FM #796 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 796 in the series.
This session of the radio show shares the Finance Committee budget hearing #3 for the FY 2023 Town of Franklin budget held on Thursday, May 12, 2022.
The meeting was conducted in a hybrid format: 7 members of the Finance Committee were in the Council Chambers along with some of the public, 1 member was remote along with some members the public via conference bridge, all to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.
- Chair Bill Dowd opens the Finance Committee, 8 members participating (although by time of vote 1 member had left leaving a 7 member vte). This is the last of three sessions on the FY 2023 budget
- This session covered Franklin Public Schools, Tri-County Regional Voc Tech and Norfolk Agricultural. Representatives from the first two schools were present for the discussion and Q&A.
- Interesting questions for both schools. More interesting for the future will be what will happen with the Tri-County feasibility study underway. As a regional school, the approval process for a new school is complex. There is also not a lot of history/precedent for such. Stay tuned as this could get interesting with 11 communities involved.
- The budget as recommended and presented ultimately passed unanimously 7-0
Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-796-finance-cmte-budget-hearing-3-05-12-22
Meeting agenda => https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/_2022-05-12_finance_committee_agenda_1.pdf
FY 2023 budget package => https://www.franklinma.gov/town-budget/webforms/fy-23-budget-materials
Link to Finance Committee => https://www.franklinma.gov/finance-committee
My notes for the meeting => https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oOKQmRPPjOucVB1yuCkTsFu4fv_2LpzN/view?usp=sharing
YouTube recording => https://youtu.be/fgyyBjOb-RE
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