Saturday, August 29, 2020

"Talk Franklin": Town of Franklin End of Summer Updates

FM #338 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 338 in the series. 

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

We talk about: 
  • Re-opening
Weekly numbers, need to maintain focus on social distancing, face coverings, etc.
  • Market study
EDC meeting sort of/unofficial
Listening sessions scheduled

Nexamp solar farm info sessions - replay available
Municipal aggregation starts Nov 1
  • FY 2021 Budget
Being mindful as FY 21 gets underway
Likely November budget discussion before tax rate hearing in December
  • Elections
Sep primary, Absentee, mail, early voting; 
November election; Ballot questions; Community Preservation Act

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

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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.

I hope you enjoy!

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