Franklin Town Board – September 3, 2019

A video recording of this meeting is below.

The regular meeting of the Franklin Town Board was called to order by Supervisor Jeff Taggart at 7:34 p.m. Present were Jeff Taggart, Garret Sitts, Donnie Smith, Dwight Bruno, Paul Warner and Jamie Archibald. Also present were Earnie Cawley, Carl Lobdell, Chris Downin, Jan Mulroy, Roger Reed, Pete Nero, Amanda Groff, Dillon Groff, Robert Ackerman, Donald Hebbard, Brian Brock, Dave Tuthill, Meg Shivers, Mike Wallace, Tony Breuer, Sara Andros and Jim Basile.

The minutes were read from the August 6, 2019 meeting. Donnie Smith made the motion to accept minutes as read. Dwight Bruno seconded the motion. All present agreed.

Jamie Archibald reported for Mark Laing that there is 3 miles of chip sealing left to do. Should be done within 2 weeks. They will be hot patching East Handsome Bk Rd and Carey Rd. before winter. He also said the town is in need of 2 10 wheelers to replace the ones that were taken off road. They have found a couple and Donnie Smith made the motion to persue the purchase of these. Garret Sitts seconded the motion. Jeff mentioned that they should get rid of ones not in use.

Dave Tuthill reported for the Franklin Kellogg Trust.

Jeff said the land purchase for town offices should be complete either this week or next.

Jeff reported that Dollar General representatives will be at the Planning Board meeting September 5, 2019 at 7:30 to answer questions.

Amanda Groff reported the Recreation Committee had a good year other than pool had to be closed a little early because of pump and electrical issues.

There was a discussion about Dollar General . Several people shared their concerns.

Jim Basile did a presentation on software used for reappraisal. It would be a couple years to wait for new software. It was agreed to go ahead and do reappraisal next year. Donnie Smith made the motion to reappoint Jim Basile to another 6 year term for appraisor. Garret Sitts seconded the motion. All present agreed.

Donnie Smith made the motion for Paul to pay bill for Appraiser for Love and Hope. Dwight Bruno seconded the motion. All present agreed.

Donnie Smith made the motion to write check to finalize land purchase. Garret Sitts seconded the motion. All present agreed.

With nothing further to come before the board, Garret Sitts made the motion to adjourn., Donnie Smith seconded the motion. All present agreed.

Vouchers 359-396 were presented for payment.

Respectfully submitted,

Sonja Johns, Town Clerk

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