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FM #660 - Talk Franklin - 11/15/21
Episode 66016th November 2021 • Franklin Matters Radio • Steve Sherlock
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This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Marketing Communication Specialist Lily Rivera. We had our conversation in person in Jamie’s office in the Franklin Municipal Building.

We talk about: 

The Strong Towns event at THE BLACK BOX

Finance Committee

  • Budget adjustments
  • Overall budget cycle, tax rate hearing coming to close, but capital budget for FY 2023 underway

Town Council

  • Swearing in, re-org
  • Open meeting law, Ethics, records review
  • Meeting conduct reminders

Critical Conversations – Nov 18

  • Substance abuse and mental health panel and breakout sessions

Links to the key references are included in the show notes. The recording runs about 40 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie and Lily.


Finance Committee meeting agenda ->

My meeting notes & meeting audio -> 

Town Council Agenda (98 page PDF agenda and docs released for this meeting)

The Worcester Regional Research Bureau restaurant license report referenced during our conversation -> 


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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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