Showing posts with label concession stand. Show all posts
Showing posts with label concession stand. Show all posts

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - Sep 25, 2018

Vision Statement
The Franklin Public Schools will foster within its students the knowledge and skills to find and achieve satisfaction in life as productive global citizens.

“The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.”

1. Routine Business
a. Review of Agenda
b. Citizen’s Comments
i. In the spirit of open communication, “the School Committee will hear public comment not related to an agenda item at the beginning of each regular School Committee Meeting. The Committee will listen to, but not respond to any comment made. A Committee member may add an agenda item to a future meeting as a result of a citizen comment” – from Policy BEDH
c. FHS Student Representative Comments
d. Superintendent’s Report

2. Guests / Presentations
a. Elementary School Improvement Plans
ii. Davis Thayer
iii. Jefferson
iv. Keller
v. JF Kennedy
vi. Oak Street
vii. Parmenter

3. Discussion / Action Items
a. Policy – First Reading
I recommend approval of moving the following policies to a second reading as

  • NEW JFABE – Educational Opportunities for Military Children
  • NEW JFABF – Educational Opportunities for Children in Foster Care
  • BCA – School Committee Member Ethics

b. Policy – Second Reading
I recommend adoption of Policy BA – School Committee Operational Goals as

c. Concession Stand
I recommend acceptance of the Concession Stand at Franklin High School valued
at $210,800.00 from various donors as discussed.

d. FHS Europe Trip Proposal
I recommend approval of the request of Mr. Walsh and Mr. McCarthy to take FHS
students to Berlin, Prague, Krakow (Auschwitz) and Budapest from June 23, 2019
through July 3, 2019 as detailed.

4. Discussion Only Items

5. Information Matters
a. School Committee Sub-Committee Reports (e.g. Budget; Community Relations;
Policy; Transportation; Public Schools Advocacy; Ad Hoc Superintendent’s Evaluation)

b. School Committee Liaison Reports (e.g. Joint PCC; Substance Abuse Task Force; School Wellness Advisory Council [SWAC]; School Start Times Advisory Committee [SSTAC],  MASC)

6. New Business
a. To discuss any future agenda items

7. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes
I recommend approval of the minutes from your September 11, 2018 School Committee meeting.
b. Elementary School Improvement Plans
I recommend adoption of the Elementary School Improvement Plans for the following schools as presented:

  • F. X. O’Regan Early Childhood Development Center
  • Davis Thayer Elementary School
  • Jefferson Elementary School
  • Helen Keller Elementary School
  • John F. Kennedy Elementary School
  • Oak Street Elementary School
  • Gerald M. Parmenter Elementary School

c. Oak Street Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $1,232.00 from the Oak St. PCC for field trips as detailed.
d. Keller Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $3,891.00 from the Keller PCC for field trips as detailed.
e. RMS Recurring Field Trip
I recommend approval of the recurring field trip request of Mr. Fitzgerald to take 25 RMS students to Mt. Monadnock in Jaffrey, NH on October 20, 2018 as detailed.

8. Payment of Bills Dr. Bergen

9. Payroll Mrs. Douglas

10. Correspondence - none

11. Executive Session
a. Strategy with respect to collective bargaining.

12. Adjournment

The documents released for this agenda can be found on the Town of Franklin page

concession stand at Franklin High School
concession stand at Franklin High School

Friday, July 20, 2018

Support for the Concession Stand at Pisini Field is still needed

You may recall the proposal to replace the concession stand at Pisini Field. It was approved by the School Committee after sufficient fund raising was accomplished. Construction is underway as planned with most of it to be done while school is out for the summer. It is also to be completed in time for the opening of school in September to be available for sporting events in the new year.

There is still need for additional funds to help complete the project. There is also need for carpenter volunteers for items such as interior walls, partitions, doors and finishes.

If you can contribute financially, please follow the link to the GoFundMe page

If you can help with the carpentry, let me know and I'll put you in contact with the right folks.

