Showing posts with label rebate. Show all posts
Showing posts with label rebate. Show all posts

Monday, October 25, 2021

Town Council Meeting - 10/20/21 - three audio segments

FM #646-647-648 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 646-647-648 in the series. 


This session shares part of the Franklin, MA Town Council meeting held on Wednesday, October 20, 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 minutes ( 2:40 total elapsed time) into three (3) logical segments:

The show notes contain links to the meeting agenda. Let’s listen to this segment of the Town Council meeting of Oct 20, 2021


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Agenda document ->  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/october_20_2021_town_council_agenda.pdf


Agenda folder ->  https://www.franklinma.gov/town-council/agenda/october-20-town-council-agenda 


My notes from the meeting  -> 

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/10/recap-town-council-approves-creation-of.html


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

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/10/town-council-quarterbacking-with-chair.html 

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Town Council Meeting - 10/20/21 - three audio segments
Town Council Meeting - 10/20/21 - three audio segments

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Time running out for this order time for rain barrels

Order before midnight on Monday (Sept. 6th)! 
The Great American Rain Barrel Company is offering Franklin residents discounted barrels for just $69. Residents may then apply for a $50 water conservation rebate from the DPW for a total cost of only $19 (rebates are limited to two per household)! 
Order before midnight on Monday, September 6, 2021 and pick up at the DPW Admin Office (257 Fisher St, Franklin) on Wednesday, September 15 from 4-6 PM. 
Click here for more information or to order: https://www.greatamericanrainbarrel.com/community/  (select MA, then Franklin for the specifics)
How to apply for a water conservation rebate:  
https://www.franklinma.gov/public-works/news/water-conservation-rebates-now-available

Help Save The Environment, Use A Rain Barrel.
Help Save The Environment, Use A Rain Barrel.


Saturday, July 10, 2021

Attention Franklin Senior Homeowners

You may be entitled to a reduction in the real estate tax you’re required to pay this year!

You may be entitled to a $1,000 tax reduction if you have been continuously domiciled in Massachusetts for 10 years and have owned and occupied a Massachusetts property for 5 years; 

-AND-
You are single,
Age 70 or older on July 1, 2021,
Your income last year was $21,393 or less, and
Your assets (checking, savings, bonds, etc.) not including your home were
$35, 499 or less.

-OR-
You are married,
One of you was age 70 or older on July 1, 2021,
Your income last year was $26,385 or less, and
Your assets (checking, savings, bonds, etc.) not including your home were
$38, 034 or less.

If you are over an above limit, you may still be entitled to a $345 tax reduction if you have owned and occupied your Franklin property as your domicile for at least 5 years,

-AND-
Your assets (checking, savings, bonds, etc.) not including your home were
$50,712 or less,
-AND-
You are a surviving spouse; or single 70 or older July 1, 2021,
-OR- 
You are married and one was age 70 or older as of July 1, 2021.

If you think you might qualify and need information or assistance in completing the application, call the Franklin Senior Center; 508 520-4945.

Some widows of veterans may be eligible for a tax exemption.

Please contact:
Veterans’ Services Office at (508) 613-1315

Download a copy of this info

Attention Franklin Senior Homeowners
Attention Franklin Senior Homeowners


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Rain barrel orders available - Water conservation rebates now available

"It's that time of year again! Spring is right around the corner and it's time to consider installing a rain barrel at your home. The Great American Rain Barrel Company is offering Franklin residents discounted barrels for just $69. Residents may then apply for a $50 water conservation rebate from the DPW for a total cost of only $19 (rebates are limited to two per household)! 
Order before midnight on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 and pick up at the DPW Admin Office (257 Fisher St, Franklin) on Wednesday, May 12, from 4-6 PM."

Click here for more information or to order: https://www.greatamericanrainbarrel.com/community/

How to apply for a water conservation rebate:


Rain barrel orders available
Rain barrel orders available


Saturday, January 25, 2020

Franklin residents: Time to Order Your Rain Barrel!

Time to Order Your Rain Barrel!

Interested in installing a rain barrel at your home? The Great American Rain Barrel Company is offering Franklin residents discounted barrels for just $69

Residents may then apply for a $50 water conservation rebate from the DPW for a total cost of only $19 (rebates are limited to two per household)! 

Order before midnight, Thursday, April 30 and pick up at the DPW Admin Office (257 Fisher St, Franklin) on Wednesday, May 6, from 4-6 PM.


Click here for more information or to order. 
https://www.greatamericanrainbarrel.com/community/

Apply for a water conservation rebate here
https://www.franklinma.gov/public-works/news/water-conservation-rebates-now-available

Franklin residents: Time to Order Your Rain Barrel!
Franklin residents: Time to Order Your Rain Barrel!
This was shared from the Town of Franklin page
https://www.franklinma.gov/home/news/time-order-your-rain-barrel-0

Saturday, March 24, 2018

2018 Woodstove Change Out - Rebates Available




Dear Friend of MassCEC,   
 

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), in coordination with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, is excited to announce the launch of the 2018 Wood Stove Change-Out Program!

