Sunday, January 9, 2022

Town Council Quarterbacking with Chair Tom Mercer - 01/06/22 (audio)

FM #690 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 690 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 January 5, 2022: 

  • ok, what just happened? 

  • What does it mean for Franklin residents and taxpayers?

We cover the following key topics

Recognition of Franklin Library Association

Town Council Goals Session 2022-2023


Economic Development Subcommittee

Legislation for action

A gift acceptance

Approval of a prior year invoice

Executive Session, and recusal

The recording runs about 22 minutes:

Links to the meeting agenda and associated documents released for this meeting are included in the show notes. 

Let’s listen to this recording of Town Council Quarterbacking Jan 6, 2022

Audio file ->


Town Council Agenda document ->


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Chair Tom Mercer reading a proclamation recognizing Franklin Library Assoc
Chair Tom Mercer reading a proclamation recognizing Franklin Library Assoc

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