Tuesday, January 25, 2011

2011 Happenings -- updated February 1

Partnership Open House Party!
Tuesday, March 1, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Members only... more details to follow

General Meeting
Thursday, March 17, 8:30 a.m.
Dean College Campus Center, 2nd floor, Golder Room

General Meeting
Thursday, May 19, 8:30 a.m.
Dean College Campus Center, 2nd floor, Golder Room

Beautification Day
Saturday, May 21

Strawberry Stroll
Thursday, June 16, 4:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.

General Meeting
Thursday, July 21

General Meeting
Thursday, September 15

Harvest Festival
Sunday, October 2

General Meeting
Thursday, November 17

Winter Decorations
Sunday, November 20

Holiday Stroll
Thursday, December 1

Please email us at downtown.franklin@yahoo.com to volunteer for one or more of these events... we can't do it without our volunteers!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Franklin Downtown Partnership General Meeting Agenda
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Dean College Campus Center @ 8:30 a.m.
Golder Room

I. Networking Social 8:30 a.m.

II. Open Meeting 8:35 a.m.

III. Adoption of Agenda 8:35 a.m.

IV. Introductions 8:40 a.m.

V. Report: Town Updates 8:45 a.m.
Jeff Nutting

VI. Report: Streetscape, Zoning District Update 8:50 a.m.
Bryan Taberner

VII. Report from Executive Director 9:00 a.m.
a. Membership survey results
b. Beautification donation letter
c. 2011 event updates
d. Event idea discussion

VIII. Report: Holiday Stroll Summary 9:30 a.m.
Cindy Kozil and Roberta Trahan

IX. New Business 9:40 a.m.

X. Other Business

XI. Adjourn

Friday, January 14, 2011


Networking Luncheon
Today, 1 p.m.
Dean College Campus Center Cafeteria
for more details please email Joel Carrara at jcarrara@printsmartoffice.com.

Don't forget our next General Meeting
Thursday, January 20, 8:30 a.m.
Dean College Campus Center, Golder Room, 2nd Floor
We welcome all new members and encourage downtown businesses to attend!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

About 15 people attended the meeting Monday night to provide feedback about the PWED grant-funded portion of the downtown revitalization project. Below is part of the Milford Daily News story about the project and the meeting.

Franklin inches closer to downtown improvements

by Brian Benson, Daily News staff, Milford Daily News, January 11, 2011

FRANKLIN -- Planning Director Bryan Taberner hopes to put out bids on $1 million worth of improvements to downtown secondary streets in the next month after residents expressed few concerns at a meeting last night about the project.

There may still be minor changes, but plans to fix deteriorated sidewalks, improve drainage systems, resurface roads and repair the municipal parking lot near the Franklin/Dean College MBTA station are mostly finalized, Taberner said.

"We are looking for your input so we can finish up and get this out to bid," Taberner told about 15 people who attended the meeting.

The work, to be paid for through a $1 million state public works grant, is expected to include the parking lot, Emmons Street between Main Street and Hillside Road, Dean Avenue between Main and Ray streets, Ray Street and Depot Street, Taberner said.

For the complete story on the Milford Daily News click here.

More information on the entire project can be found on the Town's Planning and Community Development web page.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Mark Your Calendars

Public Meeting
Monday, January 10 at 7 pm
Dean College's Alden Center (S11)
located in the Arthur W. Pierce Center for Science and Technology
The public is invited to provide feedback to the PWED grant-funded portion of the Downtown Franklin Roadway and Streetscape Improvement Project.

Networking Luncheon
Friday, January 14 at 1:00 pm
Dean College Campus Center Cafeteria
Cost: $5
Please note: We will be meeting in the new cafeteria, NOT the Golder Room.
For more details please email Joel Carrara at jcarrara@printsmartoffice.com

General Meeting
Thursday, January 20 at 8:30 am
Dean College Campus Center, Golder Room, 2nd Floor
We welcome all new members!
We encourage downtown business owners to attend!