Showing posts with label license. Show all posts
Showing posts with label license. Show all posts

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Town Council approves inclusionary zoning & first reading on sewer rate increase among items on a full meeting agenda (video)

The Franklin (MA) Town Council met on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 for their regular meeting and covered a number of items. One of the major achievements was the passage of the inclusionary zoning bylaw. This was one of the action items from the Franklin For All project and a significant accomplishment.

Among the other news worthy items on the agenda were
  • All alcohol license approved for Sierra's Brick Oven Pizza
  • Corporate record license changes for both Longhorn Restaurant and the 99 Restaurant were approved
  • Financial Audit report for FY 2022reveals a clean report, no actions, no management letter, the Town maintains their AAA rating status
  • Presentation from the Charles River Pollution Control District
  • Update on the long awaited Beaver St interceptor, bids came in below expectations, sewer rates will rise and remain to pay for the 20 year borrowing costs of this major infrastructure project
  • PFAS regulation increases proposed by EPA can cost us significantly. Well 7 is currently offline, more wells may be in jeopardy of shutdown due to increased monitoring. Yet, PFAS is still being made, is a forever chemical and is major concern for future water supply quality and cost thereof
The full agenda and documents associated with it can be found online ->   https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/04/franklin-ma-town-council-agenda-for-may.html

Franklin TV's video recording of the meeting is available for replay on YouTube

My notes captured via Twitter can be found in one PDF. My full recap and the meeting audio will be ready in a couple of days ->


Sunday, April 23, 2023

Franklin, MA: Town Council Agenda for April 26, 2023 meeting

FRANKLIN TOWN COUNCIL
Agenda & Meeting Packet
April 26, 2023 - 7:00 PM

Meeting will be held at the Municipal Building
2nd floor, Council Chambers
355 East Central Street


1. ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE CHAIR
a. This meeting is being recorded by Franklin TV and shown on Comcast channel 11 and Verizon Channel 29. This meeting may be recorded by others.
b. Chair to identify members participating remotely.
2. CITIZEN COMMENTS
a. Citizens are welcome to express their views for up to three 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.
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

4. PROCLAMATIONS / RECOGNITIONS - None Scheduled.

5. APPOINTMENTS - None Scheduled.

6. PUBLIC HEARINGS - 7:00 PM
a. Transfer of Section 15 Wine and Malt Beverages Package Store License and Approval of Parth Patel as the Manager - Marlboro Food, Inc. d/b/a 7-Eleven 37380B, Located at 664 Union St.  
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/6a._1_-_7-eleven_legal_ad_application_redacted.pdf
i. See 7: License Transactions (a) below

7. LICENSE TRANSACTIONS
a. Transfer of Section 15 Wine and Malt Beverages Package Store License and Approval of Parth Patel as the Manager - Marlboro Food, Inc. d/b/a 7-Eleven, Located at 664 Union St.   
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/7a._1_license_transaction_-_7-eleven_transfer_of_section_15.pdf
b. Robert Vozzella / La Cantina Winery - Farmer-Winery, Farmer’s Market License   
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/7b._license_transaction_-_la_cantina.pdf
 
8. PRESENTATIONS / DISCUSSION
a. Discussion: Open Space & Recreation Plan Update - Breeka Li Goodlander, Conservation Agent and Natural Resources Manager   
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/8a._1_-_memo_-_osrp_presentation_.pdf
b. Discussion: Display of Flags on Town Flagpoles or Property   
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/8b._flags_0.pdf
9. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION
a. Resolution 23-28: Town Council Approval of County ARPA Funds
(Motion to Approve Resolution 23-28 - Majority Vote)   https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9a._23-28_arpa_700k.pdf

10. TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

11. SUBCOMMITTEE & AD HOC COMMITTEE REPORTS
a. Capital Budget Subcommittee
b. Economic Development Subcommittee
c. Budget Subcommittee
d. GATRA Advisory Board
12. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

13. COUNCIL COMMENTS
14. EXECUTIVE SESSION - None Scheduled.

15. ADJOURN

Note: Two-Thirds Vote: requires 6 votes
Majority Vote: requires majority of members present and voting

The Complete Agenda 109 page doc 

Franklin, MA: Town Council Agenda for April 26, 2023 meeting
Franklin, MA: Town Council Agenda for April 26, 2023 meeting

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Town Council approves Curry House alcohol license change, hears about health alliance, moves Inclusionary Zoning along to 2nd reading (audio)

FM #973 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 973 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares the Town Council meeting held in Council Chambers on Wednesday, April 12, 2023. 8 members of the Council were present in the Council Chambers (D Pellegri absent & unable to participate).


