The regular meeting of the Franklin Town Board was called to order at 7:30 P.M. Present were Supervisor Jeff Taggart, Garret Sitts, David Grant, Donnie Smith, Dwight Bruno, Mark Laing and Paul Warner. Also present were Dave Tuthill, Brian Brock, Don Hebbard, JR Bogert, Jo Ann Smith,Tony Breuer, Michael Wallace, Roger Reed, Pete Nero and Bill Young.
The minutes were read from the May 2, 2017 meeting. Garret Sitts approved the minutes as read. Donnie Smith seconded the motion and all agreed.
Dave Tuthill gave a report for the Kellogg Franklin Trust. They are waiting to hear about another grant from the O’Connor Foundation.
A presentation was given by Gates-Cole Insurance. They are able to lower the insurance for the Town by $13,000.00 for this year.
Mark Laing reported that Delhi Telephone will be surveying at the Town Shed on Friday. Paving on Merrickville Road will be pushed back until August with all the rain we have been experiencing. NYSEG has been trimming trees away from power lines. The Town is following behind to remove stumps and widening the roads where possible.
Garret Sitts made a resolution to appoint Dale Downin Deputy Code Enforcement Officer. David Grant seconded the motion and all agreed.
Tyler Gregory will take care of the Methodist Cemetery this year. He has been doing a great job so far this summer. Thanks to Tyler for his help.
David Grant made a motion to have Joanna/ Josh Jones mow the lawn at the Town office. Dwight Bruno seconded the motion and all agreed.
From the Planning Board, a boundary line adjustment for Louis Pesout.
Don Hebbard reported at this time the grant to study the viability of a solar farm has been denied.
There was a discussion regarding the insurance for the Town. As part of their service, NBT/ Mang will come in and do employee in- service training. Even though the cost is higher than what was quoted by Gates-Cole, it will still be cheaper than what was originally quoted by Gates-Cole. Donnie Smith made a motion to go with NBT/ Mang NYMIR for one year. David Grant seconded and all agreed.
With nothing further to come before the Board, Garret Sitts made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 P.M. David Grant seconded the motion and all agreed.