The first of a monthly series of discussions with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen was recorded in the Franklin Public Radio studio recently. Anne Marie Tracey, Marketing and Communication Specialist, joined Jamie and I for this session.
Ultimately, the plan for these sessions will be to broadcast these live. The first couple of sessions will help the studio prepare for this to go live by recording them as if we were live, then making them available for replay.
The radio show format will be deliberately ‘long form’ with a topic or two in each broadcast to spend some time with. Not so much to get into dollars and cents details but to get into the reasons why, and the rationale behind the pros and cons of the major items before us.
There will be a segment for questions from the audience. You can submit a question via the Google form on the Franklin Matters page
In this session, we cover Jamie's background and how that prepared him for Town Administrator, success planning being done where possible across Franklin, a teaser on the budget process which starts now, and some info on the stormwater utility fee and information sessions scheduled for March. There will be more to come on stormwater as the details get worked out.
This audio segment runs about an hour, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie and Anne Marie https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HcQcbQpX
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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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|FM #222 - Franklin Matters Radio with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Anne Marie Tracey|