Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Finance Committee opens the FY 2023 budget hearing week with first session on general government (audio)

FM #791 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 791 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares the Finance Committee budget hearing #1 for the FY 2023 Town of Franklin budget held on Monday, May 9, 2022. 

The meeting was conducted in a hybrid format: 8 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, 9 members participating (1 remote, hence roll call votes req'd). This is the first of three sessions on the FY 2023 budget

  • The FinCom heard the proposal for the second pass on the FY 22 capital plan, and moved to approve as put forward to recommend to the Town Council. Vote was 9-0 via roll call

  • Town Administrator Jamie Hellen provides a brief overview of the revenue summary, referring to the budget narrative to be read for additional details.

  • Each department item for the General Government was reviewed, some were straight forward, some had minor increases or adjustments. For example, three of the permitting staff were previously in one budget and now allocated out to the individual departments so those adjustments appeared.

The recording runs about an hour and twenty minutes, so let’s listen to the Finance Committee meeting May 9, 2022.

Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-791-finance-cmte-fy-2023-budget-hearing-1-05-09-22


Meeting agenda =>    https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/_2022-05-09_finance_committee_agenda_1.pdf

Link to Finance Committee => https://www.franklinma.gov/finance-committee 

My notes for the meeting =>  https://drive.google.com/file/d/18ZEDkgsyqARABbLEuDz0RoYIOIAHPFYh/view?usp=sharing 

YouTube recording => https://youtu.be/iXCn6jBND1U 


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Finance Committee opens the FY 2023 budget hearing week with first session on general government (audio)
Finance Committee opens the FY 2023 budget hearing week with first session on general government (audio)

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