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 May 4, 2022:
ok, what just happened?
What does it mean for Franklin residents and taxpayers?
We cover the following key topics condensing the almost 4 hour meeting to less than 40 minutes
4. PROCLAMATIONS / RECOGNITIONS
a. Proclamation - Harriet DiMartino
6. HEARINGS - 7:00 PM
a. Alcoholic Beverages Licensees, Failure to Pass Compliance Check - Continued from 4/13/2022
i. TM1 Solutions, Inc. d/b/a 7-Eleven 37380 - 664 Union Street
ii. Dharma Bhakti Corporation d/b/a Liquor World - 365 West Central Street
b. Street Acceptances:
i. Joseph Circle & ii. Susan's Way, and a portion of Lawrence Drive
8. PRESENTATIONS / DISCUSSION
a. Discussion: Congressman Jake Auchincloss, 4th Congressional District
b. Presentation: FY21 Annual Financial Audit - Melanson and Heath
9. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION
c. Bylaw Amendment 22-879: Chapter 170, Vehicles and Traffic, Appendix A, Fines, Parking Violations - First Reading (Motion to Move Bylaw Amendment 22-879 to Second Reading - Majority Vote)
d. Bylaw Amendment 22-880: Chapter 170, Vehicles and Traffic, Article IV, Stopping, Standing and Parking, §170-15 Parking Prohibitions and Limitations, D. Parking Prohibited, Downtown Parking Map - First Reading (Motion to Move Bylaw Amendment 22-880 to a Second Reading - Majority Vote)
10. TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT = a. Davis-Thayer Update
Our conversation runs about 36 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 May 4, 2022