Showing posts with label delay. Show all posts
Showing posts with label delay. Show all posts

Sunday, July 3, 2022

One day delay in the normal trash/recycle schedule for the 4th of July week

With the 4th of July falling on Monday, there will be a one day delay in the normal trash/recycle pickup schedule. If your schedule is normally on Monday, then it is Tuesday, if Tuesday, it is now Wednesday, and so forth.

If you accidentally tossed the new 2022-2023 curbside flyer from Waste Management (which picks up per contract from the Town of Franklin DPW), you can download a copy here  ->

Note the next one day delay in the normal schedule will be in September for Labor Day.

Franklin trash and recycle bins or totters
Franklin trash and recycle bins or totters

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Curbside Trash and Recycling Will Be Picked Up on Saturday (2/26) Instead of Friday (2/25); Parking Ban 1 AM to 8 PM during storm

1 - Curbside Trash and Recycling Will Be Picked Up on Saturday (2/26) Instead of Friday (2/25)

2 - Parking ban in effect 2/25/22 from 1:00 AM to 8 PM 

Curbside Trash and Recycling Will Be Picked Up on Saturday (2/26) Instead of Friday (2/25); Parking Ban 1 AM to 8 PM during storm
Curbside Trash and Recycling Will Be Picked Up on Saturday (2/26) Instead of Friday (2/25); Parking Ban 1 AM to 8 PM during storm

Shared from https://www.franklinma.gov/recycling-solid-waste/news/curbside-trash-and-recycling-will-be-picked-saturday-226-instead-friday


Monday, February 14, 2022

Franklin Public Schools: Urgent - Two hour delay February 14, 2022

Two hour delay February 14, 2022

February 14, 2022

Dear Franklin Community,

Due to the road conditions, the Franklin Public Schools will have a 2-hour delay this morning, Monday, February 14, 2022. Those who work in central office should arrive as you are safely able to do so.

A separate email about ECDC sessions will be sent.

Please drive safely.

Franklin Public Schools

Shared from FPS page ->  https://www.franklinps.net/district/urgent-alerts/two-hour-delay-february-14-2022

Franklin Public Schools: Urgent - Two hour delay February 14, 2022
Franklin Public Schools: Urgent - Two hour delay February 14, 2022

Monday, January 31, 2022

Escape into Fiction update on reopening status

"Just want to post here that we have delayed the opening of Escape Into Fiction a few days. Now scheduled for 2/5 Saturday at 10 AM. This will be a soft opening (waiting for Grand Opening until 3/5/2022.).
Sorry for the delay!! We had a lot of painting and counter work to do.
We WILL have drip coffee from Doglio Coffee but likely not on opening day. We will also have pop-up space for local venders to come in and have a market day, but not in the first few weeks.
We can’t wait to see everyone again!!"
Shared from Instagram ->  https://www.instagram.com/p/CZPzKoNl6B8/


Escape into Fiction update on reopening status
Escape into Fiction update on reopening status

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Franklin Residents: Curbside Trash and Recycling Delayed One Day This Week

Good evening, this is the Franklin Department of Public Works calling with important information regarding our Solid Waste and Recycling program.  My name is Pavo, the electronic voice of the Franklin Public Works.  
Unfortunately, we were informed by Waste Management that trash and recycling will be delayed by one day.  This is a regional, area-wide decision because of the recent blizzard.  Franklin was ready for a regular trash and recycling pickup, but I guess some surrounding communities were not.
 
Your DPW Director, Brutus, wants me to let you know that if your normal trash day is Monday, it will now be on Tuesday, Tuesday pick up will be on Wednesday, Wednesday trash and recycling will be picked up Thursday, Thursday trash and recycling will be picked up on Friday, and Friday's trash and recycling will be picked up on Saturday.
 
Thank you all for your support during this weekend's storm and have a great DPW day!

You received this message because you are subscribed to the [Town of Franklin-Residents] group.