Quick recap:

  • License ownership changes for the alcohol license at The Curry House were approved

  • Health Director Cathleen Liberty provides insights on the Metacomet Health Alliance and the benefits to Franklin  

  • The inclusionary zoning proposal back from the Planning Board review was moved to a second reading, one step closer to approval

  • The 3-part package of zoning changes for accessory dwelling units was moved forward from the EDC Plus recommendation with a contentious somewhat modification to refer to the Planning Board for their review. It will come back to the Town Council for their review and potential approval vote sometime in the near future

  • FY 2024 budget should be ready for review by Friday, with the Finance Committee and Town Council hears set for May


The recording runs 2 and 40 minutes. Let’s listen to the Town Council meeting on April 12, 2023.  Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-973-franklin-ma-town-council-mtg-04-12-23



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The agenda doc can also be found on the Town of Franklin page ->   https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/town_council_agenda_-_april_12_2023.pdf 

Metacomet Health Alliance presentation -> https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/8a._presentation_metacomet_2.pptx.pdf 

My notes in one PDF file -> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OcCY239kVmLdAiMS2FFZSMQyS7JWcCoZ/view?usp=share_link 

My quick notes and the meeting video -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/04/town-council-moves-inclusionary-zoning.html 

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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.  


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Town Council approves Curry House alcohol license change, hears about health alliance, moves Inclusionary Zoning along to 2nd reading (audio)
Town Council approves Curry House alcohol license change, hears about health alliance, moves Inclusionary Zoning along to 2nd reading (audio)

Friday, April 14, 2023

Notice of Public Hearing - Transfer of Section 15 Wine & Malt Beverages Package Store License

The Franklin Town Council will hold a Public Hearing on an application by Marlboro Food, Inc. d/b/a 7-Eleven 37380B, located at 400 King Street, Franklin, MA for a transfer to it of a Section 15 Wine and Malt Beverages Package Store License presently held by TM1 Solutions, Inc. d/b/a 7-Eleven Store Number 37380A to be exercised at the same location. 

This hearing will be held on April 26, 2023 at 7:00 PM and will provide an open forum for discussion. Location: Municipal Building, 2nd floor Council Chambers, 355 E. Central St., Franklin and will also be available via the “ZOOM” platform. Residents can visit the Town website (Franklinma.gov) calendar on and after April 21, 2023
for updated meeting information. 

For questions, please call the Town Administrator’s Office at (508) 520-4949.

Submitted by,
Julie McCann


Notice of Public Hearing - Transfer of Section 15 Wine & Malt Beverages Package Store License
Notice of Public Hearing - Transfer of Section 15 Wine & Malt Beverages Package Store License

Sunday, April 9, 2023

Franklin, MA: Town Council - Agenda for April 12, 2023 meeting

FRANKLIN TOWN COUNCIL
Agenda & Meeting Packet
April 12, 2023 - 7:00 PM

Meeting will be held at the Municipal Building
2nd floor, Council Chambers
355 East Central Street

1. ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE CHAIR
a. This meeting is being recorded by Franklin TV and shown on Comcast channel 11 and Verizon Channel 29. This meeting may be recorded by others.
b. Chair to identify members participating remotely.

2. CITIZEN COMMENTS
a. Citizens are welcome to express their views for up to three 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.

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - None Scheduled.
4. PROCLAMATIONS / RECOGNITIONS - None Scheduled.

5. APPOINTMENTS

6. PUBLIC HEARINGS - 7:00 PM
a. License Modification - Change of Officers/Directors/LLC Managers, Change of Stock Interest, Change of Manager: Jai Ho Group, Inc. d/b/a The Curry House, Located at 418 West Central St., Franklin, MA 02038   https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/6a._curry_house_application_for_packet_redacted.pdf
i. See 7: License Transactions (a) below

b. Zoning Bylaw Amendment 23-889: A Zoning Bylaw to Amend the Franklin Town Code at Chapter 185, Attachment 7., Part VI, Use Regulation Schedule: Residential Uses  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/6b._public_hearing_23-889.pdf
i. Legislation for Action Item #9a

c. Zoning Bylaw Amendment 23-890: A Zoning Bylaw to Amend the Franklin Town Code at Chapter 185, Section 51   https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/6c._public_hearing_23-890.pdf
i. Legislation for Action Item #9b
 
