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Franklin (MA) Matters - Steve Sherlock EPISODE 584, 24th July 2021
FM #584 - Town Council Mtg - 07/21/21 - P3 of 3
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FM #584 - Town Council Mtg - 07/21/21 - P3 of 3

This session shares part of the Franklin, MA Town Council meeting held on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. 

The meeting was conducted in a hybrid format: members of the Town Council and Town Administration personnel were in the Council Chambers, some of the public participated in person, some were remote via the Zoom conference bridge, as we move to come out of this pandemic period.

I’ve split the almost 3 hour meeting into three logical segments:

  • First - covers the opening with 3 recognitions, and the public hearing on the tasting room definition zoning bylaw change (~37 mins)
  • Second - covers the Dean College alcohol license discussion and new vote. Dean had been denied in 2020, appealed to the ABCC, and the ABCC determined the Council had improperly denied the license. (~1:09  or 69 mins)
  • Third - covers the legislation for action including funding approval and acceptance of the first right of refusal for the Maple Hill purchase with CPA funds. They enter Executive Session and return about 30 minutes later. The update on the Town Administrators contract was provided, approved via vote, and then the meeting closed. (~44 minutes)

The show notes contain links to the meeting agenda including documents released for this meeting. 

Let’s listen to this segment of the Town Council meeting of July 21, 2021

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Agenda doc (including connection info) ->

https://franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/_2021-07-21_town_council_agenda_2.pdf

Agenda folder -> https://www.franklinma.gov/town-council/agenda/july-21-town-council-agenda 

My notes from the meeting -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/07/recap-town-council-approves-dean.html 

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