town of franklin

Town of Franklin Special Board Meeting
And Subdivision Workshop

October 25, 2007

The Town Board of the Town of Franklin held a duly advertised Special Board Meeting and Budget Workshop on Monday, October 22, 2007 at 7:00 pm at the Vermontville Town Hall.

Board members present:

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

Board members absent:

    Councilman Gene Goff

Others Present:

    Town Clerk Sandra Oliver, Jean Baltzly, Cliff Smalley, Richard Jarvis

CALL TO ORDER

    Supervisor Keith called the meeting to order; the Pledge of Allegiance was recited; the Town Clerk called the roll, and announced a quorum was present.

NEW BUSINESS

ACCEPT TENTATIVE BUDGET AS PRELIMINARY

    Supervisor Keith requested a motion for a resolution accepting the 2008 tentative budget as the Town's 2008 Preliminary Budget.

    Motion for resolution (W.Kretser-T.Goff m/s/p) ALL AYE

    RESOLUTION NO. 52: ACCEPT 2008 TENTATIVE BUDGET AS 2008 TENTATIVE BUDGET WHEREAS, the Town Board, along with Budget Officer and department heads have held workshops to review, discuss and revise the 2008 Preliminary Budget; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby accepts the 2008 Tentative Budget prepared by its Budget Officer as the Town's 2008 Preliminary Budget.

    Those voting aye:

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

    Those absent:

      Councilman Gene Goff

    Those voting nay:

      None

PUBLIC HEARING ON BUDGET

    The Town Clerk was requested to advertise the Public Hearing on the 2008 Preliminary Budget for Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at 7pm.

    REAPPOINTMENT TO ETHICS COMMITTEE

    Supervisor Keith requested a motion for a resolution reappointing Charlotte Mitchell to the Ethics Committee for another three-year term.

    Motion for resolution reappointing Mrs. Mitchell to Ethics Committee (T.Goff-W.Kretser m/s/p) ALL AYE

    RESOLUTION NO. 53: REAPPOINT CHARLOTTE MITCHELL TO ETHICS COMMITTEE WHEREAS, Charlotte Mitchell has served a one-year and a three-year term on the Town's Ethics Committee; and WHEREAS, she has indicated her desire to continue to serve, NOW, THEREORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Charlotte Mitchell be and hereby is appointed to another three-year term as a member of the Town's Ethics Committee, until September 30, 2011.

    Those voting aye:

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

    Those absent:

      Councilman Gene Goff

    Those voting nay:

      None

WAIVE PROBATION PERIOD FOR HIGHWAY EMPLOYEE

    Highway Superintendent James Rascoe had requested, in writing, that the Town Board waive the standard Probation Period for Wade Sullivan, who was employed from July 17 to October 24, 2006 and was rehired on September 10, 2007. Supt. Rascoe indicated Mr. Sullivan is an excellent truck driver.

    Motion for resolution (M.Keith-T.Goff m/s/p) ALL AYE

    RESOLUTION NO. 54: WAIVE PROBATION PERIOD FOR WADE SULLIVAN WHEREAS, Wade Sullivan was employed by the Town from July 17 through October 24, 2006 and was rehired on September 10, 2007 as a Machine Equipment Operator; and WHEREAS, Mr. Sullivan has proven himself an excellent employee; and WHEREAS, the Highway Superintendent has requested so, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Probation Period under the Union Contract with the Teamsters is hereby waived.

    Those voting aye:

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

    Those absent:

      Councilman Gene Goff

    Those voting nay:

      None

SUBDIVISION WORKSHOP

    Members of the Board had previously been given a copy of Working Draft #1 of proposed subdivision regulations. Councilman Walt Kretser reviewed the 13-page document which he and Coun. Ordway cut and pasted from the Town of Bethlehem subdivision law. They revised the language so it would be easier to understand and also in full compliance with agencies governing subdivisions. References to New York State laws and regulations were kept:

  • These proposed regulations would be for major subdivisions only (5 lots or more)
  • Article I

ADJOURNMENT

    There being no further business to conduct, the meeting adjourned at 9:37 pm

    Motion to adjourn (M.Keith-J.Ordway 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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