Sunday, June 28, 2020

FM #309 "Talk Franklin" with Jamie Hellen 6/26/20 (audio)

FM #309 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 309 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We talk about
  • Water conservation measures vs. ban
  • Virtual Coffee session with Brutus on Tues, June 30, 9:00 AM
  • Budgets
  • Closing FY 2020, Starting FY 2021
  • Re-opening
  • Restaurants, July 4 weekend
And close with some comments about Concerts on the Common opening Friday, July 24. Farmers Market will be there in the afternoon. Plans for a movie and a band, with space for the audience appropriately socially distanced on the common. Reinforcing the need for Social distance, face coverings, hand washing, etc to keep re-opening gradually

The recording runs about 40 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie

Audio link:


FY 2021 budget info

Water Ban info


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Jamie on the FHS field for the Town Council budget hearings
Jamie on the FHS field for the Town Council budget hearings

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