Franklin Town Board – January 2, 2018

A video recording of this meeting is below.

The regular monthly meeting of the Franklin Town Board was called to order at 7:35 P.M. Present were Jeff Taggart, Garret Sitts, David Grant Donnie Smith Dwight Bruno, Mark Liang, Paul Warner. Also present were Mike Wallace, Roger Reed, Pete Nero, Robert Eggler, Mary Burns and Tony Breuer.

The minutes were read from the December 5,2017 meeting. Garret Sitts made a motion to accept the minutes as read. David Grant seconded the motion and all agreed.

Dwight Bruno made a motion for a resolution to approve the September 2017 audit for the Unified Court System. Donnie Smith seconded the motion and all agreed.

The following appointments for 2018 were made:

Fiscal Officer – Jeffrey Taggart
Deputy Fiscal Officer – Paul Warner
Deputy Town Supervisor – Garret Sitts
Deputy Highway Superintendent – Jamie Archibald
Deputy Clerk – Jan Schlafer
Health Officer – Gregg Kujawski
Code Enforcement Officer – Mark Jacobs
Town Attorney – Cheryl Sacco
Dog Control Officer – Julia Lockwood
Court Clerk – Jan Schlafer
Planning Board Member – Jamie Komenda
Town Historian – Lora Foster-Cave
Town Board Rep. on Planning Board – Jeff Taggart
Town Board Rep. on Recreation Committee – David Grant, Garret Sitts
Town Board Rep on A.L. Kellogg Foundation – Dwight Bruno
Official Newspaper – Walton Reporter
Official Bank – Wayne Bank, Franklin Branch

The town needs to get a new 10 ft. plow. Mark got a quote from M&C Truck Equipment for $4250.00. Garret made a motion to purchase the plow from M&C Truck Equipment for $4250.00. David seconded the motion and all agreed. All of the CHIPS money has arrived. Wayne Reynolds will be present at the February 6th meeting to discuss road abandonment protocol. The 1999 10-wheeler has some frame issues. The highway dept. would like to look into buying the 2015 Kobelco excavator. They have been renting it since May and the rent money can be put toward purchasing this machine. The purchase price is now down to $83,000.00.

Bob Eggler is concerns about the library. Could the town look into bio-diesel fuel for their trucks? Mark does not think it would work well especially in the winter. Cold temperature is a real issue.

Jim Basile gave a presentation on assessments. He hopes to have a better idea next month what change there may be to the 2019 taxes.

With nothing further to come before the Board, David made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 P.M. Garret seconded the motion and all present agreed.

Video Recording of meeting: