Monday, August 30, 2021

FM #593 - Town Council Quarterbacking - 08/26/21 (audio)

FM #593 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 593 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


Proclamation/Recognition: Dale Kurtz - Retirement, Veterans Service Officer

Recognition: Bristol Savings Bank - Donation to the Fire Department 

Recognition: Fourth of July Committee - Joe Carmignani & Paul Kortick

6. HEARINGS - 7:10pm        

Zoning Bylaw Amendment 21-874: Amendment to Ch.185 Section 21 Parking, Loading, and Driveway Requirements (to be continued)


99 Restaurants of Boston, LLC d/b/a 99 Restaurant Pub #30130, Located at 847 West Central Street, 

Franklin, MA 02038, Change of Manager


Department of Public Works: Trash & Recycling

Councilor Comments – Kelly resignation

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

Our conversation runs about 23 minutes, so let’s listen in to my quarterbacking session with Tom Mercer.

Audio file ->


Agenda doc (including connection info) -> 

Agenda folder -> 

Town Council recording (video by Franklin TV) -> 

I was out of town and missed the meeting so I have no notes to share.


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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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FM #593 - Town Council Quarterbacking - 08/26/21  (audio)
FM #593 - Town Council Quarterbacking - 08/26/21  (audio)

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