Showing posts with label Franklin For All. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Franklin For All. Show all posts

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Economic Development Subcmte hears timeline on Franklin For All projects; reviews & forwards parking changes to Council (audio)

FM #847 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 847 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares the audio recording of the Economic Development Subcommittee meeting held on Wednesday, Sep 21, 2022 in the Council Chambers.  


“Franklin For All” Steering Committee 

Chair Melanie Hamblen, Glenn Jones, Cobi Frongillo, Pat Sheridan

Greg Rondeau, Beth Wierling, and Bruce Hunchard



Quick recap:

Franklin For All portion

  • Full steering committee reviewed the priority listing and time line developed by Planning and Community Development Dept after the steering committee had set the priorities for the Franklin For All recommendations during their August meeting

  • Much of the discussion was around clarification on what was included, what was not, and why

Parking bylaw proposal portion of meeting

  • Just the Council members remainder on the dias for the longer section of the meeting around the parking proposals (B Wierling did move to the audience and ended upon commenting on the proposal as a resident)

  • There was much discussion and input from community and business members on aspects of the proposal

  • The subcommittee voted to move the recommendations forward to the Council with a variety of votes. At first they attempted to move all forward, by a 4-0 vote. When they were advised it was complete, a more refined set of votes on aspects of the proposals results in 3-1 votes (Hamblen, Frongillo, Sheridan for; Jones against). Another motion for an amendment (for residential parking) by Sheridan did not get a second so it died there. One of the proposed amendments (from Frongillo) was to expand the role of the Town Administrator to set more than just the rates. This was objected to (by Jones) and the resulting discussion did not result in a vote

  • The proposals will come before the Council at one of the October meetings


The recording of the meeting runs about 2 hours and 15 minutes

Audio file ->  
https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-847-economic-development-subcmte-mtg-09-21-22



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Meeting agenda doc -> 

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/09-21-22_edc_agenda.pdf 


Franklin TV YouTube video -> https://youtu.be/0juF7Nd2ngk 


My notes taken via Twitter and captured in one PDF can be found here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1V880A9wPIyLuq-GjD9f6AJ0mYbGIzwrs/view?usp=sharing


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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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Economic Development Subcmte hears timeline on Franklin For All projects; reviews & forwards parking changes to Council (audio)
Economic Development Subcmte hears timeline on Franklin For All projects; reviews & forwards parking changes to Council (audio)

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Economic Development Committee - Sep 21 - video replay available

The Economic Development Subcommittee meeting met on Wednesday, Sep 21. The video recording is available for replay here.

Agenda:

1. Discussion: “Franklin For All” MAPC Study Conclusion & Committee Recommendations
a. Staff Memo Implementation Timeline



2. Downtown Parking Lot Proposal
a. Downtown Parking Lot Town Administrator Memo
b. Downtown Parking District Maps Current vs. Proposed
c. Traffic Fines Bylaw materials
d. Downtown Parking Bylaw Parking Rates Proposal

YouTube link ->  https://youtu.be/0juF7Nd2ngk

My notes captured during the meeting via Twitter can be found in one PDF doc


 

Bryan Taberner addressing the EDC
Bryan Taberner addressing the EDC

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Economic Development Subcommittee Steering Committee - Sep 21 at 6 PM

Economic Development Subcommittee Steering Committee 
Meeting Agenda & Meeting Packet
September 21, 2022 - 6:00 PM

Meeting will be held at the Municipal Building
2nd floor, Council Chambers 
355 East Central Street 


Agenda:

1. Discussion: “Franklin For All” MAPC Study Conclusion & Committee Recommendations
a. Staff Memo Implementation Timeline



2. Downtown Parking Lot Proposal
a. Downtown Parking Lot Town Administrator Memo
b. Downtown Parking District Maps Current vs. Proposed
c. Traffic Fines Bylaw materials
d. Downtown Parking Bylaw Parking Rates Proposal


Agenda doc and remote information -> 

Economic Development Subcommittee Steering Committee - Sep 21 at 6 PM
Economic Development Subcommittee Steering Committee - Sep 21 at 6 PM

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Economic Development Subcommittee Steering Committee - Agenda - Aug 10, 2022

Economic Development Subcommittee Steering Committee 
Meeting Agenda & Meeting Packet
August 10, 2022 - 6:00 PM