7. LICENSE TRANSACTIONS
a. License Modification - Change of Officers/Directors/LLC Managers, Change of Stock Interest, Change of Manager: Jai Ho Group, Inc. d/b/a The Curry House, Located at 418 West Central St., Franklin, MA 02038   https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/7a._1_license_transaction_-_the_curry_house_multiple_amendments.pdf

8. PRESENTATIONS / DISCUSSION
a. Presentation: Metacomet Public Health Alliance - Cathleen Liberty, Health Director  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/8a._presentation_metacomet_2.pptx.pdf

9. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION
a. Zoning Bylaw Amendment 23-889: A Zoning Bylaw to Amend the Franklin Town Code at Chapter 185, Attachment 7., Part VI, Use Regulation Schedule: Residential Uses - First Reading (Motion to Move Bylaw Amendment 23-889 to a Second Reading - Majority Vote)  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9a._bylaw_amendment_23-889.pdf
b. Zoning Bylaw Amendment 23-890: A Zoning Bylaw to Amend the Franklin Town Code at Chapter 185, Section 51 - First Reading (Motion to Move Bylaw Amendment 23-890 to a Second Reading - Majority Vote)  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9b._bylaw_amendment_23-890.pdf
c. Zoning Bylaw Amendment 23-887 (Formerly 22-887): Zoning Map Changes from Rural Residential II and Single Family Residential III to Rural Residential II or Single Family Residential III an Area On or Near Lincoln St. and Lincolnwood Drive - Second Reading (Motion to Approve Zoning Bylaw Amendment 23-887 (Formerly 22-887) - ⅔ Majority Roll Call Vote)   https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9c._bylaw_amendment_23-887_w_all_backup.pdf
d. Zoning Bylaw Amendment 23-891: Zoning Map Changes from Rural Residential II and Single Family Residential III to Rural Residential II or Single Family Residential III an Area On or Near Lincoln St. - Second Reading (Motion to Approve Zoning Bylaw Amendment 23-891 - ⅔ Majority Roll Call Vote)  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9d._bylaw_amendment_23-891_w_all_backup.pdf
e. Zoning Bylaw Amendment 23-894: A Zoning Bylaw to Amend Chapter 185, Section 3 of the Code of the Town of Franklin: Accessory Dwelling Unit Definition - Referral to the Planning Board (Motion to Refer Bylaw Amendment 23-894 to the Planning Board - Majority Vote)   https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9e._23-894.pdf
f. Zoning Bylaw Amendment 23-895: A Zoning Bylaw to Amend the Franklin Town Code at Chapter 185, Attachment 8, Use Regulations Schedule Part VII: Accessory Uses - Referral to the Planning Board (Motion to Refer Bylaw Amendment 23-895 to the Planning Board - Majority Vote)  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9f._bylaw_amendment_23-895.pdf
g. Zoning Bylaw Amendment 23-896: A Zoning Bylaw to Amend Chapter 185, Section 19 of the Code of the Town of Franklin: Accessory Dwelling Unit Setbacks - Referral to the Planning Board (Motion to Refer Bylaw Amendment 23-896 to the Planning Board - Majority Vote)  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/9g._bylaw_amendment_23-896.pdf

10. TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

11. SUBCOMMITTEE & AD HOC COMMITTEE REPORTS
a. Capital Budget Subcommittee
b. Economic Development Subcommittee
c. Budget Subcommittee
d. GATRA Advisory Board

12. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

13. COUNCIL COMMENTS

14. EXECUTIVE SESSION - None Scheduled.

15. ADJOURN

Note: Two-Thirds Vote: requires 6 votes
Majority Vote: requires majority of members present and voting

The agenda doc can also be found on the Town of Franklin page ->   https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/town_council_agenda_-_april_12_2023.pdf

Franklin, MA: Town Council - Agenda for April 12, 2023 meeting
Franklin, MA: Town Council - Agenda for April 12, 2023 meeting

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Town Council approves all alcohol license, purchase of Tower truck, hears of Tri-County building plans, & more (video)

The Town Council conducted the first of two meetings for February on Wednesday night. An eventful meeting covering a broad range of town business and updates in just under 3 hours.

