Showing posts with label Talk Franklin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Talk Franklin. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Talk Franklin: Community Collaboration with Events, Upcoming Vacancies, and a Davis Thayer Update (audio)

FM #822 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 822 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen. We had our conversation via the Zoom Conference Bridge.


If we think of two seasons; then it could be Budget season, festival season

       while the Strawberry Festival & ArtWALK are behind us 

Weekly Farmers Market, Concert on the Common, food trucks, movie nights

First PRIDE Festival June 26, 4th July celebration, Cultural Festival in Sept, Harvest Festival in Oct

  • Community Preservation Plan and initial funding approved by Town Council
  • EDC to do their ‘short list’ for the MAPC recommendations at Aug 10 meeting
  • Beaver St interceptor funding authorized
  • Davis Thayer
  • Green community
  • Downtown parking & town lots


The conversation runs about 25 minutes. Let’s listen to my conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen.


Audio file -> https://anchor.fm/letstalkfranklin/episodes/Community-Collaboration-with-Events---Upcoming-Vacancies-and-a-Davis-Thayer-Update-e1kgp0s/a-a863kq3




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Meeting agenda =>    

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/town_council_agenda_june_22_2022.pdf


My notes taken via Twitter are captured in this PDF

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hfMfgMowj-Vh04MroSUgrEwK1qzVTLWm/view?usp=sharing


My photos taken during the meeting are in one album   https://photos.app.goo.gl/h52SdtFSfb6gxofZA 


YouTube video of meeting ->  https://youtu.be/J0rn18f6aiM


Keep up with events in Franklin via the Community Calendar

https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/blog-page.html 


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.  


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.


How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.


For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ or www.franklin.news/


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


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.


I hope you enjoy!

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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"


Talk Franklin:  Community Collaboration with Events, Upcoming Vacancies, and a Davis Thayer Update (audio)
Talk Franklin:  Community Collaboration with Events, Upcoming Vacancies, and a Davis Thayer Update (audio)


Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Jamie, Tom, & Lily join Steve to Talk Franklin, recap the budget, and look ahead to plenty of events (audio)

FM #810 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 810 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares the special combination of “Talk Franklin” with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen, and Town Council Quarterbacking with Chair Tom Mercer. 


Talk Franklin was on the schedule for Friday, and given the double meeting of the Town Council for the budget hearings, it made sense to cover our Town Council Quarterbacking session after both public hearings, hence combining them together.


Lily Rivera, Marketing & Communication Specialists joins us on the Friday before the Memorial Day weekend to recap the budget, town state of affairs and look out to the near term events coming in June, Farmers Market opens June 3rd, and then the Strawberry Festival and the Franklin For All booth on June 10 kicks off ArtWALK and the Ladybug Trail. 


The conversation runs about 44 minutes. Let’s listen into my conversation with Jamie, Tom and Lily.


Audio file -> https://anchor.fm/letstalkfranklin/episodes/Talk-of-the-Town---Budget-and-Upcoming-Events-e1jauvc/a-a81g5o5



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Recap & audio for budget hearing #1

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/05/town-council-takes-4-hours-to-get-their.html 


Recap & audio for budget hearing #2

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/05/town-council-approves-fy-2023-budget.html 


Budget hearing #1 on YouTube for video replay

https://youtu.be/VfOe0X2AMiM 


Budget hearing #2 on YouTube for video replay

https://youtu.be/aY0ikJDyUTE


Keep up with events in Franklin via the Community Calendar

https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/blog-page.html 


--------------

We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.  


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.


How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.


For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ or www.franklin.news/


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


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.


I hope you enjoy!

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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"



Jamie, Tom, & Lily join Steve to Talk Franklin, recap the budget, and look ahead to plenty of events (audio)
Jamie, Tom, & Lily join Steve to Talk Franklin, recap the budget, and look ahead to plenty of events (audio)

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

The journey rather than the destination is a hiking theme through much of this Talk Franklin episode (audio)

FM #798 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 798 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen. We had our conversation via the Zoom Conference Bridge.

Conversation around the following topics with a common thread of peaks and valleys, journey more important than the destination:

Welcome back

Friday 13th

 

So much good happening

  • Fire dept ISO Class 1

  • Clean audit report

  • AAA bond rating

  • DPW water conservation award

 

Where do you go from here?  The challenge is greater to maintain this

 

Budget through Finance Committee

Next up Town Council (May 25, May 26)

 

MAPC forum and recommendations


The recording runs about 38 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie as we “Talk Franklin”.

Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-798-talk-franklin-05-13-22

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Town of Franklin meeting calendar -> https://www.franklinma.gov/calendar 

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

Franklin For All -> https://www.mapc.org/resource-library/franklin-for-all/ 

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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.  

This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know

Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.

For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ or www.franklin.news/

If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com.

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.


I hope you enjoy!

