Adirondack Town Of Franklin
Adirondack Town Of Franklin

Town of Franklin Board Meetings

Special Board Meeting November 16, 2023 10:30am

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

Supervisor Brown, Council Member Demong, Council Member Jarvis, Council Member Brandt and Council Member Huston

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: - None

OTHERS PRESENT:

Jacques DeMars, Franklin Highway Superintendent, Roger LaBombard, Chateaugay Highway Superintendent, Larry LaPlante, Burke Highway Superintendent and Lauren LeFebvre, Town Clerk

CALL TO ORDER

upervisor Brown called the meeting to order at 10:30am, the Pledge of Allegiance was recited and the Town Clerk called the role, noting a quorum present

SNOW AND ICE CONTRACT WITH FRANKLIN COUNTY

Superintendent DeMars provided figures to the board regarding the actual cost to Town of Franklin taxpayers for the winter maintenance of Franklin County roads in the Town of Franklin. Using the proposed figure for the 2023-24 snow season, Supervisor Brown estimated Franklin County would be compensating the Town of Franklin $15 per trip.

RESOLUTION #38 REJECTING FRANKLIN COUNTY SNOW AND ICE CONTRACT
On a motion by Supervisor Brown, second by Council Member Brandt, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Franklin Town Board does hereby reject the proposed four year contract from Franklin County with the Town of Franklin to remove snow and ice from county roadways located within the Town of Franklin for the years 2023-2027.

Those Voting Aye:
    Supervisor Dot Brown
    Council Member Brandt
    Council Member Huston
    Council Member Jarvis
    Council Member Demong

Those Voting no: None

RESOLUTION #39 APPROVAL TO ENTER ONE YEAR CONTRACT WITH FRANKLIN COUNTY FOR SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL ON COUNTY ROADS
On a motion from Council Member Brandt, second by Council Member Huston, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Franklin does hereby approve Jacques DeMars, Highway Superintendent, to enter into a one year contract with Franklin County for snow and ice removal for snow season 2023-24

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Those Voting Aye:
    Supervisor Dot Brown
    Council Member Brandt
    Council Member Huston
    Council Member Jarvis
    Council Member Demong

Those Voting no: None

RESOLUTION #40 AUTHORIZING HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT TO NEGOTIATE SNOW AND ICE CONTRACT FOR YEARS FOLLOWING 2024
Whereas, the Town of Franklin has maintained Franklin County Roads within the Town boundaries for more than 40 years and; Whereas, the Town of Franklin Town Board has voted to reject the 2023-2027 Ice Contract with Franklin County and; Whereas, the Town of Franklin Town Board has found the Snow and Ice Contract with Franklin County to be an inequitable and undue burden to Town of Franklin Taxpayers; Therefore, on a motion by Council Member Brandt, second by Supervisor Brown, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Franklin Town Board does hereby join with other Franklin County Towns to negotiate, in good faith, an equitable and fair contract which will be effective for the 2025 snow season.

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Those Voting Aye:
    Supervisor Dot Brown
    Council Member Brandt
    Council Member Huston
    Council Member Jarvis
    Council Member Demong

Those Voting no: None

ADJOURNMENT

Respectfully submitted, Lauren LeFebvre, Town Clerk

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