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Town of Franklin Economic Development Authority Report Executive Summary The Town of Franklin Economic Development Authority EDA has written an economic policy plan for the Town of Franklin The plan is intended to advance dynamic and interactive discussion It will be used to continuously assess and foster decisionmaking about the following in the Town of Franklin Development Infrastructure Quality of life Mission Statement The purpose of the EDA is to foster a sustainable economy consistent with the town s planning objectives The mix of industry commerce open space residential development and the arts in Franklin results in the town s vitality and an excellent quality of life for its citizens Maintaining this balance is important Guiding Principles Six basic principles guide Franklin s economic policy These principles seek to safeguard the special features that give the town its character while embracing appropriate economic opportunities Franklin should remain a major economic center of the region Economic activity must respect Franklin s natural cultural and historic heritage A pedestrianfriendly core commercial center is essential Sustained economic prosperity requires a balance between residential development industrialcommercial development and open space Open space in the rural district must be preserved Investing in the infrastructure is necessary to maintain and expand the existing tax and job base Issues of Franklin s approximately 64000 acres of land 12 is zoned for business commercial or industrial use and 88 for residential development Historically the town has relied upon business and industry to provide 3540 of the tax base as well as employment opportunities Nonresidential development has traditionally been the backbone of the Franklin economy Today however Franklin does not have a great deal of nonresidential development potential The population of Franklin is expected to rise dramatically over the next few decades The following chart shows the expected change Years Population Growth 19902010 45 20102030 53 projected Source Office of State Planning At issue is the town s ability to continue to support increasing public costs most importantly education with a tax base shifting toward residential taxpayers The EDA believes Franklin should remain the market center of the region and avoid becoming a bedroom community Franklin has maintained a sense of community in part because more than 50 of working residents are able to earn a living within the town Jobs must be continuously created to sustain the percentage of residents who live and work in Franklin Proposed Actions Implement a business retention program that focuses on the growth and expansion of businesses already operating in Franklin Build a consortium of technical and skill development resources to assist companies with educational and training needs Sponsor an ecommerce workshop Allocate funds for expanded downtown parking Develop a strategic open space plan Footprints Winter 2010 0 Quest Specialty Travel News and Notes 0 Volume VII Number 4 6281 Would Travel News QST Launches New Tours to South Africa QST is pleased to announce two new adventure tours to the hottest travel destination in Africa South Africa Ron Dawson vice president of marketing said of the tours Seeing big game in South Africa is the thrill of a lifetime These two new itineraries combine rstclass adventure with incomparable cultural access to local inhabitants They epitomize QST s mission to help people better understand the world and its people The 10day South Africa Safari is an adventurer s dream come true The tour commences in Johannes burg and begins with an overnight visit to a multicultural village where clients stay as guests of African families After immersion in the culture and heritage of the Basotho Pedi Xhosa and Zulu tribes the tour explores some of the great national parks of the northeast including the famed Kruger with a series of exciting gamedrives in open allterrain solarpowered vehicles Next is a safari in the incomparable HluhluweUmfolozi Game Park where sightings of rhinos lions buffaloes leopards elephants zebras cheetahs and giraffes are commonplace Finally the tour explores the St Lucia Wetlands one of the world s great ecotourism destinations The second tour the wonderfully scenic 8day Garden of South Africa includes coastal panoramas in land reserves and artist colonies The tour begins in Port Elizabeth and travels along the garden route of the south leading to Cape Town one of the world s most beautiful cities Highlights include the town of Knysna set on a beautiful lagoon system and surrounded by forest and Tsitsikamma National Park The last few days of the tour are spent exploring spectacular Cape Town renowned for the best food and nightlife in South Africa as well as the Cape of Good Hope QST Scoops World Travel Award QST was awarded the prestigious Word Travel Award for Best EcoTour Operator at the 1839h Annual World Travel Awards held in August in Turks and Caicos The award presented to QST Chief Executive Officer Jessica Long was voted on by 167000 travel professionals worldwide It is an