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FM #793 - Town Council Quarterbacking - 05/09/22
Episode 79312th May 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 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


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Agenda document ->  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/town_council_agenda_may_4_2022.pdf


My notes from the meeting  ->  https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/05/town-council-hears-from-congressman.html 



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