Showing posts with label food truck. Show all posts
Showing posts with label food truck. Show all posts

Sunday, June 26, 2022

1st Franklin Pride Celebration - June 26 - Noon to 4 PM

Join the Franklin LGBTQ+ Alliance for an afternoon of celebrating.
LGBTQ+ and allies will be at the Franklin Town Common performing, creating, dancing, singing, eating, and drinking. 
Come to the community party!

Performances:
12:00-1:00 Singer Evan Greer
1:00-2:00 Open Mic
2:00-4:00 Singer Krisanthi Pappas and Bass Player Steve Skop
Activities: 
Community Art, Selfie Station, Crafts, Art Show, Ask a Sociologist
Food Trucks: 
Caribbean Press, Juniper Farms Ice Cream, Yai’s Kitchen
Vendors: 
Escape into Fiction LGBTQIA+ Book Sale, Chrissy’s Beads, BFCCPS Rainbow Ribbons, Love People Gifts, Molly's Apothecary, PT Color Market

Thank you to our community partners: Franklin High School’s SAGA, OUT MetroWest, MetroWest Visitors Bureau, Franklin Interfaith Council, Franklin Public Library, and Franklin Senior Center
Parking will be available at the Franklin Senior Center, Franklin Public Library, Davis Thayer School building, Oak / Horace Mann School, Franklin High School.

Please check back and follow for updates on Facebook ->   https://www.facebook.com/events/1186629228740240

#FranklinCANCelebrateWithPRIDE - June 26, 2022
#FranklinCANCelebrateWithPRIDE - June 26, 2022

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Board of Health hears about chicken coop encroachment issue; no new housing inspections, 1 COVID death in May (audio)

FM #811 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 811 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares the Town of Franklin Board of Health Meeting held on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. One board member was in the 3rd floor training room along with Health Dept staff. The other two members participated remotely. All votes were via roll call.


The meeting runs about 30 minutes. Let’s listen to the Board of Health meeting June 1, 2022.


Audio file -> 
https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-811-town-of-franklin-board-of-health-mtg-06-01-22

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Agenda document ->  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/boh_agenda_06012022_3.pdf 


My notes collected in a Twitter thread PDF ->

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yMfZYjMA6weyYUsAn_0ExswMcKcDhM19/view?usp=sharing 


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Monday, May 30, 2022

Franklin Farmers Market opens Friday, June 3

The Franklin Farmers Market opens June 3, and is scheduled to operate every Friday through October (except for the July 4th weekend). Hours are scheduled for 2 to 6 PM. 

The Farmers Market brings community together to buy local and support small businesses. The Library will have activities for children. Coordination with the Recreation department will bring "Concerts on the Common", movie nights, and visits from food trucks.

When and where is all this goodness happening? Fridays on the Town Common!


Franklin Farmers Market opens Friday, June 3
Franklin Farmers Market opens Friday, June 3

Friday, May 20, 2022

Celebrate with PRIDE - June 26, 2022

Join the Franklin LGBTQ+ Alliance for an afternoon of celebrating.

LGBTQ+ and allies will be at the Franklin Town Commons 
performing, creating, dancing, singing, eating, and drinking. 

Come to the community party!

#FranklinCANCelebrateWithPRIDE - June 26, 2022
#FranklinCANCelebrateWithPRIDE - June 26, 2022

Performances: Krisanthi Pappas and an open mic (with day of sign up)

Activities: Community Art, Selfie Station, Crafts, Art Show, Ask a Sociologist

Venders: Escape into Fiction LGBTQIA+ Book Sale, Chrissy’s Beads, BFCCPS Rainbow Ribbons, Love People Gifts

Thank you to our community partners: Franklin High School’s SAGA, OUT MetroWest, MetroWest Visitors Bureau, Franklin Interfaith Council, Franklin Public Library, and Franklin Senior Center

Please check back and follow for updates and parking information.

