Sunday, July 24, 2022

Town Council Quarterbacking: 07/20/22 - Ok, what just happened? What does it mean for Franklin residents and taxpayers? (audio)

FM #829 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 829 in the series. 

This session shares the Town Council Quarterbacking session with Council Chair Tom Mercer on Thursday, Jul 21, 2022. The Town Council meeting was held on Wednesday, July 20.

  • Ok, what just happened? 

  • What does it mean for Franklin residents and taxpayers? 



a. Proclamation: Margaret (Peg) Simpson

b. Proclamation: FHS Unified Basketball Team



a. 2022 Election Workers 

new resolutions to be a regular feature for approval prior to elections


a. Presentation: Elks Rider Donation Presentation – donation to Veterans Services

b. Discussion: Disposition of Town-owned land containing South Franklin Meeting House 



b. Resolution 22-44: Authoring Tax Increment Financing, Plansee USA LLC, 115 Constitution Boulevard (Motion to Approve Resolution 22-44 - Majority Vote) 

c. Resolution 22-45: Transfer of Care, Custody, Management and Control of Davis-Thayer Elementary School from School Committee to Town Council (Motion to Approve Resolution 22-45 - Two Thirds Majority Vote)  

Town Administrator Updates

a. “Friendly 40B” Application 

b. Town Administrator Five Year Fiscal Forecast (forthcoming and may not be a good outlook)


Executive session for contract approvals; Returned to open session to vote on the 6 contracts

The show notes contain a link to the Town Council agenda.

The recording runs just about 38 minutes, so let’s listen to the Town Council Quarterbacking session of July 21, 2022.

Audio file ->


Town Council agenda

Town Council video (YouTube) 

My notes in this ThreadReader PDF ->


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Town Council pose with coaches and athletes of the goal medalist FHS Unified Basketball team
Town Council pose with coaches and athletes of the goal medalist FHS Unified Basketball team

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