Wednesday, June 9, 2021

CommonWealth Magazine: 2 views on the Fair Share Amendment


"THE FAIR SHARE AMENDMENT — which would assess an additional tax of four percentage points on annual taxable income above $1 million and invest the proceeds in transportation and public education — has been discussed and debated for many years. It has been voted on three times in previous Constitutional Conventions convened by the Legislature, and has received strong support every time. In public polling, this proposal typically receives support from more than 70 percent of voters in Massachusetts. 
Together with our colleagues in the Legislature, we will again take up the Fair Share Amendment at Wednesday’s Constitutional Convention."
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"AS IT MEETS in a constitutional convention on Wednesday, the Massachusetts Legislature has another opportunity to approve the so-called  millionaire’s tax, paving the way for the measure to appear on the November 2022 ballot.

This latest campaign to make the state’s flat tax into a graduated income tax would impose a 4 percent tax surcharge on incomes of $1 million and more. Six past efforts to impose a similar graduated income tax scheme have failed at the ballot box and, more recently, the state’s highest court rejected it as “unconstitutional.”
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Flea-Control Products Found to Be Infested With Forever Chemicals

Popular pet flea collars and treatments contain high levels of toxic PFAS chemicals, ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌
Flea-Control Products Found to Be Infested With Forever Chemicals

Popular pet flea collars and treatments contain high levels of toxic PFAS chemicals, according to laboratory test results posted today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. 
PFAS (per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are associated with a variety of ailments, including suppressed immune function, thyroid disease, testicular and kidney cancers and liver damage.
Popular flea and tick products were sent to a certified lab, which found that:

  • Frontline Plus for Dogs, a popular topical flea and tick product, contains 2,390 parts per trillion (ppt) of four different PFAS, including GenX. Frontline is a liquid pesticide applied between the pets' shoulder blades once a month; it spreads throughout the skin and fur.  
  • Seresto flea and tick collars contain 250 ppt of a long-chain PFAS. Seresto is a plastic band impregnated with insecticides and other ingredients that are released over time and coat an animal's fur. 

By comparison, the EPA has yet to promulgate legal limits but has established a 70 ppt lifetime health advisory for two types of PFAS (PFOA and PFOS) in drinking water. Leading scientists have called for a drinking water safety limit of 0.1 ppt for PFOA.
After testing by PEER revealed PFAS levels of 250-500 ppt in Anvil 10+10, a widely used, aerially sprayed insecticide, the EPA asked states with existing stocks of Anvil to discontinue its use in order to minimize risks to both the environment and human health.  
"EPA's oversight of pest control products is beyond negligent," said PEER science policy director Kyla Bennett, a scientist and attorney formerly with the EPA. "EPA insists that pesticides do not contain PFAS as deliberately added ingredients, yet PFAS are on both EPA's approved list of inert ingredients and are active ingredients in a number of pesticide products. On one hand, EPA declares the urgent need to control the spread of PFAS, while its other hand facilitates the spread of PFAS through lax pesticide regulation."  
One major concern is that people can be exposed to these products though their skin by petting and playing with their pets and children face even greater risk through their frequent hand-to-mouth behavior. 
A recent study found dogs and cats are highly exposed to PFAS and often exposed to concentrations well above the minimum risk level identified for humans.
The troubling findings regarding PFAS in flea-control products comes after documents obtained from the EPA revealed the agency has received more than 75,000 complaints linking the Seresto flea collar to harms ranging from skin irritation to nearly 1,700 pet deaths. Yet the agency has taken no action in response to the reports such as recalling the product or issuing a nationwide warning to the public of its potential dangers. 
The Center for Biological Diversity filed a formal legal petition last month urging the EPA to cancel the registration of the Seresto collar, which is also linked to nearly 1,000 incidents of harm to humans.
"The trust the public puts in our regulatory agencies is being blatantly violated by the EPA's pesticide office," said Nathan Donley, environmental health science director at the Center for Biological Diversity. "The lack of transparency here is dumbfounding. Not only are we finding out that these products are associated with high levels of harm, but they include dangerous ingredients that are not even being disclosed."
Often referred to as "forever chemicals" because they don't break down and can accumulate in humans, PFAS can be found in some food packaging and a wide variety of industrial and household products — including nonstick materials, cleaning products and firefighting foams.