If you are interested in volunteering or submitting art, please email FranklinLGBTQAlliance@gmail.com

When: Sunday, June 26, 12 - 4 PM

Follow the event on Facebook -> https://www.facebook.com/events/1186629228740240

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Franklin Cultural District Committee Meeting - Agenda - May 5 - 7 PM

Cultural District Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 5, 2022 7:00 PM 
Virtual Meeting


Review and Approval of Meeting Minutes
  •  March 23, 2022 Cultural District Committee Meeting
  •  April 6, 2022 Cultural District Committee Meeting
FCD Goals for FY23
  •  Review, discuss and vote FY23 Goals
CDC Terms of Service
  •  Review of current CDC membership.
FCC MetroWest Symposium
  • Update
ArtWALK 2022 Update
  •  Members report
FCD Blog Update
  • Publishing schedule; sharing; outreach
FCD Budget Funds and remaining MCC Grant Funds
  • Opportunities to fund performances/events within the Cultural District
  • Purchase of materials and supplies
  • Rain Check Program
FCD Passport
  •  Pat presentation
FCD Partners Meetings
  • Discussion of May 12, 2022 7:00 p.m. Meeting Agenda
  • Discussion of Meeting Topics and Possible New Format
CD Committee Meeting Dates, June 2022 - May 2023
  • Discussion and vote on dates
 Adjourn


Future Meetings:
  • FCD Partners Meeting: Thursday May 12, 2022, 7:00 p.m. 


Franklin Cultural District Committee Meeting - Agenda - May 5 - 7 PM
Franklin Cultural District Committee Meeting - Agenda - May 5 - 7 PM

Sunday, February 20, 2022

67 Degrees celebrates Second Anniversary - Feb 26, 2022

"SAVE THE DATE, SAVE THE DATE. 

Whose bringing the confetti 🎊!?!? 

Another revolution around the 🌞 and we are happy to invite you to celebrate our second year in existence on Saturday 2/26  from 12 - 10 PM @67degrees.brew

We have a day full of food with 
@fresh_start.market for lunch 12 - 4 PM
@thecaribbeanpress for dinner 4 - 8 PM
tasty treats by @leonasbakingco
and music with @damgaardscott @ 5 PM
of course tasty brews and other goodies. 

SAVE THE DATE. See you then. Cheers!"


67 Degrees celebrates Second Anniversary - Feb 26, 2022
67 Degrees celebrates Second Anniversary - Feb 26, 2022 

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Enjoy lobster and local music this Sunday at THE BLACK BOX

Enjoy lobster and local music this Sunday at THE BLACK BOX Online! Featuring The Cousins Maine Lobster Food Truck!  

Lineup: 
1:30 - Berkshire Valley Boys 
2:30 - The DayBreakers 
3:30 - The Inflatables
4:30 - InTransition  
General Admission: $10

Berkshire Valley Boys  - After 21 years together, the Berkshire Valley Boys  still enjoy the party! Their shows blur the line between band and guests as they encourage interactive experience.  Songs from  six decades along with originals enhance the fun.  

DayBreakers  - Steadily climbing the ranks of New England's roots rock and roll scene, the DayBreakers reached new peaks in 2021. This summer featured a nomination for Blues Act of the Year by the New England Music Awards, supporting sets in some of the regions most respected rooms (Jonathan's in Ogunquit, Maine, Chan's in Woonsocket, RI, and Black Box in Franklin, Mass.), and a continuation of their weekly residency at the Gavel Public House in Wrentham, Mass. Over the last three years, the band released an Americana Music Association (AMA) Top 200 charting record and opened for James Montgomery, Entrain, The High Divers, Reverend Peyton, and more. 

The Inflatables, featuring long time recording artist Agona Hardison bring a full-size band sound with a unique jam style experience to 60-80s rock songs that you may not hear out in other venues.  Band Members: Dean Najarian, David Porter, John Cangiano, Agona Hardison, Jeff Smith, Ted Abely and Ron D'Attilio
 
The InTransition Band (aka InTransition) is a local Wrentham Band that plays an Eclectic Range of Classic and Contemporary  Blues,  Country,  Rock,  R&B and Irish Music.  Featuring Becca Zitomer on Vocals and Flute with Bill Zitomer on Lead Guitar, Fred Holmes on Rhythm and Lead Guitar, Tom Black  , Drums and Vocals and Dennis McHale, Bass and Vocals. InTransition has been playing in the MA Metro West Area for over 12 years. 


Enjoy lobster and local music this Sunday at THE BLACK BOX
Enjoy lobster and local music this Sunday at THE BLACK BOX


Monday, September 13, 2021

Franklin Cultural Festival "Community Unity" - photo essay

How does one determine the success of the Franklin Cultural Festival "Community Unity" event held on Sunday, Sep 12, 2021 in great weather.

