Sunday, November 15, 2020

FM #390 Talk Franklin - 11/13/20 (audio)

FM #390 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 390 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Marketing 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:

- Friday, Nov 13, 2020 being a special day for someone (yes, Anne Marie’s birthday)

- Economic Development
Listening session 11/16
#ThinkFranklinFirst gift cards

- Election
Dec 5 to fill open Town Council seat
Vote by mail ballot, no ‘early voting’ only day of at FHS

- Budget FY 2021
Fincom 11/9 (‘minor’ adjustments to expense; add $1M back to revenue side i.e. new growth)
FinCom 11/17 (Beaver St interceptor)
Budget Subcomm 11/18 (6:00 PM)
Town Council 11/18 (7:00 PM)
Senior Center Coffee Hour 11/19
Tax rate hearing 12/2

Links to the key topics covered here are included in the show notes. The recording runs about 31 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie and Anne Marie.   Audio file =


Town Clerk page

Business listening session 11/16

Finance Committee agenda

Budget Subcommittee agenda

Town Council agenda


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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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