Showing posts with label DPW. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DPW. Show all posts

Friday, May 17, 2024

Alert for Franklin residents: Tree pruning scheduled

Via the DPW:
"Important information on tree pruning taking place during the next few months"
The listing of streets included in this notification:
Abbey Ln, Adam Cir, Bunny Dr, Chris Dr, Cleveland Ave, Coutu St, Curtis Ln, Emilio Dr, Forest St, Gallison St, Grant Cir, Harrison Pl, Heaton Cir, Ivy Ln, Jackson Cir,  Jefferson Rd, Jeremy Dr, Joy St, Judy Cir, Kate Dr, Kingswood Dr, McKinley Rd, Metcalf St, Michael Rd, Peters Ln, Reagan Ave, Rizoli Cir, Rocky Rd, Rona Ln, Skipper Cir, South St, Stanford Rd, Taft Dr, Teri's Way, Vine St, Washington St, Wilson Rd, Worsted St

 

Alert for Franklin residents: Tree pruning scheduled
Alert for Franklin residents: Tree pruning scheduled




Wednesday, May 15, 2024

301 entries for the tree lottery; 25 winners getting an email

Via the Franklin DPW:
"WE had 301 folks enter our contest to win a Street Tree! 25 Winners are going to be notified by email so check that in-box!
Have a great Public Works Day!"

Shared from -> https://www.facebook.com/100064487150311/posts/842621857897378/ 

301 entries for the tree lottery; 25 winners getting an email
301 entries for the tree lottery; 25 winners getting an email

If you missed the story on the tree lottery -> 

Friday, May 10, 2024

Finance Committee reviews Public Safety and Public Works budgets (audio)

FM #1198 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1198 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares the Franklin, MA Finance Committee budget hearing, the second of 3 sessions conducted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. The 3rd session is scheduled for May 15, 2024. Then the Town Council does their budget hearing over 2 nights, May 22 & May 23. 

The departmental budgets covered were:

  • Public Safety:

    • 210 Police Department

    • 220 Fire Department

    • 225 Regional Dispatch

    • 240 Inspection Department

    • 292 Animal Control

  • b. Department of Public Works (DPW):

    • Departments: 422 Public Works

    • Enterprise Funds:

      • 450 Water

      • 440 Sewer

      • 434 Solid Waste

      • 460 Stormwater


The meeting runs about 1 and 20 minutes. Let’s listen to the second of 3 budget hearings. Audio link -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-1198-finance-cmte-budget-hearing-2-of-3-05-08-24




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The Franklin TV video is available for replay -> https://www.youtube.com/live/kRJStUo28Q8?si=YQQ8EPTnnAz3XMJe&t=61 


The agenda doc ->  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/agendas/_2024-05-08_finance_committee_agenda_.pdf 


Follow along with the budget voting doc ->   https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/uploads/fy25_ta_budget_book_v2.pdf 


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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 www.franklin.news/ or  www.Franklinmatters.org/  


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"


Finance Committee - Budget Hearing #2 of 3 - Public Safety & Public Works - May 8
Finance Committee - Budget Hearing #2 of 3 - Public Safety & Public Works - May 8

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Finance Committee reviews Public Safety and Public Works budgets (video)

The Finance Committee held their second of three budget hearings on Wednesday, May 8 in the Council Chambers. 

The 3rd and final budget hearing is scheduled for May 15 with the school budgets covered (Franklin Public Schools, Tri-County and Norfolk Aggie.)

The Franklin TV video is available for replay on YouTube ->  https://www.youtube.com/live/kRJStUo28Q8?si=YQQ8EPTnnAz3XMJe&t=61

The departmental budgets covered were:
  • Public Safety:
    • 210 Police Department
    • 220 Fire Department
    • 225 Regional Dispatch
    • 240 Inspection Department
    • 292 Animal Control
  • b. Department of Public Works (DPW):
    • Departments: 422 Public Works
    • Enterprise Funds:
      • 450 Water
      • 440 Sewer
      • 434 Solid Waste
      • 460 Stormwater

Finance Committee - Budget Hearing #2 of 3 - Public Safety & Public Works - May 8
Finance Committee - Budget Hearing #2 of 3 - Public Safety & Public Works - May 8

Town of Franklin: Job Opportunities in Human Resources, Senior Center, Library. Facilities, Fire Dept, Finance, & DPW

Town of Franklin: Job Opportunities in Human Resources, Senior Center, Library. Facilities, Fire Dept, Finance, & DPW
Town of Franklin: Job Opportunities in Human Resources, Senior Center, Library. Facilities, Fire Dept, Finance, & DPW

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Finance Committee - Budget Hearing #2 of 3 - Public Safety & Public Works - May 8