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Library of Congress: 2021 National Book Festival - September 2021

Create your National Book Festival Experience over 10 Days in Multiple Formats

Library of Congress: 2021 National Book Festival - September 2021

The 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival will invite audiences to create their own festival experiences from programs in a range of formats and an expanded schedule over 10 days from Sept. 17 through Sept. 26. The spectacular lineup includes authors, poets and illustrators from America and around the world.

Subscribe to the festival blog here for updates on plans for the festival.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Chapter 61 Maple Hill Public Hearings scheduled

Chapter 61 Maple Hill Public Hearings

Please make note of the upcoming Chapter 61 Maple Hill Public Hearings: 

Chapter 61 Maple Hill Public Hearings scheduled
Chapter 61 Maple Hill Public Hearings scheduled

Franklin Area Nonprofit Network "Things you can do before the next meeting June 28, 2021"

In advance of our next meeting, you can:

1 - Check out the updated listing of nonprofits

Use the form to make updates, changes, or additions

2 - Friendly reminder: sign up to introduce your group/org  

3 - The meeting has been created in Facebook to enable sharing:

Facebook event for June 28

4 - MetroWest Nonprofit Network
Lunch and Learn - Wednesday, June 9, 2021 = 11:30 am - 12:30 PM

Let's Talk about Annual Meetings

It's that time of year. Organizations are coming to the close of their fiscal year and annual meetings are being planned and held. Bring your own stories and join with a few of your colleagues who have held meetings and will share:
    • Lessons and tips about running a virtual annual meeting
    • Low tech and high tech solutions like OWL
    • How to manage a hybrid meeting
    • Creating engaging content

Things you can do before the next meeting June 28, 2021
Things you can do before the next meeting June 28, 2021


Watch Rep Jeff Roy talk about "Empty Bowls 2021" on YouTube

State Representative Jeffrey Roy talks about the importance of the Empty Bowls event this week.

Video link ->

Link to buy tickets for Empty Bowls ->

Escape to the Arts! Saturday, June 12

Escape to the Arts! Saturday, June 12 continues Franklin's ArtWALK Celebration
For the complete schedule of events and activities for the ArtWALK


Escape to the Arts! Saturday, June 12
Escape to the Arts! Saturday, June 12

Franklin's ArtWALK Celebration June 11-12-13
Franklin's ArtWALK Celebration June 11-12-13

FHS girls Outdoor Track performances - 2 school records, 2 individual wins

Coach Bailey (@FranklinHSXC) tweeted  on Mon, Jun 07, 2021:
Congratulations to the Girls Track Team for an outstanding performance Sunday at the State Coaches Meet. 
Two new school records were established by Kaitlynn Taylor (Discus) and Sarah Dumas ( Frosh HH). Lindsey Morse (HJ), Sarah Dumas (HH) and Anna Cliff (400) won their events!!!
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Jim Hoar Invitational  at Gordon College on Sunday, June 6, 2021

Girls 400 Meter Dash Varsity
2 Fenerty, Jillian   11 Franklin 59.38

Girls 800 Meter Run Varsity
  8 Peng,      Charlene 11 Franklin 2:31.28

Girls 100 Meter Hurdles Varsity
6 Morse, Lindsey 12 Franklin 17.13q
14 Pfluke, Barra 10 Franklin 17.90
6 Morse, Lindsey 12 Franklin 16.88

Girls 400 Meter Hurdles Varsity
11 Gaughran, Madison 10 Franklin 1:15.94
14 Fitzpatrick, Riley 11 Franklin 1:20.98

