Franklin Town Board – November 8, 2017

A video recording of this meeting is below.

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.

Dwight Bruno made a motion to contact Cheryl Sacco, Town Attorney, regarding the lease for the Kellogg Educational Foundation in Treadwell. David Grant seconded the motion and all agreed.

The Town needed to pass a resolution to allow DTC Cable Company to have a franchise in Franklin. Dwight Bruno made a motion to have a Franchise Agreement with DTC Cable Company. David Grant seconded the motion and all agreed.

Mark is waiting for a call from Wayne Reynolds regarding a qualified abandonment for a section of Beebe/ Dumond Roads. The highway crew have returned to winter hours. The CHIPS paperwork has been filed. They are expecting to get back $356,000.00.

Dwight Bruno made a motion to actively pursue better/ cheaper phone service for the Town. Garret Sitts seconded the motion and all agreed.

The December meeting will be in Treadwell.

There is a concern about needing better lighting around the outside of the Town Shed building.

Jeff will call Tara Donadio to set up a meeting after Thanksgiving to find out what the Town can do to continue the process of becoming a Clean Energy Community.

Garret Sitts made a motion to go into executive session regarding an employee matter at 8:25 P.M. David Grant seconded the motion and all agreed.

At 9:15 P.M. Garret Sitts made a motion to come out of executive session. David Grant seconded and all agreed.

With nothing further to come before the Board, Dwight Bruno made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:15 P.M.

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