Photos from Saturday, July 14

standing on the sidewalk going to the field and facing the field
standing on the sidewalk going to the field and facing the field

standing on the sidewalk going to the field and facing the parking lot
standing on the sidewalk going to the field and facing the parking lot
Photos from this week with the roof beams and roofing being placed

the roof beams
the roof beams

the roof beams and roofing being placed
the roof beams and roofing being placed

From December 2017

From April 2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Franklin Public Schools: Concession Stand At FHS

Dear Franklin School Community,

A group of very generous community members, led by Mr. Mike Socci, have donated time, money, labor, and materials to construct a new concession stand at the location of the current concession trailer at Pisini Field at Franklin High School. This project received School Committee approval in December, pending sufficient funding. Significant fundraising efforts have yielded the necessary funds and the project is moving forward, beginning over April vacation.

We are very excited about this project. The current trailer will be replaced at the current location with a new building with improvements in the kitchen for serving concessions at events. Additionally, the facility will include bathroom facilities. We are very grateful for the generous donations.

Within the next few weeks, community members can expect to see materials being removed from the trailer, its demolition, and the construction of a fence around the construction area.

Construction will continue this spring, with some small projects occurring on weekends, when school is not in session. The majority of the work, however, will be completed over the summer, after school gets out. We anticipate that this will have little impact on our school or our summer programming.

All workers, as we do with every construction project, will have verified CORI checks for safety.

Please contact the Superintendent's office, if you have any questions.

Have a safe and restful April vacation.

Franklin Public Schools

Franklin Public Schools: Concession Stand At FHS

The GoFundMe page is still active

More about the proposed renovations

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Town Council Recap: Agricultural Commission confirmed; DPW presents; Concession Stand proposal heard

Only three votes were recorded on Wednesday, Dec 20 at the Town Council meeting. (1) The vote to approve the prior meeting minutes passed 9-0. (2) The vote to approve a change in hours for DeVita's Market passed 8-0-1. None voted against, Councilor Padula abstained. (3) The third and final vote was to adjourn the last meeting of 2017. Before the Council adjourned for the year, they did hear updates on the following topics:

Representative Jeff Roy announced that the Agricultural Commission had been formally signed by Governor Baker. He presented a copy of the official parchment along with the pen used to sign the legislation to Councilor Melanie Hamblen who was instrumental in getting the Agricultural Commission started.

Representative Jeff Roy and Councilor Melanie Hamblen
Representative Jeff Roy and Councilor Melanie Hamblen

A presentation on the proposed new concession stand for the high school (Pisini Field) was reviewed and discussed. It has been conditionally approved by the School Committee (pending funding progress) and did not need a vote from the Town Council. The presentation was for community awareness. You can view the presentation copy in the links below or on the Town of Franklin webpage

Robert (Brutus) Cantoreggi, DPW Director along with Chris White, Solid Waste Coordinator and Scott Haynes, Arcadas Engineering presented an update on the Sewer system as well as the solid waste processing. The document used in the presentation can be found in the links below as well as on the Town of Franklin webpage

Robert (Brutus) Cantoreggi, DPW Director along with Scott Haynes, Arcadas Engineering and Chris White, Solid Waste Coordinator
Robert (Brutus) Cantoreggi, DPW Director along with Scott Haynes, Arcadas Engineering
and Chris White, Solid Waste Coordinator

The official "Actions Taken" document can be found here

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Support Pisini Field - Franklin, MA

The High School Field Concession Stand has a GoFundMe page:

