Town of Franklin Board Newsletter
The Franklin Flyer Our Town News - JUNE 2021
An election primary will be held 6am-9pm on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Elected Offices to be voted on at the primary are for Franklin County Court Judge only. You must registered as a Democrat or a Republican in the Town of Franklin to vote on Primary Day. All Town Hall Offices will be closed on Tuesday, June 22.
Housing Rehab Assistance
In 2019 the Town was awarded a $450,000 Housing Rehab Assistance Grant (HUD). The program is administered through Friends of the North County and can include roof replacements, new windows, well drilling and plumbing upgrades, doors, heating/cooling related work, etc. Questions regarding income eligibility and application process must be directed to FONC at 518-293-5045. If you are a contractor and would like to bid on FONC projects (Essex/Franklin/Clinton/St. Lawrence/Hamilton Counties) contact them at the number above.
Success is not final, Failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts Winston S Churchill.
Kate Mountain Park
The Town of Franklin is one of ten projects selected for their Pollinator Garden Assistance Program. Our pollinator garden will consist of three raised beds containing bee balm, milkweed, white turtlehead, mountain mint, phlox and more. Adk. Action is looking for volunteers to help with this and nine other projects in the region. If you would like to volunteer for one hour, one week or all ten projects, contact AdkAction.org.
Also, you'll see lots of activity and changes at the park this year. Supervisor Dot Brown and Councilmen Leo Demong and Dick Jarvis had big plans for the park before their terms began on January 1, 2020. Unfortunately, 2020 had other plans. The loss of the Highway Garage and most of the equipment to a fire in December 2019, as well as a global pandemic, forced those plans to take a back seat. Those plans are back on track. Projects currently being considered include mountain bike trails, pavilion repair, playground equipment upgrades, points of interest signage, etc. If you have ideas for the Recreation Committee or would like to be part of the committee, contact Councilmen Jarvis or Demong.
SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM
It's happening! July 6-August 13, 9am-2pm! The Town is in the process of planning a summer program that will incorporate the latest NYS Department of Health Guidance for Day Camps. Guidance was only recently updated on May 19, 2021. More info will be available soon. Lunch will be provided daily. Pre- Registration form is available at townoffranklin.com click on Events.
The Highway Department will be working on a variety of town roads (State and County roads are not town roads). Pay attention to road work signs. Signs can be placed in the early morning as road crews work steadily away from the caution signs. Meaning, you may see a sign much before you get to the road work. Slow down, be cautious. There may not be an obvious flagger. Stop, wait, they will notice you and direct you. If you encounter a Road Closed sign—it's really closed. There's something impassible going on—don't drive around the barricade. The road crew is not expecting traffic, they probably won't be able to hear or see you AND you won't be able to get through anyway. Save yourself the waste of time and aggravation. While you're driving around in your air-conditioned car with your cool tunes cranking, they're out in whatever weather Mother Nature wants to throw at them.
OPEN HOUSE AND P-A-R-T-Y
The Highway Garage is ready for its Close-Up! We will be having a Grand Opening/Open House at the Beautiful, Brand New, Town of Franklin Highway Garage on Saturday August 14 11am-1pm. Everyone is invited to attend. Speeches will be kept short and not boring then you will be free to take stroll around the place while enjoying cake and finger foods. After that, head up to the park for the...
KATE MOUNTAIN JAM AT THE PARK
On August 14 (1pm-?) bring your lawn chairs, coolers, shade covering (if you'd like), etc and spend the day with PEOPLE at Kate Mountain Park. We will have a House Band, with a spectacular rhythm section. The band is being put together by the best drummer in the Town of Franklin, Jeff LeFebvre. If you would like to be part of the House Band, you need to know one thing. You will not practice—ever. If you're cool with that, shoot Jeff an email at email@example.com. If you have a fear of commitment, this is a JAM. Feel free to bring your instrument and sit in when the spirit moves you. All music questions should definitely be directed to Jeff.
KEEPING IT LOCAL
Our Kate Mountain Jam is all about connecting with each other and celebrating all we have to offer as friends, neighbors and businesses. MX Productions, our fabulous resident DJ service, will be providing sound, lights and the celebratory atmosphere they are are famous for. All local businesses are invited to display their services and/or sell their wares. Food trucks from all over the North Country are invited to set up and sell everything from tacos to ice cream and anything in between. If you're a local artisan, crafter, farmer, Tupperware Rep, have a food truck, want to have a bake sale--whatever—contact the Town Clerk's Office at 518-891-2189 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This is going to be a fun day!
SUMMER SHOUT OUTS
Welcome Back Kathy Drake and Summer Youth Program Staff. We've missed you!
Welcome Aboard Summer Hire Brian Hinkley! You'll be seeing Brian out and about doing a variety of outdoor project this summer. Give him a nice wave when see him.
Congratulations to the our local high school and college Class of 2021 graduates
BUSINESS SHOUT OUTS
Last newsletter we asked local businesses to provide us with details for a special edition business guide. We have two so far—keep 'em coming! It would be ideal to do a business edition just in time for holiday shopping.
AdironDOG Mountain Camp - The camp for dogs. 2 1/2 acres of safe secure fenced land for your fuzzy, furry family friend to race around and explore. Walks and hikes available along Cold Brook. Your dog is welcome into our home and becomes a member of our family. No kennels. No chain fence. Just dog heaven. Full time daycare as well as overnight boarding including weekends and holidays. There are no time restrictions. We all have very busy lives and we are here to help. AdirodDOG Mountain Camp is located in Bloomingdale, Franklin County and is ready to serve you. Our direct contact # is 518-891-2834 or find us at adirondogmountaincamp.com, or better yet check out our facebook page where you will see videos and photos of camp and see how much we have to offer.
Edith’s Gallery - 2305 County Route 60, Onchiota, NY 12989, phone 518 891 5467, email email@example.com. Original oil paintings, handmade quilts and handbags. Please call or visit Edith’s Gallery on Facebook.
KATE MOUNTAIN JAM AT THE PARK
SATURDAY AUGUST 14TH, 2021 – 12-5PM
COME ON OUT AND TOUR THE NEW HIGHWAY GARAGE FROM 11AM TO 1PM
THEN JOIN US AT THE MOUNTAIN FOR AN AFTERNOON OF MUSIC
COME OUT AND SEE YOUR NEIGHBORS!!
BRING YOUR CHAIRS AND A PICNIC -OR- GRAB A BITE TO EAT FROM OUR LOCAL FOOD VENDORS*
THERE WILL BE LOCAL CRAFT / ARTISANS FOR BROWSING AND BUYING
ENJOY A WALK ON OUR NATURE TRAILS
*Vendor space is FREE! Reserve your space by calling the Town Hall at 518-891-2189
If you are having trouble scheduling your vaccine, contact Town Clerk, Lauren LeFebvre. Lauren can navigate the internet for you and get you set-up. 518-891-2189.
Stay Safe—Get Vaccinated!