Tuesday, June 1, 2021

FM #555 - Talk Franklin - 05/28/21 (audio)

FM #555 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 555 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We talk about: 

Town Council budget hearings

  • Two nights, over 4 hours on first night
  • Budget passed


Maple Hill ‘right of first refusal’


Long term issues: housing production plan, stormwater, and school budget

  • Housing Trust – June 2
  • TC – June 9
  • CPC – Jun 15
  • FinCom - Jun 16

 Links to the key topics covered here are included in the show notes. The recording runs about 54 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie.

Audio file ->  


Town of Franklin budget page  https://www.franklinma.gov/town-budget 

Franklin Schools budget page  https://www.franklinps.net/district/school-district-budget 

Housing production plan (draft) https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/franklin_housing_production_plan_-_may_2021_public_draft.pdf 


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 #555 - Talk Franklin - 05/28/21 (audio)
FM #555 - Talk Franklin - 05/28/21 (audio)

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