Kaye Kelly and group at the end of the "Sari Showcase"
Kaye Kelly and group at the end of the "Sari Showcase"

  • The crowd and lines were steady from the opening at noon through 3:30 or so. Some may have decided to check out the sports event on TV. For those that remained, salsa lessons and great music continued.
the wise owl greeted young and young at heart
the wise owl greeted young and young at heart

  • The variety and number of food trucks. Could there have been more, yes, if the food truck owners had followed through. For those who ran out of food early, maybe they'll be better prepared next time. For those trucks that didn't participate, their missed opportunity. It is a great start.
Eguie Castrillo & Mar del Norte Salsa Orchestra
Eguie Castrillo & Mar del Norte Salsa Orchestra

  • The Kid's corner and puppet shows were pleasing based upon the hoots and hollers from those watching the show.
some of the crowd at the second puppet show
some of the crowd at the second puppet show

  • The line up of artisan crafters was multifaceted. Many of the booths reported good business from the great amount of traffic.
The Pamela Means Project performed
The Pamela Means Project performed
  • The beer and wine garden was busy when I stopped by. Got my wrist band after getting my license checked. Then some liquid refreshment to go with my food truck tacos on the lawn in the shade. I was not alone. Dozens of others were under the tent at tables or spread around the lawn as well.
two chicken tacos were delicious
two chicken tacos were delicious


  • Cultural diversity was achieved with one view of the salsa dance lessons. Participants spread among the ages from young to young at heart, mostly women (but a few men). A youngster with a Patriots jersey learning the salsa inline with a couple of young ladies wearing saris. 
salsa dance lessons lead by RI Dance
salsa dance lessons lead by RI Dance


At least for this day, the smiling faces seemed to be enjoying the art based event. Let's work together for more of this. And yes, Franklin Matters is proud to be in good company in helping to sponsor this event.

Additional photos from the event can be found in one album


Franklin Matters is proud to be in good company in helping to sponsor this event
Franklin Matters is proud to be in good company in helping to sponsor this event



Thursday, August 26, 2021

Franklin Cultural Festival updates for the Sep 12 event

More highlights of what will be available at the Cultural Festival September 12, 2021

Franklin Cultural Festival updates for the Sep 12 event
Franklin Cultural Festival updates for the Sep 12 event

Follow the Cultural Council Facebook page for additional updates ->   https://www.facebook.com/FranklinCulturalCouncil


Monday, August 9, 2021

Ben & Jerry's Ice cream truck scheduled for the Franklin Cultural Festival - Sep 12

someone say...ice cream?

We really do hope you'll be joining us on the Town Common in September for this! Better get there early to get in line for this big boy!

Sunday, September 12, 12-6pm!


Ben & Jerry's Ice cream truck scheduled for the Franklin Cultural Festival - Sep 12
Ben & Jerry's Ice cream truck scheduled for the Franklin Cultural Festival - Sep 12


Friday, July 16, 2021

THE BLACK BOX: Food Truck and Live Music Festival - July 18

Sunday July 18th Schedule (Originally the Saturday May 29th lineup) 
(*Please note that Sunday’s event has been moved inside the theater. )

5:00 PM – Kaye Kelly
6:00 PM – Racky Thomas
7:00 PM – Ken DoRosario
8:30 PM – Diane Blue 

Tickets can be purchased online ->  https://www.theblackboxonline.com/events.php?id=1458

THE BLACK BOX: Food Truck and Live Music Festival - July 18
THE BLACK BOX: Food Truck and Live Music Festival - July 18 


Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Franklin gearing up for the Franklin Cultural Festival - Sep 12, 2021

The Franklin Cultural Council is gearing up for the Franklin Cultural Festival, a large community gathering, held on Sunday, September 12 from 12 PM - 6 PM on the Franklin Town Common. The theme of the Franklin Cultural Festival this year is “Community Unity”. 

The festival is intended to bring community together to celebrate Franklin and celebrate arts and culture. Eight sweet and savory food trucks will allow sampling of various cuisines from seafood to Italian to frozen treats. Both La Cantina and 67 Brewery will be on hand to serve craft beer and wine. 

A series of live dance and music performers, including the headliner and nationally known Salsa Band “Eguie Castrillo & Mar del Norte Salsa Orchestra“. Salsa lessons will be given on the commons during this performance.

There will be an Indian Sari Showcase on the mainstage as well as performances given by local talent.  Over 30 artisans will show their handmade wares in the juried Craft Fair that will be spread across the town common. 

For more information about the Franklin Cultural Festival, or to apply to be a vendor, please email franklinculturalcouncil02038@gmail.com. The Craft Fair and live performances are all free to attend. 