Girls 4x100 Meter Relay Varsity
3 Franklin  'A' 51.24

Girls 4x800 Meter Relay Varsity
5 Franklin  'A' 10:28.28

Girls High Jump Varsity
1 Morse, Lindsey 12 Franklin 5-02.00

Girls Triple Jump Varsity
11 Morse, Lindsey 12 Franklin 32-09.00
14 Guidi, Katelyn 12 Franklin 32-05.00

Girls Shot Put Varsity
2 Taylor, Katelynn 12 Franklin 34-02.50
11  Deforge, Lily 9 Franklin 29-00.50

Girls Discus Throw Varsity
4 Taylor, Katelynn 12 Franklin 104-04
7 Deforge, Lily 9 Franklin 84-06

Girls 100 Meter Dash Freshman
3 Cuneo, Sophia 9 Franklin 13.65

Girls 400 Meter Dash Freshman
1 Cliff, Anna 9 Franklin 1:03.65
2 Costa, Olivia 9 Franklin 1:04.75
3 McSweeney, Krya            9 Franklin           1 :05.57  

Girls 100 Meter Hurdles Freshman
1 Dumas, Sarah 9 Franklin 16.70q
3 Bruno, Cailyn 9 Franklin 17.52q
4 Tierney, Sabrina 9 Franklin 20.54q

FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers

Franklin High School: Newsletter and 2 Graduation Video Recaps

Check out the latest FHS Student Newsletter!  
Newsletter -> @FranklinPSNews @FHSPantherbook #PantherPride  
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Watch "Up Up & Away, Franklin's Class of 2021" on YouTube

Watch "FHS 2021 Graduation Recap" on YouTube
video link ->


Franklin High School: Newsletter
Franklin High School: Newsletter 

Franklin Cheerleading: 2021 Spring Hockomock Champions

Franklin Cheerleading (@FHScheer_) tweeted on Mon, Jun 07, 2021:
2021 Spring Hockomock Champions!! That's 3 in a row! So proud of this team❤️ @FHSSports @FHSTrainingRoom
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Franklin Cheerleading:  2021 Spring Hockomock Champions
Franklin Cheerleading:  2021 Spring Hockomock Champions

Elks Flag Day Celebration on Saturday - June 12

The Franklin Elks (1077 Pond Street) will be honoring the American Flag this coming Saturday at 11 AM. We will perform an Elks ritual. All are welcome.
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Elks Flag Day Celebration on Saturday - June 12
Elks Flag Day Celebration on Saturday - June 12

"Consumer Federation of America cited concerns about unfair pricing, misuse of data, and loss of privacy"

"It is sometimes called “usage-based insurance” and sometimes “insurance telematics.” It’s when you agree to allow your auto insurer to ride along with you — quite literally.

If you agree, a constant stream of data flows from your vehicle to your insurer, via a telecommunication device, including how fast you are going, the time of day you are driving, and when and how hard you are hitting the brakes.

What’s the purpose? Insurers say they want to reward good drivers with lower premiums: for example, those who drive within the speed limit, mainly during daylight hours, and without frequently jamming on the brakes. (For drivers whose reckless driving habits correlate to higher risk for crashes, higher premiums may result, although few bad drivers are expected to opt in for telematics.)"
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News of Interest: Amazon implementation raises security issues

"There’s an eyebrow-raising technology buried inside millions of Amazon Echo smart speakers and Ring security cameras. They have the ability to make a new kind of wireless network called Sidewalk that shares a slice of your home Internet connection with your neighbors’ devices.

And on Tuesday, Amazon is switching Sidewalk on — for everyone.

I’m digging into my settings to turn it off. Sidewalk raises more red flags than a marching band parade: Is it secure enough to be activated in so many homes? Are we helping Amazon build a vast network that can be used for more surveillance? And why didn’t Amazon ask us to opt-in before activating a capability lying dormant in our devices?

