Adirondack Town Of Franklin
Adirondack Town Of Franklin

Town of Franklin Board Meetings

Regular Meeting August 14, 2019, 5:30pm

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:

Supervisor Art Willman, Councilman Pete Woodcock and Councilman Don Hamm

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:

Councilman Cliff Smalley and Councilman Tom Bartiss

OTHERS PRESENT:

: Doris Hamm, Franklin Co. Legislator Lindy Ellis, Brad Merrill, Julie Woodcock, Rhonda Dick Jarvis, Steve and Molly Hann, Code Officer Paul Blaine Town Clerk Lauren LeFebvre

CALL TO ORDER

Supervisor Willman called the meeting to order at 5:30pm. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and the Town Clerk called the roll, noting a quorum was present.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Molly Hann - Ms. Hann requested the board consider a livestock fencing ordinance. Julie Woodcock-Ms. Woodcock requested the designated accessible parking space at the Town Hall be fully ADA compliant.

REVIEW/APPROVAL OF July 10, 2019 MEETING MINUTES

Minutes approved as presented. (P. Woodcock-D. Hamm m/s/p) all aye

APPROVAL OF CLAIMS The board audited and approved payment of the following:

General FundAbstract 8Claims 135-155$6,614.72
Highway FundAbstract 8Claims 134-145$5,589.56
Pre-Pay GeneralAbstract 8Claims 34-36$477.28

(D.Hamm-C.Smalley m/s/p) all aye

SUPERVISOR'S REPORT: Balances on hand as of June 30, 2019

General Fund
Checking$103,547.06
Savings$2, 349.90
Historian$3,039.45
Kt. Mt SRF$1,852.93
Kate Mt. CLASS$46,058.61
Cemetery RF$4,904.57
CLASS$246,754.20
Highway Fund
Checking$753,181.70
Savings$141,661.43
Cap Proj. HW$48,520.82
CLASS$405,599.76
Landfill Clos. CR
Checking$1,020.39
CLASS$16,864.22
Fire Protection
Checking$6,264.14
CLASS$21,470.12
Capital Proj Bldg
CLASS$68,040.15

(Hamm-Woodcock m/s/p) All Aye

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

-Superintendent DeMars submitted the following written report:

  • Continuing mowing, cut trees out of roads several times, ongoing ditching on Rock St., prepping for paving Swinyer Rd, repaired broken road edges on Alder brook Rd and Rock St., gas/fuel/maintenance logs given to Highway Committee.

CODE OFFICER'S REPORT - 5 Building Permits, 5 Certificates of Occupancy and 2 Violations issued in June. 13 inspections were conducted and $294.75 were collected.

NEW BUSINESS

A. Assessor Term Ends 9/30/19 - Doug Tichenor has agreed to reappointment.

OLD BUSINESS

A. 550 Bids - Tabled until September 11 meeting. (Woodcock-Hamm m/s/p) all aye

B. Phone System - The Town Clerk reported the new system was installed at the end of July.

C. Sweeper Purchase - No update.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

A. Building and Grounds - None

B. Cemetery - None

C. Celebration - None

D. Recreation - Supervisor read the following correspondence from Kathleen Herd, 71 Swinyer Rd:

Dear Mr. Willman,
I am writing to thank the Town of Franklin for its ongoing support of the Summer Youth Recreation Program at Kate Mountain Park. This summer, my grandson had the opportunity to participate in this wonderful program. I was also blessed with the ability to provide volunteer support, 2-3 days per week, with Kathy Drake and her assistants.
This program provides a safe and supportive environment for 40-50 children from our community on a daily basis. Nutritious snacks and lunches, creative arts and crafts, and recreational activities are some of the benefits enjoyed by the children. Additionally, Program Manager Kathy Drake has structured the program to include informal lessons on cooperation and teamwork. Children of all ages know the rules and had fun within the guidelines that keep everyone safe and healthy.
Prior to my retirement, I worked in non-profit management for 30 year with numerous human service agencies. I can honestly say that this summer program is one of the most organized and well managed that I have ever experienced. I believe the Town of Franklin is so fortunate to have community members like Kathy Drake who are willing to provide this invaluable service for the children and families in our community. I appreciate the investment that the Town of Franklin is making into the health and well-being of our children through the Summer Recreation Program.
Sincerely, Kathleen Herd

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business before the board, Supervisor Willman adjourned the meeting at 6:05pm.

Respectfully submitted, Lauren LeFebvre, Town Clerk

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