Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Quarterbacking Crossover with Talk Franklin: Friendly 40B, FY24 Town Budget (audio)

FM #961 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 961 in the series. 

This shares my conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Town Council Chair Tom Mercer. With the reschedule, we combined our normal Talk Franklin session with one of the series of conversations meant to provide a recap of the prior Council meeting. The combined session also ends abruptly but we’ll have more to talk about in future sessions.

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 Mar 15, 2023

  • ok, what just happened? 

  • What does it mean for Franklin residents and taxpayers?

We cover the following key topics

  • The ‘friendly 40b’ proposal that failed by a 4-5 vote

  • The Town budget as previewed during the Joint Budget Subcommittee

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

Our conversation runs about 29 minutes. Let’s listen to this combined Talk Franklin and  Town Council Quarterbacking session recorded Mar 16, 2023

Audio file ->   


The complete agenda doc  ->   https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/town_council_agenda_-_march_15_2023_0.pdf 

YouTube Video link -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGx3TPCumWw  

My notes and the audio of the meeting -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/03/town-council-ratifies-master-plan.html 

My quick notes and the meeting video -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/03/town-council-whiffs-on-easy-layup-to.html 


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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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