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FM #252 Town Council Special COVID-19 Roundtable

Updated 2 months ago.

FM #252 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 252 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares the recording of the virtual Town Council meeting held on April 22, 2020 from approx 4:30 PM to almost 6:30 PM. The virtual meeting was conducted via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

Town Council Chair Tom Mercer opened the meeting reading the new statement on open meetings per the Governor’s Executive Order. Some participants connected via phone only, some via a system device with video image. The meeting recording ends with the completion of the vote to adjourn conducted via roll call.

Everyone who speaks is introduced by name so it should be easy to follow along.

There was only one agenda item for this session (link provided below):

2. PRESENTATIONS/DISCUSSION

a. Coronavirus Updates: When will Franklin Businesses Reopen, when and how?

A Community Conversation with a Town Department Head Roundtable including Town Administrator Jamie Hellen; Town Attorney Mark Cerel; Board of Health Chair, Bridget Sweet; Health Department Staff, Cathy Liberty and Ginny McNeil; Chief of Police TJ Lynch; Fire Chief Jim McLaughlin; and Building Inspector Gus Brown.

The recording runs almost about 2 hours, so let’s listen to the Town of Franklin roundtable on COVID-19.

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Link to agenda document:
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/agendas/2020-04-22_town_council_agenda_1.pdf

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