Sunday, March 8, 2020

FM #219 - Budget SubCommittee Meeting - March 4, 2020 (audio)

FM #219 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 219 in the series.

The Budget Subcommittee met at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 before the Town Council meeting that same night.

The agenda was an FY 2021 budget update, effectively a preview of what was going to be covered in the full Town Council meeting. The conversation in the meeting provides some insights into the overall budget discussion. The meeting audio runs about 30 minutes, so let’s listen in to a preview of the FY 2021 budget


To remind folks, Franklin operates on a fiscal calendar. We are currently operating under the FY 2020 budget which carries us through June 2020. The FY 2021 budget would begin to provide funding for operations from July 2020 through June 2021.

This is the real beginning of the budget process or cycle for FY 2021. The key dates to follow are

  • March 24 - School Committee Budget Hearing
  • April 7, 8, 13 and 29 - Finance Committee Budget hearing meetings
  • April 14 - Final School Committee Budget approval
  • May 21 and 22 - Town Council Budget Hearings

Budget Subcommittee agenda

Town of Franklin budget page

Town Administration FY 2021 budget introduction

Superintendent’s Recommended School budget for FY 2021 (audio and links)

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FM #219 - Budget SubCommittee Meeting - March 4, 2020 (audio)
FM #219 - Budget SubCommittee Meeting - March 4, 2020 (audio)

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