Episode 998

FM #998 - Town Council - FY 24 Budget Hearing #1 - Part 1 of 2 - 05/24/23

Published on: 29th May, 2023

This session of the radio show shares the first of two FY 2024 budget hearings held by the Town Council in Council Chambers on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. All 9 members of the Council were present in the Council Chambers.

The recording of the first session is split into two parts. The total meeting runs 4 hours and 50 minutes. 

  • Part 1 has the opening of the meeting and the first bunch of departments held. 
  • Part 2 has the Franklin School budget and citizen comments

The budget hearing was continued to Thursday night, resuming at 7 PM. That recording runs almost 4 hours and will be shared in one session.

** Part 1 ** Town Administrator overview, budgets held for Town Council, Town Administration, Comptroller, Treasurer/Collector, Town Clerk, Facilities, Police, Fire, and Inspection

Part 2 - Public schools and citizen comments advocating for the school budget

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The full agenda and documents associated with it can be found online ->   

 https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif10036/f/agendas/may_24_2023_town_council_agenda.pdf 

The FY 2024 budget documents -> 

https://www.franklinma.gov/town-budget/webforms/fy-24-budget-materials 

The Franklin TV video replay for Wednesday’s sessions is available ->  https://www.youtube.com/live/P5MzuZ7r7gA?feature=share

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

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hmk9G_oo0RXsmkV0KOiHADAXXgXbNGxk/view?usp=drive_link 

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