Saturday, May 28, 2022

Capital Budget Subcommittee approved Round 2 of capital requests to send to Town Council (audio)

FM #804 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 804 in the series. 

This session of the radio show is the audio recording of the Franklin, MA Capital Budget Subcommittee meeting conducted on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. All four members of the subcommittee were present. 

This was the second round of capital budgeting. Three items were up for approval

  • Snow and Ice - $229,169
  • Roads, Infrastructure & Sidewalk maintenance & SNETT Trail - $510,237
  • Technology (Desktops, Docking Stations & Computers) - $90,000

After some clarifications on each item, they were each approved in turn by 4-0 votes to recommend to the Town Council. 

The recording runs about 20 minutes, so let’s listen in.

Audio file =>


Agenda document -> 

My notes via Twitter -> 

Capital budget first pass -> 


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The Grove St to Pleasant St section is the target of this SNETT capital request
The Grove St to Pleasant St section is the target of this SNETT capital request

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