Finance Committee Meeting 
Agenda & Meeting Packet 
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 7:00 PM 


Agenda

1. Call to Order

2. Public Comments

3. FY25 Town Administrator Operating Budget Hearing continued...
FY25 Town Administrator Budget Materials website

a. Public Safety:
i. 210 Police Department
ii. 220 Fire Department
iii. 225 Regional Dispatch
iv. 240 Inspection Department
v. 292 Animal Control
b. Department of Public Works (DPW):
i. Departments: 422 Public Works
ii. Enterprise Funds:
1. 450 Water
2. 440 Sewer
3. 434 Solid Waste
4. 460 Stormwater
4. Adjourn


Finance Committee - Budget Hearing #2 of 3 - Public Safety & Public Works - May 8
Finance Committee - Budget Hearing #2 of 3 - Public Safety & Public Works - May 8

Beaver Street Interceptor: construction and detour update

Beaver Street Interceptor 

Beaver Street Interceptor: construction and detour update
Beaver Street Interceptor: construction and detour update
 
 
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE WEEK OF MAY 6:

The dead end section of Old West Central serving Ledgewood Condominiums and Franklin Crossing will continue to be closed at Tri-County Drive.  Those residents should continue to follow the posted signs for directions on exiting and entering. 

Starting on Thursday May 9th, construction work will move onto Rt. 140 in front of the Dunkin Donuts, expect lane closures and traffic delays due to active roadwork.

Please reference the interactive map below and posted signs for details and updates.

Beaver Street Interceptor: construction and detour update
Beaver Street Interceptor: construction and detour update


We appreciate the public's continued support and understanding and will
continue to communicate regularly via social media, our dedicated email list, and the construction map below as work progresses.



BEAVER STREET INTERCEPTOR HOTLINE: 508-553-5526
(PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE AND WE WILL RETURN YOUR CALL)
EMAIL: BSI-info@franklinma.gov


Shared from -> https://www.franklinma.gov/water-sewer-division/pages/beaver-street-interceptor


Monday, May 6, 2024

Franklin grease trap policy proposed to be formalized in Town bylaw (audio & video)

FM #1193 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1193 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares the Franklin (MA) Economic Development Subcmte Meeting conducted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024.  The meeting was held at the Municipal Bldg and conducted in a hybrid manner. Chair Melanie Hamblen, Councilors Brian Chandler & Cobi Frongillo were in the Council Chambers. Councilor Sheridan was absent.


The meeting was scheduled to begin at 5:45 and actually started at 5:55 (not 6:55 as is announced by Chair Hamblen). There was technical difficulty with the Zoom video but not with the YouTube video or any channel audio. Turned out to be a setting in the meeting set up that turned the video off for this session. (Duly noted for future sessions).  


Quick summary

  • Current policy across Health Dept, Building Inspection and DPW calls out the requirements for grease traps for commercial use. Those policies would be combined into one Town bylaw to formalize and remove possible confusion or contention as to which one takes precedence.

  • The draft bylaw was recommended to be moved to the Town Council for their review and approval. This one would not need to include the Planning Board for review.


The meeting runs about 26 minutes.    Audio link -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-1193-economic-development-subcmte-mtg-05-01-24



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Economic Development Subcmte page -> https://www.franklinma.gov/economic-development-subcommittee 


Meeting agenda ->  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/agendas/2024-05-01_edc_agenda_packet.pdf 


Franklin TV video on YouTube -> https://www.youtube.com/live/YKganfWutTA?si=EJQ77tsztrptv4Mi&t=100


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


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 www.franklin.news/ or  www.Franklinmatters.org/ 


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"



Franklin grease trap policy proposed to be formalized in Town bylaw (audio & video)
Franklin grease trap policy proposed to be formalized in Town bylaw (audio & video)

Franklin Residents: Want To Win a Tree? Enter Here!

We love trees! Do you?

Thanks to State Rep Jeff Roy, the Town of Franklin was gifted a bunch of trees and we want share them with you!

We are going to have a "Street Tree Lottery" and give away 20 of these trees to the residents of our Town!!!

Requirements:

*Tree must be planted in the front yard

*Tree must be planted 20 ft back from the pubic right-of-way

*Must be a Franklin resident

*Only one entry per household

*Winner is responsible for planting, watering, maintaining, and loving the tree!

Varieties available (but not guaranteed) include Kousa dogwood, Akebono Cherry, and Katsura.

Submissions will be accepted through Friday, May 10th.

To enter and for more information click here.

We also have some small tree saplings, Spruce, Red Buds and Dogwoods that folks can pick up at the Public Works Office at 257 Fisher St. during regular working hours.

Shared from -> https://www.franklinma.gov/home/news/want-win-tree-enter-here

Franklin Residents: Want To Win a Tree? Enter Here!
Franklin Residents: Want To Win a Tree? Enter Here!

