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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Franklin, MA Town Council Meeting - Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - Three Part Audio Segments

FM #605-606-607 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, numbers 605-606-607 in the series. 


This shares the three part audio segments of the Franklin, MA Town Council meeting held on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. 


The meeting was conducted in a hybrid format: members of the Town Council and Town Administration personnel, the Police retirement and promotion individuals, along with their guest and family members were in the Council Chambers, some members of the public participated in person, some via the Zoom conference bridge, all to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.


I’ve split the just about two hours and forty-five minutes ( 2:45 total elapsed time) into three (3) logical segments:

  • First (#605) - covers the opening, citizen comments, Police retirement and promotions. The break after the police ceremonies was excluded from this audio.  (~40 mins)

  • Second (#606) - covers three appointments, one license transaction and the SAFE Coalition presentation by Jennifer Knight-Levine (~ 58 minutes) 

  • Third (#607) - covers the DelCarte invasive species update by Conservation Agent Jennifer Delmore, Legislation for Action, Council Comments and meeting close. (~ 58 minutes)

The show notes contain links to the meeting agenda. Let’s listen to this segment of the Town Council meeting of Sep 15, 2021


Part 1 (#605) -> https://player.captivate.fm/episode/5563727f-a24f-4aa8-b4e2-9901951bd693



Part 2 (#606) -> https://player.captivate.fm/episode/ab9ec365-5692-4151-883f-04fe5e8014cd



Part 3 (#607) -> https://player.captivate.fm/episode/c0a7f4f2-5afb-4d2d-9daf-64422c92b1f1



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Agenda document 

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/09-15-2021_town_council_agenda.pdf 


My notes from the meeting  -> 

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/09/recap-introduction-retirement-promotion.html 


Town Council Quarterbacking session (a short recap with Council Chair Tom Mercer) -> 

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/09/fm604-town-council-quarterbacking.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 www.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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Slide from the SAFE Coalition presentation by Jennifer Knight-LevineSAFE Coalition presentation by Jennifer Knight-Levine
Slide from the SAFE Coalition presentation by Jennifer Knight-Levine

Monday, September 20, 2021

FM#604 - Town Council Quarterbacking - 09/15/21 (audio)

FM #604 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 604 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 September 15, 2021: 


  • ok, what just happened? 

  • What does it mean for Franklin residents and taxpayers?


We cover the following key topics


4.       PROCLAMATIONS/RECOGNITIONS

a.        Police Department:

i.          Sergeant Lee Drake - Retirement

ii.         Sergeant Louis Marguerite - Promotion

 

5.        APPOINTMENTS

a.        Janice Prentice - Associate member, Historical Commission   https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/5a._appointment_-_prentice.pdf 

b.        Chuna Keophannga - Finance Committee   https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/5b._appointment_-_keophannga.pdf 

c.         Tyrel Hansen - Finance Committee   https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/5c._appointment_-_hansen.pdf 

 

7.        LICENSE TRANSACTIONS

a.        Franklin Shed, LLC d/b/a Franklin Shed, New Section 12 Restaurant, All Alcoholic Beverages, and approval of manager, located at 340 East Central Street, Franklin, MA.   https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/7a._web_franklin_shed.pdf 

 

8.        PRESENTATIONS/DISCUSSIONS

a.        SAFE Coalition, Jennifer Knight-Levine, Executive Director

b.        Delcarte Conservation Area Weed Remediation, Jennifer Delmore, Conservation Agent  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/8b._delcarte_weeds_pres.pdf

 

10.      LEGISLATION FOR ACTION

a.        Resolution 21-53: Gift Acceptance, Franklin Public Library $5,890, Veterans’ Service Department $300, Fire Department $200 (Motion to Approve Resolution 21-53 - Majority Vote)

b.        Bylaw Amendment 21-875: Chapter 82, Trash and Recycling Fee Increase - Second Reading

(Motion to adopt Bylaw Amendment 21-875 - Majority Roll Call Vote)  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/10b._21-875_trash.pdf 


The show notes include links to the meeting agenda and associated documents.


