Adirondack Town Of Franklin
Adirondack Town Of Franklin

Town of Franklin Board Meetings

Regular Town Board Meeting
June 8, 2016
5:30pm

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

Supervisor Art Willman, Councilman Cliff Smalley, Councilman Pete Woodcock and Councilman Tom Bartiss

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:

Councilman Don Hamm

OTHERS PRESENT:

Jean Baltzly and Peter Wood-Tri Lakes Humane Society, Ed Martin, Melinda Hadley-Town Historian, Jacques 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, the Town Clerk called the roll noting Councilman Hamm absent and a quorum.

PUBLIC COMMENT

None

TRI LAKES HUMANE SOCIETY

Humane Society Board Members Jean Baltzly (Town of Franklin Resident) and Peter Wood addressed the board regarding the contractual services the humane society provides to the Town of Franklin. Town of Franklin and NYS laws regarding animal control were also discussed.

REVIEW/APPROVAL OF MAY 11, 2016 MINUTES

Minutes were approved as presented. (Smalley-Woodcock m/s/p) All Aye

APPROVAL OF CLAIMSThe board audited and approved payment of the following claims:

General FundAbstract 6Claims 108-137$11,599.41
Highway FundAbstract 6Claims 75-93$58,117.93
Pre-Pay GeneralAbstract 6Claims 23-27$2,906.21
LandfillAbstract 2Claims 2$962.00

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

SUPERVISOR'S REPORT

Balances on hand as of May 31, 2016:

GENERAL FUNDChecking$127,229.82
Savings$148,868.61
Historian$3,038.56
Kate MT. SRF$21,964.56
Cemetery RF$2,201.45
CLASS$87,500.17
HIGHWAY FUNDChecking$302,795.65
 Savings$414,519.09
 Cap. Proj. Hwy.$46,618.58
 CLASS$539,448.47
LANDFILL CLOSURE CAP RESChecking$4,804.12
 CLASS$24,112.36
FIRE PROTECTIONChecking$19,807.95
 CLASS$685.92
CAP. PROJ. BLDGCLASS$25,488.73

(Smalley-Bartiss m/s/p) All Aye

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

Superintendent DeMars reported the following:

  • Continued brooming
  • Cut trees and brush on sections of: Swinyer Rd., Cold Brook Rd. and Plank Rd.
  • Graded and added crusher run on Oregon Plain end of Bigelow Rd.
  • Goldsmith Rd.- washout
  • Had men out several times for down trees that fell in to our roadways.
  • Had men out for washouts after heavy rains.
  • New Kubota slated to be delivered on Monday.
  • Gas, fuel and maintenance logs given to Highway Committee

CODE ENFORCEMENT REPORT

3 Building Permits were issued in May as well as one violation. Six inspections were done and fees collected were $610.25.

NEW BUSINESS

None

OLD BUSINESS

A. Bigelow Road

The highway department has graded, cut brush and replaced culverts on the road. No word has been received from NYSDEC regarding the pick-up of the trash on the state land on that road.

B. Highway Pick-up Truck Quotes

Superintendent DeMars reported that he has received quotes from Chevrolet and Dodge and is awaiting the Ford quote. There was a delay in obtaining quotes as the model year is in the process of changing from 2016-2017.

RESOLUTION #26

On a motion by Councilman Smalley, second by Councilman Bartiss, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Franklin Town Board does hereby authorize Highway Superintendent Jacques DeMars to purchase, at NYS contract price, the pick-up truck of his choice when he obtains quotes from Ford, Dodge and Chevrolet if the quotes are received before the July 13, 2016 board meeting. ALL AYE

C. Oregon Plains Road Paving

Approximately 3.1 miles of the Oregon Plains Rd will be paved this year. Superintendent DeMars will obtain three quotes for this project.

D. Property Use

Supervisor Willman and Councilman Smalley discussed the letter to the Town Board received from Councilman Hamm last month. It was decided, while non-residential property use parameters may need to be established in the Town of Franklin, the Town currently has other issues that require the full attention of the board. Creation of a Master Plan for the Town will be discussed at a later date.

E. CDBG

All projects are on schedule to be completed by the end of June.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

A. Cemetery

RESOLUTION #27

On a motion by Councilman Smalley, second by Councilman Woodcock, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Franklin Town Board does hereby amend the Cemetery Policy to increase the number of allowable urns per plot from two to four.

B. Veterans

Ed Martin is working on organizing a Veteran's ceremony for Founder's Day

C. Celebration

Founder's Day July 30.

D. Recreation

Kickball Tournament has been rescheduled to July 30.

E. Building

Supervisor Willman is meeting with Andrew Charry Friday, June 10, 9am at Kate Mt. Park. Mr. Charry will be collecting data for elevation, etc.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to discuss, Supervisor Willman adjourned the meeting at 6:35pm.

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING JUNE 29, 5:30 - REGULAR BOARD MEETING JULY 13, 5:30

Respectfully submitted, Lauren LeFebvre, Town Clerk

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