Briefly
  • New firefighter/paramedic Kristin Krauss was sworn in. William Blanchard, was sworn in for his promotion to EMS Battalion Chief
  • The 'plus one' all alcohol license request approved in October to send to the Legislature did get the home rule petition passed and came back for Council approval. Confusion around a public hearing and several objections from neighbors and nearby business swayed only one Councilor as the measure passed 8-1
  • Tri-county Regional Voc Tec representatives told the community of the plans underway to build a new school which will require an override vote likely in October. Numbers are still being worked to get to a potential MSBA approval in August and then the vote in October. Stay tuned.
  • The Council authorized the purchase of a new Tower truck for the Fire Dept. The loan won't start until the truck arrives which could be 2-3 years from now. Due to that timing, it was urgent to get the order in now to avoid further costs, and to ensure we have support for the existing unit which is a critical piece of equipment for the Departments emergency response


The audio and recap will be shared in the next couple of days.

The Franklin TV video is available for replay -> https://www.youtube.com/live/-AQpq8GSvi4?feature=share



the cost options for the Tri-County building proposal
the cost options for the Tri-County building proposal

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Bring on February, in this Talk Franklin we catch up on the MMA Conf, CDL training, & Town Council preview (audio)

FM #930 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 930 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen. We had our conversation via conference bridge on Thursday, January 26, 2023.  


Topics for this session

Not only are we in 2023, but January is at an end


MMA annual meeting/conference

Key learnings, or take-aways

CDL inhouse training enabled by DPW

Labor market


Earlier this month the Town Council reviewed goals

The Town Administrator review, coming to Council for approval

EDC approved inclusionary zoning, coming to council soon (2/15/23?)

Council outlook for Feb 1 session, Tri-County building proposal


Community Preservation Committee public hearing Feb 7

Rescheduled for Jan 17 meeting


Close with citizen engagement call to action, application process coming soon

Davis Thayer, Police Station, Master Plan committee opportunities

Open Space & Recreation Plan update underway


The conversation runs about 40 minutes.


Let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie Audio file -> https://anchor.fm/letstalkfranklin/episodes/Citizen-Participation-on-the-Menu-for-2023---Davis-Thayer--Master-Planning-and-more-e1uaohs/a-a993o1g



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Town Council agenda for 2/1/23

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/feb_1_2023_town_council_agenda.pdf


Economic Development Meeting 1/25/23 (audio)

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/01/inclusionary-zoning-moved-to-town_0764800655.html 


Ad-hoc Town Administrator Review Meeting 1/25/23  (audio)

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/01/ad-hoc-town-administrator-review-cmte.html 


Town Administrator page -> https://www.franklinma.gov/administrator


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.  


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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Bring on February, in this Talk Franklin we catch up on the MMA Conf, CDL training, & Town Council preview (audio)
Bring on February, in this Talk Franklin we catch up on the MMA Conf, CDL training, & Town Council preview (audio)

Monday, January 23, 2023

MMA: "Franklin develops Commercial Driver Licensing training program for employees"

"Following changes to federal training requirements for Commercial Driver’s Licenses, the Franklin Department of Public Works has received federal approval of an internal training program, designed to bring in qualified hires while saving money for employees who need a CDL license.

The CDL training changes, which took effect last February, require applicants to receive training by an approved trainer prior to taking the CDL test — and the cost for the training can be as much as $10,000. Prior to the changes, and for the last 15 years, the town was able to train employees in-house, according to Public Works Director Brutus Cantoreggi.

“It’s very hard to find CDL drivers, so I would hire folks without the license and train them in house,” Cantoreggi said. “It brought in a lot of folks who had permits. … But with the regulation change, we couldn’t find people already licensed for these jobs.”
Continue reading the article at the Mass Municipal Assoc page ->

The Franklin Department of Public Works provides internal Commercial Drivers License training for employees. (Photo courtesy town of Franklin)
The Franklin Department of Public Works provides internal Commercial Drivers License training for employees. (Photo courtesy town of Franklin)


Wednesday, January 18, 2023

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FRANKLIN, MA: NEW ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES RETAIL PACKAGE STORE LICENSE MADD Deli, Inc. d/b/a Dacey’s Market and Deli

The Franklin Town Council will hold a Public Hearing on an application by MADD Deli, Inc. d/b/a Dacey’s Market and Deli, located at 353 Lincoln Street, Franklin, MA for a New All Alcoholic Beverages Retail Package Store License

This hearing will take place during the Town Council’s public meeting on February 1, 2023 beginning at 7:00 PM and will provide an opportunity for public input. Location: Municipal Building, 2nd floor Council Chambers, 355 E. Central Street, Franklin, and also via the “ZOOM” platform. 

