Episode 770

FM #770 - TC Quarterbacking - 04/07/22

Published on: 10th April, 2022

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 April  6, 2022

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

We cover the following key topics

ISO Class-1 Announcement, Franklin Fire Department


a. New Employee: Fire Department - James Koch

b. New Employee: Fire Department - Michael Eaton

HEARINGS - 7:00 pm

a. Street Acceptances: Brandywine Drive and Portion of Charles Drive

i. Legislation for Action Item: 9b


a. License Modification: Change of Location - NDO Enterprises, LLC d/ b/a Pour Richard’s Wine and Spirits, Located at 14 Grove Street

b. License Modification: Alteration of Premises - Let’s Eat Franklin, LLC d/b/a 3 Restaurant, Located at 461 West Central Street

c. New Section 12 Restaurant Common Victualer All Alcohol License and Approval of Veronika Matunin as the Manager - Windtop Acres d/b/a Birchwood Bakery, Located at 17 East Central Street

*** More restaurants operating now than pre-pandemic


·   Presentation: ARPA Update - Town Administrator Jamie Hellen


·   Storm water fee – final approval

·   Passport photo fee

Our conversation runs about 37 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 April 7, 2022


Town Council Agenda document -> 


Town Council recap & audio -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/04/town-council-hears-of-iso-class-1-for.html

My notes for the meeting -> 



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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.

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