Showing posts with label master plan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label master plan. Show all posts

Friday, July 12, 2024

Master Plan Update Cmte conducts public hearing, gets feedback to consider (audio)

FM #1244 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1244 in the series. 


This session shares the Franklin (MA) Master Plan Update Committee Public Hearing held on Wednesday, July 10, 2024. 10 members participated, 9 in chambers, 1 remote (for a portion of session, she did join in person - Williams), 3 were absent (Gallagher, Hagen, Halligan).


Quick recap:

  • Overview presentation coordinate by Chair Jones, and each subcommittee chair, before getting into the public portion

  • Presentation doc was not included with the agenda very few (outside of the committee) likely had time to preview the goals before the session

  • Good input from the multiple commenters both in person and participating remotely

  • Next meeting for the committee scheduled for July 24 to incorporate the feedback from this session, and then begin work on the objectives (which have not yet been revealed) to assign them to responsible Town departments, etc.


The recording runs about 77 minutes, so let’s listen in. Audio link -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-1244-master-plan-update-cmte-public-hearing-07-10-24



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The Franklin TV video is available for replay ->  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK0miWgTjaU 


Agenda doc  -> https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/agendas/master_plan_agenda_-_july_10_2024.docx.pdf    


Presentation doc ->  

https://www.franklinma.gov/master-plan-update-committee/files/draft-goals-presentation 


My notes in one PDF ->  

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nF1FzxJfke50IOjftj5Xqum8QFtSDozP/view?usp=drive_link 


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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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Master Plan Update Cmte conducts public hearing, gets feedback to consider (audio)
Master Plan Update Cmte conducts public hearing, gets feedback to consider (audio)

Master Plan Testimony Outline by Max Morrongiello

Below is a copy of an outline of my testimony from last night.

Best,

Maxwell Morrongiello

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"My Name Is Maxwell Morrongiello. I live at 127 Central Park Terrace

Imagine a not too distant future, where you are in an area with bustling storefronts, a vibrant local economy, and transit oriented housing near a commuter rail and easy access to the highway. 

This, in fact, is not Franklin's downtown, but a revitalized and completely reimagined Forge Park 2 Miles to the west. This Master Plan Committee can lay the groundwork to make this future a reality.

Forge Park should be reimagined to have the following features:

·      Transit Oriented Mixed Use Development with easy access to 495 and the commuter rail

o  Think Assembly Row in Somerville

o  Limited traffic disruption to the rest of town

·      Connection to the Rail Trail

·      The Town should explore private and public bus options including

o  Implementing a Logan Express Bus Service

o  Direct Bus service to Worcester

o  Direct Bus Service to Providence

o  A joint agreement with RIPTA and MASSDOT to provide connection to RIPTA in exchange for increased commuter rail service

o  GATRA Fixed Route service

·      Zipcar and other car rental options

o  Would be utilized by reverse commuters from Boston,

o   Utilized by Franklin residents who don't often need a vehicle

During the Master Plan process Franklin Downtown has received a bulk of the attention. Don't neglect implementing a bright and bold vision for Forge Park!"

The Franklin TV link should bring you directly to Max's comments -> https://www.youtube.com/live/qK0miWgTjaU?si=SdA9QWEeoy3VD3U-&t=2547


Thursday, July 11, 2024

Master Plan Update Cmte conducts public hearing, gets feedback to consider (video)

The Franklin Master Plan Update Committee conducted a public hearing on Wednesday, July 10. While they only shared the high level goals, the objectives that drive the goals were teased but not revealed, there were a number of worthy comments to add to the items under consideration.

The Franklin TV video can be found here -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK0miWgTjaU


The presentation doc (note the doc differs slightly from that shared via the broadcast) -> https://www.franklinma.gov/master-plan-update-committee/files/draft-goals-presentation


Master Plan Update Cmte conducts public hearing, gets feedback to consider (video)
Master Plan Update Cmte conducts public hearing, gets feedback to consider (video)


Sunday, July 7, 2024

Master Plan - Agenda for July 10, 2024 Public Hearing at 6:30 PM

Town of Franklin
Master Plan Committee 
July 10, 2024 - 6:30 PM

Town Council Chambers - 2nd Floor

Agenda 
 1. Public Hearing Outreach - Draft Goals

Master Plan - Agenda for July 10, 2024 Public Hearing at 6:30 PM
Master Plan - Agenda for July 10, 2024 Public Hearing at 6:30 PM

Monday, July 1, 2024

Master Plan Update Committee schedules a Public Hearing for July 10, 2024 at 6:30 PM

Public Hearing for July 10, 2024
Public Hearing for July 10, 2024

The Master Plan Update Committee will be holding a public hearing on July 10, 2024.

The public hearing will take place at 6:30 PM in the Town Hall Council Chambers.



Shared from ->   https://www.franklinma.gov/home/news/master-plan-public-hearing-july-10-2024



Note: For those concerned about growth, traffic, etc. The goals and objectives will be released at this session for review and comments. These goals and objectives will determine what the Town of Franklin will do over the next 10 years to enhance life here.

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

What's happening in Franklin, MA: Wednesday, June 26, 2024?

