Town of Franklin Board Meetings
Special Board Meeting Town Board Meeting
September 23, 2015
Board members present:
Supervisor Art Willman, Councilman Tom Bartiss, Councilman Al Berg, Councilman Don Hamm and Councilman Cliff Smalley.
Board Members Absent:
Jacques DeMars-Highway Superintendent, Doris Hamm, Paul Alexander and Brian Snickles-TOF HD, Peter Woodcock, Julie Woodcock 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.
Supervisor Willman opened the floor to the board for input regarding publishing a Public Notice to trade in the 1999 John Deere Excavator and purchase a new Kubota KX-080-4 or comperable machine. Councilman Bartiss discussed various ways to test the current excavator's condition. Councilman Hamm discussed other types of equipment that he felt would be more versitile. Mechanic Paul Alexander answered a variety of questions and provided input regarding the excavator.
On a motion by Councilman Smalley, second by Councilman Berg, the Town of Franklin Town Board does hereby authorize the Town Clerk to publish a Public Notice soliciting sealed bids for the purchase price of a Kubota KX080 Excavator and trade in value of the 1999 John Deere Excavator.
Those voting aye:
Those voting no:
Supervisor Willman opened the floor regarding need to increase miles paved per year in order put the Town in a position of keeping “good roads good” rather than repairing roads that are deteriorating. Councilman Hamm has researched the prices of used pavers and presented information relevant as to why this would be a beneficial direction for the Town of Franklin Highway Department. Councilman Bartiss has researched the matter and, in his findings, he concluded the cost of the Town Highway Department doing the paving work vs.contracting the work out would not be cost effective. Supertendent DeMars added that a joint purchase of a new paver between a few Town/Villages in this end of the county may be beneficial to all. Superintendent DeMars will explore this with neighboring municipalities.
On a motion by Councilman Bartiss, second by Councilman Smalley, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Franklin Town Board does hereby approve the paving of up to four miles of Town roads, which will be determined at a later date, by a paving contractor selected from the Franklin County Awarded Bids.
Those voting aye:
Those voting no:
Landfill Monitoring - Supervisor Willman reported he has received the figures regarding the required landfill monitoring. The total cost will be $3,100.
Dry Hydrants - Councilman Berg and Supervisor Willman will solict quotes for the work to be done on the Muzzy Rd, Fletcher Farm Rd and Loon Lake dry hydrants.
Bottle Redemption - Councilman Berg stated he has been in contact this week with Dave Siscavitch regarding the agreed upon weekly bottle pick-up by Mr. Siscavitch. Mr. Siscavitch reported the recycling bin has been empty when he retrives the bottles. Councilman Berg requested Supervisor Willman remind the Town's Buildings and Groundskeeper that he is no longer performing this function.
Supervisor Willman agreed.
Pole Barn - Councilman Hamm stated the placement of the pole barn, in progress, is in an area where wind could negatively affect it. Councilman Hamm created a diagram of a wind anchor system and recommended it be included in the construction. The diagram was given to Councilman Smalley.
There being no further business, Supervisor Willman adjourned the meeting at 7:25pm.
Respectfully submitted, Lauren LeFebvre, Town Clerk