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FM #623 - Town Council Quarterbacking - 10/07/21
Episode 6239th October 2021 • Franklin (MA) Matters • 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 October 6, 2021: 

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

We cover the following key topics

4.        PROCLAMATIONS/RECOGNITIONS
a.        Franklin Cultural Council - 2021 Cultural Fest
5.        APPOINTMENTS
a.        Susan Younis - Municipal Affordable Housing Trust
b.        Candice Narsasian - Cultural District Committee
c.        Anne Bergen - Franklin TV Board of Directors
d.        Ken Norman - Franklin TV Board of Directors
8.        PRESENTATIONS/DISCUSSIONS
a.        Franklin School Department Update to Town Council: Dr. Sara Ahern, Superintendent of Schools, Miriam Goodman, Business Manager
10.     LEGISLATION FOR ACTION
a.        Resolution 21-54: A Resolution  Adopting the Town  of Franklin 2021  Housing Production Plan  (Motion to Approve Resolution 21-54 - Majority Vote)

The show notes include links to the meeting agenda and associated documents.

Our conversation runs about 28 minutes, so let’s listen in to my quarterbacking session with Tom Mercer.

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Agenda doc (including connection info) -> 

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/10-06-21_town_council_agenda.pdf 

Franklin Public Schools presentation -> https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/8a._school_presentation_town_council_school_update_10_6_2021.pdf  

Town budget info -> https://www.franklinma.gov/town-budget 

School budget info -> https://www.franklinps.net/district/school-district-budget 

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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.

I hope you enjoy!

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