Episode 906

FM #906 - Talk Franklin - 12/22/22

Published on: 28th December, 2022

This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Alecia Alleyne, Assistant to the Town Administrator. We had our conversation via conference bridge.  

** Topics for this session

Quick Recap

200 acres open space preserved with last 17 acres 

License renewals

Franklin Library Association ends it long service & donation run

Economic Development

Inclusionary zoning

MBTA, Franklin For All, etc.


First pass at Capital budget, CPC, ARPA

Compensation study

Job opportunities across a variety of Dept/functions

Goodbye Alecia, best wishes

The conversation runs about 42 minutes. Let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie & Alecia


Town Administrator page -> https://www.franklinma.gov/administrator

Finance Committee (with School budget deep dive) 12/07/22 -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/12/finance-committee-gets-some-financial.html 

Town Council 12/14/22 (video, audio & recap) ->


Note: The video portion with Library Director Felicia Oti talking about the Franklin Library Assoc begins at about 25 minutes

Open positions with Town of Franklin ->



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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.