Sunday, January 8, 2023

Town Council Quarterbacking gets inside the meeting of Jan 4, the recognition, legislation, and creation of 4 committees (audio)

FM #912 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 912 in the series. 

This shares my conversation with Town Council Chair Tom Mercer. This is one of a series of conversations meant to provide a recap of the prior Council meeting. Akin to one of the many sports post-game analysis broadcasts we are familiar with in New England,  this would be a discussion focused on the Franklin Town Council meeting of Jan 4, 2023

  • ok, what just happened? 

  • What does it mean for Franklin residents and taxpayers?

We cover the following key topics


a. Proclamation: Franklin Panthers 4th Grade Football Team


National Register Historic Districts in Franklin - Vicki Earls, Franklin Public Library 

Town Council Goals Update - Jamie Hellen, Town Administrator 


Renewal of Municipal agreement with Tri-County for school resource officer

Ratification of 3 contract adjustments with Police (2) and Fire (1)

Authorize formation of four committees

Arts & Culture

Master Plan

Police Station

Davis Thayer reuse

Our conversation runs about 41 minutes

Links to the meeting agenda and associated documents released for this meeting are included in the show notes. 

Let’s listen to this session of Town Council Quarterbacking recorded Jan 5, 2023

Audio file ->


Meeting agenda and documents released for this session ->

The National Register Historic Districts presentation ->

Watch the Franklin.TV video replay on YouTube ->

My notes in one threaded PDF document -> 


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Councilor Cormier-Leger reading the proclamation for the Panthers 4th grade team
Councilor Cormier-Leger reading the proclamation for the Panthers 4th grade team

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