Our conversation runs about 25 minutes, so let’s listen in to my quarterbacking session with Tom Mercer. Audio file => https://player.captivate.fm/episode/9ff2fbfe-abca-4e0b-893e-e69b66a08c5c



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Agenda doc (including connection info) -> 

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/09/recap-introduction-retirement-promotion.html 


Volunteer form -> http://franklinmaboards.vt-s.net/newcaf.php 

The report tab is configured for two reports, one on vacancies -> http://franklinmaboards.vt-s.net/vt.php 

And one on expiring terms -> http://franklinmaboards.vt-s.net/et.php  



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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"

 

FM#604 - Town Council Quarterbacking - 09/15/21 (audio)
FM#604 - Town Council Quarterbacking - 09/15/21 (audio)

Thursday, July 23, 2020

FM #316 - Franklin (MA) Fire Department Promotion Ceremony (audio)

FM #316 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 316 in the series.

This session shares the Franklin (MA) Fire Department Promotion Ceremony held on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. This is the next step in the department's reorganization plan put together by Chief James J McLaughlin. Links to earlier updates are in the shown notes.

The ceremony runs just about 45 minutes, so let’s listen to Fire Department Promotion Ceremony.

Note the actual swearing in language is hard to hear however all the announcements for the pinning is loud and clear.  Audio file = https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HNh5LkNK




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The program and photos from the event
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/07/franklin-fire-department-promotional.html

Chief McLaughlin interview in March 2020
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/04/fm-233-fire-chief-james-mclaughlin.html

FinCom budget hearing May 2020
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/05/finance-committee-recap-budget-hearing.html

Town Council budget hearing June 2020
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/06/real-time-reporting-town-council-budget.html

Town Council votes to remove Fire Dept from Civil Service in Jan 2020 (requires legislative approval)
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/01/fire-dept-removed-from-civil-service.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/
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"

FM #316 - Franklin (MA) Fire Department Promotion Ceremony (audio)
FM #316 - Franklin (MA) Fire Department Promotion Ceremony (audio)

Franklin Fire Department Promotional Ceremony

Promotional Ceremony
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
4:30 PM ~ 6:00 PM

Franklin Fire Headquarters
40 West Central Street
Franklin, MA 02038

Processional
Lt. Scott Keefe, Milford Fire Department
Bag Pipes ~ Worcester Fire Brigade

Performing the National Anthem
Liz Cassidy, fellow Town Employee & Vocalist

Invocation
Chaplain Rick Marcoux

Greeting
Deputy Chief James P. Klich

Speakers
Fire Chief James J. McLaughlin
Jamie Hellen, Town Administrator

Promotions & Pinning Ceremony

Benediction
Chaplain Rick Marcoux


... Honorees ...

Battalion Chief Charles Allen 
Battalion Chief Thomas Carlucci 
Battalion Chief Keith Darling 
Battalion Chief Steven Sims

Captain William Blanchard
Captain Thomas Konieczny
Captain Sean Lovely
Captain Kevin Marshall

Lieutenant Paul Molla
Lieutenant Laurie Roy
Lieutenant David Smith

Firefighter/Paramedic Dylan Voss

A copy of the program can be found
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1f9AmWtMnBVashlWAs5cFhiA_7xV6R8hL/view?usp=sharing

Photos from the ceremony can be found in the following album
https://1drv.ms/a/s!AiZyV6NyMWgnhqhqC9yQkR7loijgGQ

Or on Flickr here  https://flic.kr/s/aHsmPAkXSr

Franklin Fire Department Promotional Ceremony
Franklin Fire Department Promotional Ceremony

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Franklin Downtown Partnership: Submit Your Holiday Happenings by Nov 18


Franklin Downtown Partnership: Submit Your Holiday Happenings
Submit Your Holiday Event for Publication
To help promote our members during the holiday season, the Franklin Downtown Partnership will publish a special holiday newsletter that will list local FDP business holiday events.

