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By: Steve Sherlock

What matters in Franklin MA - we follow the money sharing Town business meetings and interviews to enable an informed resident and voter

FM #1174 - Franklin (MA) Town Council Mtg - 04/10/24 - P2 of 2
#1174
Today at 9:00 AM

This session shares the Town Council meeting of Wednesday, April 10, 2024 in 2 parts. All 9 councilors took part, 8 in Chambers and 1 was remote for all but the last few minutes (Frongillo).

Part 1 

Covers the first hour of the meeting

Citizen CommentsApproval of Minutes - March 13, 2024Appointment to Design Review Commission - Priya Natarjan2 ABCC license transactions

And then skips past the 40b section to include the last 30+ minus of the meeting

Legislation for ActionTown Administrator’s ReportSubcommittee reportsFuture Agenda ItemsCouncil CommentEnter Executive Session (not to return to open session)

Part 2

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FM #1173 -Franklin (MA) Town Council Mtg - 04/10/24 - P1 of 2
#1173
Today at 8:45 AM

This session shares the Town Council meeting of Wednesday, April 10, 2024 in 2 parts. All 9 councilors took part, 8 in Chambers and 1 was remote for all but the last few minutes (Frongillo).

Part 1 

Covers the first hour of the meeting

Citizen CommentsApproval of Minutes - March 13, 2024Appointment to Design Review Commission - Priya Natarjan2 ABCC license transactions

And then skips past the 40b section to include the last 30+ minus of the meeting

Legislation for ActionTown Administrator’s ReportSubcommittee reportsFuture Agenda ItemsCouncil CommentEnter Executive Session (not to return to open session)

Part 2

I...


FM #1172 - Town Council Quarterbacking - 04/11/24
#1172
Yesterday at 9:00 AM

This session shares my conversation with Town Council Chair Tom Mercer. The Council met on Wednesday, and we get together on Thursday morning to condense the meeting. In this case, one of the longer ones at 4 hours.  We look to focus on 

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

Topics for this session:

License Modification - Change of Officers & Change of Stock Interest of a Section 15 Retail Package Store License: Table & Vine, Inc. Located at 348 East Central St., Franklin, MA 02038New Section 15 All Alcoholic Beverages Package Store License and App...


FM #1171 - Producer Series - Chris Leverone - 04/01/24
#1171
Last Sunday at 10:00 AM

This session shares my conversation with Chris Leverone, “Levvy”. We had our discussion at the Franklin TV Studios on Monday, April 1, 2024.

We talk about 

The history of Silent movies, Magic lanternsDocumentarian, sharing storiesZen Center “Pointing at the Moon” video podcasts

If you are interested in doing a project in video or audio, contact the studio with your idea. Info@Franklin.tv

The recording runs about 35 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Chris.

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Provide Zen Center -> https://providencezen.org/ 

Providence Zen Center video series...


FM #1170 - Franklin (MA) Economic Development Subcmte Mtg - 04/10/24
#1170
Last Saturday at 10:00 AM

This session of the radio show shares Franklin, MA Economic Development Subcmte meeting held on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 in the Council Chambers. All 4 members participated; (3 in Chambers, 1 remote (Frongillo).

Quick meeting recap:

Bryan Taberner provided an update on moving to compliance with the MBTA requirements and per the update from MAPC, changing the commercial mixed use parking requirements would provide sufficient units to become compliantThe initial proposal would be to remove commercial parking minimums for mixed use, keeping residential parking minimums. This would not change the other single use commercial requirement for parking minimums. The calculation would...


FM #1169 - Franklin (MA) School Committee Mtg - 04/09/24
#1169
Last Saturday at 9:45 AM

This session of the radio show shares Franklin, MA School Committee meeting held on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 in the Council Chambers. All 7 members participated; (6 in Chambers, 1 remote (Gallagher).

Quick meeting recap:

Horace Mann Middle School provided an update on their school year , goals and objectivesThe School Committee voted for their budget totaling $81,319,261.00. Now they need to work with the Town Council to fund it all or in part and deal with the resultsJoint meeting April 24 at FHS Auditorium with Town Council and School CommitteeThe School Committee voted unanimously not to accept new School Choice students for the 2024...


FM #1168 - Talk Franklin - 04/03/24
#1168
Last Wednesday at 9:00 AM

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen, Deputy Town Administrator Amy Frigulietti, School Superintendent Lucas Giguere, and Asst Superintendent Dr Tina Rogers on Wednesday, April 3, 2024.    

We get a brief recap of current events and the dive into the major discussion of the budget and the timeline around its final development. Information on the key questions that remain to be answered are discussed. 

Budget timeline:

April 9 - School Committee vote on school’s budgetApril 12 - Town FY 2025 budget releasedApril 17 - Finance Committee meetingApril 24 - Joint meeting of School Committ...


FM #1167 - Franklin Town Council Arts & Culture Subcmte Mtg - 04/03/24
#1167
04/06/2024

This session of the radio show shares the Arts & Culture Subcommittee of the Town Council as they released their final report on Wednesday, April 3, 2024.  The meeting was held at the Council Chambers and broadcast by Franklin TV via cable (Verizon & Comcast), as well as Zoom and live stream to YouTube.   

Chair Cobi Frongillo, members Melanie Hamblen and Ted Cormier-Leger.

Cory Shea, new Director of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy introduces what she is up to in her early days here.

The meeting runs about 45 minutes (brief tech difficulty in the opening minutes with...


FM #1166 - Comprehensive School Facility Planning Mtg - 04/03/24
#1166
04/05/2024

This session of the radio show shares the Comprehensive Schools Facilities Planning on Wednesday, April 3, 2024.  The meeting was held in the 3rd floor training room and recorded by Franklin Matters.    

The meeting runs about 58 minutes   

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Meeting agenda doc -> https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/uploads/1._arts_culture_20240130_170221_0000.pdf 

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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.  

This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do...


FM #1165 - Franklin (MA) Board Of Health Mtg - 04/03/24
#1165
04/04/2024

This session of the radio show shares the Franklin (MA) Board of Health Meeting conducted on Wednesday, April 3, 2024.  The meeting was held at the Municipal Bldg and conducted in a hybrid manner. Chair Bridgit Sweet was remote. Members Jeff Harris and Kim Mu-Chow were in the room with the Health Department personnel.  

The meeting runs about 23 minutes.    

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Board of Health page -> https://www.franklinma.gov/health-department 

Meeting agenda ->  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/agendas/boh_agenda_4.3.24_-_google_docs.pdf 

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