Tuesday, May 11, 2021

FM #536 - Town Council Quarterbacking - 05/06/21 (audio)

FM #536 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 536 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 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?

We cover the following key topics


Brutus Cantoreggi, Public Works Director - American Public Works Association, Public Works Director of the Year Award



La Cantina Winery/La Cantina Brewery, Change of Category on their Farmer Series Pouring Permit from Wines to Wine and Malt Beverages, 355 Union Street, Franklin, MA 02038



a. Melanson & Heath - FY20 Audit

b. Franklin TV - Pete Fasciano

c. Anne Marie Tracey - Town Communications and Civic Engagement Update


Maple hill – 120 days to react

The show notes include links to the meeting agenda and associated documents.

Our conversation runs about 33 minutes, so let’s listen in to my quarterbacking session with Tom Mercer. Audio file -> https://player.captivate.fm/episode/e02e2c0d-4cc6-4aae-901b-f1c71a9c6b84


Agenda document (and released supporting materials) 


My notes from the Town Council meeting



We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial. 

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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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FM #536 - Town Council Quarterbacking - 05/06/21 (audio)
FM #536 - Town Council Quarterbacking - 05/06/21 (audio)

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