Residents can visit the Town website (Franklinma.gov) town calendar for up to date meeting information on and after January 27, 2023. 

Please call the Town Administrator’s Office at (508) 520-4949 if you require further information.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FRANKLIN, MA: NEW ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES RETAIL PACKAGE STORE LICENSE MADD Deli, Inc. d/b/a Dacey’s Market and Deli
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FRANKLIN, MA: NEW ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES RETAIL PACKAGE STORE LICENSE MADD Deli, Inc. d/b/a Dacey’s Market and Deli

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FRANKLIN, MA: Transfer of a Section 15 Wine and Malt Beverages Package Store License From Ouzo Corp d/b/a Franklin Mobil to 660 Central, LLC d/b/a Mobil

The Franklin Town Council will hold a Public Hearing on an application by 660 Central, LLC d/b/a Mobil, located at 660 West Central Street, Franklin, MA for a transfer to it of a Section 15 Wine and Malt Beverages Package Store License presently held by Ouzo Corp d/b/a Franklin Mobil to be exercised at the same location. 

This hearing will be held on February 1, 2023 at 7:00 PM and will
provide an open forum for discussion. Location: Municipal Building, 2nd floor Council Chambers, 355 E. Central St., Franklin and will also be available via the “ZOOM” platform. 

Residents can visit the Town website (Franklinma.gov) calendar on and after January 27, 2023 for updated meeting information. 

For questions, please call the Town Administrator’s Office at (508) 520-4949.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FRANKLIN, MA: Transfer of a Section 15 Wine and Malt Beverages Package Store License From Ouzo Corp d/b/a Franklin Mobil to 660 Central, LLC d/b/a Mobil
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FRANKLIN, MA: Transfer of a Section 15 Wine and Malt Beverages Package Store License From Ouzo Corp d/b/a Franklin Mobil to 660 Central, LLC d/b/a Mobil

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Town Council recognizes Carloni, appoints Wallace, approves license for La Cantina, hears from the Recreation Dept, and more at their Wednesday meeting (video)

The Town Council held their session Wednesday in Council Chambers beginning at 7 PM. One member (Frongillo was remote) so all votes were via roll call. One member absent (Dellorco).

  • The meeting opened with recognition of Becki Carloni of the Franklin Fire Department for her off duty life saving effort at a sporting event.
  • The appointment of Alison Wallace to the Library Board of Directors was approved.
  • The Special License to allow sale of wine at 2022-2023 Franklin Winter Farmers’ Market by La Cantina Winery Company was approved. The first market is this Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM.
  • Ryan Jette, Director of Recreation provided an update on the operation of the Recreation Department including near term plans and future plans.
  • There was also a discussion on the approach to determine the reuse of Davis Thayer. Consensus was to set up a Reuse Committee of town folks interested in this building and location to make a proposal to the Council for approval. Details on the volunteer application process will be forthcoming and the process will kick off sometime in 2023.
  • Legislation to approve of an increase to the minimum wage for both the senior citizen and veterans tax work off programs was approved.
  • Legislation to adjust the budget with some transfers and final numbers of state aid, etc. was approved. This had been previewed by the Finance Committee in their meeting last week and unanimously recommended. This adjustment step was needed before the tax rate is set. The hearing for the tax rate is scheduled for the Nov 30 Town Council meeting.
  • The Franklin Open Space and Recreation Plan Kickoff Process has begun. The Conservation Commission will lead this effort to update the plan.
The agenda and documents released for this session can be found

The Franklin TV video replay of the meeting is available on YouTube

My notes captured via Twitter during the meeting can be found in one PDF document ->   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Kcsiah2iONeLXjpPRlc9dOSEKNKpx8AQ/view?usp=share_link

firefighter/paramedic Becki Carloni Listens to Councilor Pellegri read the proclamation
firefighter/paramedic Becki Carloni Listens to Councilor Pellegri read the proclamation