Adirondack Town Of Franklin
Adirondack Town Of Franklin

Town of Franklin Board Meetings

Regular Meeting March 14, 2018, 5:30pm

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

Supervisor Art Willman, Councilman Don Hamm, Councilman Cliff Smalley, Councilman Peter Woodcock and Councilman Tom Bartiss

OTHERS PRESENT:

Jacques DeMars—Highway Superintendent, Paul Blaine—Code Officer, Julie Woodcock, Doris Hamm 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 a quorum was present.

PUBLIC COMMENT: None

REVIEW/APPROVAL OF February 14 2018 MEETING MINUTES: Minutes approved as presented. (C.Smalley-T.Bartiss m/s/p) all aye

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

General FundAbstract 3Claims 39-53$6,910.23
Highway FundAbstract 3Claims 37-51$10,337.07
Pre-Pay GeneralAbstract 3Claims 9-13$1,026.28

(D.Hamm-T.Bartiss m/s/p) all aye

SUPERVISOR'S REPORT: Balances on hand as of February 28, 2018

General Fund
Checking$274.867.37
Savings$14,206.29
Historian$3,039.02
Kt. Mt SRF$45,115.919
Cemetery RF$3,202.64
CLASS$239,835.06
Highway Fund
Checking$690,130.95
Savings$558.34
Cap Proj. HW$47,160.24
CLASS$394,226.47
Landfill Clos. CR
Checking$2,968.32
CLASS$19.348.61
Fire Protection
Checking$13,828.96
CLASS$20,868.06
Capital Proj Bldg
CLASS$66,132.17

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

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

  • Plow and sanded as needed
  • Cut trees as needed.
  • *Request the Town Board put out to bid for road sand- 284 for Cold Brook Road that was not finished last year 284 for Fletcher Farm Road
  • Gas, fuel and maintenance logs given to Highway Committee

RESOLUTION #13 2018 SOLICITATION FOR 2018 ROAD SAND PURCHASE On a motion by Councilman Smalley, second by Councilman Hamm, BE IT RESOLVED that the Franklin Town Board authorizes the Town Clerk to solicit sealed bids for up to 13,000 tons of road sand that meets or exceeds NYSDOT specifications and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the sealed bids will be opened and announced at the April 11, 2018 regular board meeting.

Those Voting Aye:
    Supervisor Willman
    Councilman Smalley
    Councilman Hamm
    Councilman Woodcock
    Councilman Bartiss

Those voting No: None

RESOLUTION #14 APPROVAL OF EXPENDITURE OF HIGHWAY MONIES 284 On a motion by Councilman Woodcock, second by Councilman Smalley, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Franklin Town Board does hereby approve of the expenditure of up to $82,646.25 for permanent improvements commencing at Route 3 for a distance of 3200 feet on Cold Brook Road and the expenditure of up to $109,271.25 for permanent improvements commencing at Norman Ridge and leading .9 mi on Fletcher Farm Road.

Those Voting Aye:
    Supervisor Willman
    Councilman Smalley
    Councilman Hamm
    Councilman Woodcock
    Councilman Bartiss

Those voting No: None

Road Grinder -Highway Superintendent Jacques DeMars informed the board that the Town of Harrietstown Highway Superintendent has determined Harrietstown has no further use for the Asphalt Zipper they purchased jointly with the Town of Franklin in 2013. The Town of Franklin is the primary owner of the grinder. Superintendent DeMars and Harrietstown's Superintendent Craig Donaldson have discussed a the options of the Town of Franklin purchasing Harrietstown's portion from Harrietstown and the option of putting the grinder out for public bid with each town splitting the final sale price.

RESOLUTION #15 AUTHORIZING HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT TO PUT THE ROAD GRINDER OUT TO BID On a motion by Councilman Bartiss, second by Councilman Smalley, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Franklin Town Board does hereby authorize the Highway Superintendent to list the 2013 Road Grinder on NYS Government Bidding websites and publications for a starting price of $120,000.

Those Voting Aye:
    Supervisor Willman
    Councilman Smalley
    Councilman Hamm
    Councilman Woodcock
    Councilman Bartiss

Those voting No: None

CODE OFFICER'S REPORT - February Building Permits-0, Violations-0, CoO-0, Inspections-3, Fees Collected-0

NEW BUSINESS

A. Soil Water Pollution Plan - The Town has been informed that a Soil/Water Pollution Plan is required by DEC as part of the Community Center building project. Supervisor Willman requested the Town Board authorize the expenditure of approximately $5,000 for the architect, Tisdel Associates, to create this plan.

RESOLUTION #16 AUTHORIZING TISDEL ASSOCIATES TO DESIGN SOIL/WATER POLLUTION PLAN On a motion by Councilman Smalley, second by Councilman Woodcock, BE IT RESOLVED the Town of Franklin Town Board does hereby approve the expenditure of approximately $5,000 for the development and design of a Soil/Water Pollution Plan to meet DEC's requirements by Tisdel Associates.

Those Voting Aye:
    Supervisor Willman
    Councilman Smalley
    Councilman Hamm
    Councilman Woodcock
    Councilman Bartiss

Those voting No: None

OLD BUSINESS

A. Community Building Update - Bid opening 3/22 at 4pm.

B. Solar Project Update - No update.

C. Waterfront and Hamlet Revitalization Grant- - 2nd Public Workshop to be held at the Town of Saranac Town Hall on 3/28 at 6pm.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

A. Cemetery Report - Councilman Bartiss and Councilman Smalley will determine a course of action regarding a leaning spruce tree at Merrillsville Cemetery.

B Recreation - Youth Program will be July 2-August 10

C Celebration - First meeting of the year will be 3/27 at 6pm.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to discuss, Supervisor Willman adjourned the meeting at 6:30pm.

Respectfully submitted, Lauren LeFebvre, Town Clerk

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