FM #917 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 917 in the series.
This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen. We had our conversation via conference bridge.
Topics for this session
Welcome to 2023
200 acres of open space
Town Council recap
Four committees authorized
• Arts & Culture prep for Master Plan – complete Jun 2023
• Master Plan – approx. 18 months
• Davis Thayer reuse – complete Dec 2023
• Police Station likely 3-4 years
Finance Committee recap
• Compensation plan, multi year implementation
• Capital budget for FY 2023 ( increase to debt stabilization account)
Hiring for backfills continues
Preview of Town Council
The conversation runs about 30 minutes. Let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie. Audio file -> https://anchor.fm/letstalkfranklin/episodes/2023---A-Year-of-Planning-for-Franklins-Future-e1tjutj/a-a96jv09
Town Council meeting 1/04/23 recap (audio & video links) -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/01/franklin-panthers-recognized-historic.html
Finance Committee 1/11/23 recap (audio & video links) ->
Compensation & Classification Study
i. Draft Report, Results & Methodology https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/class_and_comp_draft_final_report.pdf
ii. Compensation & Classification Plan https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/class_and_comp_plan.pdf
Town Council agenda for 1/18/23
Town Administrator page -> https://www.franklinma.gov/administrator
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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.
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