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Thursday, February 23, 2023
Town of Franklin: Focus group on Schmidt's Farm for the 2023 OSRP Update
Friday, February 17, 2023
2023 OSRP First Public Hearing - Location Change to Council Chambers - Feb 21, 2023
Due to the recent closing of the Franklin Senior Center, the 2023 Open Space and Recreation Plan public hearing on February 21 from 6-8p has been moved to Town Hall Council Chambers.
In an effort to ensure citizen engagement and due to the concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, this Open Space and Recreation Plan Public Hearing is available to be attended in person and via the ZOOM platform.
Citizens will be able to dial into the meeting by calling 929-205-6099, meeting number is 819 0246 6050 (Cell phone or Landline Required) OR citizens can participate by copying or clicking the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81902466050 (Phone, Computer, or Tablet required).
If you are having trouble accessing through the link, please call on your phone and use *6 to toggle between mute/unmute and *9 to raise your hand.
The public hearing can also be accessed remotely on the Franklin TV All-Access channel (Channel 8 Comcast/Channel 26 Verizon).
For residents that do not have cable, the public hearings can be accessed live on the Franklin TV All-Access YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/@franklinmaall-accesstv7535.
If you wish to attend in person, the meeting will be held in Council Chambers, second floor at Town Hall at 355 East Central Street.
See you there!
Visit here to stay up to date on the OSRP update process and provide public comment.
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Town of Franklin begins planning to update the Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP)
The Town of Franklin has begun the process of updating the Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) for the 2024 - 2031 update. An OSRP allows the town to strategize how to optimize, expand and improve open space and recreational facilities/ offerings by creating annual goals throughout a duration of 7 years.
To ensure the goals in the OSRP are reflective of resident priorities, we will facilitate a Comment and Feedback period through June 2023.
Residents are encouraged to explore our open space and recreation areas and be on the lookout for our friends Connor the Conservation Beaver and Ryan the Recreation Racoon! They'll be featured at select open space and recreational locations and they will be asking for your feedback to help us create the vision for Franklin's recreation and ecocentric spaces! This is one of the many ways the Town is supplementing the OSRP comment and feedback period which will run through 2023. Primary engagement is outlined below…
Public Engagement Opportunities
OSRP Resident Survey:
Residents participation in the survey will allow town staff to craft a vision for the OSRP that is reflective of resident priorities. The survey will be available digitally and physically at the 1st and 2nd public hearings.
|February 2023 - April 2023|
Public Hearing 1:
Attendees will learn more about the Open Space and Recreation Plan, review the progress from the previous 2016 OSRP as well as review and provide feedback on the OSRP priorities drafted by town staff for the 2024 - 2031 OSRP.
Public Hearing 2:
Town staff will present the 2024 - 2031 OSRP goals and objectives based off of resident input from the first public hearing and other outreach mechanisms.
Public Hearing 3:
Town Staff will present a draft of the 2024 - 2031 OSRP that has been informed by additional resident input following the conclusion of the public hearing and other outreach mechanisms.
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To submit a comment or idea for the OSRP please fill out this Google Form. You may also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shared from -> https://www.franklinma.gov/home/news/town-franklin-begins-planning-2024-2031-open-space-and-recreation-plan
|Town of Franklin begins planning to update the Open Space and Recreation Plan|