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FM #703 - Town Council Quarterbacking - 01/20/22
Episode 70321st January 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 January 19, 2022: 

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

We cover the following key topics

Moment of silence for former Councilor Andy Bissanti

Proclamation/Recognition: Police Department

  • Retirement - Sgt. Brian Johnson
  • Retirement - Patrol Officer Rick Grover
  • Moving On - Kallie Montagano, Clinical Social Worker

FY23 Department of Public Works Budget & Enterprise Fund Preview Brutus Cantoreggi, Director of Public Works


  • Resolution 22-04: Adoption of 2021-2022 Town Council Goals 
  • Resolution 22-05: FY22 Transfer of MECC Appropriation 
  • Resolution 22-06: Gift Acceptance - Senior Center 

LGBTQ+ Discrimination Project (Franklin High School) (video)  

The recording runs about 38 minutes:

Links to the meeting agenda and associated documents released for this meeting are included in the show notes. 

Let’s listen to this recording of Town Council Quarterbacking Jan 20, 2022


Town Council Agenda document -> 

My notes for the 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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