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News about Franklin NY and environs.
Getting married this summer? Consider getting married in the Village Park on Main Street in Franklin, NY
Mayor Tom Briggs can officiate at your ceremony.
Flower arrangements can be provided by The Franklin Garden Club
Vintage wedding attire can be found at:
The Squire’s Tankard
173 Main Street Franklin, NY
The wedding feast can be catered by:
The Tulip and the Rose
453 Main Street
Franklin, N Y
Local artistic baker Xina Sheenan can create your wedding cake.
You or your guests can stay at:
The Franklin Guest House
113 Center Street
Franklin, NY 13775
Franklin, the perfect place for a summertime wedding!
Franklin Town Board meetings are generally held on the first Tuesday of each month at the Franklin Town Sheds at the intersection of Routes 357 & 21.
Every third month, as indicated below, meetings will be held in Treadwell at either the Fire House or Kellogg Community Center.
- January 2nd
- February 6th
- March 6th (Treadwell)
- April 3rd
- May 1st
- June 5th (Treadwell)
- July 10th (due to July 4th holiday, meeting on second Tuesday)
- August 7th
- September 4th (Treadwell)
- October 2nd
- November 7th (due to Election Day, meeting on first Wednesday)
- December 4th (Treadwell)
The Special Meeting was called to order at 7:30 P.M. by Supervisor Jeff Taggart. Present were Jeff Taggart, David Grant, Donnie Smith, Dwight Bruno and Paul Warner. Also present were Roger Reed, Pete Nero, Pete Bevilacqua, Don Hebbard, Patricia Tyrell, Brian Brock, Mariane Kiraly, Tara Donadio and Tony Breuer.
Tara Donadio gave a presentation regarding the Clean Energy Community Program. She will get Jeff the contact information for the Small Business Energy Assistance Program. She also will send us a template resolution establishing energy benchmarking requirements.
David Grant made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:05P.M. Donnie Smith seconded the motion and all agreed.
Video Recording of meeting:
The Public Hearing regarding the 2018 Budget was called to order at 7:30 P.M. by Supervisor Jeff Taggart. Present were Supervisor Jeff Taggart, Garret Sitts, David Grant, Donnie Smith, Dwight Bruno, Mark Laing and Paul Warner. Also present were Jamie Archibald, Tim Robinson, Roger Reed, Pete Nero, Carl Lobdell, Joe Shivers, Meg Shivers, Amanda Groff, Kelly Kingsbury, Jason Miller, Carol Jensen, Bill Young, Brian Brock, Tony Breuer, Mary Burns, John Drinan, Patricia Tyrell and David Tuthill.
The following changes are being made to the Unexpended Balances: General A to $0.00, General B to $2,000.00, Highway DA to $117,000.00, Highway DB to $110,000.00 and Lights & Water to $0.00. No change to the bottom line. Garret Sitts made a motion to close the Public Hearing at 7:35 P.M. Dwight Bruno seconded the motion and all agreed. Garret Sitts made a motion to adopt the 2018 Budget as presented. Donnie Smith seconded the motion and all agreed. Continue reading…
A Franklin Forum presenting the candidates for two contested positions on the town council will be hosted by The New Franklin Register newspaper. This forum will be held Tuesday October 17th, 7PM, at The Ouleout Valley Post 1689 American Legion, 327 Main Street, Village of Franklin.
Six town officers will be before the voters this November: supervisor, clerk, highway superintendent, justice, and two councilmen. Term of office will be two years for supervisor, clerk, and superintendent, and four years for justice and councilmen.
Only the positions for the council are being contested, and those candidates have been invited to present themselves to the voters this October. For the two council seats, there are three candidates. The two incumbents are Garret Sitts (Republican Party) having served 10 years and David Grant (Republican) having served 4 years. The challenger is Trish Tyrell (independent, Democratic Party endorsement).
Until recently, these elections have been uncontested with low voter turnout. However the last few contested elections brought out 600 and 770 voters to the polls. Franklin and Treadwell forums have been held preceding these elections to give the voters a chance to get to get to know the candidates.
This forum will begin at 7:00PM. Afterwards light refreshments will be served during an opportunity for conversations.
Moderator will be Tom Briggs, mayor of the Village of Franklin. (John Campbell, who had agreed to be the moderator, had to withdraw.) Each candidate will be offered an opportunity for a three minute opening statement. This will be followed 30 minutes of questions from the audience. The formal part of forum will conclude with the candidates offered an opportunity for a one minute summation.
The NFR is under the auspices of Franklin Local Ltd. a not-for-profit volunteer organization dedicated to informing the community, rebuilding the local economy, promoting community solidarity, encouraging volunteerism, and advocating for sustainable development.
This forum is an informational event. Both Franklin Local and The Ouleout Valley Post are non-partisan, and their hosting does not imply an endorsement of any candidate or candidates.