town of franklin

Town of Franklin Board Meeting

November 6, 2006 - 7:00 pm

PUBLIC HEARING ON THE 2007 TENTATIVE BUDGET

A public hearing regarding the 2007 Tentative Budget was held on Monday, November 6, 2006 at 7pm at the Franklin Town Hall in Vermontville, NY.

Board members present:

    Supervisor Mary Ellen Keith
    Councilman Gene Goff
    Councilperson Janet Ordway
    Councilman Walt Kretser

Board member absent:

    Councilman Tim Goff

Other Officers present:

    Highway Superintendent James Rascoe

CALL TO ORDER

    Supervisor Keith called the public hearing to order at 7pm and the Pledge of Allegiance was said. The Deputy Town Clerk called the roll and explained the hearing process.

    Those speaking in favor of the budget:
    Art Schneck
    Rich Gonyea
    Bill Bocher
    Vince Pagano
    Milton Wechsler
    Marilyn Wechsler
    Ginny Switzer
    Lynn Nichols
    Vanessa Rascoe
    Those speaking against the increase in the amount to be raised by taxes due to the increase to the salary of the Highway Superintendent and/or an increase in the Highway Department Salary lines in the 2007 Tentative Budget were:
    Art Schneck
    Ed Baltzly
    Jean Baltzly
    Frank Karl
    Jim Hauber
    Helena Hough
    Richard Hough
    Rob Drosdowich
    David Whitson
    Bruce McCulley
    Al Berg

    QUESTIONS:

    Frank Karl asked how many laborers and MEO work at the Highway Department. Superintendent Rascoe stated the 2007 budget was intended to cover 8 MEO's and 1 laborer.

    Jean Baltzly asked why the 2006 budget was created for 6 highway employees and increased to 8 after January 1, 2006 and where did those additional funds come from. Richard Meagher explained that the additional funds were part of an unexpended balance from the 2005 budget.

ADJOURNMENT

    There being no further questions Supervisor Keith adjourned the public hearing at 8:10pm. (J.Ordway-G.Goff m/s/p) ALL AYE

Respectfully submitted, Sandra J. Oliver, Town Clerk

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Town of Franklin
P.O. Box 209, Route 3, Vermontville, NY 12989
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