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Special Minutes of the Monthly Town Board Meeting
November 17, 2010 – 6:30 PM

Board members present:

Supervisor Arthur P. Willman, Jr.
Councilman Allen Berg
Councilman Bradley Merrill
Councilman Clifford Smalley
Councilman Donald Hamm

Others Present:

Town Clerk Sandra Oliver, Ed Martin

1. CALL TO ORDER

Supervisor Arthur P. Willman, Jr. called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited, the Town Clerk called the roll and introduced guests and declared the full board was present.

2. PUBLIC COMMENTS None

3. NEW BUSINESS.

A. AWARD BID FOR COMPREHENSIVE MUNICIPAL INSURANCE. Requests for bids were published, and three bids were received and opened on November 3, 2010. Several individual meetings were held with each bidder, Supv. Willman and Coun. Berg. A comparison sheet was distributed to the Board and was reviewed item by item. Supv. Willman indicated the coverages were similar, and Coun. Berg noted that the premiums were comparable. The Board expressed is gratitude to Andree LaBarge, LaBarge Agency, for her past and current assistance and hard work in the matter. Supv. Willman requested a motion for a resolution awarding the bid to the lowest bidder, Curtis Lattremore, Plattsburgh, NY. Motion (C.Smalley-A.Berg m/s/p) ALL AYE

RESOLUTION NO. 94: AWARD BID FOR COMPREHENSIVE MUNICIPAL INSURANCE TO CURTIS LATREMORE, PLATTSBURGH FOR $21,056.
WHEREAS, requests for prices were published and bids received for comprehensive municipal insurance; and WHEREAS, Curtis Latremore Agency, Plattsburgh, NY, submitted the lowest bid of a total premium of $21,065.00 through PRIME; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED, the Franklin Town Board hereby awards the bid for comprehensive municipal insurance to Curtis Latremore Agency, Plattsburgh, NY in sum of $21,065.00.

Those Voting Aye:

Supervisor Arthur P. Willman, Jr.
Councilman Bradley Merrill
Councilman Allen Berg
Councilman Clifford Smalley
Councilman Donald Hamm

Those Voting Nay:

None

Those Absent:

None

Those Abstaining:

None

B. ADOPT 2011 BUDGET. The public hearing on the 2011 Preliminary Budget was held on November 3, 2010, and public comments were received. Since November 3rd, bids on comprehensive municipal insurance, as well as the reallocation of $10,000 from the Capital Projects Highway Fund to the Contingency Fund, further reduced the tax increase to 1.99%. Supv. Willman requested a motion for a resolution adopting the 2011 Budget. Motion (B.Merrill-A.Berg m/s/p) ALL AYE.

RESOLUTION NO. 95: ADOPT 2011 BUDGET WHEREAS, a public hearing on the 2011 Preliminary Budget was held on November 3, 2010, and public comments received; and WHEREAS, further revisions to reduce the tax levy were made following the public hearing; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Town Board hereby adopts the 2011 Preliminary Budget as the 2011 Budget for the Town of Franklin.

Those Voting Aye:

Supervisor Arthur P. Willman, Jr.
Councilman Bradley Merrill
Councilman Allen Berg
Councilman Clifford Smalley
Councilman Donald Hamm

Those Voting Nay:

None

Those Absent:

None

Those Abstaining:

None

C. AUTHORIZE SURVEY OF KATE MTN. RECREATION PARK. Supv. Willman stated that a survey of the Park had never been performed, except as it related to the Tyler property subdivision. Coun. Merrill indicated the Town should have its own survey of the site. Supv. Willman reported that Geomatics offered to survey the Rec Park for $800 and requested a motion for a resolution. Motion (B.Merril-C.Smalley m/s/p) ALL AYE.

RESOLUTION NO. 96: AUTHORIZE SURVEY OF KATE MOUNTAIN RECREATION PARK WHEREAS, an official survey of the Kate Mountain Recreation Park has never been done; and WHEREAS, Geomatics Land Surveying has estimated $800 to stake boundaries of the site; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED, the Supervisor is hereby authorized to contract with Geomatics for a survey of the boundaries of Kate Mountain Recreation Park.

Those Voting Aye:

Supervisor Arthur P. Willman, Jr.
Councilman Bradley Merrill
Councilman Allen Berg
Councilman Clifford Smalley
Councilman Donald Hamm

Those Voting Nay:

None

Those Absent:

None

Those Abstaining:

None

D. ERECT POLE WITH LIGHT IN REAR PARKING AREA OF TOWN HALL. Coun. Hamm expressed concern that in winter, elderly Town residents frequenting the Food Pantry site will have difficulty navigating without proper lighting. He proposed to donate a pole and suggested the Town purchase a light and wiring. Supv. Willman requested a motion for a resolution for same. Motion (D.Hamm-B.Merrill m/s/p) ALL AYE

RESOLUTION NO. 97: ERECT POLE WITH LIGHT IN REAR PARKING AREA OF TOWN HALL WHEREAS, lighting in the rear parking area of the Town Hall is inadequate; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Supervisor is authorized to purchase wiring and a high-density light for installation on a donated pole to be erected in the rear parking area of the Town Hall.

Those Voting Aye:

Supervisor Arthur P. Willman, Jr.
Councilman Bradley Merrill
Councilman Allen Berg
Councilman Clifford Smalley
Councilman Donald Hamm

Those Voting Nay:

None

Those Absent:

None

Those Abstaining:

None

4. OLD BUSINESS

A. ELECTRICAL INSPECTION OF TOWN HALL. Supv. Willman reported the inspection of the Town Hall electrical system is scheduled for Thursday, November 18th.

B. COMPLETED REPAIR OF GARAGE FLOOR. The final concrete pour is also scheduled for November 18th. reimburse him for costs associated with the Summer Youth Program.

5. COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS.

Q/C Coun. Smalley suggested the Town cemeteries should also be surveyed and a diagram of the sites made. Supv. Willman indicated this would be placed on a future agenda, and the Town Clerk will search Town records for a map.

Thank you, Art Willman and Town Board, for all the work you’ve done to reduce the tax levy!<.h3>

7. ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to discuss or conduct, the meeting adjourned at 7:52 PM. Motion to adjourn (B.Merrill-C.Smalley m/s/p) ALL AYE.

Respectfully submitted, Sandra J. Oliver, Town Clerk

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