Monday, June 29, 2020

FM #308 Water Rate and "Conservation measures" vs. "ban" Discussion - 6/24/20 (audio)

FM #308 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 308 in the series.

This session shares the a key segment of the Franklin, MA Town Council meeting held on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. The meeting was conducted via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

Chair Tom Mercer opened the meeting on schedule at 7:00 PM. Each person who speaks is announced. After running through several action items, the agenda gets to the item for the water rate and discusses the “to be announced” water ban. As we record this, the ban, only the third in the past several years, is in effect due to drought conditions.

The show notes contain links to the meeting agenda and to the individual documents referenced.

This meeting segment runs just about 48 minutes, so let’s listen to the proposed water rate increase and overall water supply discussion from the Town Council meeting of June 24.

Audio file:


Town Council agenda

Water rate action item

Water presentation

My notes from the meeting

Presentation deck:

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