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 November 10, 2021:
ok, what just happened?
What does it mean for Franklin residents and taxpayers?
We cover the following key topics
Town Clerk Nancy Danello sworn in, then she swears in the Town Council
Council reorganizes by nomination and vote to retain Mercer, Dellorco, and Jones as Chair, Vice-Chair and Clerk respectfully; so while they have officially re-organized, there is no change in the leadership at this time
Appointments of four individuals to Cultural Council approved
Overview of Open Meeting, Law, Ethics, etc. provided by Attny Mark Cerel. As many times as I have seen this overview (8 times, I think?), it is good to review, something different catches my attention each time.
Council entered Executive Session to discuss the latest on the Prospect St property situation and did not return to open session
Finance Committee - reveals budget adjustments coming to council meeting Nov 17
The recording runs about 24 minutes:
Links to the meeting agenda and associated documents released for this meeting are included in the show notes. The link to my notes taken during the meeting is also provided.
Let’s listen to this recording of Town Council Quarterbacking Nov 12, 2021
Town Council Agenda doc (including connection info) ->