Episode 952

FM #952 - Franklin (MA) Board Of Health Mtg - 03/01/23

Published on: 2nd March, 2023

This session of the radio show shares the Town of Franklin Board of Health Meeting held on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. All three board members participated, all in the 3rd floor training room along with the Health Dept staff members.

Quick Recap:

  • As reported in prior meeting, tobacco license holder checks mostly resulted in violations, primarily regarding paperwork and signage required. The first 40 or so minutes of this session was spent with Sarah McColgan who participated via remote to help walk through the checklist of what State regulations Franklin would change to increase (can’t go lower than the State but can go more restrictive). 
  • The regulations will be drafted by the Health Dept based upon the discussion and brought to the Board for further review and discussion. Depending upon timing likely would need to schedule a public hearing before making the changes official. 
  • Part of the regulations needs to make clear the role of the Police (assuming they continue to assist with enforcement) vs. the Health Dept
  • Inspector’s report, Nurse’s report, Epidemiologist report all touting volume and some issues but nothing major. Decline in COVID cases, clinics held at Central Park Terrace, Tri-County RVTHS, etc. 
  • Chair Sweet took time to thank the individuals for the work they are doing, they are expanding the awareness and having a positive  impact on the community
  • Next Health Fair is scheduled for May 24 at the Library. Given the May date, Dean students would be off campus for the session, to help with parking and space concerns, maybe see if it can be held there.

The meeting runs about 55 minutes. Let’s listen to the Board of Health meeting Feb 1, 2023.


The Board of Health agenda can be found ->


My notes collected in a Twitter thread PDF ->



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