Sunday, March 7, 2021

Franklin TV: "More Meetings"

More Open, More Engagement.
by Pete Fasciano, Executive Director 03/07/2021

Per Massachusetts Open Meeting Laws, many communities have their government meetings televised on a dedicated cable channel. In Franklin, it’s Town Hall TV on Comcast 11 and Verizon 29.
Back in 2019 BP – (Before Pandemic) we covered the following meetings regularly: 
  • M - Planning Board
  • T -  School Committee
  • W -  Town Council
  • T - Conservation Commission – or – Zoning Board of Appeals Finance Committee

Recently, we’ve added:
  • Economic Development Committee Town Administrator’s Review Budget Subcommittee
  • Community Preservation Committee – Their inaugural meeting was last week.  
  • Candidates’ Forum – Special meetings for Town Council Elections 
  • Agriculture Commission – May begin soon with a limited series.
Check this week’s schedule of live and replay meetings on our last page.

Today we also stream the government channel meetings live on our website. Just click on the Town Hall TV logo. Past meetings are searchable on demand as well.

Adding our live Zoom connection has been a real game chan– um, a meeting changer. Our government meetings, whether originating in town Chambers or remotely, Zoom makes citizen participation possible and convenient. What you see over Zoom is very much like what you see at home on TV, but you can participate easily. Just remember your Zoom etiquette. Please keep your microphone muted until you are addressed by the meeting chairperson during the public portion of the meeting. Place your computer in a quiet location that is well lit. Note that because you can see everyone – everyone can also see you.

And – as always –
Thank you for listening to wfpr●fm. 
And, thank you for watching.
Get this week's program guide for Franklin TV and Franklin Public Radio ( online
Franklin TV: "More Meetings"
Franklin TV: "More Meetings"

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