Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Town Council meeting recapped & more as we join TC Quarterbacking with Talk Franklin for this session (audio)

FM #888 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 888 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares the combined Town Council Quarterbacking session with our "Talk Franklin" conversation. I am grateful for the alignment of the schedules to have Town Council Chair Tom Mercer along with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Asst Administrator Alecia Alleyne. We conducted our conversation via conference bridge.  

Topics for this session


  • Becki Carloni - Franklin Fire Department 


  • Presentation: Recreation Department, Ryan Jette, Director of Recreation

  • Discussion: Davis-Thayer Reuse Committee   


  • raise to minimum wage & 

    • Increase in opportunity for veterans to take advantage

    • If a disabled veteran, can have a family member do the work for the benefit

  • budget adjustment prior to tax rate hearing


  • Franklin Open Space and Recreation Plan Process   

Town Council teasers

  • Tax hearing coming Nov 30

  • Old South Meeting House

  • Annual license renewals

The conversation runs about 45 minutes. Let’s listen to my conversation with Tom, Jamie, and Alecia

Audio file -> https://anchor.fm/letstalkfranklin/episodes/Talk-Franklin-with-the-Town-Council-e1rfsjn


Town Administrator page -> https://www.franklinma.gov/administrator

Town Council page -> https://www.franklinma.gov/town-council 

Nov 16, 2022 agenda -> 


Nov 30, 2022 agenda ->


And the Doug Flutie anniversary was indeed on Nov 23, 1984 (the day after we recorded this session)  https://www.boston.com/sports/college-sports/2019/11/22/doug-flutie-hail-mary-miracle-in-miami/ 


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Town Council meeting recapped & more as we join TC Quarterbacking with Talk Franklin for this session (audio)
Town Council meeting recapped & more as we join TC Quarterbacking with Talk Franklin for this session (audio)

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