Curbside Trash and Recycling Delayed One Day This Week
Curbside Trash and Recycling Delayed One Day This Week

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Attention Residents: Message from the Franklin Department of Public Works - January 4, 2022

Message from the Franklin Department of Public Works 
January 4th, 2022

Message from the Franklin Department of Public Works:

The Franklin DPW has been working with Waste Management throughout the pandemic to minimize disruption to the solid waste/single stream recycling curbside program. However, Waste Management's collection team has been impacted by a severe increase in COVID related absences. At this time, it is anticipated that Franklin's curbside trash & recycling collection will encounter occasional delays over the next several weeks. Routes that are not completed on their scheduled day will continue to be collected the following day. 

In the midst of the new year, the DPW and the Waste Management team are keenly aware of the unfortunate timing of collection delays. It is always our goal to stay on track, and to ensure collection for trash and recycling occurs as scheduled. 

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this causes to the residents of Franklin. Rest assured that we are working all the angles to ensure each route is collected on its scheduled collection day.

Stay safe,

Franklin DPW

Shared from -> https://www.franklinma.gov/home/news/message-franklin-department-public-works-january-4th-2022

Attention Residents: Message from the Franklin Department of Public Works - January 4, 2022
Attention Residents: Message from the Franklin Department of Public Works - January 4, 2022



Sunday, January 2, 2022

Urgent - Franklin Public Schools: 2 Hour Delay - Monday, Jan 3, 2022

2 Hour Delay 1/3/2022

Dear FPS Community,

There will be a 2-hour delayed opening for students on Monday, January 3, 2022. Faculty and staff report on time. Please see the Superintendent's email from January 1 for additional details.

Franklin Public Schools

 

Superintendent's letter -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/01/franklin-public-schools-email-on.html

Franklin Public Schools: Urgent - 2 Hour Delay - Monday, Jan 3, 2022
Franklin Public Schools: Urgent - 2 Hour Delay - Monday, Jan 3, 2022


