Minutes will be posted when they are received.
The Franklin Farmers’ Market at Chapel Hall starts its 12th season on Sunday, May 27th.
You can find us at 25 Institute Street, Franklin NY, just off Route 357 in Delaware County – home of the Franklin Stage Company.
This year’s poster is by Joan Dworkin, and will be available for sale at the market. Continue reading…
The special meeting to interview candidates for the Board of Assessment Review was called to order at 7:35 P.M. by Supervisor Jeff Taggart. Present were Jeff Taggart, David Grant, Donnie Smith and Dwight Bruno. Garret Sitts was absent. Also present were Brian Brock, Bob Eggler and Barb Thompson.
There are two candidates for the Board of Assessment Review position.
David made a motion to go into executive session at 7:40 P.M. for interviews. Donnie seconded the motion and all present agreed.
Donnie made a motion to come out of executive session at 7:45 P.M. Dwight seconded the motion and all present agreed.
Jeff Taggart and Dwight Bruno audited the Court records on April 2, 2018. Everything was found to be in order. David made a resolution that the Court records have been audited and found to be in order. Donnie seconded the motion and all present agreed.
The Town will get other bids for the lighting job at the Town Shed.
Dwight made a motion to go into executive session at 8:05 P.M. for interviews. David seconded the motion and all present agreed.
David made a motion to come out of executive session at 8:15 P.M. Donnie seconded the motion and all present agreed.
David made a motion to go into executive session regarding legal matters at 8:30 P.M. Donnie seconded the motion.
Dwight made a motion to come out of executive session at 8:40 P.M. David seconded the motion and all present agreed.
With nothing further to come before the Board, Donnie made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 P.M. Dwight seconded the motion and all present agreed.
The regular monthly meeting of the Franklin Town Board was called to order at 7:35 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 Jamie Archibald, Roger Reed, Pete Nero, Jim Carey, Laura Gregory, Lynn Yakubec, Sharon Knapp, Tyler Gregory, James Gregory, Don Hebbard, Brian Brock, Tony Breuer, Joseph Serrao, Nick Chase, Liz Serrao, Alexis Beerio.
The minutes were read from the March 6, 2018 meeting. David Grant made a motion to accept the minutes as read. Dwight Bruno seconded the motion and all agreed.
Tyler Gregory gave a presentation about The Ouelout Cemetery in North Franklin that he maintained last summer. He did an excellent job, making the grounds very nice and cleaned up headstones also. The Board thanked him for his service to the community.
Jim Carey has a large tree on his property that needs to come down. It is in the Town’s right of way. The Clerk will send the Carey’s a letter stating that the Town will take the tree down in 2018.
Mark Laing opened the sealed bids for 2018:
Carver Stone bid $8.10 for trucking all sizes of stone.
Cobleskill Stone bid $7.75 for trucking all sizes of stone.
Garret Sitts made a motion to use Cobleskill Stone and Mark can go with either one for the 1a’s since the bid is the same. David Grant seconded the motion and all agreed.
Peckham bid $.853
Suit’Kote bid $.856
Gorman bid $.97
Garret Sitts made a motion to go with Peckham for liquid calcium. David Grant seconded the motion and all agreed.
Fuel and Heating:
Mirabito is the only company to bid in this category.
Paul suggested that the heating fuel bids be done closer to the end of the year to be able to plan better. David Grant made a motion to go with the firm price on all heating and fuel with no pre-pay. Donnie Smith seconded the motion and all agreed.
There will be a pie sale on April 20, 2018 ay Wayne Bank to benefit the Rec. Commission.
Eastern Energy Solutions has given a quote for changing out all of the lighting at the Town Shed building. Jeff would like to have Mark Jacobs check the work when the project is complete.
There is a special meeting next Tuesday April 10, 2018 at 7:30 P.M. to interview candidates for Board of Assessment Review.
DEP is buying 50 acres on West Platner Brook. Adjoining property owners are concerned about hunting on that land.
Audit Report is back, will have further discussion.
There needs to be a two week notice given before a meeting regarding the Beebe/ Dumond Road abandonment.
With nothing further to come before the Board, Garret made a motion to adjourn the meeting. David seconded the motion and all agreed.
Video Recording of meeting:
In 2010, the Franklin Town Board stopped their annual internal auditing of the town books and stopped releasing an accounting, both required under NY Town Law. In addition, they did not file an Annual Update Document of this accounting with the Office of the State Comptroller, required under NY Municipal Law.
In 2014, after the OSC audit of town financial operations for 2012 and 2013, our town government agreed with the findings (letter, 4/30), and agreed to restart auditing and filing (Comprehensive Action Plan, 7/16), but they have not.
In 2016, The New Franklin Register learned of this audit, which had never been discussed in town meetings – contrary to the practice of neighboring towns and Delaware County. During late 2016 and early 2017, the newspaper requested these accountings, but without success.
In 2017, to bring this matter before the Franklin community, the NFR published a series of investigations. All that time, repeated requests were stonewalled, with the supervisor Jeffery Taggart stating only that “we’re working on it.” The supervisor served his first two terms without producing a single accounting. Continue reading…
Getting married this summer? Consider getting married in the Village Park on Main Street in Franklin, NY
Mayor Tom Briggs can officiate at your ceremony.
Flower arrangements can be provided by The Franklin Garden Club
Vintage wedding attire can be found at:
The Squire’s Tankard
173 Main Street Franklin, NY
The wedding feast can be catered by:
The Tulip and the Rose
453 Main Street
Franklin, N Y
Local artistic baker Xina Sheenan can create your wedding cake.
You or your guests can stay at:
The Franklin Guest House
113 Center Street
Franklin, NY 13775
Franklin, the perfect place for a summertime wedding!
By Charlotte Zoë Walker
When I was growing up, my dad was in the Navy, and because we moved around so much – each time he was ordered to a new assignment – I ended up going to sixteen schools, including four high schools. My brother adapted to this by being gregarious, charming, and funny, and making new friends wherever he went. I did the opposite, growing shyer each time I was “the new girl,” and retreating more and more into books. Books were the most reliable friends one could hope for. With the right book, you could just open the pages, find the spot where you left off, and dive right back in again to a world that welcomed and embraced you. Your mother might call you to help with dinner or make your bed, but you could barely hear her or pull yourself out of the world of that book. Continue reading…
The regular monthly meeting of the Franklin Town Board was called to order at 7:35 P.M. by Supervisor Jeffrey Taggart. Present were Jeff Taggart, Garret Sitts, David Grant, Donnie Smith , Dwight Bruno and Paul Warner. Also present were Dave Tuthill, Deb Tuthill, Roger Reed, Pete Nero, Don Hebbard, Mike Wallace and Tony Breuer. Jaime Archibald arrived after the meeting was called to order.
The minutes were read from the February 6, 2018 meeting. Garret Sitts made a motion to accept the minutes as read. David Grant seconded the motion and all agreed.
Dwight Bruno and Donnie Smith audited the Town’s financial records on February 14, 2018 for the year of 2017. Dwight Bruno made a motion that the records were audited and Dwight Bruno and Jeff Taggart will audit the Town Court records in March. Continue reading…