Present: Mercer, Dellorco, Kelly, Powderly, Vallee, Pfeffer, Jones, Bissanti, Roy
A. ELECTION OF OFFICERS
B. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
October 3, 2012 Regular Session, October 17 Executive Session
(joined meeting after this occurred)
This meeting is being recorded by Franklin TV and shown on Comcast channel 11 and Verizon channel 29. This meeting is also being recorded by Franklin Matters.
I joined the meeting just in time to hear Debbie
E. CITIZEN COMMENTS
Debbie Pellegri, Town Clerk, reporting on the results of the election
Problems with machine for Precinct 7 sometimes not reading the ballot on the first try
Robert Cantoreggi, DPW Director
working with three visitors from Pakistan
took them to Millis to see a town meeting in operation
they saw the national election last night, and they see and appreciate how interactive folks are with the government on a daily basis
Aruk, civil service from Pakistan, manages the highway department on the national level
"it is an enriching experience to see government in action"
"We are very grateful for the State Dept to bring us here and grateful to the Town for this experience"
Wayland, Hamilton and now Franklin. They have other locations to visit during their six weeks here
very impressed by democracy at the grass roots level, how the city and towns are govern, a true democracy
they would like to replicate, the people are the most impressive, all the people
They are impressed with how friendly we are, it is not conveyed that way back in Pakinstan