Episode 965

FM #965 - Economic Development Cmte Plus Mtg - 03/22/23

Published on: 25th March, 2023

This session of the radio show shares the audio recording of the Economic Development Subcommittee & Steering Committee meeting held on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 in the Council Chambers with 6 members participating; 5 in person in the Council Chambers, 1 remote via Zoom.

“Franklin For All” Steering Committee (or EDC Plus)

  • Chair Melanie Hamblen, Cobi Frongillo, Pat Sheridan (Town Council)
  • Greg Rondeau, Beth Wierling (Planning Board) 
  • Bruce Hunchard (Zoning Board of Appeals) - Remote
  • Glenn Jones (absent)

Quick recap:

  • A revision to the posted document for discussion was handed out to the committee members (not found on Town page as we go to press)
  • There were effectively three proposals requiring a vote, one on the accessory dwelling unit (ADU) definition, one on the use table and one on additional language
  • After some discussion, motion made to move the three to the Town Council, seconded, during discussion, Frongillo provides language to amend the definition as he is getting two answers to a question and the clarification is required. Amendment get s 3-3 (Frongillo, Hamblen, Sheridan for; Hunchard, Rondeau, Wierling no) vote, meaning it does not pass
  • Frongillo makes a second amendment which also get a 3-3 vote (same alignment as prior 3-3 vote) and doesn't pass
  • The vote on all three finally comes and it passes 5-1 (Hunchard no)
  • Motion to adjourn, passes 6-0 via roll call

The recording of the meeting runs just under 2 hours.   


The agenda doc also includes remote participation info ->   https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/edc_agenda_-_march_22_2023.pdf

Franklin TV YouTube video -> https://www.youtube.com/live/ozRdixrzzWQ?feature=share 

My notes captured via Twitter during the meeting (in 1 PDF file)



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