I recommend you opt out of Sidewalk, too, until we get much better answers to these questions."
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Monday, June 7, 2021

Reminder: School Committee meeting - Tuesday, Jun 8

Among the key items on the agenda for this meeting:

II. Guests/Presentations
A. Davis Thayer Highlights – Dr. Edward Quigley, Principal

B. Communication - Dr. Ahern & Anne Marie Tracey

III. Discussion/Action Items
A. none

IV. Discussion Only Items
A. Reopening Schools Status Update – June 4, 2020-2021

Important Notice to Franklin Taxpayers - Community Preservation Act surcharge

On your Real Estate Tax Bill this quarter you may notice a Community Preservation Act surcharge

  • Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Community Preservation Act?
The Community Preservation Act (CPA) is a smart growth tool that helps communities preserve open space and historic sites, create affordable housing and develop outdoor recreational facilities. Monies generated by this surcharge go into a dedicated fund and can only be used for these stated purposes. Franklin residents voted to approve a 2% CPA tax surcharge in November of 2020, effective for July 1, 2021 (Fiscal Year 2022).

How often will I see this charge?
The 2% CPA surcharge will be added to all four quarters of your Real Estate Tax Bills.

Will the amount change when the Actual Real Estate Tax Bills are issued in January?
Yes, but the amount you see is an estimate based on the prior year’s tax assessment. 

Who Decides How the Money Is Spent?
By state statute, the Franklin Town Council recently created a Community Preservation Committee (CPC). These dedicated resident-volunteers hold meetings and consider projects brought before them by the Community. They not only consider whether these projects qualify for CPA funding under the law but how proposals will benefit the community’s unique circumstances. If approved, projects are brought before the Town Council for appropriation.

For more information regarding Community Preservation, please visit 

Shared from the Town of Franklin Newsletter for June 2021

Notes from the Community Preservation Committee meetings
(Next meeting is scheduled for June 15, 2021)

Important Notice to Franklin Taxpayers - Community Preservation Act surcharge
Important Notice to Franklin Taxpayers - Community Preservation Act surcharge

Escape to the Arts! Friday, June 11

Escape to the Arts! Friday, June 11 starts Franklin's ArtWALK Celebration
For the complete schedule of events and activities for the ArtWALK

Escape to the Arts! Friday, June 11
Escape to the Arts! Friday, June 11

Franklin's ArtWALK Celebration June 11-12-13
Franklin's ArtWALK Celebration June 11-12-13

meet Abby and Julia at the Empty Bowls Silent Auction - Jun 10

Via Brenna Johnson

"Interested in the Empty Bowls Silent Auction launching on Thursday, June 10th at 4:30PM online? Well, meet Abby and Julia who have worked together for the last 2 years donating their time in making special objects for the online and in person Silent Auction. While Empty Bowls (EB) is loosing Julia to Northeastern University next year, I cannot tell you how proud I am of this dynamic duos commitment to EB. They have made a set of 4 mugs for the auction and pictures will be posted online next week!

To meet these EB members, select bowls, or to make a direct donation to the Franklin Food Pantry please register for the event using the link in my bio.

At the event, masks required! in 30 minute groups, community members can look at and bid on the Silent Auction and select handmade bowls. There will be no food this year. Let's do this FRANKLIN!"
Link to buy tickets for Empty Bowls

Register O’Donnell Reports Ongoing Positive Real Estate Activity for May 2021 in Norfolk County

While the weather in May was starting to get slightly warmer, so too was the Norfolk County real estate market, according to Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell.

The Register noted that a noticeable uptick in both real estate sales and lending transactions happened last month. “Specifically, during the month of May, Norfolk County real estate sales, both residential and commercial, totaled 1,767, a healthy 48% increase year over year from 2020 to 2021.”

