Town of Franklin Board Meetings
Monthly Town Board Meeting
July 8, 2015
Board members present:
Supervisor Art Willman, Councilman Al Berg, Councilman Don Hamm, Councilman Tom Bartiss and Councilman Cliff Smalley
Board Members Absent:
Cynthia Martino-Resident, Doris Hamm-Resident, Jon MacDowell-Veteran's Committee, Ed Martin-Veteran's Committee, Jacque DeMars-Highway Superintendent and Lauren LeFebvre-Town Clerk
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 the full board was present.
It was agreed that the new pole barn will be constructed on the Route 3 side of the property, close to the fuel shed. (C. Smalley-T. Bartiss m/s/p) ALL AYE
REVIEW/APPROVAL OF June 10, 2015 MINUTES
Minutes of June 10, 2015 were approved as presented. (C.Smalley-T.Bartiss m/s/p) all aye
APPROVAL OF CLAIMS
The board audited and approved the following claims for payment:
|General Fund||Abstract 7||Claims 126-145||$13,220.35|
|Highway Fund||Abstract 7||Claims 94-113||$18,807.98|
|Pre-Pay General||Abstract 7||Claims 19-21||$1420.86|
Balance on hand as of June 30, 2015
|Kate Mt Sp Reserve Fund||$12,326.67|
|Cemeteries Sp Reserve Fund||$2,200.87|
|Cap. Proj. Hwy.||$46,555.90|
|Landfill Clo Cap. Res.||Checking||$6,749.22|
|Capital Project Building||CLASS||$25,454.38|
HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
Superintendent DeMars read the following report:
Ongoing prep work for paving on Fletcher Farm Rd. and Alder Brook Rd.
Repaired road edges, due to severe rain storms, on many roads.
Repair several washouts on Goldsmith Road after heavy rains.
Picked up new International with Viking equipment (Unit #5)
Borrowed air compressor and rock drilling equipment from the County.
Helped St. Armand with paving at their Highway garage.
Gas, fuel and maintenance logs given to Highway Committee
Discussion was held regarding the possibility of renting a Box Blade.
A. RESOLUTION #21 Awarding of Pole Barn Project
On a motion by Councilman Smalley, second by Councilman Berg, Be It Resolved that the Town of Franklin Town Board does hereby award the construction of a Pole Barn, to be located on the Highway Department grounds, to the lowest bidder Northern Pioneer Contractors in the amount of $34,821.
B. RESOLUTION #22 Select Materials Vendor
The town obtained four quotes for materials to construct the Pole Barn (opened and announced at the May 2015 Board Meeting).
On a motion by Councilman Cliff Smalley, second by Councilman Al Berg, Be It Resolved that the Town of Franklin Town Board does hereby select the lowest materials quote provided by Lamb Lumber of Lake Placid in the amount of $19,051.72.
RESOLUTION #23 APPROVAL OF PROJECT FR-13-07
As part of the Town of Franklin NYS HCR Housing Rehabilitation Program, a motion was made by Councilman Smalley and Seconded by Councilman Don Hamm, to authorize the expenditure of $15,790.85 of Program funds for the project #FR-13-07,all inclusive of capital, project delivery and Note & Mortgage filing fees, as part of the Town of Franklin Housing Rehabilitation Program. ALL AYE
Town of Franklin Sign
The Town Clerk has been researching options to replace the current Town sign on the corner of Route 3 and Cold Brook Road. A changeable electronic display is necessary to keep the public aware of the many happenings in the Town. As it will be also beneficial to the Highway Department in keeping the public informed of road work, road conditions, etc the cost of the sign will be shared by both the Highway and General Fund budgets. Prices of electronic display signs were discussed at an earlier meeting. Stewart Signs has quoted us a price of $12,987. NYS Contract price is $13,729.40.
RESOLUTION #24 Purchase of New Town Of Franklin Sign
On a motion by Councilman Smalley, second by Councilman Berg, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Franklin Town Board does hereby approve the expenditure of $12,987 for the purchase of a new electronic sign with LED display from Stewart Sign. ALL AYE
Cemetery - Co. Smalley reported he will speak to Superintendent DeMars regarding the need to a load of gravel for the Union Cemetery. Supervisor Willman reported the Rose Chaffer infestation at Union Cemetery is being treated. Rose Chaffer infestations have also been reported in Onchiota.
Veteran - POW/MIA flags have been received. The ground by the monument has been seeded. The dedication is scheduled for noon on Founder's Day, July 25.
Building - Supervisor Willman reported Dean Montroy submitted a quote of $1,050 for repairs at the garage. The board approved the repairs. (A.Berg-D.Hamm m/s/p) all aye
Councilman Berg reported play sand is needed at the park.
Cynthia Martino reported someone is dumping on, what is believed to be, Loon Gulf's property and requested a “No Dumping” sign be posted.
There being no further business Supervisor Willman adjourned the meeting at 6:25pm.
Respectfully submitted, Lauren LeFebvre, Town Clerk
P.O. Box 209, Route 3, Vermontville, NY 12989
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