town of franklin

Town of Franklin Board Meeting

October 16, 2006 - 7:00 pm

The Town Board of the Town of Franklin held a duly noticed Special Board meeting and Budget Workshop on Monday, October 16, 2006 at 7:00 pm at the Vermontville Town Hall.

Board members present:

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

Others present:

    Budget Officer Richard Meagher
    Town Clerk Sandra J. Oliver

CALL MEETING TO ORDER

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

BUDGET WORKSHOP

    Budget Officer Richard Meagher reviewed the tentative general fund budget with the Board item by item. The Board discussed each item and suggested adjustments. Mr. Meagher then left the budget workshop portion of the meeting. The Highway Fund will be reviewed on Monday, October 23, 2006 at 7:00 pm.

PUBLIC HEARING

    The Board determined it would hold a public hearing on the preliminary budget on Monday, November 6, 2006 at 7:00 pm.

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

OLD BUSINESS

    1. Highway Dept. Laborer. Supervisor Keith opened the special board meeting. She requested the Board adopt a resolution concerning the Highway Department part-time laborer. The employee is to be employed on a full-time basis and will participate in the Town's health insurance program. Motion for resolution (J.Ordway-W.Kretser m/s/p) ALL AYE

    RESOLUTION NO. 50: PART-TIME LABORER TO FULL-TIME STATUS WHEREAS, on recommendation of the Highway Superintendent, part-time laborer Eric Suojanen will be employed on a full-time basis; and WHEREAS, because of the employee's past performance, the probation period will be waived; and WHEREAS, because of his full-time status, he will participate in the Town's health insurance program; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that said employee Highway Department laborer is hereby granted full-time status, the probation period is waived and said employee will participate in the Town's health insurance coverage.

    Those voting aye:

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

    Those Voting nay:

      None

    2. Town's response to waterfront associations. The Board determined it would release to the media its letter in response to the area waterfront property owners associations concerning assessments.

    3. Shack at Landfill. Coun. Gene Goff again received an offer to purchase the wooden structure at the closed landfill. Coun. Janet Ordway will obtain measurements, and the structure will be advertised for sale and sold to the highest bidder. The conditions of the sale will be that the structure must be removed within seven (7) days of acceptance of the bid and the purchaser will be responsible for any cleanup.

ADJOURNMENT

    There being no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 9:05 pm (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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