 4th July: Victory Shot (classic rock)
8:00pm - wfpr.fm: "Talkin' the Blues!" - Jim/Todd


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 Town meeting calendar is found  https://www.franklinma.gov/calendar
The School district meeting calendar is found   https://www.franklinps.net/calendar-by-event-type/26
 
Community Calendar
Community Calendar

Franklin's 4th of July schedule

Franklin 4th of July Celebration


Wednesday, June 30
6-10 pm: Rides and food booths open (WRIST BANDS FROM 6-10PM)
6-7 pm: Matt Zajac (solo acoustic)
8-10 pm: Mo Bounce (Funk, Soul, R&B party band)
 
Thursday, July 1
6-10 pm: Rides and food booths open (WRIST BANDS FROM 6-10PM)
6-7 pm: Attleboro School of Rock (building musical proficiency through innovation)
7:30-10 pm: Victory Shot (classic rock with a combination of creativity, skills and energy)
 
Friday, July 2
6-10 pm: Rides and food booths open
8-10 pm: Duppy Conquerors (testimonial to Bob Marley’s spirit and his music)

Saturday, July 3
12-10 pm: Rides and food booths open (WRIST BANDS FROM 12-5PM)
First Annual Franklin Blues Festival: 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
2-3:15 pm: Padula Trio Plus One (Franklin’s own playing jazz/blues standards
4-6 pm: Slam Allen Band (blues, soul and R&B to deliver a powerful performance)
6-8 pm: Mike Crandall Band featuring Bruce Bears ( blues & swing music)

Sunday, July 4
12-5 pm: Rides and food booths open (WRIST BANDS FROM 12-5PM)
12-1 pm: Michael Rivelis (solo acoustic)
1:30-3 pm: Granite Brass (bringing spirited music to those who served our country)
3:30-4:30 pm: Jamie Barrett (solo acoustic)
 
Check July 4th Coalition Facebook page for schedule updates 

Visit the July 4th Coalition page to donate and for other information

Franklin July 4th Coalition 

Franklin's 4th of July schedule
Franklin's 4th of July schedule