 

Franklin gearing up for the Franklin Cultural Festival - Sep 12, 2021
Franklin gearing up for the Franklin Cultural Festival - Sep 12, 2021

Friday, May 28, 2021

THE BLACK BOX: Food Truck and Live Music Festival - May 29-30

THE BLACK BOX supports the return of live music and enthusiastically welcomes food trucks to Downtown Franklin!

When not attending this special event, please support our local restaurants!

Saturday, May 29th and and Sunday, May 30th from 5-10 PM, General Admission tickets are $20 per day.

Saturday, May 29

  • 5:00 Racky Thomas
  • 6:00 Kaye Kelly
  • 7:00 Ken DoRosario
  • 8:30 Diane Blue


Sunday, May 30

  • 5:00 Britt Connors Duo
  • 6:00 David Thorne Scott
  • 7:00 Honest Mechanik
  • 8:30 The Gravel Project


Food trucks include Caribbean Press, Pangea Cuisines and Larry Joes' New England Fire Pit  

Tickets = https://www.theblackboxonline.com/events.php?id=1458

 

THE BLACK BOX: Food Truck and Live Music Festival - May 29-30
THE BLACK BOX: Food Truck and Live Music Festival - May 29-30


Saturday, April 10, 2021

Recap: Town Council meeting - Apr 7, 2021 - capital budget approved, streets accepted, DPW presentation, complete streets policy

Quick Recap:

  • Public hearing on street acceptances for four streets, two of which were in the 'normal' process timing and were approved. Two were part of the backlog, coming through on a revised process and not approved as they lacked Planning Board approval. The full process will be needed for these two so they'll come back for approval some time TBD
  • Enlightening and fact filled presentation by DPW on their operations.
  • Lengthy set of legislation for action. The capital budget (previously approved by FinComm and Capital Budget subcommittees) a set of separate actions all passed
  • The stormwater bylaw technical adjustments were finally approved after once again being challenged as something nefarious to force the stormwater fee into operation (no, this item has nothing to do with the fee itself. That is scheduled for discussion during the budget hearings and likely will be a long and challenging discussion.)
  • The food truck permit for private property was approved (yahoo!)

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As with most meetings in this pandemic period, I took my notes via Twitter during the meeting reporting in real-time via the virtual session.

Photos captured during the meeting and shared via Twitter can be found in one album:  
https://photos.app.goo.gl/9A7nKejgy9p44DuUA

The Twitter hashtag can be found online  #tc0407
https://twitter.com/search?q=%23tc0407&src=typeahead_click 


