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The Town of Franklin Coronavirus Information Portal is available on our homepage and is updated frequently to provide our residents and business owners with the latest information and resources. Find Franklin specific data under the " Town of Franklin News " button. We recently added a " Reopening Resources " button to house information related to Governor Baker's four phase reentry plan.
...the Recycling Center is fully open for business? All items with a fee must be prepaid online prior to arrival. Find the details on the link below.
Beginning June 1st, the Curbside Cafe will provide freshly prepared meals for curbside pickup, Monday through Friday, at the Franklin Senior Center from 11am to 1pm, for elders, 60 years and older and disabled residents. This program is funded by a grant from the Metrowest Health Foundation and generous support from the Franklin Council on Aging.
We look forward to resuming our monthly Veterans Council meetings in the near future. Meetings are held the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Senior Center conference room. All members of the community are invited. Please check the Veterans Services web page for meeting updates.
Veterans Memorial Walkway Engraved bricks sales are ongoing. Check Veterans Services web page for details.
Veterans and Dependents – If you need assistance, please contact the Veterans Services Office at: (508) 613-1315.
The Franklin Library is now open for Curbside Delivery! Make your request online in our catalog at   find.minlib.net , and limit your search for Franklin owned items. Wait until you receive an email, text, or call that your holds are ready. You may also check your Minuteman account online. If the items are checked out to you, they are ready for pickup. Pick up is at the School Street entrance Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Purple Heart Community
The Town of Franklin was recently named a Purple Heart Community . Along with 90 other Massachusetts communities, Franklin recognizes and honors recipients of the Purple Heart medal which is presented to U.S. military members who have been wounded or killed by enemy forces. Please let the Veterans Services Office know if you or a family member (residing in Franklin) is a Purple Heart recipient. 
As we start to reopen our public spaces the police department will be increasing patrols in these areas. It is our hope and expectation that people will continue to follow the social distancing guidelines, and wear a mask when they cannot. The police department is not actively looking to cite people, we want to encourage and educate people through this process. It is the adherence to the recommendations and guidelines that will get us back to more of our normal routines. As we expect to see more traffic on the roadways also know we will be increasing our traffic enforcement activities. Warmer weather and more people out and about will have the police department seeing an increase in calls for service, and focusing in on things like traffic and pedestrian safety. Please watch your speed, wear your seat belts, and remember that the no texting while driving law is now in full force.
Many of our departments have online payment options! Check out our website to find details on how to pay bills, apply for permits and more!
Franklin Public Schools NEW Online Student Registration and Change of Address Form
Franklin Public Schools is happy to announce the launch of our online New Student Registration/Change of Address Form. Parents/Guardians will be able to utilize this form to enroll a new student in Franklin Public Schools or change a current student’s address within Franklin. Once completed, parents/guardians will receive a personal confirmation email from their child’s school with further enrollment information. We are excited about this new endeavor and are hopeful it will make our registration process more efficient.
Water Conservation Plan
Automatic/sprinkler lawn watering should be scheduled/planned one day per week on your trash day. Hand watering, car washing and power washing are okay. You can still order a rain barrel to assist with hand watering! Deadline is June 10th with pickup at the DPW scheduled for June 17th. Learn more about water conservation, rain barrels and other rebate programs offered via the link below.
Smoke detector Inspections are on hold per the State through June 10th at this time.
Franklin Fire Dept is maintaining a heightened state of COVID-19 readiness while the community undergoes the re-entry stages This includes extra layers of PPE and daily mandatory medical screening to continue restricting any potential spread to both our members and the community we serve.
The Franklin Water Department will be launching WaterSmart, a website for water customers to view their bill, monitor their water usage and find ways to save water/money. A letter we will be sent out to residents with water/sewer/trash bills over the next few months. Find out more by clicking the link below
Our Department Spotlight series is an ongoing project to update the community on the current processes and future plans of our many departments. Find the links on our website by clicking above.
Please contribute to the Franklin Historical Museum's COVID-19 Archive Project! Click on this link above to fill out the form and help future generations learn about life during the pandemic.
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Town of Franklin
355 East Central Street
Franklin, MA 02038
(508) 520-4949