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Tree Planting Ceremony at Franklin’s Dacey Field Park - April 30

The Town of Franklin, in partnership with TruGreen has accepted the donation of 100 trees through their “TruNeighbor” program.  The donation of the trees, coordinated by State Representative Jeffery N. Roy (D-Franklin), will help support the Commonwealth’s and town’s initiatives in combating climate change.  The trees are part of a partnership between TruGreen and the National Arbor Day Foundation.  

Left to Right - Tony Brunetta (Assistant Highway & Grounds Superintendent), Amy M. Frigulietti (Deputy Town Administrator) Ted Cormier-Leger (Town Councilor), Cobi Frongillo (Town Councilor),  Carlos Rebelo (Highway & Grounds Superintendent), Jeffrey N. Roy (State Representative), David Leonhard (TruGreen Region Director) and Michael Reed, (TruGreen Market General Manager)
Left to Right - Tony Brunetta (Assistant Highway & Grounds Superintendent), Amy M. Frigulietti (Deputy Town Administrator) Ted Cormier-Leger (Town Councilor), Cobi Frongillo (Town Councilor),  Carlos Rebelo (Highway & Grounds Superintendent), Jeffrey N. Roy (State Representative), David Leonhard (TruGreen Region Director) and Michael Reed, (TruGreen Market General Manager)


TruGreen has donated four types of trees consisting of Black Gum, October Morning Glory, Kousa Dogwood, and Grenspire Linden trees. 

To commemorate, a tree-planting ceremony was held at Dacey Field in Franklin, in which one of the first trees received was planted.  Dacey Field will receive 25 trees. Even before the ceremony started DPW crews were hard at work planting them in the center of the parking lot.  Held at noon on Tuesday April 30, Representative Roy was also joined by town leaders, Town Councilors, DPW officials, and representatives from TruGreen.

"On the heels of Earth Day and Arbor Day, we would like to extend our gratitude to both TruGreen Lawn Care in Franklin for their donation of 100 trees and Representative Roy for coordinating this gift to the Town", stated Amy Frigulietti, Franklin's Deputy Town Administrator. "Franklin has made significant strides in recent years towards protecting and enhancing our green infrastructure through open space acquisition, conservation efforts and sustainable practices. Over the next few weeks, the Town's DPW will work to find suitable homes for all of these trees and I look forward to seeing them enhance Franklin's landscape."  

Representative Roy stated, “From the perspective of climate change and global warming, these trees  are actually carbon-capture devices and I’m thrilled that TruGreen made them available to us.  These trees will provide monetary   savings for Franklin residents, including:

109,542 KW Hours of energy over 20 years or $16,373.91 in electric savings
$4,713.82 in fuel savings
$9,936.92 in stormwater value
$7,889.80 in CO2 value
$4,742 in air value

This adds up to a total of $43,614.87 in savings, along with continued help in fighting climate change.” 

Carlos Rebelo, Town of Franklin Highway and Grounds Superintendent added, “On behalf of the Town of Franklin we appreciate Representative Roy working with TrueGreen to donate 100 trees to our community. Being recognized as a ‘Tree City USA Member’ in 2022 we were very excited when Representative Roy reached out to us with this generous donation.  As a member, we take pride in planting trees around town and understand the many benefits trees provide.  When I heard about the tree donation, I knew exactly where we could benefit from some new tree plantings.  At the Dacey Community Park located on Lincoln Street we will be planting 25 trees at this park which will provide many benefits like shade, support wildlife, add curb appeal, oxygen for the environment and helping to combat global warming. The other trees will be given away through a Street Tree Lottery for residents to plant and also to other environmental justice areas like the Franklin Housing Authority.”

Town Council member Cobi Frongillo remarked that, "We are incredibly grateful to TruGreen for their donation and to Representative Roy for his assistance. The trees will help save Franklin money, beautify the Town, and reduce our carbon footprint."

Michael Reed, TruGreen’s Market General Manager said, “TruGreen has been a proud member of the Franklin business community for over 20 years.  We are excited to be able to partner with State Representative Jeff Roy and The National Arbor Day Foundation with the donation of 100 trees to our hometown of Franklin.”  

Once the speeches ended, the officials used both shovels and hands to plant the tree.  

In addition to the 25 trees, the grass in the medians at Dacey Field is being replaced with wood chips to lower maintenance, costs, and pesticide use.  The remaining 75 trees will be planted in parks and open spaces throughout the town.  The upcoming "street tree lottery" with will be advertised throughout the Town and social media.  The one condition will be that the tree has to planted along the roadside in front of their property.

Additional photos can be found in one album ->  https://photos.app.goo.gl/xLJgjyfUPJ4wYc5u9