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FM #395 Budget SubComm - 11/18/20

Updated about 1 month ago.

FM #395 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 395 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares the audio recording of the Budget Subcommittee meeting held at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020.

The meeting was conducted in a hybrid format: members of the Budget Subcommittee and Town Administration personnel were in the Council Chambers, the public was remote via Zoom conference bridge, all to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

Quick recap:
- "incredibly good news" on FY 2021 budget compared to what had been feared in June 2020
- Added back $75K to both Town Clerk and Recreation budgets based upon requirements and changes due to the pandemic
- Adjusted new growth number back upwards and then recommended to set aside $850K in the Budget Stabilization account. This had been emptied by withdrawals to balance the recent budgets

The full show notes also include my notes taken via Twitter during the meeting as well as the agenda and associated budget documents released for this meeting.

The meeting runs about 32 minutes, so let’s listen to the Budget Subcommittee meeting.


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Budget Subcommittee agenda and supporting documents: https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif591/f/agendas/budget_subcommittee_agenda.pdf

Town of Franklin Budget page https://www.franklinma.gov/town-budget

My meeting notes
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/11/town-council-budget-subcommittee.html

Photos captured during the meeting and shared with the Twitter thread can be found online https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ksn5Q4qwUrcJ3Eq36


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