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FM #837 - Town Council Quarterbacking with Chair Tom Mercer - 09/01/22
Episode 8373rd September 2022 • Franklin Matters Radio • Steve Sherlock
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This session of the radio show shares the Town Council Quarterbacking session with Chair Tom Mercer on Thursday morning, September 1, 2022.  The Town Council meeting was held on Wednesday, August 17. Our combined schedules delayed us getting together for this the only Town Council meeting in August.

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

We cover the following agenda items


  • a. Cultural Council - Brianna Cummings 
  • b. Cultural Council - Lauren Sanford 
  • c. Design Review - Cassandra Bethoney 
  • d. Design Review - Paul Lopez 
  • e. Finance Committee - Stephanie Koke 
  • f. Historical Commission - Scott Mason 
  • g. Historical Commission - Janice Prentice 
  • h. Historical Commission - William Lee - Associate 
  • i. Housing Authority Tenant Seat - Christopher Lennon


a. Transfer of Section 12 Restaurant Common Victualer All Alcohol License and Approval of Arthur Tgibedes as the Manager - ACT Hospitality, Inc. d/b/a Box Seats, Located at 391 East Central Street 


a. Discussion: Franklin Cultural Council - Kaye Kelly, Chair, Franklin Cultural Council

b. Presentation: Green Community Status - Jamie Hellen, Town Administrator & Alecia Alleyne, Assistant to the Town Administrator 


a. Bylaw Amendment 22-881: Chapter 7 Affordable Housing Trust Fund: Add Vice Chair and Clerk Positions, 2nd Reading (Motion to Approve Bylaw Amendment 22-881 - Majority Roll Call Vote) 

b. Bylaw Amendment 22-882: Chapter 4 Admin. of Govt.: Authorize Town Clerk to Make Format Changes, 2nd Reading (Motion to Approve Bylaw Amendment 22-882 - Majority Roll Call Vote) 

c. Bylaw Amendment 22-883: Amendment to Water System Map, 1st reading (Motion to Move Bylaw Amendment 22-883 to Second Reading - Majority Vote) 

The conversation runs about 34 minutes. Let’s listen to my conversation with Tom.


Meeting agenda =>

YouTube video of meeting -> 


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