Friday, February 19, 2021

Couldn't spend hours with the Town Council meeting Weds? Take 30 minutes to catch up now

FM #465 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 465 in the series.
This shares my conversation with Town Council Chair Tom Mercer

This is one of a series of conversations meant to provide a recap of the prior Town Council meeting. Akin to one of the many sports post-game analysis broadcasts we are familiar with in New England,  this would be a discussion focused on the Franklin Town Council meeting: 
  • ok, what just happened? 
  • What does it mean for Franklin residents and taxpayers?
The show notes include links to the meeting agenda and associated documents.

Our conversation runs about 28 minutes, so let’s listen in this "quarterbacking" session with Tom.  Audio file =


Topics from the meeting covered in our conversation:
  • Appointments = Community Preservation Committee (CPC) Nominee Ratification
  • HEARINGS =  MADD Deli, Inc. d/b/a Dacey’s Market and Deli:  Special legislative process for this license
  • PRESENTATIONS/DISCUSSIONS = Complete Streets Program 
  • SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS =  Town Administrator Evaluation Ad Hoc Subcommittee
  • LEGISLATION FOR ACTION = Resolution 21-11: Appropriating Funds by Borrowing and Transfer to Pay Costs of Purchasing Fire Apparatus 
  • LEGISLATION FOR ACTION = Bylaw Amendment 21-870: Chapter 170, Vehicles And Traffic, Section 170-22, Subsection A, Location of Stop Signs - First Reading 
  • LEGISLATION FOR ACTION  = Bylaw Amendment 21-865: Chapter 153, Stormwater Management Article I. II, III 
Agenda documents

My notes from the meeting 


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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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Couldn't spend hours with the Town Council meeting Weds? Take 30 minutes to catch up now
Couldn't spend hours with the Town Council meeting Weds? Take 30 minutes to catch up now

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