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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Town Administrator Evaluation Ad Hoc Committee - Jan 25 - 5 PM

Town Administrator Evaluation Ad Hoc Committee

Agenda & Meeting Packet
January 25, 2023 - 5 PM

1. CALL TO ORDER
2. TOWN ADMINISTRATOR EVALUATION DISCUSSION
3. ADJOURN



Town Administrator Evaluation Ad Hoc Committee - Jan 25 - 5 PM
Town Administrator Evaluation Ad Hoc Committee - Jan 25 - 5 PM

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

"Talk Franklin" gets the new year started; Jamie talks of committees authorized, compensation plan, capital budget, and more (audio)

FM #917 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 917 in the series. 


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


Topics for this session

Welcome to 2023

200 acres of open space


Town Council recap

Four committees authorized

Arts & Culture prep for Master Plan – complete Jun 2023

Master Plan – approx. 18 months

Davis Thayer reuse – complete Dec 2023

Police Station likely 3-4 years

Finance Committee recap

Compensation plan, multi year implementation

Capital budget for FY 2023 ( increase to debt stabilization account)

Hiring for backfills continues

Preview of Town Council


The conversation runs about 30 minutes. Let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie. Audio file -> https://anchor.fm/letstalkfranklin/episodes/2023---A-Year-of-Planning-for-Franklins-Future-e1tjutj/a-a96jv09



 


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Town Council meeting 1/04/23 recap (audio & video links) -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/01/franklin-panthers-recognized-historic.html 


Finance Committee 1/11/23 recap (audio & video links) ->

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/01/finance-cmte-gets-briefed-on-1st.html 


Compensation & Classification Study

i. Draft Report, Results & Methodology   https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/class_and_comp_draft_final_report.pdf 

ii. Compensation & Classification Plan   https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/class_and_comp_plan.pdf 


Town Council agenda for 1/18/23

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/01/franklin-ma-town-council-january-18.html 


Town Administrator page -> https://www.franklinma.gov/administrator


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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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"Talk Franklin" gets the new year started; Jamie talks of committees authorized, compensation plan, capital budget, and more (audio)
"Talk Franklin" gets the new year started; Jamie talks of committees authorized, compensation plan, capital budget, and more (audio)

Monday, January 9, 2023

Franklin Panthers recognized, Historic Districts info shared, goals update provided and 4 committees authorized (audio)

FM #913 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 913 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares the Town Council meeting held in Council Chambers on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. All 9 members of the Council were present in the Council Chambers.


Quick recap:

  • Franklin Panthers 4th grade football team recognized for winning the State Championship

  • Video and info shared on the 2 National Register Historic Districts in Franklin that was prepared by Vicki Earls, Franklin Public Library

  • Town Council Goals Update in the middle of this two year term was provided by 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


The recording runs just over 2 hours. Let’s listen to the Town Council meeting on January 4, 2023. Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-913-town-council-mtg-01-04-23



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Meeting agenda and documents released for this session ->

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/01/franklin-ma-town-council-meeting-agenda.html


The National Register Historic Districts presentation ->   https://youtu.be/KdGHozDRa1E


Watch the Franklin.TV video replay on YouTube ->  https://youtu.be/N-WomocGBlc


My notes in one threaded PDF document -> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iIH7JAlnlgN69HDkUYIS-3U44pUSUW15/view?usp=share_link 


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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"


Historic Districts info shared
Historic Districts info shared

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

PROCLAMATIONS / RECOGNITIONS

a. Proclamation: Franklin Panthers 4th Grade Football Team


PRESENTATIONS / DISCUSSION

National Register Historic Districts in Franklin - Vicki Earls, Franklin Public Library https://youtu.be/KdGHozDRa1E 


Town Council Goals Update - Jamie Hellen, Town Administrator

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/8b._goals.pdf 


LEGISLATION FOR ACTION

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 ->  https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-912-town-council-quarterbacking-01-05-23


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Meeting agenda and documents released for this session ->

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/01/franklin-ma-town-council-meeting-agenda.html


The National Register Historic Districts presentation ->   https://youtu.be/KdGHozDRa1E


Watch the Franklin.TV video replay on YouTube ->  https://youtu.be/N-WomocGBlc


My notes in one threaded PDF document -> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iIH7JAlnlgN69HDkUYIS-3U44pUSUW15/view?usp=share_link 



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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"


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


Thursday, January 5, 2023

Franklin.TV: Jan 4, 2023 Town Council Meeting video replay available (video)

The Town Council met on Wednesday, Jan 4, 2023  as scheduled and completed a lengthy agenda in just over 2 hours. The Franklin TV video replay is available.



My notes and recap will be available later

 

4th grade football team recognized for winning the State Championship last year
4th grade football team recognized for winning the State Championship last year


Friday, December 23, 2022

Redistricting Advisory Committee meets in hybrid format to review building block components (audio)

FM #902 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 902 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares the Franklin Public Schools Redistricting Advisory Committee Meeting held in hybrid format with folks at the FHS Media Center on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 as well as some members who participated remotely.   


Given this was a working session, the major whole group sections of the meeting audio is what is shared here. There is one break in the audio when 

  • The breakout discussion was held at each table


The break is indicated by a about 5 seconds of music (replacing about 25 minutes of table discussion) then the group discussion resumes


The edited meeting audio recording runs about 58 minutes. Let’s listen to Redistricting Advisory Committee Meeting


Audio file ->  
https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-902-fps-redistricting-advisory-cmte-mtg-12-20-22

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Dec 20 meeting agenda -> https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/uploads/redistricting_advisory_subcom_12_20_22.pdf 


Presentation doc shared during the meeting ->

https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/uploads/franklin_schools_redistricting_committee_meeting_presentation_12.20.2022.pdf 


My notes in one Twitter threader document   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qWEoyejx9_i_LDuDAOVUys8OH1EGhl3i/view?usp=share_link 


The photo album shared via Twitter of the pix taken of the meeting and presentation slides   https://photos.app.goo.gl/QyKb2wkFHtqryhC18 


Redistricting Advisory Committee page ->

https://www.franklinps.net/school-committee/2023-redistricting-advisory-committee 


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

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 iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"


Supt Lucas Giguere opens the Redistricting Advisory Cmte mtg
Supt Lucas Giguere opens the Redistricting Advisory Cmte mtg

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Franklin & Bellingham Rail Trail Committee holds their Monthly Meeting Tuesday, Nov 8 at 7 PM


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