Showing posts with label Maple Hill. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Maple Hill. Show all posts

Monday, June 20, 2022

Community Preservation Act funding scheduled for Town Council approval - June 22

Why is there a Community Preservation Committee meeting scheduled for the same time and place as the Town Council meeting on Wednesday, June 22?

The Town Council is scheduled for a discussion and approval for the initial budget for how the CPA funds available will be spent. Per Open Meeting Law, in order to allow the Community Preservation Committee members to be present, there needs to be a formal agenda announced in advance.

While it is not a requirement to have all the CPC members present, it would be good to see as many as possible in support of this historic occasion. The CPC and Town staff did all the hard work to get to this point of approval. The Town Council is limited to a yes or no vote.

CPC meeting agenda:

Community Preservation Committee Meeting
Agenda & Meeting Packet
June 22, 2022 - 7:00 PM

Agenda:
1. Discussion at the Town Council meeting on the CPA Master Plan and project proposals. This agenda is in the event a quorum of the CPC is present.


Town Council meeting agenda items for CPA fund authorization

9. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION
a. Resolution 22-36: FY23 CPA Budget & Reservations (Motion to Approve Resolution 22-36 - Majority Vote)   https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9a.pdf
b. Resolution 22-37: FY23 CPC Appropriation of Capital Funds (Motion to Approve Resolution 22-37 - Majority Vote)   https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9b.pdf
c. Resolution 22-38: CPC Appropriation of Funds - Debt Service Maple Hill Land (Motion to Approve Resolution 22-38 - Majority Vote)  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9c.pdf

How did the Community Preservation Committee get here? The meeting schedule and recordings for their sessions during 2022:
CPC site visits to Red Brick School & Historical Museum were conducted in Sep/Oct 2021
CPC site visits to Red Brick School & Historical Museum were conducted in Sep/Oct 2021

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The latest "Talk Franklin" episode is ready for your listening pleasure

FM #639 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 639 in the series. 

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

We talk about: 

  • Finance Committee meeting
    • Human Resources presentation by Karen Bratt
    • Veterans tax rate increase
    • Senior Workoff program increase
      • Both pending approval by Town Council
    • ARPA accounting
  • Oct 20 – Town Council
    • New precinct plan per 2020 Census data
  • Maple Hill purchase finalized

Links to the key topics covered here are included in the show notes. The recording runs about 23 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie and Lily.

Audio file -> https://player.captivate.fm/episode/54dea437-2130-4798-9e3c-bcbb611edc5b


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Finance Committee

Agenda -> https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/10-13-21_finance_committee_agenda.pdf 

My recap -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/10/finance-committee-hears-update-from.html 

Audio file -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/10/finance-committee-hears-human-resources.html 

Human Resources presentation doc  -> https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/fincomm-presentation-october142021.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 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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The latest "Talk Franklin" episode is ready for your listening pleasure
The latest "Talk Franklin" episode is ready for your listening pleasure


Tuesday, August 31, 2021

FM #594 - Talk Franklin with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen - 08/27/21 (audio)

FM #594 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 594 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: 

  • Heat wave, Summer recap

  • Personnel changes; Lily Rivera here; Dale Kurtz leaving; Karen Bratt of Human Resources busy

  • Maple Hill approval, paperwork to complete the transaction underway

  • Cultural festival – Sep 12; food trucks, beer/wine garden, music, dancing lessons, etc.

    • Harvest Festival – Oct 2

 

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://player.captivate.fm/episode/8f638f3e-acb0-46f0-91f4-76c902cc6f89


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Town Council agenda  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/9-1-21_town_council_agenda.pdf   


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 #594 - Talk Franklin with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen - 08/27/21 (audio)
FM #594 - Talk Franklin with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen - 08/27/21 (audio)

Sunday, July 25, 2021

FM #585 - Town Council Quarterbacking - 07/22/21 (audio)

FM #585 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 585 in the series. 

This shares my conversation with Town Council Chair Tom Mercer. This is one of a series of conversations meant to provide a recap of the prior 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: 


  • ok, what just happened? 

  • What does it mean for Franklin residents and taxpayers?


We cover the following key topics

4. PROCLAMATIONS/RECOGNITIONS  

a. Retirement: Patti Wyllie, Treasurer-Collector's Department 

b. Retirement: Tommy Gundstrom, DPW 

c. Recognition: Ndoumbe Ndoye, Franklin High School, Commonwealth Heroines Award

Acknowledged – Chrissy Welton relocating to FL, hiring to backfill

Transition planning

 

Dean College all alcohol license

Right of first refusal for Maple Hill, first use of CPA funds

Town Administrator contract minor modifications and extension


The show notes include links to the meeting agenda and associated documents.


Our conversation runs about 28 minutes, so let’s listen in to my quarterbacking session with Tom Mercer.

Audio file -> https://player.captivate.fm/episode/54ea70a2-5181-4415-92f9-81216f7b4319



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Agenda doc (including connection info) ->  

https://franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/_2021-07-21_town_council_agenda_2.pdf


Agenda folder -> https://www.franklinma.gov/town-council/agenda/july-21-town-council-agenda 


My notes from the meeting -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/07/recap-town-council-approves-dean.html 


Town Council audio recording -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/07/franklin-ma-town-council-meeting-audio.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"


FM #585 - Town Council Quarterbacking - 07/22/21 (audio)
FM #585 - Town Council Quarterbacking - 07/22/21 (audio)


Saturday, July 24, 2021

Franklin, MA Town Council Meeting - audio recording of 07/21/21 - three parts

FM #582, 583, and 584 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 582, 583, and 584 in the series. 

This session shares part of the Franklin, MA Town Council meeting held on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. 


The meeting was conducted in a hybrid format: members of the Town Council and Town Administration personnel were in the Council Chambers, some of the public participated in person, some were remote via the Zoom conference bridge, as we move to come out of this pandemic period.


I’ve split the almost 3 hour meeting into three logical segments:

  • First - covers the opening with 3 recognitions, and the public hearing on the tasting room definition zoning bylaw change (~37 mins)

  • Second - covers the Dean College alcohol license discussion and new vote. Dean had been denied in 2020, appealed to the ABCC, and the ABCC determined the Council had improperly denied the license. (~1:09  or 69 mins)

  • Third - covers the legislation for action including funding approval and acceptance of the first right of refusal for the Maple Hill purchase with CPA funds. They enter Executive Session and return about 30 minutes later. The update on the Town Administrators contract was provided, approved via vote, and then the meeting closed. (~44 minutes)

The show notes contain links to the meeting agenda including documents released for this meeting. 


Let’s listen to this segment of the Town Council meeting of July 21, 2021


Part 1https://player.captivate.fm/episode/ee8310e1-b1af-4c4f-89d7-d389d89c43ff





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Agenda doc (including connection info) ->  

https://franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/_2021-07-21_town_council_agenda_2.pdf

 

Agenda folder -> https://www.franklinma.gov/town-council/agenda/july-21-town-council-agenda 


My notes from the meeting -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/07/recap-town-council-approves-dean.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 www.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"


Franklin, MA Town Council Meeting - audio recording of 07/21/21 - three parts
Franklin, MA Town Council Meeting - audio recording of 07/21/21 - three parts


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 


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


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


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



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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"

 

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