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FM #515 - Town Council Quarterbacking - 04/15/21
Episode 51519th April 2021 • Franklin Matters Radio • Steve Sherlock
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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. Norfolk County Sheriff Patrick W. McDermott  ~25 mins
  • b. Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) Actuarial Update - Dan Sherman  ~15 mins
  • c. GATRA - Mark Sousa, Executive Director ~32 mins
  • d. Downtown Commercial Zoning District & Commercial Zoning District 1 Parking requirements  ~55 mins
  • a. Resolution 21-22: Authorization for Intermunicipal Agreement with the Town of Foxborough for the Town of Foxborough to Provide Emergency Motor Vehicle Technician Services (Motion to Approve Resolution 21-22 - Majority Roll Call Vote)

The show notes include links to the meeting agenda and associated documents.

Our conversation runs about 30 minutes, so let’s listen in to my quarterbacking session with Tom Mercer.


Agenda document (and released supporting materials in one PDF) 

My notes from the Town Council meeting


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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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