If your business is holding a special event during the holiday season, please complete the online form no later than Nov. 18, 2019

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScTzJLWF0CFKCuDeCoAZ0SkxUwsFP9Xh10BwYPjTF--n7DBEA/viewform
 
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Friday, February 3, 2017

Town Council Recap - Feb 1, 2017

The Town Council moved to approve the change in manager for Joe's American Bar and Grill, held a public hearing on the zoning for recreational marijuana and approved a land swap with the State to help resolve the outstanding issue with the Recycling Center.

How serious are liquor license violations taken?
At least by the Joe's American Bar and Grill, the actions taken since their violation serving an uderage drinker as part of the annual Franklin Police operation in 2016, they are serious. The restaurant boosted their training requirements for the wait and bar staff. The restaurant is now using a private sting service where monthly the company conducts a sting operation. The first four the restaurant has passed. There also is a new manager who was approved as part of the normal license change process.

Marijuana zoning
The public hearing on marijuana zoning drew no community comments and very little discussion from the Council. The set of 5 amendments align the recreational marijuana with the zoning for medical marijuana (in the industrial park areas of Franklin). In the combination, the terminology is also removing the medical or recreational distinction and just calling it 'marijuana' zoning. The five amendments were moved to a second reading after the public hearing. The measures will be scheduled for a future Council meeting for final approval.

Public access on private property
The issue raised last year where it was revealed that one of Franklin's drainage pump stations had been placed on private property and Franklin had no access agreement with the residences, was finally resolved. 

Police Dept promotions
The domino effect of replacing Chief Semerjian with Chief Lynch continued with the recognition of five promotions. Officers Smith, Guarino, Bussey, Grover, and West were introduced for the public pinning ceremony. The details of the introductory remarks were published separately and can be found here
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2017/02/franklin-police-department-promotions.html

  post bage and pinning L to R: Bussey, Smith, Grover, West, Guarino
post bage and pinning L to R: Bussey, Smith, Grover, West, Guarino

29.3 acres for 4.71
The amount of land Franklin is swapping with the State to resolve the issue with the recycling Center on Beaver St. Apparently, years ago when it was used as a land fill, Franklin had used more of the land they they technically owned. When the landfill closed, due to the ownership issues, the closing of the fill area was not completed properly and has been sitting unresolved until now. The land swap deal needs to be authorized y the Legislature but then when Franklin owns the land, additional work will need to be done to properly cap the fill.

Per Jeff Nutting at the meeting in his update to the Council, it would be approximately 2-3 years before they would come back with the plan and request for some number of millions of dollars to cap the landfill and complete the recycling center.





My notes reported live from the meeting can be found here

The Actions Taken as published by the Town Council can also be found here
http://www.franklinma.gov/home/news/town-council-actions-taken-february-1-2017

The full video for the meeting is available from the Town of Franklin
http://view.earthchannel.com/PlayerController.aspx?PGD=franknma&eID=431

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Franklin Police Department Promotions: Smith, Guarino, Bussey, Grover, West

The introductions made by Chief Lynch:

 
L to R: Bussey, Smith, Grover, West, Guarino
L to R: Bussey, Smith, Grover, West, Guarino


Daniel E. Smith = Promotion to Sergeant



Officer Smith has been with the Franklin Police Department for the past 16 years. He is a graduate of the 1997, 4th MPOC Norwood Academy. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Salem State College and received his Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College in 1999. He is a certified Emergency Medical Technician,a member of the Franklin Police Honor Guard and is a certified motorcycle instructor. He currently works as a School Resource Officer for the Department.
After a rigorous selection process that included a test,internal and external interview panels, Danny has been selected to serve as the newest Sergeant in the Operations Division. Danny has excellent communication skills,is highly organized and has the ability to lead by example. We expect great things from him during his upcoming assignment. 
Danny is married to wife Amy and they have two children; Tim and Hannah. 
It gives me great pleasure to recognize Sergeant Daniel Smith.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0wjbnXDBhczdHJweFg4bVZhRUU


