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FM #202 - Economic Development Subcommittee - Feb 5, 2020

Updated about 1 year ago.

This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 202 in the series, that we are now producing in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (

The Economic Development Subcommittee chaired by Councilor Melanie Hamblen met on Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM.

Town Administrator Jamie Hellen, Councilor Andy Bissanti (member), Councilor Glenn Jones (member), Community Development and Planning Director Bryan Taberner and Councilor Eamon Earls (member - arrived late) spoke during the meeting. Assistant to Town Administrator Chrissy Whelton, Admin Assistant Alicia Alleyne, and Joseph Halligan (Vice-Chair Planning Board) participated but did not speak.

Town Council Chair Tom Mercer was also present for part of the meeting but did not actively participate to avoid the Open Meeting Law requirements (can’t have more than 4 Councilors in a meeting without having a Town Council agenda posted).

Discussion items
1. EDC Goals Prioritization Review

an extended discussion around the items on the Town Council goals listing that were aligned for the EDC and a few others added to it which you'll hear during the discussion

2. Lot Line Clean up #3: Areas near Pleasant, Chestnut & Brook Streets

a continuation of the plot line clean up effort so each plot would be contained within a single zone as opposed to being split over a couple of them

Get a copy of this agenda on the Town of Franklin page

Without further ado, here is the recording for the meeting approx 80 minutes