FM #585 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 585 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:
ok, what just happened?
What does it mean for Franklin residents and taxpayers?
We cover the following key topics
a. Retirement: Patti Wyllie, Treasurer-Collector's Department
b. Retirement: Tommy Gundstrom, DPW
c. Recognition: Ndoumbe Ndoye, Franklin High School, Commonwealth Heroines Award
Acknowledged – Chrissy Welton relocating to FL, hiring to backfill
Dean College all alcohol license
Right of first refusal for Maple Hill, first use of CPA funds
Town Administrator contract minor modifications and extension
The show notes include links to the meeting agenda and associated documents.
Our conversation runs about 28 minutes, so let’s listen in to my quarterbacking session with Tom Mercer.
Audio file -> https://player.captivate.fm/episode/54ea70a2-5181-4415-92f9-81216f7b4319
Agenda doc (including connection info) ->
Agenda folder -> https://www.franklinma.gov/town-council/agenda/july-21-town-council-agenda
My notes from the meeting -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/07/recap-town-council-approves-dean.html
Town Council audio recording -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/07/franklin-ma-town-council-meeting-audio.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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