  • Town Council meeting coming up, real time reporting for this about to begin. Follow along with the agenda here #tc0407  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif591/f/agendas/2020-04-07_town_council_agenda.pdf  Connection info in doc
  • Meeting opens, #tc0407 20+ on Zoom to open with.
  • 2 councilors not present (Pellegri and Kelly), Hamblen remote via Zoom. #tc0407 citizen comments, none tonight Approval of minutes of Mar 17, second, passes 7-0 via roll call 
  • A little early for public hearing to start. Subcommittee reports: capital budget did meet …
  • Budget meeting april 12, 5:30 Joint budget Subcommittee EDC just met earlier tonight, talked about the ladybug trail, discussed the business guide as developed, #edc0407 Community planning grant and other items to be covered in next meeting
Public hearing
  • Public hearing on street acceptance opens: https://franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif591/f/agendas/2021-03-24_web_street_acceptances_2_-_milford_daily_news_legal_notice.pdf… #tc0407 next set of non-accepted streets (over 100 to be done) Town Administrator Jamie Hellen provides overview
  • Bissanti questioning why these 'newer' ones are coming in where others could be here and aren't. These are in the regular process and currently being done - others lack plans and/or data and require more work. #tc0407 general process assumes acceptance unless a special item
  • #tc0407 street acceptance does chap 90 funding, pavement management plan, $40m backlog of those to bring up to quality. If we did not accept, legally we wouldn't need to clear snow etc. That is a safety issue and a systemic issue on overall funding and priority
  • #tc0407 laws are written in favor of developers and also Municipal entities are not able to add fees for road acceptance to recover funds. Chap 90 is the only revenue we gain on roads. We have a legal obligation to accept (assuming I special items)
  • Q on gas tax funding roads, it goes to the Commonwealth, the allotment we get is Chap 90. Hotel tax is a local option revenue collected through the State then to us, mostly appropriated to roads, this year due to pandemic and decline in hotel occupancy #tc0407
  • Moving to Brandywine and Charles Drive for the acceptance process. #tc0407 Attny Cerel provides some background on the acceptance process for subdivisions which weren't covered in the original legislation. Planning Board didn't recommend to accept hence can't proceed tonight
  • #tc0407 Brandywine et al had not been originally thru planning board so they did not want to recommend. Public hearing closes. Moving to DPW presentation, doc to be added later.
DPW presentation
  • Slides on overview #tc0407
  • 60 acres of playing fields to manage and take care of #tc0407 35 flags maintained; 102 trash, recycling barrel sets;
  • 1813 signs in town, street line striping along with parking lots, 30 traffic lights, 328 crosswalks in Town; central motors for all town vehicles 167 road vehicles with registration #tc0407
  • #tc0407 grew from 1200 customers to over 3,000 at the recycling center, Beaver St.
  • #tc0407 with 23 lift stations, some refuse gets lifted 7 times before it gets to where it needs to, would have been nice to have a master plan for sewer; elevated tanks to provide water pressure dropped from 3.1 to 2.6 million gallons due to water conservation measures
  • #tc0407 second water treatment plant (off Grove St) coming online later this year.
  • #tc0407 it is cost efficient to do much of the vehicle maintenance inhouse some stuff does make sense to send out, however we are 1st responders and would need to get a truck or police car turned around quickly
  • DPW "the work they do touches everyone in Town". They are short staffed and doing more with what they have. #tc0407 you give us the money, we get to spend it. Could add fencing to create a small dog zone at the dog park.
  • Trash vs recycling mix is bad if over a 10% mix (bad in with the good), audit just done and we came in low at 7% #tc0407
Legislation for Action
Town Administrator report
  • That is the end of the Legislation for tonight, first aggregation report posted to Town page, we are saving money. #tc407 
  • May 5th passport renewals will resume at municipal bldg.  Verizon is exercising option to remain in Franklin. $200k grant for affordable senior housing
  • Continue the TA report: fire dept grant - $188k popup store grant for downtown for this summer partner with Wrentham, citizen discount one page guide posted to Town page (and shared) #tc0407  Town opening more likely after Memorial Day. Still under capacity limits ..
  • Likely to look at some reservation system. #tc0407  Comments: Dean returned request to pay for vehicle as a "pilot" payment. Disappointed. Police reform had great conversation, girl up at high school also had good conversation. Scam attempt today. Stay vigilant.
  • ... homeless feedback/info coming from Bissanti (from webinar he attended)
  • #tc0407 thanks to Franklin fire for their burn session, quite informative. Thanks to the staff for the beginning of the capital program. A grueling task. Motion to adjourn, second, passes 7-0 (2 absent)
  • That's all for tonight, catch you next time! #tc0407


 


one page of the DPW overview on Central Motors
one page of the DPW overview on Central Motors


Saturday, March 20, 2021

FM #496 - Town Council Meeting - 03/17/21 - P2 of 2 (audio)

FM #496 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 496 in the series. 

This session shares part 2 of the Franklin, MA Town Council meeting held on Wednesday, Mar 17, 2021. 

The meeting was conducted in a hybrid format: most members of the Town Council, selected guests, and Town Administration personnel were in the Council Chambers, at least one member of the Council was remote along with the public via the Zoom conference bridge, all to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

I’ve split the almost two hour minute meeting into two logical segments:
  • First - covers the opening through the retirement recognitions and new hire swearing in ceremonies (56 minutes)
  • *** Second *** - covers the committee reports, the two items for legislation and the remainder of the meeting up to entering Executive Session, not to return to public meeting (42 minutes)
The show notes contain links to the meeting agenda including documents released for this agenda. 

Let’s listen to this segment of the Town Council meeting of Mar 17, 2021

Audio file = https://player.captivate.fm/episode/55f99c80-cd8f-4cc7-a41b-26df44d75643


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Agenda document (and released supporting materials in one PDF) 
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/03/franklin-ma-town-council-agenda-mar-17.html 

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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm).

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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FM #496 - Town Council Meeting - 03/17/21 - P2 of 2 (audio)
FM #496 - Town Council Meeting - 03/17/21 - P2 of 2 (audio)


Friday, March 19, 2021

Recap -Town Council meeting Mar 17, 2021 - opens with moment of silence remembering 42 lost to COVID-19

Quick Recap:
  • opens with moment of silence remembering 42 lost to COVID-19 
  • Citizens Comment: reminder on bricks for the Veterans Walkway purchased by April 1 will be installed for Memorial Day; announcement of a Franklin Area Non-profit Network beginning March 29
  • Recognition of retirees from DPW and Police along with the swearing in of new Police and Fire personnel 
  • First passage of fee for food trucks for private parties
  • Bylaw proposal referred to Planning Board on removal of restrictions for space for tasting room
 
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As with most meetings in this pandemic period, I took my notes via Twitter during the meeting reporting in real-time via the virtual session.
 