Meeting will be held at the Municipal Building
2nd floor, Council Chambers 355 East Central Street 


Agenda:

1. Discussion: “Franklin For All” MAPC Study Conclusion & Committee Recommendations
a. Staff Memo 


Agenda doc contains remote participation info ->

Economic Development Subcommittee Steering Committee - Agenda - Aug 10, 2022
Economic Development Subcommittee Steering Committee - Agenda - Aug 10, 2022

Friday, July 29, 2022

From the heat to the proposed 'friendly 40b' process, to the 5 year fiscal outlook, we cover these and more in this Talk Franklin episode - 07/26/22

FM #832 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 832 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Marketing & Communications Specialist Lily Rivera. We had our conversation at the Municipal Building in Jamie’s office. 


Topics for this session

  • This heat wave broke, the drought is continuing 

  • Weekly Farmers Market, Concert on the Common, food trucks, movie nights

  • Hydrant painting contest by DPW, applications due Aug 12, winner announcement in October

  • Friendly 40b

  • EDC to do their ‘short list’ for the MAPC recommendations at Aug 10 meeting

  • Green community presentation at August Town Council meeting

  • 5 year fiscal outlook (not published yet but highlights covered)

  • Old South Meeting House

  • Davis Thayer deed processing underway, discussion in Fall on how best to use it


The conversation runs about 45 minutes. Let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie and Lily. Audio file -> https://anchor.fm/letstalkfranklin/episodes/The-End-of-the-Heat-Wave--Hydrant-Painting--and-the-New-Friendly-40b-Process-e1lrjsg/a-a8ak6mi



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Hydrant painting contest  https://www.franklinma.gov/public-works/news/hydrant-painting-starts-today


40b collection

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/07/what-is-40b-why-is-town-of-franklin.html


Beaver St collection

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/07/what-is-beaver-st-interceptor-why-does.html


Franklin for All webpage 

https://www.mapc.org/resource-library/franklin-for-all/


Green Community story map https://www.franklinma.gov/administrator/pages/green-community 


Town budget page  https://www.franklinma.gov/town-budget 


Community & Cultural District calendar https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/blog-page.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!

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


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


From the heat to the proposed 'friendly 40b' process, to the 5 year fiscal outlook, we cover these and more in this Talk Franklin episode - 07/26/22
From the heat to the proposed 'friendly 40b' process, to the 5 year fiscal outlook, we cover these and more in this Talk Franklin episode - 07/26/22

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Magic Mirror Photo Booth at the Strawberry Stroll & Franklin For All Table - THIS FRIDAY!

Magic Mirror Photo Booth at the Strawberry Stroll & Franklin For All Table - THIS FRIDAY!

June 10, 2022 from 4 PM - 8 PM

Franklin For All will be at the Strawberry Stroll this Friday from 4pm-8pm! Attendees will be able to connect with Franklin for All project staff regarding the proposed recommendations and enjoy a town sponsored magic mirror photo booth experience to document the fun and resident dreams of downtown revitalization. Find us at the intersection of Dean Ave and Main Street, directly across from the stage for fun and engaging photo- op!

Shared from -> https://www.franklinma.gov/home/news/magic-mirror-photo-booth-strawberry-stroll-franklin-all-tabling-friday

Magic Mirror Photo Booth at the Strawberry Stroll & Franklin For All Table
Magic Mirror Photo Booth at the Strawberry Stroll & Franklin For All Table

Economic Development Subcmte Plus plans to select top recommendations for Aug 10 meeting (audio)

FM #814 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 814 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares the Economic Development SubCmte Plus meeting held in hybrid format on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. 

  • Chair: M Hamblen, C Frongillo, G Jones, P Sheridan, B Wierling, G Rondeau, B Hunchard
  • Town Administration: J Hellen, A Alleyne, L Rivera, B Taberner, A Love

Discussion on the process for selecting priorities among the recommendations (or in addition to) by the committee members as a way of prioritizing the Towns work overall. Not everything can be done, but if everyone uses 3 priorities, they can bubble up what should be worked first, etc.


Meeting scheduled for Aug 10, 6 PM to do the prioritization. This was selected in light of the MAPC report due at the end of June, time to digest, should also have the final requirements coming from the State on the MBTA community incentives by that time as well.


