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FM #553 - Town Council Budget Hearing P4 of 4 - 05/26/21
Episode 55331st May 2021 • Franklin Matters Radio • Steve Sherlock
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This session shares part of Franklin, MA Town Council meeting held on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. 

The meeting was conducted in a hybrid format: members of the Town Council and Town Administration personnel were in the Council Chambers, Attorney Cerel was remote along with the public via the Zoom conference bridge, all to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

The first of two budget hearings for the FY 2022 town budget.

I’ve split the just over 4 hour minute meeting into 4 logical segments:

  • First - covers the opening and Information Technology, Elections, Facilities (1 and 10 mins)
  • Second - covers Police, Fire (~56 minutes)
  • Third - Regional Dispatch, they break for 5 minutes, just before and then for a bit, there is some audio lost due to the storm, they resume with Board of Health and HIstorical Museum (~35 mins)
  • Fourth - covers the Schools and DPW portions of the budget. Audio is also lost as we hit 11 PM and the live stream broadcast is cut. By the time I switched back to Zoom, some was missing. (70 minutes)

The show notes contain links to the meeting agenda. Let’s listen to the Town Council meeting of May 26, 2021

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Agenda document 

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/05-26-2021_franklin_town_council.pdf

Town of Franklin budget page  https://www.franklinma.gov/town-budget 

Franklin Schools budget page  https://www.franklinps.net/district/school-district-budget 

My notes from the meeting

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/05/recap-town-council-takes-4-hours-to.html 

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