honor to be rec ognized as the leading operator in ecotourism said Long We are extremely proud of all we have ac complished and the innovation we bring to the ecotravel industry Quest Spaciadty Travad Adventure 0140mm education Inside Spotlight on Japan Visiting a Ryokan in the Land of the Shoguns Language and Culture Immersion Antigua Guatemala Luxurious Adventure Tunisia Birding and Cultural Heritage Southern Bohemia Featured Tour Details Malaria A Serious Health Risk for Travelers Ten Tips for Traveling Abroad Asia s Airports Voted the Best by Passengers Spowiq t on Japan Visiting a Ryoliau in Me and of Me S oquus er Everwelcoming and always fascinating Japan is a diverse country of tranquil temples pulsing cities austere traditions sacred resting places bleeding edge technology panoramic views lush countryside mesmerizing Zen gardens and charming rural festivals not to mention indoor sur ng and skiing and vending machines that dispense everything from soft drinks to hamburgers and underwear Come with an open mind and be prepared to be surprised I nigmatic Japan is a land of contrasts and a mustsee travel destination for any sophisticated travel With its blend of ancient traditions and cuttingedge modernity Japan is undoubtedly one of the most in triguing places on earth For a true immersion experience in Japanese traditions and hospitality don t miss the opportunity to spend at least one night in a ryokan a traditional Japanese style inn preferably one attached to a hot springs resort Japan has more active volcanoes than any other country in the world with more than 10 of all the earth s volcanoes All this volcanic activity has created more than 10000 known thermal vents in the sur face of the country and of these over 2100 have been developed into hotspring spas called arisen Some onsen are public baths which you can visit for a modest fee and many onsen belong to a ryokan In a ryokan guests stay in Japanese style rooms with a traditional tatami straw matting used as a oor furnished only with a low table At night futons are spread on the tatami for sleeping but these are folded and stored in a closet during the day In the better ryokans Japanesestyle breakfast and dinner often fea turing regional specialties are included in the price and are served to guests in their room usually by smiling women dressed in kimonos When you arrive at a ryokan you remove your shoes at the entrance and slip into a pair of slippers given to you when you checkin You wear the slippers whenever you walk around the ryokan such as from your room to the bath and other common areas You remove even these slippers before stepping onto the tatami in your room In addition a yukata a kimonostyle cotton robe is provided and is to be worn during your stay at the ryokan You can wear your yukata for walking around the ryokan and as pajamas In many onsen resorts it is also okay to take a walk outside of the ryokan wearing your yukata in fact it s rare to ever see guests wearing anything other than a yukata at an onsen resort Note however that unlike the yukata provided at ryokans the yukata provided at Western style hotels are not to be worn outside your room One of the best aspects of staying in a ryokan is the opportunity to enjoy a Japanese style bath which is usually communal with genderseparated areas for washing and soaking In hot spring resorts the ryo kan s bath water is directly supplied from the hot spring with different minerals reputed to have different health bene ts You begin a bath by rinsing quickly outside the bath and then sinking into the deep hoti often very hotibath water After soaking for a while you emerge from the bath to scrub and rinse your body while sitting on a small stool in front of a faucet and then you slip back into the bath for a nal soak Japanese baths are enjoyed communally but if you would prefer a private bath it can sometimes be arranged by reservation All QST Japan tours feature ryokan and onsen accommodations For more information visit QST on the Web at wwwquestspecialtytravelcom Language and Culture Immersion Antigua Guatemala g 2 9 ou don t need to schlep halfway around the world to experience a truly exotic country magical co lorful irresistible Guatemala is reachable from most North American cities by dinnertime The cob blestone streets of the splendid Spanish colonial city of Antigua are made for walking or for a total immersion experience you can hop on a local chicken bus and practice your Spanish Dazzling Guate malan crafts and textiles are sold in boutiques but the outdoor handicraft markets offer more fun incredi ble photo opportunities and better prices QST s 12day Guatemala Arts and Culture Tour is based in Antigua where you spend mornings prac ticing Spanish oneonone with a private tutor and afternoons exploring Antigua and the surrounding vil lages The tour includes overnight trips to a coffee plantation the active volcano Pacaya and the Mayan village San Antonio Aguas Calientes Accommodations are with host families Luxurious Adventure Tunisia unis s medina or old city founded in the seventh century is a labyrinth of winding streets that pulse with life and excitement The smells of fresh bread