This session of the radio show shares the first of two public hearings held by the Franklin, MA Community Preservation Committee. We recorded this via the Zoom conference bridge Jan 4, 2022.
- First of two public hearings opened Tuesday, Jan 4, 2022. Residents made several suggestions for use of the CPA money to be available later this year. The second hearing is scheduled for Jan 18.
- This is the first time the Town of Franklin is doing this process but it seems will be great opportunity for residents to get into the discussion on prioritization of what money goes where for which items; open space (i.e. Maple Hill - done), recreation (more pickleball courts were top item at hearing), preservation (Museum or Red Brick School previously mentioned as possible), or housing (needs for more housing and more affordable previously raised).
- Town Administrator Jamie Hellen cautioned that the projects will need to layout to allow for Town personnel to handle them, they all can't be done at once. Part of the prioritization will be which project to be set, in which area of Town, and for which need to ensure some equitable distribution. An example, don't add more pickleball courts to King St as that would be the only location, spread them out around Town.
The recording runs about 25 minutes, so let’s listen to the public hearing of Franklin’s Community Preservation Committee held Jan 4, 2022.
The committee legal notice can be found -> https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/2021-12-20_cpc_legal_ad_.pdf
The public hearing dates are:
1. January 4, 2022 at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers in the Municipal Building at 355 East Central Street Agenda = https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/2022-01-04_cpc_agenda_-_hearing_1.pdf
2. January 18, 2022 at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers in the Municipal Building at 355 East Central Street Agenda = https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/2022-01-18_cpc_agenda_-_hearing_2.pdf
The Online application can be found at this link https://franklinma.viewpointcloud.com/categories/1097
Additional information regarding the CPC & CPA can be found at the following links:
- Community Preservation Coalition -> https://www.communitypreservation.org/about
- MA State Legislator - Community Preservation -> https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleVII/Chapter44B
- Secretary of State Page - Accepting the CPA -> https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elecpa/cpaidx.htm
Please bookmark the Franklin CPC website: https://www.franklinma.gov/community-preservation-committee
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