Adirondack Town Of Franklin
Adirondack Town Of Franklin

Town of Franklin Board Meetings

Regular Meeting - January 12, 2022 5:45PM

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

Supervisor Dorothy Brown, Council Member Gail Huston, Council Member Rachelle Waters, Council Member Richard Jarvis and Council Member Leo Demong

OTHERS PRESENT:

Franklin Co. Legislator Lindy Ellis, Allison Trombley—FONC and Lauren LeFebvre—Town Clerk

Public Comment

Legislator Lindy Ellis updated the board on progress made on the federal grant application to expand broadband in the Town of Franklin. Council Member Demong and Supervisor Brown will draft and sent a letter explaining the unique needs of the Town of Franklin.

SUPERVISOR'S REPORT: Balances on hand as of Dec. 31, 2021

General Fund
Checking$63,121.51
Savings$41,162.04
Historian$3,040.18
Kt. Mt SRF$2,058.46
Cemetery RF$5,608.61
CLASS$24,927.61
Kate Mt. CLASS$46,668.31
Highway Fund
Checking$346,709.95
Savings$1,681.44
Cap Proj. HW$4,156.20
CLASS$410,971.17
Landfill Clos. CR
Checking$3,112.00
CLASS$8,063.94
Fire Protection
Checking$181.06
CLASS$1,517.59
Capital Proj Bldg
CLASS$912.35

(Bartiss-Jarvis m/s/p) All Aye

REVIEW/APPROVAL OF DECEMBER 15, 2021 MINUTES

December 15, 2021 minutes will reflect there was no Public Hearing. (Jarvis-Demong m/s/p) All Aye

APPROVAL OF CLAIMS

The board audited and approved the following claims:

General FundAbstract 1Claims 1-16$9,631.41
Highway FundAbstract 1Claim 1-9$11,320.80
Fire ProtectionAbstract 1Claim 1-2$367.44

(Bartiss-Demong) All Aye


HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT - Superintendent DeMars read the following:

  • Plowed and sanded when needed
  • Had men out several times to cut trees as needed
  • Ongoing beaver issues
  • Gas & Fuel sheet given to Town Clerk.

RESOLUTION #3 284 AGREEMENT FOR THE EXPENDITURE OF HIGHWAY MONEYS
On a motion by Councilman Bartiss, second by Council Member Demong, second by Council Member Jarvis BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Franklin Town Board does hereby approve the expenditure of up to $108,700 for primary work and general repairs of approximately 68 miles of town roads.

Those Voting Aye:
    Supervisor Dorothy Brown
    Councilman Dick Jarvis
    Councilman Leo Demong
    Council Member Rachelle Waters
    Council Member Gail Huston

Those Voting Absent: None


NEW BUSINESS

A. Friends of the North Country Allison Trombley updated the board regarding the active rehab projects in the Town of Franklin. She stressed the contractors are urgently needed.

RESOLUTION #4 APPROVAL OF CAPITAL EXPENDITURE (CDBG)
On a motion by Council Member Demong, second by Council Member Jarvis, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Franklin Town Board does hereby approve of the capital expenditure $25,000 plus administrative, project delivery and other soft costs in accordance with the Town of Franklin Housing Rehabilitation Program for Project FR-19-06.

Those Voting Aye:
    Supervisor Dorothy Brown
    Councilman Dick Jarvis
    Councilman Leo Demong
    Council Member Rachelle Waters
    Council Member Gail Huston

Those Voting Absent: Councilman Tom Bartiss


RESOLUTION #5 APPROVAL OF CAPITAL EXPENDITURE (CDBG)
On a motion by Council Member Waters, second by Council Member Jarvis, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Franklin Town Board does hereby approve of the capital expenditure $16,500 plus administrative, project delivery and other soft costs in accordance with the Town of Franklin Housing Rehabilitation Program for Project FR-19-04.

Those Voting Aye:
      Supervisor Dorothy Brown
      Councilman Dick Jarvis
      Councilman Leo Demong
      Council Member Rachelle Waters
      Council Member Gail Huston

B. ARRA Funds- Supervisor Brown announced the February Board meeting will focus on the use of ARRA funds. A small building to house two restrooms and kitchen was discussed. Supervisor Brown requested board member bring ideas and pertinent information to the February Board meeting.


OLD BUSINESS

A. DASNY & Assemblyman Jones' Funding - Supervisor Brown reported both grants are in the final stages of approval. Direct Deposit information has been provided to DASNY for the Jones funds.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

A. Recreation - Councilman Jarvis has continued to work with Adirondack Research regarding the two informational kiosks. Councilman Jarvis also provided renderings of kiosks with measurements and grades to the board.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to discuss, Supervisor Brown adjourned the meeting at 6:45pm.

Respectfully submitted, Lauren LeFebvre, Town Clerk

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