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The $220K MassWorks grant was confirmed previously. I don't recall hearing the other two grants as confirmed.
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EDC meeting about to begin #edc0809— Steve Sherlock (@FranklinMatters) August 9, 2017
Inconsistencies in accessories setback, one place says 10, another says 15. Deciding to get this resolved to say 10 in all places #edc0809— Steve Sherlock (@FranklinMatters) August 9, 2017
Proposal to offer the land for minimal sale with caveat that buyer recovers the brown land per revs #edc0809 lot 22 on map pic.twitter.com/98KldicPn6— Steve Sherlock (@FranklinMatters) August 9, 2017
Advantages to private owner over gov't owner could be a compelling item for the right buyer at the right price #edc0809— Steve Sherlock (@FranklinMatters) August 9, 2017
Proposal to bring Nu-style property RFP to Town Council, passed. #edc0809— Steve Sherlock (@FranklinMatters) August 9, 2017
|photo of the map handed out at the meeting showing the Nu-Style property as Lot 22|
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Rm 205 is the site of the EDC meeting Aug 9
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"The town has applied for a $200,000 Environmental Protection Agency grant as it continues its efforts to clean up industrial contaminants from a Grove Street property.
Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting said Wednesday that Franklin had sent in an application for the EPA's 2016 round of brownfields "clean-up" grants to assist in the remediation of the former Nu-Style manufacturing property, which is now owned by the town."Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
|Town Administrator Jeff Nutting uses the Nu-Style map to talk about the plans|
The Town of Franklin is currently in the process of applying for a $200,000 EPA Brownfield's Cleanup grant, which if received will be utilized to remediate hazardous building materials, demolition of the remaining building, and remediation or removal of contaminated soils.
Franklin Town Council will hold a public hearing concerning the proposed project and related grant proposal during their Tuesday December 8, 2015, 5:30 p.m. meeting. Please find the public hearing notice attached.
If you have any question please contact the Department of Planning and Community Development or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Economic Development Committee will meet next Wednesday at 6 pm in the Training Room. Items for discussion include marketing, Nu-style and Pond street.
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The board placed special conditions on the project, including careful demolition of the chimney and a request that the remaining wall does not topple into nearby Mine Brook after the building is taken down. Members agreed to vote on a permit at their next meeting, Aug. 25.
If the permit is approved, the town can put the project out to bid, a process officials had hoped to complete first in May and then by the end of July.
"It's been a long haul," said Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting. "(The town) started trying to figure this out 10 years ago."
Nutting said he still believes the building will be demolished by the fall, and conservation officials stressed the importance of taking it down.
"It's a step in the process," Foss said. "I agree that ideally the work would be done more quickly. But, (we're planning to hire) a licensed contractor to do the work and that takes time and money."
Contaminants, including lead and chlorinated volatile organic compounds, have been detected in some soil and groundwater at the site. The property was taken by the town through the tax title process in 2002 and 2005.
The volatile organic compounds could pose a risk to indoor air quality if the 1-acre parcel is redeveloped. The parcel also includes part of Mine Brook and a parking lot built by a neighboring property owner with permission of the town.
The town could have spent money itself and possibly cleaned up the property sooner, but Franklin is trying to save taxpayers' money by seeking outside funding, Town Adminstrator Jeffrey Nutting said.
"We inherited this property," Nutting said. "People are making it sound like the town is doing something wrong."