Episode 735

FM #735 - Town Council Meeting - 02/16/22 - P1 of 3

Published on: 21st February, 2022

This session shares part of the Franklin, MA Town Council meeting held on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. 

The meeting was conducted in a hybrid format: members of the Town Council and Town Administration personnel, the Police new hires, along with their guest and family members were in the Council Chambers, some members of the public participated in person, some via the Zoom conference bridge, all to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

I’ve split the three hour and 10 minute meeting into three (3) logical segments:

  • First - covers the opening, the swearing in of four Police Dept new hires, the West St/Dean College neighborhood parking discussion (~55 minutes) 
  • Second - covers the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) presentation and discussion by Supt Sara Ahern and Asst Supt Lucas Giguere (~ 90 minutes) 
  • Third - covers the Subcommittee reports, Legislation for Action, Council Comments, and meeting close (~ 41 minutes )

The show notes contain links to the meeting agenda. Let’s listen to this segment of the Town Council meeting of Feb 16, 2022


Town Council Agenda document -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/02/franklin-ma-town-council-agenda-feb-16.html 

Presentation: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Sara Ahern, Superintendent of Schools -> https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/uploads/dei_presentation_february_8_2022_5.pdf

My notes for the meeting ->   https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/02/recap-town-council-views-4-police-new.html


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Stephen Sherlock

I volunteer as the Community Information Director for Franklin, MA (USA)*. I have been provide accurate and timely information about what matters in Franklin since 2007. Currently working in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Radio (wfpr.fm) since October 2019.

*They don't have one and couldn't afford me.