Photos captured during the meeting and shared via Twitter can be found in one folder  https://photos.app.goo.gl/nFjW3RwqtrzycAGW7
 
The Twitter hashtag can be found online  #tc0317


  • Getting ready for the town Council meeting #tc0317 https://franklinma.gov/town-council/agenda/march-17-town-council-agenda Agenda doc has the connection info to view via cable, live stream or Zoom.
  • Reminder on bricks for sale for the Veterans Walkway available for purchase by Apr 1, the cut off would be for brick to be installed this Memorial Day. #tc0317 I announced the kick off meeting for the Franklin Area Nonprofit Network on Mar 29 at 7 PM more info to come
  • Citizen commenting against the stormwater fee but confusing it with the water and sewer enterprise funding process #tc0317 valid comments on any increase needs to be considered.
  • Ciccone question and confusion around the stormwater, also confusing about what is where on the budget. Also confusing the capital vs operational budget spending. #tc0317 Motion on minutes from prior meeting, passes 9-0 via roll call
  • Recognition of - David Allard - Retirement Recognition, Franklin DPW #tc0317
  • Recognition of - Kevin Ryan - Retirement Recognition, Franklin Police Department #tc0317 served 44 years, under 5 chiefs Resolutions from House and Senate presented by Rep Roy
  • Brief break to allow for movement of folks within the chambers Recognition of Detective John Maloney - Retirement Recognition, Franklin Police Department #tc0317
  • Recognition of Kristopher Smith - Achievement Recognition, graduation from the Massachusetts Fire Academy #tc0317
  • Swearing in of new officers for Police - (1) Rob Burchill - New Patrol Officer Ceremonial Swearing In & Badge Pinning, Police Department (2) Derek Tetrault - New Patrol Officer Ceremonial Swearing In & Badge Pinning, Police Department #tc0317 sworn in by town clerk N Danello
  • Brian Armstrong - New Hire, Firefighter/Paramedic - Fire Dept Jeffrey Ward - New Hire, Firefighter/Paramedic - Fire Dept Kent Parsons - New Hire, Firefighter/Paramedic - Fire Dept Benjamin Angelo - New Hire, Firefighter/Paramedic - Fire Dept #tc0317
  • The four firefighter/paramedics are starting Monday, being sworn in tonight. #tc0317 and pinned by family members
  • Norfolk County Sheriff Patrick W. McDermot was rescheduled for a future meeting Subcommittee meetings for capital and budget being confirmed #tc0317
  • Moving to legislation for action, temporary food truck event fee, https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif591/f/mai/files/10a._food_trucks.pdf #tc0317 only vote needed for a new fee to help expand food trucks in Franklin, private property owners. Fact sheet in agenda doc motion to 2nd reading, second, passes 9-0 via roll call
  • Motion to refer to Planning Board,  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif591/f/mai/files/21-872_tasting_room.pdf #tc0317 Change in requirements for tasting room for new establishments, does not apply to existing unless they come back to Planning Board. Passes 9-0 via roll call
  • Town Admin report congratulations to cultural District for first state grant, housing grant received for affordable housing, chapter 90 allotment just under $1M, thanks to legislative delegation for keeping local aid coming, Gov Baker apparently to move to Phase 4 #tc0317
  • #tc0317 Sr coffee hour at 8:30 AM, police reform discussion coming 3/24 at 7 PM, need to recognize and note hate crimes Homeless forum on 3/25 Congrats to retirees and new hires Lost 42 Franklinites to COVID Recognition of access to police hiring, not full pool of candidates
  • #tc0317 #talkfranklinfirst gift cards sold over $42k so far, money to stay here. Thanks to Anne Marie for her efforts on the gift cards Historical Museum open, looking for volunteers. Sundays 1-4pm. thanks to the library for their efficiency during the closed period
  • #tc0317 stay safe, be careful. We're not done yet, SAFE is very busy, help someone, reach out. Condolences to those who lost any one to this pandemic. Don't forget to do what we need to do, masks, social distance... Happy st patrick's
  • Motion to enter executive session, not to return to open meeting 9-0 via roll call That's all for tonight, catch you next time #tc0317 
 
Chief Lynch checking the inscription on the plaque
Chief Lynch checking the inscription on the plaque