Minutes will be posted when they are received.
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…
Franklin Town Board meetings are generally held on the first Tuesday of each month at the Franklin Town Sheds at the intersection of Routes 357 & 21.
Every third month, as indicated below, meetings will be held in Treadwell at either the Fire House or Kellogg Community Center.
- January 2nd
- February 6th
- March 6th (Treadwell)
- April 3rd
- May 1st
- June 5th (Treadwell)
- July 10th (due to July 4th holiday, meeting on second Tuesday)
- August 7th
- September 4th (Treadwell)
- October 2nd
- November 7th (due to Election Day, meeting on first Wednesday)
- December 4th (Treadwell)