Showing posts with label collection. Show all posts
Showing posts with label collection. Show all posts

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Town of Franklin gains AAA bond rating

"The Town of Franklin was awarded a AAA (Triple-A) Bond Rating today for the first time in the Town's history. AAA is the highest possible rating by the major credit rating agencies and depicts financial management and creditworthiness is at the most exceptional levels."

Shared from Twitter -> https://twitter.com/TOFranklinMA/status/1524509099181887489 

Listen to my conversation with Town of Franklin Finance Director/Comptroller Chris Sandini and Treasurer/Collector Kerri Bertone. We had this conversation in the Franklin studio on Thursday, April 14, 2022. One of the topics we discuss is the AAA bond rating. https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-780-town-of-franklin-budget-cycle-finance-terms-04-14-22

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Town of Franklin gains AAA bond rating

Thursday, April 21, 2022

The Town of Franklin Budget Cycle & Financial Terms - 04/14/22 (audio)

FM #780 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 780 in the series. 


This shares my conversation with Town of Franklin Finance Director/Comptroller Chris Sandini and Treasurer/Collector Kerri Bertone. We had this conversation in the Franklin studio on Thursday, April 14, 2022.  


We cover the following key topics

A typical day for Finance Director/Comptroller

A typical day for Treasurer//Collector

The budget cycle, and fiscal year (July to June)

Three financial years; past, current, and future all in the mix


Our conversation runs about 62 minutes. Links to the documents referenced during this meeting are included in the show notes.  Let’s listen to this recording of my conversation with Kerri and Chris. 


Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-780-town-of-franklin-budget-cycle-finance-terms-04-14-22



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


Budget process low chart -> https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/new_budget_process.pdf 


MA Division of Local Services (DLS) Municipal Finance Glossary -> https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2016/08/qc/dlsmfgl.pdf 



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Town of Franklin budget cycle
Town of Franklin budget cycle

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Town of Franklin, MA: Reminder that the tree collection will be held Jan 10 to Jan 14

Town of Franklin, MA (@TOFranklinMA) tweeted on Fri, Jan 07, 2022:
The Franklin Department of Public Works will commence Christmas Tree Collection Jan 10 - Jan 14 during normal trash collection hours https://t.co/UTgy7aDjaQ

 

Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOFranklinMA/status/1479471398036856832

Reminder that the tree collection will be held Jan 10 to Jan 14
Reminder that the tree collection will be held Jan 10 to Jan 14


Thursday, December 30, 2021

Notice from the Treasurer/ Collector: FY 22 Third Quarter Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Bills

Notice from the Treasurer/ Collector: FY 22 Third Quarter Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Bills

Treasurer Collector Kerri A. Bertone has mailed the fiscal 2022 third quarter real estate and personal property tax bills.  Payment is due by February 1, 2022.  Payments received after the due date are charged 14% interest.


Notice from the Treasurer/ Collector: FY 22 Third Quarter Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Bills
Notice from the Treasurer/ Collector: FY 22 Third Quarter Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Bills


Saturday, July 31, 2021

Franklin Election Collection - 2021

The official results are available. A few votes are added to the totals previously shared but no major changes in positions occur.
  • Town clerk = Danello - 4114; Santorsola - 1150
  • Planning Board: Halligan - 1552; Padula - 1701; Wierling - 3431; Williams - 3348
  • School Committee: *bottom 5 - D'Angelo - 2330; Scofield - 2487; Bisson - 1424; McCormack - 1473; Videra - 1057 *Top 7 - Spencer - 3643; Stokes - 3631; Bernstein - 3056; Callaghan - 2987; Charles - 3081; McNeill - 2806; Whitmore - 2887
  • Town Council: bottom 3 - Bissanti - 1992; Callaway-Tripp - 1559; Earls - 1840;  Top 9 - Chandler - 3525; Dellorco - 3808; Frongillo - 4053; Hamblen - 3689; Jones - 3661; Mercer - 3812; Pellegri - 3734; Cormier-Leger - 3119; Sheridan - 3192
  • Board of Assessors - Feeley - 4096
  • Board of Health - Sweet - 4046
  • Approx. turnout 5,754 for a turnout of 23.5% of the 24,456 registered voters.