Register O’Donnell stated, “The Norfolk County real estate market continues to be strong.  There were 16,367 documents recorded at the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds in May which is a 30% increase over last year’s May document volume.  Average sale price, again including both residential and commercial sales, increased 2% over 2020 to $1,005,765.93.  Low inventory of properties for sale are keeping prices for real estate up.  Low interest rates are helping buyers afford the home prices of these properties.  It is pleasing to see that the real estate market has been solid and steady.”
In addition to real estate sales, the Norfolk County lending market has been very busy in May.  There were 3,832 mortgages recorded during the month which is an 8% increase over 2020.  Total amount of money borrowed for mortgages county wide was almost 2 billon, a 41% increase compared to May 2020.  “While some of the mortgages are due to purchases and sales of real estate, there are a large number of individuals and families taking advantage off historically low interest rates by refinancing existing mortgages.  Individuals have different motivations to refinance.  Some refinance to reduce their monthly payments, others to take some years off their debt while still others are using the money to pay for home improvements and other capital expenditures” said Register O’Donnell. 
Register O’Donnell went on to state, “There has been a strong demand for housing, single family housing particular, coupled with a limited supply of available housing stock and historically low interest rates which could be motivating buyers to do what is necessary to secure housing.  Lending activity was up.  The growth in numbers seen in 2020 continues into 2021. 
A moratorium on foreclosures in place during the pandemic in 2020 was lifted on October 17, 2020.  This moratorium was in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds has been closely watching the foreclosure market.  O’Donnell stated, “During May of 2021 there were 6 foreclosure deeds recorded as a result of foreclosure processes taking place in Norfolk County.  Additionally, there were 14 Notices to Foreclosure Mortgages, the first step in the foreclosure process, recorded here in Norfolk County.  A foreclosure recording is very impactful on those being foreclosed on.  May of 2020 there were no Notices to Foreclosure Mortgages and 7 foreclosure Deeds.  Though it is great to see that the Foreclosure deed numbers have decreased, it is troubling to see the Notices of Foreclosure have increases so much.  We will continue to monitor these numbers.
Additionally, for the past several years, the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds has partnered with Quincy Community Action Programs, 617-479-8181 x376, and NeighborWorks Housing Solutions, 508-587-0950 to help anyone facing challenges paying their mortgage. Another option for homeowners is to contact the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Consumer Advocacy and Response Division (CARD) at 617-727-8400. Register O’Donnell stated, “If you are having difficulty paying your monthly mortgage, please consider contacting one of these non-profit agencies for help and guidance.”
Homestead recordings by owners of homes and condominiums continue to increase this year at the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds in May.    There was a 47% increase in homestead recordings in May 2021 compared to May 2020.  “A Homestead,” noted O’Donnell, “provides limited protection against the forced sale of an individual’s primary residence to satisfy unsecured debt up to $500,000.  It is great to see folks protecting the biggest asset most of us have, our homes.  I would urge anyone who has not availed themselves of this important consumer protection tool to consider doing so.  Please visit the Registry website at  to get more information on homestead protection.”
In conclusion, Register O’Donnell stated, “Many small businesses and specific sectors of our economy, such as restaurant and hospitality, have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. One sector that continued to thrive during the pandemic is the real estate market, particularly the residential market. There have been many factors that have kept the Norfolk County real estate market viable. Motivated buyers and sellers, low interest rates, and the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds remaining open for the recording of land documents. While the Registry of Deeds building in Dedham remains closed to the general public, we at the Registry remain open operationally to serve our customers, the residents of Norfolk County and real estate professionals alike. The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds greatly appreciates the patience and understanding shown during this trying period of time.  As society begins to reopen, restrictions are lifted and emergency COVID-19 orders expire the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds is open to the public for business.  

