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FM #1172 - Town Council Quarterbacking - 04/11/24
Episode 117215th April 2024 • Franklin Matters Radio • Steve Sherlock
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This session shares my conversation with Town Council Chair Tom Mercer. The Council met on Wednesday, and we get together on Thursday morning to condense the meeting. In this case, one of the longer ones at 4 hours.  We look to focus on 

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

Topics for this session:

  • License Modification - Change of Officers & Change of Stock Interest of a Section 15 Retail Package Store License: Table & Vine, Inc. Located at 348 East Central St., Franklin, MA 02038
  • New Section 15 All Alcoholic Beverages Package Store License and Approval of Michael Gannon as the Manager - Shikshapatri Corporation d/b/a Dacey’s Market & Deli, Located at 353 Lincoln St., Franklin, MA 02038
  • Resolution 24-17: Local Acceptance of GL Chapter 166 Section 32A
  • Resolution 24-18: Gift Acceptance - Veterans’ Services Department ($2,250), Senior Center ($1,500), Franklin Historical Museum (~$600) 
  • Franklin Town Council Support for Proposed GL Chapter 40B Affordable Housing Project at 444 East Central Street Pursuant to DHCD’s Local Initiative Program (LIP): Friendly 40B 
  • Town Administrator report

Press release on Cantoreggi reinstatement 

The recording runs about 30 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Tom.


The Franklin TV broadcast of the 4 hour session is available for replay on YouTube -> 

Agenda and supporting documents for this session -> 

My notes captured via Twitter can be found in one PDF file -> 

Photo album with the slides as captured during the presentation on Wednesday 


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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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