Franklin Public Schools - email on returning to school Monday, Jan 3, 2022

FPS email regarding the return to school Monday, January 3rd - Please read

Dear Franklin Families,
I imagine that there is a lot of nervousness as we return from break and a lot of questions. I will attempt to address as many of these as possible in this communication.
I’d like to take a moment to reassure everyone of how much we have collectively learned as a community in managing COVID for these past 22 months. With a collective effort, care and consideration for each other, and good communication, we will weather yet another series of adjustments and spike of cases.
As we return from break, we recommit to our health and safety measures, there are some updates to the testing and quarantine protocols, and it is a good time to remind everyone of our layered mitigation measures and our health and safety practices.
Although some districts have canceled, I do not feel that the data warrants this level of disruption to our routines. However, in order to adequately prepare for students’ arrival on Monday morning, given some additional safety measures being put into place, we will have a two-hour delayed start for students on Monday, January 3.
When Franklin Public Schools has a delayed opening, ECDC will have a cancellation/delayed opening as follows:
  • ECDC morning session (9:15-11:45) will be canceled
  • ECDC full day and extended sessions (9:15-3:15 and 9:15-1:15) will delay opening as indicated (for example, if there is a 2-hour delay, the school will open for students at 11:15 and dismiss at the regularly scheduled time).
  • The delayed opening will NOT impact the afternoon session (12:45-3:15)
As with a spike in cases last winter, we remain committed to having our school buildings open and doing so as long as we can safely supervise students. We will be continually assessing staffing and coverage. If you know of anyone interested in serving as a substitute, please direct them to the employment section of our website.
Additional Safety Measures Being Implemented
Mask wearing
Masks and face coverings are still required by all individuals in all of our schools, unless an exemption has been granted.
KN-95 masks are being provided to faculty and staff, courtesy of DESE, and will be distributed to staff on Monday morning.
Parents/guardians are reminded to please provide your child with a mask for school. We have supplies to provide them as an extra in the event that one is forgotten or that one breaks, but we do not have an unlimited supply to provide all children with masks each day. We also encourage you to consider upgrading your child’s mask .
COVID-19 Testing
We will continue with Test and Stay of school-based, non-exempt close contacts and with testing of symptomatic individuals.
We are exploring the possibility of initiating pool testing with our testing vendor.
You may still sign up for testing: https://www.cic-health.com/consent/ma
DESE is providing faculty and staff with rapid antigen tests. Faculty and staff will be able to pick these up on Sunday or Monday to use prior to return to school. Testing is not required but is an encouraged optional service.
Unfortunately, there are no antigen tests being provided for students. Tests can be difficult to obtain, but families may want to consider testing their child at home prior to coming to school on Monday. Testing of students will not be required.
Distancing
Although there is no distancing requirement in place, we will recommit to distancing as possible, especially when students are eating.
Ventilation
All classrooms and workspaces have been outfitted with portable HEPA filtration units. They will be turned on each morning in classrooms and workspaces. All filters were recently changed this fall.
Windows will be opened, as tolerated, to promote fresh air circulating.
Hand Hygiene
We will continue to implement good hand hygiene practices.
Students will wash their hands regularly throughout the day (using hand sanitizer, if needed)
Custodians are being asked to double-check hand sanitizer units and restock, if needed.
Faculty and staff will check sanitization supplies in classrooms and offices and we will be sure that they are stocked for student arrival on Monday.
Meetings
We are moving meetings to a remote environment, wherever possible, until February vacation.
Vaccination
Families are encouraged to vaccinate their children as a means of protection against severe illness and infection.
Families are also encouraged to have their child receive a booster shot, if eligible.
Families are also encouraged to have their child vaccinated against the flu.
Updates to Testing and Quarantine Protocols
The CDC adjusted its protocol recommendations over winter break. DESE and DPH issued an update on December 30, 2021, which went into effect immediately. Their guidance is linked above and will be updated on our website on Monday. Two of the main changes in this document include (but are not limited to):
The isolation time for COVID-19 positive individuals is reduced to be as low as 5 days after symptom onset or after positive PCR or antigen test, if asymptomatic. Individuals may return to school on Day 6 if they have been without a fever for 24 hours, and experienced improvement in other symptoms.
Non-exempt school-based close contacts participating in “Test and Stay” will do so for 5 days (previously 7 days).
Reminder about Additional Layered Mitigation Strategies
  • We have UVGI installed throughout FHS and in common spaces of our smaller schools
  • FPS Cleaning Protocols
  • Individuals monitor for symptoms and stay home when sick, and test if appropriate.
I know that this is a time of high concern. Our mitigation strategies are intentionally layered and no one measure is perfect but, taken together, they have been supporting a safe school environment.
We appreciate your understanding of taking some time Monday morning to effectively shore up these additional mitigation efforts to promote a healthy environment.
Sincerely,
Sara Ahern
Superintendent of Schools


email on returning to school Monday, Jan 3, 2022
email on returning to school Monday, Jan 3, 2022 p1

email on returning to school Monday, Jan 3, 2022
email on returning to school Monday, Jan 3, 2022 p2


Friday, December 31, 2021

Curbside Program Update - Anticipated delays in pickup today, to be carried over to pick up on Monday

31 December 2021

The Franklin DPW has been working with Waste Management throughout the pandemic to minimize disruption to the solid waste/single stream recycling curbside program. However, this week, Waste Management's collection team has been impacted by a severe increase in COVID related absences. At this time, it appears that 2-3 hours of Franklin's trash service will be left incomplete this week. Routes that are not completed today will resume on Monday. A map of the affected areas will be posted at the end of the day.
In the midst of the holiday season, the DPW and the Waste Management team are keenly aware of the unfortunate timing of this delay. It is always our goal to stay on track, and to ensure collection for trash and recycling occurs as scheduled. However, it must be noted that collection delays may occur from time-to-time, over the course of the next several weeks.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this causes to the residents of Franklin. Rest assured that we are working all the angles to ensure each route is collected on its scheduled collection day.

