Showing posts with label police station. Show all posts
Showing posts with label police station. Show all posts

Monday, September 18, 2023

Davis Thayer Reuse Advisory Subcommittee - Agenda for Sep 19, 2023 meeting at 7 PM

Davis Thayer Reuse Advisory Subcommittee 
Agenda & Meeting Packet
September 19, 2023 at 7:00 PM

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

Agenda:

1. Discuss potential future uses
a. Arts and recreation center
b. Police station
c. Various housing options
2. Davis-Thayer Cleanout project update

3. Discuss open house dates

4. Adjourn

Agenda doc also includes remote participation info

Davis Thayer Reuse Advisory Subcommittee - Agenda for Sep 19, 2023 meeting at 7 PM
Davis Thayer Reuse Advisory Subcommittee - Agenda for Sep 19, 2023 meeting at 7 PM

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

In this Talk Franklin episode, we start with the State announcement on temporary housing of migrants (audio)

FM #1050 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1050 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" session with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen. We had our conversation in the Municipal Building on Thursday, August 24, 2023.  


Topics for this session

Notification on State arranging to place migrants in Best Western Hotel

Davis Thayer Reuse; suggestions gathered, some interesting & new

Economic Development, Small zoning change

Police Station Building Cmte, Starting work

School opens, drive safely


The recording runs about 42 minutes. Let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie & Amy on Thursday, August 24, 2023. Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-1050-talk-franklin-08-24-23


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


Talk Franklin podcast page -> https://anchor.fm/letstalkfranklin 


Davis Thayer Reuse Committee agenda & links ->  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/agendas/_2023-08-15_davis-thayer_reuse_agenda_.pdf 

 

Notification on migrant temporary housing

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/08/ma-notifies-franklin-of-plans-to-house.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.  


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.


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  • 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


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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.


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In this Talk Franklin episode, we start with the State announcement on temporary housing of migrants (audio)
In this Talk Franklin episode, we start with the State announcement on temporary housing of migrants (audio)

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Police Station Building Committee starts work at first meeting (audio)

FM #1047 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1047 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares the Police Station Building Cmte Meeting held on Wednesday, August 23, 2023. 


Brief recap

First step getting sworn in by Town Clerk Nancy Danello was quickly accomplished.


Round of introductions by the members of the committee was conducted.


Town Administrator Jamie Hellen provided a brief overview. Facilities Director Mike D'Angelo walked through the overall process they will get into.


High level process (additional detail in memo)

  • Request for a Proposal (RFP) for an Owner Project Manager (OPM)

  • Select an OPM

  • Work with the OPM to select an architect

  • Site visits to current station (what is) and other community stations (what could be)

  • Schematic design

  • Design development

  • Construction documents

  • Bidding

  • Construction


The site and site selection are important as is the funding and approval for such. While the actual building process was talk of being done in about 2 years, the entire process is more likely to run 3-5 years.


The recording runs 59 minutes, so let’s listen to the Police Station Building Cmte Meeting of August 23, 2023. Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-1047-police-station-building-cmte-mtg-08-23-23



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Meeting agenda doc ->   https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/agendas/_2023-08-23_police_station_building_committee.pdf 


Committee page -> https://www.franklinma.gov/police-station-building-committee 


Franklin TV video replay ->  https://www.youtube.com/live/57woRz_bSKo 


My notes captured via Twitter during the meeting -> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DirbGHhnp78PdFxzbiXjEx_qDqszqMK8/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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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"


Police Station Building Committee stands for swearing in
Police Station Building Committee stands for swearing in

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Police Station Building Committee starts work at first meeting (video)

The Police Station Building Committee began their work in the first meeting on Wednesday, August 23, 2023. First step getting sworn in by Town Clerk Nancy Danello was quickly accomplished.

Round of introductions by the members of the committee was conducted.

Town Administrator Jamie Hellen provided a brief overview. Facilities Director Mike D'Angelo walked through the overall process they will get into.

High level process (additional detail in memo)
  • Request for a Proposal (RFP) for an Owner Project Manager (OPM)
  • Select an OPM
  • Work with the OPM to select an architect
  • Site visits to current station (what is) and other community stations (what could be)
  • Schematic design
  • Design development
  • Construction documents
  • Bidding
  • Construction
The site and site selection are important as is the funding and approval for such. While the actual building process was talk of being done in about 2 years, the entire process is more likely to run 3-5 years.

Police Station Building Committee stands for swearing in
Police Station Building Committee stands for swearing in




Franklin TV video replay ->  https://www.youtube.com/live/57woRz_bSKo



Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Community engagement, everywhere you turn, there's an opportunity tops this Talk Franklin discussion (audio)

FM #943 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 943 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, February 8, 2023.  


