Friday, May 12, 2023

FinCom gets the FY 2024 summary from Town Administrator Hellen as budget hearings open Monday (audio)

FM #992 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 992 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares the Finance Committee meeting and first of three budget hearings for the FY 2024 budget year. The meeting was held on Monday, May 8, 2023. 

Eight members of the Finance Committee participated (1 absent - Hansen); 6 present in the Council Chambers, 2 remote. Town Administrator Jamie Hellen, Comptroller Chris Sandini, Treasurer/Collector Kerri Bertone and all the department heads except for those associated with public safety (police, fire dispatch, & inspection) scheduled for Thursday (5/11). 

Quick recap:

  • The first 35 minutes or so are a “must listen” for any Franklinite to understand the scope of the revenue and cost drivers for the Fy 2024 budget

  • That segment will be made available separately just because it is such a good summary, it should not get forgotten or lost in any other shuffle

  • Many interesting tidbits of info along the way from this or that department

The meeting recording runs 2 hours and 5 minutes, so let’s listen to the Finance Committee meeting May 8, 2023.

Audio file ->


Meeting agenda document -> 

FY 2024 budget information -> 

My notes -> 

Link to Finance Committee => 

YouTube recording =>

Photos captured during the meeting can be found in one album -> 


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Finance Committee - first of 3 budget hearings - May 8, 2023 at 7 PM
Finance Committee - first of 3 budget hearings - May 8, 2023 at 7 PM

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