Stay safe. -- Derek Adams Town of Franklin Department of Public Works Environmental Affairs


For more about the curbside pickup program visit their page

Updated with the maps of the areas affected (shared from Facebook)

A map of the affected areas will be posted at the end of the day 1
A map of the affected areas will be posted at the end of the day 1

A map of the affected areas will be posted at the end of the day 2
A map of the affected areas will be posted at the end of the day 2




Anticipated delays in pickup today, to be carried over to pick up on Monday
Anticipated delays in pickup today, to be carried over to pick up on Monday


Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Franklin Residents: One Day Trash Delay Thursday & Friday ONLY (due to holiday)

via the Franklin DPW: One Day Trash Delay Thursday & Friday ONLY

Franklin Residents: One Day Trash Delay Thursday & Friday ONLY (due to holiday)
Franklin Residents: One Day Trash Delay Thursday & Friday ONLY (due to holiday)

Shared from the Town of Franklin DPW page -> https://www.franklinma.gov/recycling-solid-waste/news/one-day-trash-delay-thursday-friday-only

Friday, September 24, 2021

Why are there shipping delays?

"Southern California is dealing with a traffic jam unlike any other, as a record number of container ships have been stuck waiting in the waters outside the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to unload cargo.

The bottleneck this week at America’s busiest port complex is the result of a shortage of trucks and drivers to pick up goods, coupled with an overwhelming demand for imported consumer products.

As of Wednesday, 62 container ships were waiting offshore to unload cargo, according to the Marine Exchange of Southern California.

The backup of ships has grown since last week, when 60 ships were waiting to unload. On Sunday, there were a record 73 cargo ships waiting to enter the ports."
Continue reading the article online. (Subscription maybe required)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/22/cargo-ships-traffic-jam-los-angeles-california

Why are there shipping delays?
A view of marine traffic around the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Photograph: MarineTraffic


Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Franklin Residents: Trash Delayed by one day during week of September 6-10, 2021

Trash Delay September 6-10

one day off from the normal pickup schedule due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday


Franklin Residents: Trash Delayed by one day during week of September 6-10, 2021
Franklin Residents: Trash Delayed by one day during week of September 6-10, 2021


Sunday, July 11, 2021

DPW and Waste management status update - July 9

Good afternoon, 

Hopefully everyone is dry!  I am sure most folks on this site are aware of the delays in trash and recycling pickups over the last couple weeks.  Folks that are serviced on Fridays have been particularly effected.  My staff and I have been working with Waste Management on this, trying to correct issues and fix issues before they happen again.  

This morning I received the following email from our Waste Management representative, Ms. Heather.  I have worked with Heather for many years and she does an excellent job explaining the issues and what Waste Mgt. is attempting to do to rectify these problems.  Waste Mgt. is experiencing the same problems we all are trying to get back to a normal "Post COVID Economy".  

I just thought I would share this with everyone and thank you all for your patience.

