Tuesday, January 18, 2022

"Talk Franklin" covers current news with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen - 01/14/22 (audio)

FM #701 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 701 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Marketing Communication Specialist Lily Rivera. We had our conversation via the Zoom Conference Bridge.

Conversation around current events

  • The passing of former Town Council Andy Bissanti

  • The move of Superintendent Sara Ahern to a position in Barnstable effective July 1 

  • New leadership at the Senior Center; Director Danielle Hopkins and Deputy Director Christina LaRose

COVID-19 – change to remote meetings? No

Finance Committee - budget timeline and lesson on revenue process 

Reminder on Municipal aggregation – direct mailer coming

Community Preservation Act - public hearing, priority list starting

Town Council - to hear from DPW on their budget overview

The recording runs about 37 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie and Lily. Audio file -> https://anchor.fm/letstalkfranklin/episodes/New-Year--New-Beginnings-e1d41ei/a-a78mor3


Council on Aging meeting - introductions of Director Danielle Hopkins and Deputy Director Christina LaRose and ensuing discussion ->  https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/01/recap-senior-center-new-director-and.html 

Finance Committee recording -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/01/finance-committee-gets-lesson-on.html 

Municipal aggregation mailing update -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/01/attention-franklin-residents-dynegy.html 

Community Preservation Committee - Public Hearing ->


Town Council agenda -> https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/tc_agenda_jan_19_2022.pdf 


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"Talk Franklin" covers current news with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen - 01/14/22 (audio)
"Talk Franklin" covers current news with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen - 01/14/22 (audio)

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