Episode 939

FM #939 - Franklin (MA) Finance Cmte Mtg - 02/08/23

Published on: 11th February, 2023

This session of the radio show shares the Finance Committee meeting held on Wednesday, Feb 8, 2023. 

Five members of the Finance Committee participated (4 absent); present in the Council Chambers were N Hamilton, N Corbesario, Chair G Conley, N Riley, T Hansen. 

The Finance Committee continued their 'deep dive' series to hear about the permit organizations within the Town of Franklin and their first view of the stormwater credit manual currently in draft. 

These departments account for the "local receipts" portion of the Town revenue stream. The departments in order of presentation were Building & Inspections, Community Planning and Development (including Conservation) and Health.

Interesting to note that while MA general law does not require us to have a police or fire department, it does mandate these other departments.

The meeting recording runs 1 hour and 56 minutes, so let’s listen to the Finance Committee meeting Feb 8, 2023.


Meeting agenda -> https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/fin_com_agenda_-_feb_8_2023.pdf 

Draft stormwater credit manual -> https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/draft_stormwater_utility_credit_manual_rev_3_10.24.22_watermark.pdf 

Franklin TV Video link ->  


My notes in one PDF (including screen grabs of the presentations)


Link to Finance Committee => https://www.franklinma.gov/finance-committee 


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