Saturday, September 4, 2021

FM #597 - Town Council Quarterbacking - 09/01/21 (audio)

FM #597 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 597 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 of September 1, 2021: 

  • ok, what just happened? 

  • What does it mean for Franklin residents and taxpayers?

We cover the following key topics


a. Police Department:

i. Nick Palmieri, Promotion to Sergeant

ii. Jack Flynn, Promotion to Detective

iii. Victoria McVicar, New Hire Introduction & Ceremonial Swearing in

iv. Patrick MacDonald, New Hire Introduction & Ceremonial Swearing in


a. Richard Johnson, Conservation Commission  


6. HEARINGS - 7:10pm

a. Zoning Bylaw Amendment 21-874: Amendment to Ch.185 Section 21 Parking, Loading, and Driveway Requirements proposed change to minimum parking requirements in Downtown Commercial and Commercial I zoning districts.



a. Karen Maguire - Superintendent of Schools, Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical School


Executive Session

Chap 61A for 215 Prospect St

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

Our conversation runs about 29 minutes, so let’s listen in to my quarterbacking session with Tom Mercer.

Audio file ->


Agenda doc (including connection info) ->  


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FM #597 - Town Council Quarterbacking - 09/01/21 (audio)
FM #597 - Town Council Quarterbacking - 09/01/21 (audio)

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