Sunday, February 21, 2021

FM #469 - Town Council Meeting - 02/17/21 - P4 of 4 (audio)

FM #469 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 469 in the series. 

This session shares part of the Franklin, MA Town Council meeting held on Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021. 

The meeting was conducted in a hybrid format: most members of the Town Council, selected guests, and Town Administration personnel were in the Council Chambers, at least one member of the Council was remote along with the public via the Zoom conference bridge, all to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

I’ve split the full three hour fifty minute meeting into four logical segments:

  • First - covers the opening through the Community Preservation Committee appointments and a two minute recess (51 minutes)
  • Second - returns from the recess to cover the Complete Streets presentation/discussion as well as the Town Administrator review and discussion (58 minutes)
  • Thirdopens with the Legislation for Action and covers the items through the authorization of the fire trucks (40 minutes) 
  • *** Fourth segment *** covers the technical adjustments to the three Storm Water Articles I, II, and III with the discussion running off course (again - with confusion around the proposed storm water utility fee - not in these three articles) through to the close of the meeting (approx. 1 hour and 13 mins)

The show notes contain links to the meeting agenda including documents released for this agenda. 

Let’s listen to this segment of the Town Council meeting of Feb 17, 2021. Audio file =


Agenda document (and released supporting materials in one PDF)
Town Council ‘quarterbacking session’ with Chair Tom Mercer 


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