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News about Franklin NY and environs.
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.
The regular monthly meeting of the Franklin Town Board was called to order at 7:30 P.M. by Supervisor Jeff Taggart. Present were Jeff Taggart, Garret Sitts, Donnie Smith, Dwight Bruno, Mark Laing and Paul Warner. Absent was David Grant. Also present were Jamie Archibald, Roger Reed, Pete Nero, Tim Robinson, Lacey Cox, Tim Peterson, Damin McNeilly, Nick Carpenter, Nathan Dumond, Trish Tyrell, John Desiderio, Jarret Bryan, Carol Jensen, Brian Brock, Bill Young, Megan Northrop, Cassidy Gardner, Dave Ohman, Dave Tuthill, Tom Briggs and Tony Breuer.
The minutes were read from the September 5, 2017 meeting. Garret Sitts made a motion to approve the minutes as read. Dwight Bruno seconded the motion and all present agreed.
Dave Ohman from Delaware Engineering gave a brief presentation about a Town Office/ Court building. Continue reading…
The regular monthly meeting of the Franklin Town Board was called to order at 7:30 P.M. by Supervisor Jeff Taggart. Present were Jeff Taggart, Garret Sitts, David Grant, Donnie Smith, Dwight Bruno, Mark Laing and Paul Warner. Also present were Tony Breuer, Brian Brock, Don Hebbard, Trish Tyrell, Pete Nero, Bill Young, Roger Reed and Dave Tuthill.
The minutes were read from the August 1, 2017 meeting. David Grant made a motion to accept the minutes as read. Donnie Smith seconded the motion and all agreed. Continue reading…
The regular monthly meeting of the Franklin Town Board was called to order at 7:30 P.M. Present were Jeff Taggart, David Grant, Donnie Smith, Dwight Bruno, Marl Laing and Paul Warner. Absent was Garret Sitts. Also present were Jim Basile, Carl Lobdell, Tony Breuer, Brian Brock, Bill Young, Jamie Archibald, Dave Tuthill, Mike Wallace and Patricia Tyrell.
The minutes were read from the past two meetings. David Grant made a motion to approve both sets of minutes. Dwight Bruno seconded the motion and all present agreed. Continue reading…