Franklin Town Board – July 1, 2014

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The regular monthly meeting of the Franklin Town Board was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Supervisor Jeff Taggart. Present were Don Smith, Garret Sitts, Lisa Huyck, Supervisor Jeff Taggart, Highway Superintendent Mark Laing and Paul Warner. Also present were Ken Walter, Gene Marner, Carol Marner, Robert Ackerman, Elena Ferrante, Brian Brock, William Young, Cheryl Petersen and reporter Caitlyn Ogden. Absent was David Grant.

The minutes from the June 3, 2014 meeting were read. Don Smith made a motion to accept the minutes as read. Lisa Huyck seconded the motion and all present agreed.

Ken Walter reported for the Kellogg-Franklin Trust Board. The court repairs have been completed. Allen Greene submitted a quote in the amount of $2,514.00 to do drainage work on the fields. Their Board approved the quote on the condition that they would not award the contract until the bridge bid cost is known and accepted. A financial audit was done on June 20, 2014 and everything was found to be in good order. Their check signing policy was amended to not allow 2 or more family or extended family members check signing authorization.

Brian Brock informed the Board that there are intervener funds available for the Transmission Power Lines and the Town would have to apply for them. Delaware County was approved to receive approximately $50,000.00.

Mark Laing reported for the Highway Department. The following high bids were received for equipment.

Tanker $4,600.00
Chipper $5,100.00
Volvo single axle $2,025.00
Brockway (orange) $1,850.00
Brockway (1974 red) $8,700.00

Garret Sitts made a motion to accept the bids for the tanker, chipper, Volvo, and the orange Brockway. Don Smith seconded the motion and all present agreed. A discussion was had regarding the red Brockway. Don Smith made a motion to accept the bid for the red Brockway. Garret Sitts seconded the motion and Jeff agreed. Lisa Huyck abstained.

The repair Work on Ed Klug road will not be a FEMA project.

Jeff indicated that he will invite a representative from NYS Department of Transportation to attend our next meeting to discuss the proposed work to be done at the intersection of NYS Route 357 and NYS Route 28.

Vouchers were submitted for audit and payment.

With no further business to come before the Board, Garret Sitts moved for adjournment at 8:15 p.m. Don Smith seconded the motion and all present agreed.