The recording runs just over an hour, so let’s listen to the Economic Development SubCmte Plus discussion on June 8, 2022.


Audio file ->  https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-814-economic-development-subcmte-plus-mtg-06-08-22


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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!

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


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

 
Economic Development Subcmte Plus plans to select top recommendations for Aug 10 meeting
Economic Development Subcmte Plus plans to select top recommendations for Aug 10 meeting

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Back to back Wednesday: EDC hears recommendations; Town Council gets an update on Nu-Style property

The Economic Development Subcommittee is scheduled to meet at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, June 8. The agenda is shown here. 
1. Update: MAPC “Franklin For All” zoning reform project for Franklin Center, including the Downtown Commercial District and surrounding neighborhoods 
a. Draft set of Recommendations - Slideshow from 5/16/22 Presentation  
https://www.mapc.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Public-Forum-2-Presentation_updated-5-16.pdf   
b. Updated Memo & Timeline 
Agenda doc with remote participation info ->


The Town Council has a varied and pretty full agenda. One item not heard of recently is a scheduled update on the former Nu-Style property (a brown field) located on Grove St. 

Per the memo in the agenda packet, a team will visit the town and site on Wednesday and present their update to the Council at the meeting Wednesday evening.
"ULI’s TAP will be in Town on June 8, 2022 to perform a day long assessment of a new development concept developed by DPCD ‐ North Grove PDA Revitalization and Access Roadway Project. The Technical Assistance Panel consists of professionals in the fields of development, planning, real estate, economic development and environmental science.  
In general the TAP will work to answer the following questions:
1. Is the Town’s North Grove PDA/EOA Revitalization and Access Roadway Project actually feasible  given existing constraints, or are there better options to clean up and redevelop the Town’s Nu‐Style property and stimulate private investment in the North Grove PDA? 
2. Can the Town create a public/private development partnership to implement the Proposed Project (or other project conceived during the TAP) where all parties gain in the end?  
3. What specific process should the Town (and/or public private partnership) take to implement the chosen revitalization project?   
The TAP professional will present their findings at your meeting on June 8, 2022. I look forward to seeing the results of their work. "
8. PRESENTATIONS / DISCUSSION
a. Presentation/Discussion: North Grove Priority Development Area Redevelopment Concept -

The full agenda doc and remote participation information ->   https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/06-08-2022_town_council_agenda_packet.pdf 

Back to back Wednesday: EDC hears recommendations; Town Council gets an update on Nu-Style property
Back to back Wednesday: EDC hears recommendations; Town Council gets an update on Nu-Style property

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Jamie, Tom, & Lily join Steve to Talk Franklin, recap the budget, and look ahead to plenty of events (audio)

FM #810 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 810 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares the special combination of “Talk Franklin” with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen, and Town Council Quarterbacking with Chair Tom Mercer. 


Talk Franklin was on the schedule for Friday, and given the double meeting of the Town Council for the budget hearings, it made sense to cover our Town Council Quarterbacking session after both public hearings, hence combining them together.


Lily Rivera, Marketing & Communication Specialists joins us on the Friday before the Memorial Day weekend to recap the budget, town state of affairs and look out to the near term events coming in June, Farmers Market opens June 3rd, and then the Strawberry Festival and the Franklin For All booth on June 10 kicks off ArtWALK and the Ladybug Trail. 


The conversation runs about 44 minutes. Let’s listen into my conversation with Jamie, Tom and Lily.


Audio file -> https://anchor.fm/letstalkfranklin/episodes/Talk-of-the-Town---Budget-and-Upcoming-Events-e1jauvc/a-a81g5o5



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Recap & audio for budget hearing #1

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/05/town-council-takes-4-hours-to-get-their.html 


Recap & audio for budget hearing #2

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/05/town-council-approves-fy-2023-budget.html 


Budget hearing #1 on YouTube for video replay

https://youtu.be/VfOe0X2AMiM 


Budget hearing #2 on YouTube for video replay

https://youtu.be/aY0ikJDyUTE


Keep up with events in Franklin via the Community Calendar

https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/blog-page.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"



Jamie, Tom, & Lily join Steve to Talk Franklin, recap the budget, and look ahead to plenty of events (audio)
Jamie, Tom, & Lily join Steve to Talk Franklin, recap the budget, and look ahead to plenty of events (audio)