Any Massachusetts resident or business currently operating a non-EPA-certified wood stove or fireplace insert is eligible for a rebate of up to $1,750 when replacing an existing stove with an eligible model. Those that meet certain income requirements are eligible for rebates of up to $3,250.

If you own an old wood stove and would like to replace it with a new, low-emission EPA-certified wood or pellet stove, visit
MassCEC's website to find out more. You will need to contact a local stove professional who will confirm that your old stove is eligible and submit a rebate application on your behalf after installing your new stove. Act now to make sure you don't miss the August 28th application deadline!

Thank you for your interest in the Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out Program.

Warm Regards,

 
The MassCEC Woodstove Team
Phone:  617-315-9300 | Email: woodstoves@masscec.com
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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Water Conservation Rebates Now Available


How to get your Rebate!
  1. Toilets: Check the EPA WaterSense Water Efficient Product List for qualifying toilet.  Choose "Tank-Type Toilets" under Product Category and hit Search to see all qualifying toilets or select your specific Brand Name and Model Name and hit Search.
  Washers: Check the List of Energy Star Certified Washers for qualifying washers.  Select any washer with an Integrated Water Factor (IWF) of 3.7 or less.
  Rain Barrels: Rain barrel must have a minimum capacity of 50 gallons, and can be found at your local hardware store.
  1. Purchase and install a qualifying toilet, clothes washer or rain barrel on or after June 1, 2016.
  2. Fill in the Rebate Application (attachments at bottom of this page) and submit to DPW within 90 days of purchase.  Applicant must be the owner of the property and a Water Department account holder in good standing.
  3. If approved, a check and voucher to dispose of the old washer and/or toilet(s) at the Franklin Recycling Center will be sent right to your home!
  4. See the Rebate Applications (attachments at bottom of this page) for the full listing of rebate rules.
Water Sense Label
EPA water sense
You’ll save more than just money!
  • High efficiency clothes washers use up to 55% less water than standard washers. 
  • By replacing old, inefficient toilets with WaterSense labeled models, the average family can reduce water used for toilets by 20 to 60 percent—that's nearly 13,000 gallons of water savings every year!
  • High efficiency washers also use less overall energy so cost savings may be seen on both your water/sewer and electricity bills!
This was shared from the Town of Franklin webpage


  • Clothes washer rebate application

  • Toilet rebate application

  • Rain barrel rebate application

Monday, November 14, 2016

Water Conservation Rebate Program

As I explore the newly revised Town of Franklin webpages, I am finding some interesting stuff. I remember hearing at a Town Council meeting that this was coming but then never heard that it was here. Oh well, better late than never!

residential use of water
residential use of water

Did you know the average Franklin family spends $800 per year in water and sewer costs?  


But you can save over $200 annually by upgrading your home with WaterSense® labeled products and ENERGY STAR® qualified appliances. 

Toilets and clothes washers account for approximately 45% of water used inside your home. So the Town of Franklin would like to help you on your way to saving money by providing a rebate for replacing those old water hog toilets and clothes washers with new high efficiency models!
Rain Barrel Rebates Now Available!!  Rain barrels are yet another way to save money while saving water!  Rain barrels collect rain water from you home's downnspouts and hold it for use to water your lawns, flowers and gardens. Just 1/4 inch of rainfall on a typical roof will fill 50 gallon rain barrel.  A full rain barrel can water a 200 square foot garden. Learn more about rain barrels here!
A rebate of $50 is available for each toilet and clothes washer replaced (limit two toilets and one washer per household) and each rain barrel installed (limit two per household), for a total rebate of up to $250!  In addition, the Town will waive the disposal fee for your old toilet or washer at the Franklin Recycling Center, for an additional savings of $15 per item!
How to get your Rebate!
  1. Toilets: Check the EPA WaterSense Water Efficient Product List for qualifying toilet.  Choose "Tank-Type Toilets" under Product Category and hit Search to see all qualifying toilets or select your specific Brand Name and Model Name and hit Search.
  Washers: Check the List of Energy Star Certified Washers for qualifying washers.  Select any washer with an Integrated Water Factor (IWF) of 3.7 or less.
  Rain Barrels: Rain barrel must have a minimum capacity of 50 gallons, and can be found at your local hardware store.
  1. Purchase and install a qualifying toilet, clothes washer or rain barrel on or after June 1, 2016.
  2. Fill in the Rebate Application (attachments at bottom of this page) and submit to DPW within 90 days of purchase.  Applicant must be the owner of the property and a Water Department account holder in good standing.
  3. If approved, a check and voucher to dispose of the old washer and/or toilet(s) at the Franklin Recycling Center will be sent right to your home!
  4. See the Rebate Applications (attachments at bottom of this page) for the full listing of rebate rules.
Water Sense Label
Water Sense
You’ll save more than just money!
  • High efficiency clothes washers use up to 55% less water than standard washers. 
  • By replacing old, inefficient toilets with WaterSense labeled models, the average family can reduce water used for toilets by 20 to 60 percent—that's nearly 13,000 gallons of water savings every year!
  • High efficiency washers also use less overall energy so cost savings may be seen on both your water/sewer and electricity bills!

The rebate forms can be found on the TOF page from which this was shared