Paul R. Guarino = Promotion to Community Service Officer



Paul is a 12 year veteran of the Franklin Police Department. He graduated from the 44th MPOC, Plymouth Academy in 2004. He holds an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Massasoit Community College. Paul is a United States Military Veteran having served honorably with the United States Army. 
During his time with the Franklin Police Paul has received numerous letters of commendation as well as the Franklin Police Life Saving Award and Honorable Service Award. Paul was the former Police Explorer program coordinator and serves on the departments' Honor Guard. He is a certified Field Training Officer and is currently assigned as the departments Domestic Violence coordinator. 
Paul is married to his wife Elise. 
Paul has all the necessary skills required to succeed as the newest Community Services Officer. It gives me great pleasure to recognize Paul Guarino as the newest member of the Community Services Division.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0wjbnXDBhczdXpaV2Zrd1h2U3c

Jonathon Bussey = Promotion to Detective



Jonathon is a lifelong Franklin resident and has been employed by the Franklin Police Department for the past 11years. Jon graduated from the gth MPOC,Weymouth Police Academy in 2005. During the past 11 years Jon was assigned to the departments patrol division. Jon is a certified Field Training Officer, a mountain bike officer and a member of the Franklin Police Honor Guard. Jon has been awarded the departments Life Saving Award and has received numerous letters of commendation and recognition. 
Outside of the deportment Jon is a football coach,having coached at Assumption College, Tri-County High School and he currently coaches at Medway High School. Jon has an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts. We expect great things from Jon. 
Please join me in congratulating him on his well deserved promotion to Detective.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0wjbnXDBhczOHlKSXpWeGNHVHc


Richard H Grover = Promotion to Detective



Officer Grover is a lifelong Franklin resident. He is a 1995 graduate of the 17th MPOC, Plymouth Academy, and a United sates Navy Veteran, having served honorably with the United States Navy during Operation Desert Storm and then with National Guard; 772nd Military Police Unit in Taunton MA. He received an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Massachusetts Bay Community College in 1999 and is currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Science Degree program with Southern New Hampshire University. 
Officer Grover has served as President of the Franklin Police Patrol Officers Union and has been instrumental in organizing and planning many community based events; to include the annual Senior Dinner, the Halloween Celebration, our annual toy and clothing drives. He is also a member of the departments Honor Guard and serves as our Veteran liaison Officer. Rick also serves as a certified Accident Reconstructionist. 
Rick has two children Bridie and Shea. 
After a rigorous selection process; it give me great pleasure to announce that Rick has been selected to serve as a Detective within the Specialized Services Division. We expect great things from him during his upcoming assignment.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0wjbnXDBhczYmplSURoUWd0eE0


Lieutenant Jim West = Operations Division Commander



Lieutenant James West began his law enforcement career at an early age. During high school he joined the Law Enforcement Explorer Program with the United States Customs Service at Logan Airport in Boston. After high school he joined the U.S. Army Reserves where he graduated as Distinguished Honor Graduate of Infantry Basic Training. After basic training he became a Winthrop Auxiliary Police Officer and he worked as a Boston Special Police Officer. He became a Reserve Officer in Winthrop in 1996 and in 1998 Jim was hired as a full time officer there and went to the 9th MPOC at the Norwood Police Academy. 
In 2001 Jim transferred to the Franklin Police Department. Jim was promoted to Sergeant in 2004 and was a patrol sergeant for 12 years until recently becoming Administrative Sergeant for the past six months. During his tenure at the Franklin PD Jim has been a motorcycle officer, firearms and Taser instructor, and was instrumental in starting the honor guard and youth explorer post. Jim is a member of the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council where he is a SWAT operator, element leader and search and rescue manager. Jim was in charge of a group of one of the first SWAT teams called to Boston after the Boston Marathon Bombings and to Watertown to assist in the search for the suspect. 
Jim is also the lead Staff Instructor at the Boylston Police Academy where he leads a staff of drill instructors who have helped train hundreds of new and veteran officers.  
During his career Jim has been awarded many citations and awards including the SWAT Medal of Valor, two Combat Crosses, and the life saving award to name a few. 
Jim has an associates degree in criminal justice from Western New England College and he is currently working toward his Bachelor's degree from Southern New Hampshire University. 
Jim is married to his wife Lisa and he has two children, Robbie and Krista. 
It is my pleasure to introduce our Operations Division Commander, Lieutenant Jim West.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0wjbnXDBhczcEdXdzFBVG1jeDA