spices and honeydrenched pastries waft through the souks markets where sparkling gold and silver items compete for attention with ceramics leather rugs and mounds of fragrant spices all while hoards of locals bustle amid the frequent calls to prayer from the Great Mosque Beyond Tunis colorful friendly Tunisia beckons with pristine beaches Roman ruins the Sahara desert mosques camel rides Andalusian architecture ancient souks Star Wars lm sets oases and some of the best haute cuisine in Northern Africa QST s 10day Tunisia Adventure Tour begins and ends in Tunis with 7 days spent exploring desert cave dwellings ancient Berber towns key Roman ruins and Tunisia s Mediterranean coast Travel is by airconditioned fourwheel drive vehicles and accommodations are rstrate hotels Birding and Cultural Heritage Southern Bohemia hitetailed and Imperial Eagle Great Bustard Eagle and Pygmy Owl Hazel Grouseiyou will see all these and more amid the stunning backdrop of southern Bohemia After birding in a variety of habitats you relax in the small medieval towns along the southern border of the Czech Republic where cobbled lanes lead to mystical castles gothic cloisters moors meadows streams world heritage sites and wine cellars humming with folk music QST s 7day Birding the Czech Republic Tour begins and ends in Prague Accommodations are in small hotels and with host families Featured Tour Details Traveller s comer Malaria A Serious Health Risk for Travelers Each year an estimated eight million North Americans travel to countries where malaria is common Transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito malaria is a serious and potentially fatal infectious dis ease that is characterized by headaches fever chills and sweating According to the Center for Disease Control malaria can usually be prevented if travelers to tropical and subtropical regions follow these pre ventive steps First inform yourself about the risk of acquiring malaria in the region of the world where you plan to tra vel Malaria exists throughout the tropics but it is most prevalent in subSaharan Africa Malaria hotspots change constantly so check with a travel medicine specialist or the Center for Disease Control for the latest developments before you travel Second take measures to prevent mosquito bites particularly between dusk and dawn Always sleep in a wellscreened room preferably under a mosquito net that has been treated with insecticide During the evening wear long pants and longsleeved shirts and apply an insect repellent that contains DEET Finally consult your physician or a travel medicine specialist several weeks prior to departure for advice on taking antimalarial drugs Chemoprophylaxis drugs need to be taken continuously beginning before travel commences through up to four weeks after leaving malariaendemic areas Even if you take antimalarial pills it is still possible to get malaria so seek medical treatment promptly if you experience ulike symptoms and are in or have recently visited an area where malaria is present For more information on malaria prevention and other travel health issues check out the Center for Disease Control on the Internet at wwwcdcgovtravel Ten Tips for Traveling Abroad If you are traveling abroad here are the State Department s top ten tips for making your trip easier 1 Make sure you have a signed valid passport and visas if required Also before you go ll in the emergency information page of your passport 2 Read the Consular Information Sheets and Public Announcements or Travel Warnings if applicable for the countries you plan to visit 3 Familiarize yourself with local laws and customs of the countries to which you are traveling While in a foreign country you are subject to its laws 4 Make two copies of your passport identi cation page Leave one copy at home with friends or rela tives Carry the other with you in a separate place from your passport 5 Leave a copy of your itinerary with family or friends at home so that you can be contacted in case of an emergency 6 Do not leave your luggage unattended in public areas Do not accept packages from strangers 7 Prior to your departure register with the nearest embassy or consulate Registration will make your presence as well as your whereabouts known in case it is necessary to contact you in an emergency 8 To avoid being a target of crime try not to wear conspicuous clothing and expensive jewelry and do not carry excessive amounts of money or unnecessary credit cards 9 In order to avoid violating local laws deal only with authorized agents when you exchange money or purchase art or antiques 10 If you get into trouble contact the nearest embassy Source US Department ofState Asia s Airports Voted the Best by Passengers Asia s airports emerged as world favorites according to a new survey SkyWatch a USbased aviation consultancy rm surveyed 69 million airline passengers from 93 countries over a 12month period The toprated airports were Hong Kong International Airport Changi International Airport in Singapore Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam Seoul Incheon Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport
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