Special Town Board Meeting:
- New Town Insurance
- Delhi Telephone Proposal For Fiber Optic High Speed Broadband To Franklin Town
Special Town Board Meeting:
The Franklin Farmers’ Market at Chapel Hall starts its 11th season this Sunday, May 28th.
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 Charles Bremer, and will be available for sale at the market.
The regular meeting of the Franklin Town Board was called to order at 7:30 P.M. by Supervisor Jeff Taggart. Present were Garret Sitts, David Grant, Donnie Smith, Dwight Bruno, Paul Warner and Mark Laing. Also present were Mike Ritz, Roger Reed, Pete Nero, Mike Wallace, Bill Young, Tony Breuer, Marjorie Kellogg, Brian Brock, Don Hebbard and Undersheriff Craig DuMond.
The minutes from the April 4th meeting were read. Garret Sitts made a motion to accept the minutes. Dwight Bruno seconded them and all present agreed. Mirabito Fuel Group would not let us pre-pay for diesel fuel. The Town will pre-pay for fuel oil for next year. Continue reading…
By Brian Brock
The New Franklin Register has been chronicling the sale of real property in Franklin for almost a decade, totaling over 350 sales. We have compiled all these by year and posted them on the Franklin Local website. This database allows us to look back at the recent history of real estate in our town.
In a typical year, there are forty or so free-market sales – averaging less than one a week. Of the 2,180 parcels in Franklin, that is a two percent turnover annually. Also, there are as many transfers and adjustments, for which no money changes hands. Generally, we do not publish those, to save space. In addition, every month there are a few sales between relatives or of foreclosed parcels, which usually do not yield a free-market price. While we publish those, they are not included in this analysis. Continue reading…
By Brian Brock
Would you like to know how the town board spent your property taxes last year?
You should be able to.
Under New York Town Law, each town is required to file an annual financial report. This Annual Update Document (AUD) should be available from the Town Clerk, Dawn Ritz, or the Office of the State Comptroller within 60 days of the end of the year. (Nearly ninety-seven percent of towns speed the process by filing their AUDs electronically.) What is more, the town is required to publish notice of the availability of each AUD in the official newspaper.
Then how could you have missed these financial reports year after year? In 2013, an examination by the OSC of Town of Franklin Financial Operations found that our town has not been filing these required AUDs since the one for 2008. Even that one is available only from Albany. Continue reading…
By Christina Milliman
Arthur Austin was a professional, and likely self-taught, photographer of the early 20th Century who documented the people, scenery, homes, businesses, public buildings, street scenes and agricultural aspects of daily life in and around Franklin between circa 1900 and 1930. Not a lot is known about this man or his family. It can be suspected that he started out during the early camera craze, fueled by the Eastman Kodak Company (and a handful of other companies) who marketed cameras and negatives for the “every-day” person and professional, thus leading to “instant photography.” He also may have learned his photography skills from a friend or family member.Continue reading…
The regular monthly meeting of the Franklin Town Board was called to order at 7:30 P.M. by Supervisor Jeff Taggart. Present were Garret Sitts, David Grant, Donnie Smith, Dwight Bruno, Paul Warner and Highway Superintendant Mark Laing. Also present were Debra Renwick, Roger Reed, Pete Nero, Jamie Archibald, David Tuthill, Brian Brock, Don Hebbard, Tony Breuer, Bill Young and Robert Eggler.
Dave Tuthill gave an update on the Kellogg Educational Community Center. They have acquired three grants from the Delaware Academy Kellogg Memorial Fund. They have also completed the fund raising of $500.00 for the matching grant from the O’Conner Foundation. The new space for the community center is starting to get organized. They are talking with Veltans Landscaping about the updating of the little league field. Their meetings are the last Wednesday of the month at the Treadwell Firehouse from April to October. Continue reading…
The regular monthly meeting of the Franklin Town Board was called to order at 7:30 P.M. by Supervisor Jeff Taggart. Present were Garret Sitts, David Grant, Dwight Bruno, Paul Warner and Jamie Archibald. Donnie Smith was absent. Also present were Bill Young, David Tuthill, Roger Reed, Pete Nero, Mike Wallace, Tony Breuer and Don Hebbard.
The minutes from the February 7, 2017 meeting were read. Garret Sitts made a motion to accept the minutes as read. David Grant seconded and all present agreed. Continue reading…