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|Franklin Police Awarded Traffic Safety Grant|
|Pat Dolan concentrates on the puck (HockomockSports.com photo)|
|Norfolk County Registry of Deeds|
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|Ali Brigham (HockomockSports.com photo)|
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.
|2. CITIZEN COMMENTS|
a. Citizens are welcome to express their views for up to five 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|
a. October 2, 2019
b. November 13, 2019
- None Scheduled
a. Historical Commission, Associate Member: Alan Earls
- None Scheduled
|7. LICENSE TRANSACTIONS|
- 7:10 PM
|7a. LICENSE TRANSACTIONS|
a. La Cantina Winery Company, Farmer Winery, Farmers Market
|7b. LICENSE TRANSACTIONS|
b. The Chateau Restaurant of Franklin, Change of Hours, 466 King Street.
|7c. LICENSE TRANSACTIONS|
c. Acapulcos Mexican Restaurant, License Modification, Change of Location, 371 Union Street
|7d. LICENSE TRANSACTIONS|
d. GlenPharmer Distillery, LLC, New Farmer Series Pouring Permit for a Farmer-Distillery, 860 West Central Street
|7e. LICENSE TRANSACTIONS|
e. 2020 Annual Alcoholic Beverages License Renewals
a. Plastic Bag Waste Reduction
b. Town Administrator Annual Evaluation
|9. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS|
a. Capital Budget Subcommittee
b. Budget Subcommittee
c. Economic Development Subcommittee
|10. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION|
Resolution 19-89: Gift Acceptance - Franklin Veteran’s Services Department, $1,480 (Motion to Approve Resolution 19-89 - Majority Vote (5))
|11. TOWN ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT|
|12. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS|
|13. COUNCIL COMMENTS|
|14. EXECUTIVE SESSION|
- Purpose #6: to consider the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property (majority roll call vote)
|rain garden at Parmenter, one of several around Franklin part of the storm water mitigation plan|
Beat East Providence and Lincoln a lot to a little. Carlucci, Sauer, Sackly, Jacoby, and Walker went undefeated on the day. The teams record was 3-1 today.— Franklin Wrestling (@FHSWrestle) December 14, 2019
Huge win 34-32 win over Mt Hope. Pins by Sauer and Walker.— Franklin Wrestling (@FHSWrestle) December 14, 2019
Tough loss to Hope high school 39-23. Mt Hope up next.— Franklin Wrestling (@FHSWrestle) December 14, 2019
Great team win today against Canton! Dory goes to @alyssalapuma24 @madisonnlawlor , and Katie Houlihan!!! All 3 stepped up today to help another team mate and try races they have never done before!!! Onto OA!!!! @CoachP_FHSswim @mrsjpridham pic.twitter.com/mm0ke9JcvV— FHSGVSWIM! (@fhsgvswim1) December 14, 2019
Loss to Taunton 39-61. Not a bad starting point but lots of work to be done— FHS Boys XC+TF (@FHSPanthersTF) December 14, 2019
Firsts places by: Grady E, Cam H, Nick C, Tyler B, 4x4#backtowork pic.twitter.com/aoheHsAeAu
Tough loss yesterday against a talented Taunton team 46-54. Good work for the first meet of the season including Jill, Sydney, Caitlin and Lindsey with first place finishes!! Back to work at practice on Monday!— Franklin Girls T&F (@FHS_girlsXC) December 14, 2019
"Canton was on its heels for large portions of Saturday night’s season opener at Pirelli Veterans Arena, struggling with the speed of the Franklin forwards and struggling to find the outlet passes that would send the Bulldogs racing forward into the offensive zone.Continue reading the game recap
Still, the Bulldogs know how to find ways to win games. Senior forward Shane Marshall took advantage of a fortuitous bounce off a skate to score a power play goal with 11:27 to play and it turned out to be the difference in a 3-2 victory that extends Canton’s unbeaten run to 27 games and makes it four straight wins against the Panthers.
“It was probably not as tightly played as we’re used to, but that’s a really good team,” Canton coach Brian Shuman said. “They’re a very skilled, high-flying team this year. They were doing some stuff that we hadn’t seen them do in the past. I was very impressed with them, they played very well, and they took it to us.”
|Declan Lovett ready for a face off (HockomockSports.com photo)|
"Have you ever played on the field at Beaver Pond in Franklin, MA? Many kids have. Little do they know, discarded turf from the field has been decomposing in the pond’s wetlands for over two years."Continue reading the Pantherbook article online
"Amid growing concerns about toxic chemicals in the water supply, state regulators Friday announced significant new limits on the human-made compounds in drinking water and approved new requirements ordering polluters to clean up contaminated soil and ground water.
The long-awaited rules come as environmental officials acknowledge that the per- and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals, known as PFAS, have been found in a growing number of communities across the state.
The chemicals, which have been linked to cancer, low infant birth weights, and a range of diseases, have been found so far in 28 of 37 municipal water systems that have provided test results to the state Department of Environmental Protection, officials said this week. Of those, 12 found that the amounts exceed the proposed standards for drinking water."Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
|bags of the acrylic coated infill ready for install at FHS in August 2017|
|new turf carpet being installed at Beaver St field in August 2017|
"In 2000, Massachusetts voters handily approved a ballot question meant to reduce the state’s income tax rate to 5%.Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
Two decades later, they’re finally getting their wish.
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker announced last week that on Jan. 1, the income tax rate will be cut from 5.05% to 5%.
The tax cut marks the end of a process that began in 2002 following passage of the ballot question two years earlier."
"For 65 years, the Christmas Festival of Lights at La Salette has helped illuminate the reason for the season while providing delight and beauty for countless visitors.
The Rev. Flavio Gillio loves to light up the night. After all, that’s his job; he is the director of the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette in Attleboro. Each year, he is responsible for making sure the 300,000 lights and scores of holiday displays at the religious site shine brightly. As you might imagine, it’s a lot of work.
“Tis the season! ’Tis the season! Yes, we are very busy!” chuckles Father Flavio in a soft Italian accent. The priest in the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette was born in a small town near Turin in Italy, across the valley from the village in France where Mary was said to have appeared to two young children in 1846."