Brutus Cantoreggi
Public Works Director

Good Morning 
I am fully aware that you are experiencing some service issues in Town recently, which is probably making  both your jobs much more difficult, and I do apologize for any inconvenience. I know we have spoken about this before but I wanted to reach out to you personally again to further explain our position. 
Like most, our industry is experiencing a severe labor shortage. Which in turn is impacting curbside services as well as other facets of our service portfolio such as, response time, call center wait times, inventory, container repair, roll off services  etc. 
Because of this, I think  it is prudent for you to know what we as an organization are facing at this time 
This shortfall is certainly not for lack of effort. We continue to face CDL driver shortages prevalent across the county. As I am sure you are aware  by listening to the national news, one of the most severe shortages in labor has to do with CDL licensed truck drivers,  and we are not exempt from that. This deficit, coupled with an increase in waste due to people working from home, has recently caused us to occasionally get behind on pickups and/or caused us  a  delayed response time.   
It is worth noting, and illustrated below that In Franklin we have seen a significant increase in curbside trash and recycling volume 15.5% pre vs post pandemic curbside tons. We have also seen a 23% increase in  bulk and white goods appointments. Your town is not alone in this influx, we are seeing  these types of increases all across the country      
  • Pre Pandemic May 2019- April 2020 – 10,141 curbside trash and recycle tons – 145 White Goods and 1194 Bulk Items
  • Post Pandemic May 2020 – April 2021 – 11,717 curbside trash and recycle tons – 179 White Goods and 1471 Bulk items
As an organization, we are making every effort to actively recruit, hire and train. we have hosted multiple job fairs, offered incentives such as signing bonuses and referral incentives, competitive wages and offered additional benefits  in attempt to retain and hire staff to fill the gap. 
The Norton operating district  recently had 11 Open CDL driver positions of which 6 have been filled and these new hires are still in the infancy stages of their training.  We do have  a CSR (customer service representative) new hire class that begins training on 7/12 and these new agents will enter production mid- August which will help mitigate some of the call center delays.   
Month to date the call center is trending 20% OVER their residential call forecast.  This is primarily due to the operational delays we are experiencing for trash, recycle, bulk and yard waste coupled with requests for bulk and white good collection.  New England Market Area has been sharing residential calls with our Capitol market area since last May so we do have resources to lean on. However, many market areas including theirs are experiencing the same driver shortages resulting in the operational delays.  Therefore we are over call forecast in most areas and due to the high wait times in the residential call queues, customers are using email and chat to communicate with us which in turn is placing us further behind in responding to those inquires. 
The problems created by this labor shortage and increase collection times are exacerbated by the current shortage in truck parts, which makes it difficult for us to keep our trucks on the road. The Covid-19 pandemic has  completely disrupted the parts supply chain as shipments are delayed, re-routed and quarantined. These delays can sideline vehicles for several weeks at a time. Since the onset of the supply chain crunch, we have had a significantly larger percentage of available trucks sidelined for maintenance and repair.  When major repairs are needed on trucks, they can be out of service for more than a month while we wait.  Furthermore, when we cannot get parts to service our newer fleet because the parts are on backorder, therefore we must utilize older spare trucks which have less capacity and as a result takes us longer to pick up your trash and recycling  and also requires more trips to your designated disposal facilities causing us further delay. 
I expect we will experience more service blips as we head into July. While we will continue our efforts to resolve these issues internally to allow us to provide your citizens the superior service you expect, We ask the Town and its citizens to please be patient during this difficult time. 
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may be causing you and your staff. Please feel free to reach out to myself or Brian Burke if you have any additional questions or concerns on this matter 
Sincerely,
Heather Louro
Public Sector Solutions Representative
https://www.facebook.com/931498886934582/posts/4308569902560780/

DPW and Waste management status update - July 9
DPW and Waste management status update - July 9


Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Franklin residents: Recycling Pick-up Update - July 7

Recycling Pick-up

The attached recycle route will not be completed today (7-7-21), Waste Management will be staffing an extra truck in Franklin tomorrow (7-8-21) to recover any recycling not picked up today. 


Shared from the Town of Franklin page
https://www.franklinma.gov/home/news/recycling-pick




Update From Waste Management ~ Wednesday, July 7
Update From Waste Management ~ Wednesday, July 7

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

In the News: college refund plans monitored; delay of local elections due to COVID-19

From the Milford Daily News, an article of interest for Franklin:

Monitoring of college refund plans amid coronavirus underway

"With many college students now learning remotely off-campus or while living with their families, refunding the room and board payments for those students while they’re away is going to be a “huge issue,” according to the House chair of the Higher Education Committee.

But, state Rep. Jeffrey Roy said, it’s not one where there’s necessarily an across-the-board solution.

The new online learning surge is one of the cascading effects flowing from the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s being driven by the fact that thousands of students were abruptly sent packing from campuses mid-semester.

Massachusetts is home to more than 100 colleges and universities, including the state’s 15 community colleges, which do not have on-campus housing, nine public universities and the five-campus University of Massachusetts system.

Dorm and meal payments are unique to each school, and campus officials will need to consider the needs of their student populations as well as their own budgetary dynamics as they make unprecedented decisions around whether and how to reimburse room and board for off-campus time."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200324/ag-roy-healey-monitoring-college-refund-plans-amid-coronavirus

MA allows delay of local elections due to COVID-19

"Towns can postpone local elections this spring to help residents avoid the coronavirus, thanks to a law signed Monday night by Gov. Charlie Baker.