Topics for this session

Community Preservation Cmte – public hearing Tuesday


Finance Cmte (will be conducted after we record)


Community engagement opportunities

  • Master plan

  • Davis Thayer

  • Police Station


Town Council outlook for the Feb 15 meeting

  • inclusionary zoning

  • capital plan (first pass) 


The conversation runs about 27 minutes. Let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie. Audio file -> https://anchor.fm/letstalkfranklin/episodes/Police-Building--Davis-Thayer-Reuse--Master-Plan-Committee-opportunities-and-more-for-residents-e1v1ags/a-a9bepvf



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Town Council agenda for 2/15/23

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/feb_15_2023_agenda.pdf 


Community Preservation Committee meeting (video)

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/02/community-preservation-cmte-public.html 


Finance Committee meeting (video)

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/02/franklin-tv-video-of-finance-committee.html 


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


Talk Franklin podcast page -> https://anchor.fm/letstalkfranklin 


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


Community engagement, everywhere you turn, there's an opportunity tops this Talk Franklin discussion (audio)
Community engagement, everywhere you turn, there's an opportunity tops this Talk Franklin discussion (audio)

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Town of Franklin has a number of Volunteer Opportunities - one of these could be a good fit for you!

Town Volunteer Opportunities

Davis-Thayer Building Reuse Advisory Committee, Master Plan, Police Station and more!

Have you ever desired to volunteer for a town board or committee to enhance the great quality of life in Franklin? Below is a list of open vacancies on town boards and committees, including three new committees that have recently been established on major community-defining projects in town.  

Board/ Committee# of Vacancies


The Davis-Thayer Citizens committee will explore options for reuse of the former school.

5


Applicants should expect a 12-18 month process to develop a ten-year vision for the community, including town facilities, arts and cultural development, housing, infrastructure, open space and economic development and much more. 

Read the current town-wide Master Plan.

6

Applicants must have a background in engineering or in construction management. 
The committee will evaluate and plan a Police Station.

2


The Committee promotes arts and cultural development in the district as part of the Town's  certification with the Commonwealth.

3


The DRC recommends sign design and style to the Planning Board.

1 (Associate)

The Cultural Council awards grants to local arts organizations every year and assists in sponsoring major events like the Cultural Festival And Annual Arts Symposium. 

2

To apply, submit a Volunteer Application FormDeadline to apply is March 3, 2023. 

Paper copy forms and prospective applicants may also visit in person or call the Town Administrator's Office at 508-520-4949 and speak with Executive Assistant, Julie McCann. The staff are willing to assist anyone submitting an application by not using the online application portal. 

Shared from the Town of Franklin page -> https://www.franklinma.gov/home/news/town-volunteer-opportunities

Town of Franklin has a number of Volunteer Opportunities - one of these could be a good fit for you!
Town of Franklin has a number of Volunteer Opportunities - one of these could be a good fit for you!

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Town Council Quarterbacking session with Chair Tom Mercer condenses the 2.5 hour meeting to about 35 minutes (audio)

FM #921 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 921 in the series. 


This shares my conversation with Town Council Chair Tom Mercer. This is one of a series of conversations meant to provide a recap of the prior Council meeting. Akin to one of the many sports post-game analysis broadcasts we are familiar with in New England,  this would be a discussion focused on the Franklin Town Council meeting of Jan 18, 2023


  • ok, what just happened? 

  • What does it mean for Franklin residents and taxpayers?


We cover the following key topics

  • Presentation on the first year at the Senior Center by Director Danielle Hopkins and Deputy Director Christina Larose; introduction of multi year plan, service enhancements, etc.

  • Storm water presentation, how to find your property on the map, and calculate your fee; Then discussion on the credit booklet and process for applying; business would apply every five years, residents yearly

  • Announcement of the Town Council members for the four committees authorized at the prior meeting, some of these will start right away, some later this year. The application process for residents to express interest is still forthcoming. These are the Councilors who will lead the efforts as Chair, Vice-chair and Clerk.

 

Committee

Chair

Vice-chair

Clerk

Ad-Hoc Arts & Culture

Frongillo

Cormier-Leger

Hamblen

Master Plan

Jones

Frongillo

Hamblen

Davis Thayer Reuse

Pellegri

Sheridan

Cormier-Leger

Police Station Building

Mercer

Chandler

Dellorco

 Links to the meeting agenda and associated documents released for this meeting are included in the show notes. 

Our conversation runs about 39 minutes. Let’s listen to this session of Town Council Quarterbacking recorded Jan 19, 2023. Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-921-town-council-quarterbacking-01-19-23


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Meeting agenda and documents released for this session ->

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/january_18_2023_town_council_agenda.pdf


Watch the Franklin.TV video replay on YouTube ->  https://youtu.be/OcZywdfQ5eA 


My recap, notes, and audio -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/01/town-council-hears-updates-on-senior.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.  


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 your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"


Town Council Quarterbacking session with Chair Tom Mercer condenses the 2.5 hour meeting to about 35 minutes (audio)
Town Council Quarterbacking session with Chair Tom Mercer condenses the 2.5 hour meeting to about 35 minutes (audio)