Saturday, February 19, 2022

Town Council Quarterbacking with Tom Mercer - 02/17/22 (audio)

 FM #733 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 733 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 February 16, 2022: 

  • ok, what just happened? 

  • What does it mean for Franklin residents and taxpayers?

We cover the following key topics


b. New Hire: Police Department - Tyler Brabham

c. New Hire: Police Department - Joseph Burchill

d. New Hire: Police Department - Michael Demers

e. New Hire: Police Department - Conor Desmond


a. Discussion: West Street Neighborhood Parking - Thomas J. Lynch, Chief of Police

Lt Jason Riley

b. Presentation: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Sara Ahern, Superintendent of Schools

d. Town Administrator Evaluation Ad Hoc Subcommittee Report


a. Resolution 22-13: Adoption of Fiscal Policies (Motion to Approve Resolution 22-13 - Majority Vote)

The recording runs about 38 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 Feb 16, 2022

Audio file ->


Town Council Agenda document ->  


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Town Council Quarterbacking with Tom Mercer - 02/17/22 (audio)
Town Council Quarterbacking with Tom Mercer - 02/17/22 (audio)

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