Spring is local election season for towns throughout Massachusetts, and town officials have been keeping a wary eye on the trajectory of the pandemic as the time to cast ballots – not typically an action associated with worldwide social distancing recommendations – looms closer.

Elections scheduled on or before May 30 may be postponed, according to a notice from the Secretary of State’s Office, and ballots printed with the original date may be used. Elections must be held by June 30.

Several voting rights activists praised the idea, but criticized the law for not going far enough."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200324/massachusetts-allows-delay-of-local-elections

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Trash delayed one day this week for those scheduled for Wed-Thu-Fri

Christmas falls on Wednesday so those with trash/recycle pick up (like at my house) get delayed one day along with those scheduled for Thursday and Friday.






Trash delayed one day this week for those scheduled for Wed-Thu-Fri
Trash delayed one day this week for those scheduled for Wed-Thu-Fri (Franklin DPW Facebook photo)

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Franklin Residents: Town Offices to Open at 10:00 AM - Dec 3, 2019

Town Offices Open at 10:00 AM

Good Morning

Due to the continued snow storm, Franklin Town Offices and School Administration Offices will open at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

Please drive safely.
 
Franklin Residents: Town Offices to Open at 10:00 AM - Dec 3, 2019
Franklin Residents: Town Offices to Open at 10:00 AM - Dec 3, 2019

Monday, December 2, 2019

Franklin Public Schools - Decision on schools delay or whatever to be made in AM

December 2, 2019


Dear Franklin Families and Faculty/Staff,

We continue to follow the weather forecast carefully. Current predictions call for snow picking up overnight and continuing into the morning hours. There is some uncertainty in the storm’s intensity and timing, which could reduce snow totals.

Therefore, a decision about a delayed school day or cancellation will not be made until the early morning hours. Notification is usually sent between 5:00 and 5:30 AM.

Sincerely,

Franklin Public Schools

Franklin Public Schools - Decision on schools delay or whatever to be made in AM
Franklin Public Schools - Decision on schools delay or whatever to be made in AM

Monday, May 6, 2019

Two key MBTA projects delayed with commuter rail impact

On the MBTA front, there are two reports with delays in projects
"The MBTA’s $700 million effort to convert to all-electronic fare collection is behind schedule, a blow to a high-profile project that the agency has cast as a near silver-bullet solution to many of its service problems and pricing limitations. 
Officials declined to specify how long it will now take to implement the fare system, originally scheduled for completion in 2021, nor are they saying exactly what has gone wrong. But the delays apparently involve technology issues with the T’s vendor, as well as difficult policy decisions, such as how to conduct random fare checks that the new system will require."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/05/03/key-mbta-fare-system-delayed/MLo5h5jRYQROLxyhhPypFP/story.html

And earlier last week, there was also a delay announced with the implementation of the new PTC system.
"Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officials are worried the agency will miss a key deadline to install a federally required safety system on the commuter rail, with testing of the long-planned system delayed by an equipment issue. 
The new positive train control system, known as PTC, uses a high-tech network to ensure trains don’t collide. The $459 million project was supposed to be fully installed and operational by the end of next year, but hardware and software problems could threaten that timeline, officials told the MBTA’s governing board Monday. 
The key problem is faulty equipment, built by the international conglomerate Siemens, a subcontractor on the project, that is designed to relay information about train locations and speeds."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/04/29/equipment-problems-hampering-key-safety-project-mbta-commuter-rail/kVFOmAsBpODDQosSiLZ6mL/story.html


How does the automated fare collection system work for commuter rail?
"on the commuter rail, passengers would tap into the system before they board trains and tap out when they reach their destination, so the T can calculate the distance-based fares."
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/11/19/the-mbta-has-million-plan-change-way-you-pay-for-rides/f1QQZDfPHnozcyBGyHSWPI/story.html?p1=Article_Inline_Text_Link

Two key MBTA projects delayed
Two key MBTA projects delayed