"Our Town is fortunate to have a state of the art athletic track and field (Pisini Field) to complement our new Franklin High School. Most afternoons, evenings, and weekends throughout the year the facility is utilized by either FHS or town sports teams. Pisini Field host many youth and high school programs such as, girl’s youth lacrosse, youth soccer, Franklin Chargers football, and spring track. Currently, there are no bathroom or sanitary facilities for this athletic facility which sees more use than any other athletic facility in our Town. 
Throughout the year, a number of portable toilets are situated adjacent to the new Franklin High School to accommodate the families and children participating in the sports at Pisini Field. With the high frequency of events at this facility, maintaining the cleanliness of these temporary bathroom facilities is virtually impossible and often creates unsanitary and embarrassing conditions. During large high school events such as football games, the Horace Mann School is opened and the bathrooms closest to the field can be used by the spectators at the game. However, this provides a minimal number of facilities and is still supplemented by the temporary bathroom facilities adjacent to our new high school. 
Our proposal will provide a bathroom facility as well as areas for storage and concessions. The number of actual toilets proposed far outnumbers the amount that has typically been made available (combining temporary and Horace Mann bathrooms) during the largest events at the field, and would also provide a small sanitary area to be used as a concession stand. This new facility would eliminate the need for the current temporary concession trailer, which is in severe dis-repair, poor sanitary condition, and an eye sore to the entire facility. 
Additionally, this new bathroom facility would be handicap accessible for both the concession area and sanitary facilities, which is not the case for the existing facility or temporary bathrooms. 
We expect the cost of the facility to be in the range of $250,000. In order to cover these costs of construction, we are hoping to raise donations of materials, labor and $. We’ve included a list of materials and labor items required to complete the construction (You can check out the drawings included here as well). Please pass this along to anyone who may be able to donate materials or time towards the project. For those unable to assist with material or time donations, we certainly appreciate any monetary contributions. Thank you for taking the time to read and with your support we can improve such a significant part of the Franklin community!

*Should you have any questions, please contact Michael Socci at"

For additional information on the materials required, or to contribute to the fund raising, visit the GoFundMe page

Support Pisini Field - Franklin, MA
Support Pisini Field - Franklin, MA

The proposal document as discussed at the Town Council meeting, Wednesday, Dec 20

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Live reporting: Town Council - Dec 20, 2017

Present:  Hamblen, Casey, Dellorco, Mercer, Kelly, Jones, Padula, Pellegri, Earls
Absent:  none

Agenda ItemSummary

A. Approval of Minutes
A. Approval of Minutes - November 29, 2017

motion to approve, seconded, passed 9-0

B. Announcements
B. Announcements - This meeting is being recorded by Franklin TV and shown on Comcast channel 11 and Verizon channel 29. This meeting may also be recorded by others.
C. Proclamations/Recognitions
C. Proclamations/Recognitions
D. Citizen Comments
D. Citizen Comments - Citizens are welcome to express their views for up to five minutes on a matter that is not on the Agenda. The Council will not engage in a dialogue or comment on a  matter raised during Citizen Comments. The Town Council will give remarks appropriate consideration and may ask the Town Administrator to review the matter.
E. Appointments
E. Appointments
F. Hearings
F. Hearings
G. License Transactions
G. License Transactions - DeVita's Market - Change of Hours

motion to approve, seconded, passed 8-0-1 (1 abstain - Earls? Padula)

H. Presentations/Discussions
H. Presentations/Discussions
1. State Representative, Jeff Roy
Jeff was pleased to announce that the Agriculture Commission was signed by the Governor. Jeff also presented Councilor Hamblen with copies of the actual parchment and the pen that the Governor used to sign the bill with.

3. High School Concession Stand
existing 8x20 trailer, new would be 25x40 and include restrooms, concession booth and storage space

utilities services can be connected
assuming commitments on fund raising and volunteers, start in Spring 2018 and complete by Sept 2018

GoFundMe page being set up to process donations

tried before in 2007, could get sufficient funds at that time
trying again now, there is need, hopefully there will be sufficient funding

sewer and water connections would be extended from the Horace Mann facility

coordinated access for construction during school hours
access via Oak St and through the work entrance along the field to the site

will not cost the town anything other than the Departmental work being provided

Monday, December 18, 2017

High School Concession Stand proposal

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"The School Committee approved schematics for a new concession stand, which would include bathroom facilities, at Pisini Field near the high school. 
There are currently no bathroom facilities at the field. 
Superintendent Sara Ahern said at the Dec. 12 meeting that the project will improve cleanliness at big sporting events, instead of patrons having to use a porta-potty or the facilities at Horace Mann School."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

The proposal is scheduled for discussion at the Franklin, MA Town Council meeting on Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017. This has been previewed by the School Committee.

The full agenda for the Town Council meeting can be found here

High School Concession Stand proposal
High School Concession Stand proposal