Wednesday, June 26
10:30am Rainforest Reptiles (Franklin Public Library)
1:00pm Senior Center Writing Group (recording session)
1:30pm "Where's the toast?" Memory Cafe (Franklin Senior Center) 
5:00pm Teen Musical Bingo Pride edition (Franklin Public Library)


**  Town Meetings today
  • Master Plan Meeting
Event Date:  Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 5:30pm

  • Town Council Meeting
Event Date:  Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 7:00pm


What's happening today in Franklin?
What's happening today in Franklin? 
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Why are there multiple calendars?
There is a Cultural events calendar upon which other community events are layered to create the Community calendar.

Respectfully, the Library and Senior Center calendars are too full of events to include all their events so we tend to focus on the major events. Town and School meetings are also kept separate. Links for all the calendars are shared here:

The Cultural calendar displays only the cultural events    

Find the full Community event calendar  https://bit.ly/FranklinCommunityCalendar

If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication:  https://bit.ly/Submit2Calendar

The Library calendar of events ->    calendar link

The Senior Center calendar of events ->   https://www.franklinma.gov/node/39/events/month/39/2023-12

The Town meeting calendar is found  https://www.franklinma.gov/calendar
The School district calendar is found  https://www.franklinps.net/calendar-by-event-type/26

Friday, June 21, 2024

Master Plan Update Cmte - Agenda for Weds, June 26 meeting at 5:30 PM

Town of Franklin - Master Plan Committee
June 26, 2024 - 5:30PM

1. Meeting Minutes Approval – May 8, 15 & 29, 2024
2. Subcommittee Reports
3. Update on July 10th Public Hearing
4. Next steps, Implementations stage
5. Adjourn

Agenda doc ->   https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/agendas/master_plan_agenda_-june_26_2024.pdf 

Master Plan Update Cmte - Agenda for Weds, June 26 meeting at 5:30 PM
Master Plan Update Cmte - Agenda for Weds, June 26 meeting at 5:30 PM

Thursday, June 13, 2024

June 12, 2024 Master Plan Committee Postponed to July 10, 2024

June 12, 2024 Master Plan Committee Postponed

The June 12, 2024 Master Plan Committee meeting has been postponed. The new date for the hearing will now be  July 10, 2024 at 6:30PM.

Shared from -> https://www.franklinma.gov/home/news/june-12-2024-master-plan-committee-meeting-postponed-updated-meeting-date

June 12, 2024 Master Plan Committee Postponed to July 10, 2024
June 12, 2024 Master Plan Committee Postponed to July 10, 2024

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Master Plan Public Hearing scheduled for June 12 at 6:30 PM

Town of Franklin - Master Plan Committee
June 12, 2024 6:30 PM

 
 
Public Hearing Outreach – Draft Goals
 


The agenda doc doesn't provide any more clues as to what the draft goals might be for discussion> it does provide info on remote participation for this session ->

Master Plan Public Hearing scheduled for June 12 at 6:30 PM
Master Plan Public Hearing scheduled for June 12 at 6:30 PM

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Master Plan Update Cmte schedules a Public Hearing for June 12 at 6:30 PM

What should be changed to improve Franklin over the next 10 years? 
 
The goals and objectives for the Master Plan should be available for review and comment. 


Master Plan Update Cmte schedules a Public Hearing for June 12 at 6:30 PM
Master Plan Update Cmte schedules a Public Hearing for June 12 at 6:30 PM

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Sustainability Subcommittee scheduled to meet virtually June 5 at 5 PM

Sustainability - Master Plan Subcommittee - Agenda
June 5, 2024 - 5:00 PM
Meeting will be on Zoom only


1. Discuss Sustainability goals and objectives

 
 
 
Sustainability Subcommittee scheduled to meet virtually June 5 at 5 PM
Sustainability Subcommittee scheduled to meet virtually June 5 at 5 PM


Monday, June 3, 2024

This Town Council Quarterbacking session covers the FY 2025 budget, the override, school redistricting, and the Master Plan (audio)

FM #1224 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1224 in the series. 


This session shares my conversation with Town Council Chair Tom Mercer. The Council met on Wednesday and Thursday (May 22 & May 23) to conduct their 2-night  Budget Hearing for the FY 2025 budget. Our schedules coordinated to talk on Tuesday after Memorial Day.


We look to focus on 


  • ok, what just happened? 

  • What does it mean for Franklin residents and taxpayers?


Topics for this session:

  • Town budget for FY 2025 & override June 11

  • School redistricting

  • Master Plan goals & objectives, review for Franklin’s future

  • Summer time events

  • Vote on or before June 11



The recording runs about 26 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Tom.



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The Franklin TV broadcast of budget hearing #1 - 05/22/24  ->  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0UvopOrvAs


The Franklin TV broadcast of budget hearing #2 - 05/23/24  -> 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRc-8mCAPws 


Agenda and supporting documents for #1 -> 

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/agendas/may_22_2024_town_council_meeting_agenda.pdf 


Agenda and supporting documents for #2 -> 

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/agendas/town_council_meeting_agenda_may_23_2024.pdf 


My notes for #1 captured via Twitter can be found in one PDF file -> 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1O69NgV1ANM3iJq5TFUm4ALkGmbTMc_sD/view?usp=drive_link 


My notes for #2 captured via Twitter can be found in one PDF file -> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HVhORTXoOdWGOgZryo8tmzYdLkXDTBy1/view?usp=drive_link 


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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!

------------------


You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"


This Town Council Quarterbacking session covers the FY 2025 budget, the override, school redistricting, and the Master Plan (audio)
This Town Council Quarterbacking session covers the FY 2025 budget, the override, school redistricting, and the Master Plan (audio)