Monday, October 2, 2017

FinCom Meeting Sep 26, 2017 (audio recording)

This internet radio show or podcast is number 132 in the series for Franklin Matters. This captures and shares the audio recording of the Finance Committee (FinCom) meeting held September 26, 2017.

The first 20 minutes of the meeting covered the discussion of several FY 2018 budget adjustments and funding appropriations. Normally these are done closer to the tax rate hearing but some of the items were time sensitive. The Police radio and police canine dog replacement in particular were needed to be approved now.

The motions to approve these occur at the end of the initial segment, again about 20 minutes.

During the second part of the meeting, Town Administrator Jeff Nutting assisted by Deputy Administrator Jamie Hellen, Treasurer/Collector Jim Dacey and Deputy Treasurer Kerri Bertone provide some background on the OPEB obligation update, insights on the potential for water and sewer increases coming up for discussion in January 2018.

Jeff also recognizes Jim Dacey for his work in this his last FinCom meeting. He also provides some insights on the restructuring of the finance functions with Kerri proposed to replace Jim, and a new hire being sought to replace Susan Gagner.

Before the meeting closes, there is an update on the EPA stormwater regulations which have been held up by court suits. One that Franklin and MA participated in and then a counter suit.

Without further ado, here is the recording


This brings the recording of the Finance Committee (FinCom) meeting held Sep 26, 2017 to a close..

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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission

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My notes for the meeting were also published here


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