------------------

You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"


The journey rather than the destination is a hiking theme through much of this Talk Franklin episode (audio)
The journey rather than the destination is a hiking theme through much of this Talk Franklin episode (audio)

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

This "Talk Franklin" episode: Jamie Hellen covers ISO Class 1, licenses, storm water fee, ARPA, and more (audio)

FM #771 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 771 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen. We had our conversation via the Zoom Conference Bridge.


Conversation around the following topics: 

ISO Class-1 Announcement, Franklin Fire Department

 

LICENSE TRANSACTIONS

a. License Modification: Change of Location - Pour Richard’s Wine and Spirits

b. License Modification: Alteration of Premises - 3 Restaurant

c. New Section 12 Restaurant Common Victualer All Alcohol License and Approval of Veronika Matunin as the Manager - Birchwood Bakery

More restaurants operating now than pre-pandemic, so fortunate

 

PRESENTATIONS / DISCUSSIONS

·   Presentation: ARPA Update - Town Administrator Jamie Hellen

 

Legislation

·   Storm water fee – final approval

·   Passport photo fee


Community Needs Discussion Forums (Franklin Senior Center) Tuesday April 12th at 6pm


Outlook for Council agenda


The recording runs about 30 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie as we “Talk Franklin”. Audio file -> https://anchor.fm/letstalkfranklin/episodes/Fire-Department-Accolades--Restaurant-Revitalization-and-New-Legislation-e1h31v3/a-a7o97t4




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Town of Franklin meeting calendar -> https://www.franklinma.gov/calendar 


ARPA accounted for -> https://www.franklinma.gov/town-budget/pages/pandemic-related-stimulus-funds 


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



--------------


We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.  


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.


How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.


For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ or www.franklin.news/


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


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.


I hope you enjoy!

------------------


You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"



Storm water fee comes back to Council among items in this "Talk Franklin" with Jamie Hellen (audio)
Storm water fee comes back to Council among items in this "Talk Franklin" with Jamie Hellen (audio)

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Engaging in critical conversations and the budget season are 2 big topics for this "Talk Franklin" episode - 03/25/22 (audio)

FM #760 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 760 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen. We had our conversation via the Zoom Conference Bridge.


Conversation around the following topics: 

Community engagement/discussion this week

Critical Conversations - social media

Franklin Newcomers - Jamie & Sara

 

Budget season

FY 2023 budget model previewed at Joint Budget Subcommittee

School budget hearing held 3/22, vote scheduled for April 12 meeting

FinCom budget hearings over 4 nights May 9-12

Town Council budget hearings 2 nights May 25-26

 

Franklin For All  - survey open through April 1


The recording runs about 22 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie as we “Talk Franklin”. Audio file -> https://anchor.fm/letstalkfranklin/episodes/Talks-on-the-Town---Franklin-Newcomers--Critical-Conversations-and-Budget-Season-e1ge4i7/a-a7lmths



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Town of Franklin meeting calendar -> https://www.franklinma.gov/calendar 


Franklin For All survey -> https://mapc.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bDBzodBPnt8a5Ce  

Franklin For All web page -> https://www.mapc.org/resource-library/franklin-for-all/ 



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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.  


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.


How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.


For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ or www.franklin.news/


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


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.


I hope you enjoy!

------------------


You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"


Engaging in critical conversations and the budget season are 2 big topics for this "Talk Franklin" episode - 03/25/22 (audio)
Engaging in critical conversations and the budget season are 2 big topics for this "Talk Franklin" episode - 03/25/22 (audio)

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Storm water fee comes back to Council among items in this "Talk Franklin" with Jamie Hellen (audio)

FM #752 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 752 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen. We had our conversation via the Zoom Conference Bridge.


Conversation around the following topics: 

  • Vaccine clinic for kids 3/16
  • Hotel has resumed construction
  • Franklin For All
  • Finance Committee
  • Joint Budget Subcommittee
  • Storm water fee comes back to the Town Council 

The recording runs about 40 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie as we “Talk Franklin”.


Audio file -> https://anchor.fm/letstalkfranklin/episodes/Franklin-For-All--the-Return-of-the-Storm-Water-Fee-to-Town-Council-e1fobov/a-a7j2amn



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Town Council meeting 3/16/2022 agenda -> 

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/march_16_2022_town_council_agenda.pdf 


Franklin For All survey -> https://mapc.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bDBzodBPnt8a5Ce  


Franklin For All web page -> https://www.mapc.org/resource-library/franklin-for-all/ 


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.  


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.


How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.


For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ or www.franklin.news/


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


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.


I hope you enjoy!

------------------


You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"


Storm water fee comes back to Council among items in this "Talk Franklin" with Jamie Hellen (audio)
Storm water fee comes back to Council among items in this "Talk Franklin" with Jamie Hellen (audio)