Unofficial results
  • Town clerk = Danello - 4083; Santorsola - 1145
  • Planning Board: Halligan - 1535; Padula - 1685; Wierling - 3418; Williams - 3337
  • School Committee: *bottom 5 - D'Angelo - 2309; Scofield - 2470; Bisson - 1418; McCormack - 1465; Videra - 1054 *Top 7 - Spencer - 3623; Stokes - 3614; Bernstein - 3045; Callaghan - 2969; Charles - 3069; McNeill - 2795; Whitmore - 2876
  • Town Council: bottom 3 - Bissanti - 1976; Callaway-Tripp - 1550; Earls - 1832;  Top 9 - Chandler - 3501; Dellorco - 3786; Frongillo - 4030; Hamblen - 3668; Jones - 3637; Mercer - 3788; Pellegri - 3708; Cormier-Leger - 3106; Sheridan - 3176
  • Board of Assessors - Feeley - 4065
  • Board of Health - Sweet - 4017
  • Approx. turnout 5700 for about 24%
** Unofficial election results:


This will collect all the Franklin Matters posts with information on the Franklin Town Election scheduled for Nov 2, 2021. The most recent items will be on the top of the list with the older items below.


Note: The candidate info gathered here is shared with the Franklin Voter guide to create one place for all the info.

While called the "Town of Franklin", we operate as a city form of government with a Council, an Administrator hired by the Council to manage the town operations, and a School Committee which hires a Superintendent to manage the school district operations. 

Every two years, the entire Town Council (9 positions) and School Committee (7 positions) are up for election. There are other elected positions that have staggered terms so some of them are available every two years or four years. 

The Town Clerk is normally elected every four years, but with Nancy Danello taking on the role as "acting Town Clerk" in September 2020 when Teresa Burr resigned, the position is up for election this year.

All precincts vote in one location; Franklin High School. The precincts are used to balance the voter numbers across the town and are set at the State level. Our State Senate representation is split between two sets of precincts while we have a Representative in the House that covers all of Franklin and a few precincts in Medway. 

Election Timeline
  • Early voting opened Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021 - it will run during normal business hours in the Town Clerk's Office
  • Polls open 6 AM on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. They close at 8 PM. It is anticipated results could be available by 9 PM that night.
  • Please visit the Town of Franklin website www.franklinma.gov/town-clerk or call the Town Clerks Office at 508-520-4900

Candidate Information: 

Candidate

Voter Guide

Franklin Matters

Frank Presents

Board of Assessors




Chris Feeley








Board of Health




Bridget Sweet

response

Audio






Planning Board




Joseph F Halligan Jr




Anthony D Padula




Beth Wierling

response

audio

video

Jennifer D Williams

response

audio

video





School Committee




Jennifer L D'Angelo


text


Mary Jane Scofield


audio


Denise Spencer

response

audio


Elise Stokes

response

audio


Camille N Bernstein

response

audio

video

Mark A Bisson


text

video

David C Callaghan

response

audio

video

Al Charles

response

audio


John McCormack


text


David J McNeill

response

audio


Dashe Videra

response


video

Meghan L Whitmore

response

audio

video





Town Clerk




Nancy Danello

response

audio

video

Lynne R Santorsola








Town Council




Andrew M Bissanti



video

Brian M Chandler




Robert R Dellorco

response

audio


Cobi Frongillo

response

audio

video

Melanie J Hamblen

response

audio

video

Glenn F Jones

response

audio


Thomas D Mercer

response

audio

video

Deborah L Pellegri




Jane Callaway-Tripp


text

video

Theodore D Cormier-Leger

response

audio

video

Alan R Earls

response

audio

video

Patrick C Sheridan

response

audio










If any of the links above don’t work for you, try going directly to each source

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/07/franklin-election-collection-2021.html 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/14ULTHljoRGWZecrBzkUkoYBeUCBfC0S2/view?usp=sharing


Election Updates:


Info on the Positions for Election 


Franklin Election Collection - 2021
Franklin Election Collection - 2021