The drop-off box located outside the main entrance of the Registry Building for the time being will continue to be available for use by those members of the public who may not be comfortable in entering the Registry of Deeds Building.  Land documents are being recorded electronically for many of our institutional users. We are also receiving documents via regular mail, Federal Express and from those placed in our drop-off box located just outside our main entrance at 649 High Street, Dedham, MA. As your Norfolk County Register of Deeds, I want to again thank all of you for the cooperation, patience and understanding you have shown myself and the Registry staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
To learn more about these and other Registry of Deeds events and initiatives, like us at or follow us on and
The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds is located at 649 High Street in Dedham.  The Registry is a resource for homeowners, title examiners, mortgage lenders, municipalities and others with a need for secure, accurate, accessible land record information.  All land record research information can be found on the Registry’s website  Residents in need of assistance can contact the Registry of Deeds Customer Service Center via telephone at (781) 461-6101, or email us at


Positive Real Estate Activity for May 2021 in Norfolk County
Positive Real Estate Activity for May 2021 in Norfolk County

Lions looking to Light Up Franklin for the 4th of July

"The Franklin Lions would like to celebrate this 4th of July. Our goal is to Light Up the town on July 4th with paper lanterns.  
We are selling the Lanterns in sets of 3 for $15. Lanterns come with LED light and string. Some assembly is required and pattern may vary.  
Once you place your lantern on display we would love for you to send a picture of your lanterns all lit up. We will be posting a video of the lanterns on July 4th to our Facebook page.  
To purchase your lantern please complete below. We will be in contact by email to confirm your order, delivery, and payment. "

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Sunday, June 6, 2021

Franklin, MA: Town Council - Agenda - June 9, 2021

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.
b. Chair to identify Council Members participating remotely

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.


a. April 07, 2021
b. April 14, 2021
c. May 05, 2021
d. May 19, 2021

a. Proclamation: Franklin High School BALTS
b. Proclamation: Police Department, David Mellor

None Scheduled

6. HEARINGS - 7:10pm    

  • Chapter 61A, Town’s Right of First Refusal to Purchase Approx. 70 Acres of Land off Maple Street approved as “Maple Hill” Definitive Residential Subdivision
  • Cover Memo and Purchase & Sale Agreement: Notice of intent to sell land for residential use off Maple Street
  • Open Space Presentation - April 6th, 2021, Community Preservation Committee Meeting
  • 2016 Town of Franklin Open Space Plan


  • La Cantina Winery, New Section 19C Farmer Brewery License & License Modification to Combine existing 19B and New 19C license to create a 19H Farmer Winery/Brewery License, 355 & 357 Union Street, Franklin, MA 02038
  • Table and Vine, License Modification - Change of Manager and Stock Transfer, 348 East Central Street

None Scheduled

a. Capital Budget Subcommittee
b. Budget Subcommittee
c. Economic Development Subcommittee


Resolution 21-23: FY21 Capital Plan Round 2 (Motion to Approve Resolution 21-23 - Majority Vote)

Resolution 21-30: Authorization for Intermunicipal Agreement with the Town of Bellingham to Supply Water to Private Franklin Residential Property Located at 425 Prospect Street (Motion to Approve Resolution 21-30 - Majority Vote)

Resolution 21-31: Gift Acceptance - Veterans’ Services, $985 (Motion to Approve Resolution 21-31 - Majority Vote)

Resolution 21-32: Cable Funds in Support of PEG Service and Programming per MGL Ch. 44, §53F3/4 (Motion to Approve Resolution 21-32 - Majority Vote)

Bylaw Amendment 21-873: Chapter 139, Sewer Use Regulation Update - Second Reading (Motion to Adopt Bylaw Amendment 21-873 - Majority Roll Call Vote)

Zoning Bylaw Amendment 21-872: To Amend The Franklin Town Code At Chapter 185, Section 3, Definitions, Tasting Room - First Reading (Motion to move Zoning Bylaw Amendment 21-872 to a second reading - Majority Roll Call Vote)




None Scheduled


Two-Thirds Vote: requires 6 votes
Majority Vote: requires majority of members present and voting

Agenda doc with connection info:


Franklin, MA: Town Council - Agenda - June 9, 2021
Franklin, MA: Town Council - Agenda - June 9, 2021