Episode 991

FM #991 - Franklin (MA) Town Council Mtg - 05/03/23

Published on: 7th May, 2023

This session of the radio show shares the Town Council meeting held in Council Chambers on Wednesday, April 26, 2023. All 9 members of the Council were present in the Council Chambers.

Quick recap

  • All alcohol license approved for Sierra's Brick Oven Pizza
  • Corporate record license changes for both Longhorn Restaurant and the 99 Restaurant were approved
  • Financial Audit report for FY 2022 reveals a clean report, no actions, no management letter, the Town maintains their AAA rating status
  • Presentation from the Charles River Pollution Control District
  • Update on the long awaited Beaver St interceptor, bids came in below expectations, sewer rates will rise and remain to pay for the 20 year borrowing costs of this major infrastructure project
  • PFAS regulation increases proposed by EPA can cost us significantly. Well 7 is currently offline, more wells may be in jeopardy of shutdown due to increased monitoring. Yet, PFAS is still being made, is a forever chemical and is major concern for future water supply quality and cost thereof

The recording runs about 2 hours and 35 minutes. Let’s listen to the Town Council meeting on May 3, 2023. 


The full agenda and documents associated with it can be found online ->   https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/04/franklin-ma-town-council-agenda-for-may.html

Franklin TV's video recording of the meeting is available for replay on YouTube


My notes captured via Twitter can be found in one PDF. 



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

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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.