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FM #854 - Town Council Quarterbacking - 09/29/22
Episode 8541st October 2022 • Franklin Matters Radio • Steve Sherlock
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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 Sep 28, 2022

  • ok, what just happened? 
  • What does it mean for Franklin residents and taxpayers?

We cover the following key topics


  • a. Agricultural Commission - Daniel Morse
  • b. Conservation Commission - Meghann Hagen
  • c. Council on Aging - Kimberly Mu-Chow
  • d. Finance Committee - Michael Hamilton


a. Resolution 22-61: Direction for Issuance of Request for Proposals for Town Property Containing "South Franklin Congregational Meeting House" Located at 762 Washington Street (Motion to Approve Resolution 22-61 - Majority Vote) 


a. Bylaw Amendment 22-880: Chapter 170, Vehicles and Traffic, Article IV, Stopping, Standing and Parking, §170-15 Parking Prohibitions and Limitations, D. Parking Prohibited, Downtown Parking Map

Municipal aggregation protects Franklin residents from the proposed NationalGrid electric rate increase

  • Touch a truck – Oct 15 (10 AM to 2 PM)
  • Red Brick School exterior renovation underway
  • State flag resolution request – Oct 19 state legislation (Roy, Rausch, & Spilka) visits Council
  • Harvest Festival – Sat Oct 1, rain date Oct 2

Our conversation runs about 27 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 Sep 29, 2022


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My notes -> 

The meeting video is also available for viewing on YouTube 

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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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