Franklin Town Board – April 5, 2016

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The regular monthly meeting of the Franklin Town Board was called to order at 7:35 P.M. by Supervisor Jeff Taggart. Present were Donnie Smith, David Grant, Dwight Bruno, Supervisor Jeff Taggart, Highway Superintendant Mark Laing and Paul Warner. Absent was Garret Sitts. Also present were Roger Reed, Pete Nero, Jamie Archibald, Pete Bevilaequa, Stuart Anderson, Don Hebbard Bill Young, Mike Wallace, Tony Breuer, Abby Butler and Bob Cairns.

The minutes were read from the March 1, 2016 Meeting. David Grant made a motion to accept the minutes as read. Donnie Smith seconded the motion and all present agreed.

There will be a Public Hearing regarding the updated Flood Plain Law from 2012, at 7:30 P.M. on Tuesday May 2, 2016. Thc maps are available at the Town Clerk’s Office. The regular Town Board meeting will begin immediately following the Public Hearing.

Highway Superintendent Mark Laing opened the bids for stone, liquid calcium chloride, heating oil and diesel fuel. Carver Stone bid $8.5O/ ton to deliver all stone products. Cobleskill Stone bid $8.00/ ton to deliver all stone products. After combining
the price of the stone with delivery charge the cost is as follows:

1a1b1st1&2 mix
Carver Stone$19.40/ton$16.75/ton$16.75/ton$17.00/ton
Cobleskill Stone$19.00/ton$16.25/ton$16.25/ton$16.25/ton

David Grant made a motion to accept Cobleskill Stone across the board. Donnie Smith seconded the motion and all present agreed.

Three bids were received for liquid calcium chloride. Gorman Brothers bid $.899/ gallon, Suitkote bid $1.08/ gallon and Peckham Materials bid $.803/ gallon. Donnie Smith made a motion to accept the bid from Peckham Materials. Dwight Bruno seconded the motion and all present agreed.

There were three bids received for heating oil and diesel fuel. There is a firm price, fluctuating price and a pre-payprice.

Fuel Heating
Firm PriceFluctuation PricePre-pay
Mirabito$2.4539/gallonrack plus $.28150$1.6831
Suburban$1.845rack plus $.25$1.6959
Superior PlusN/Arack plus $.40N/A
Low Sulfur Diesel
Firm PriceFluctuation PricePre-pay
Mirabito$1.6679/gallonrack plus $.2675$1.6679
Suburban$1.8959rack plus $.25$1.7459
Superior PlusN/Arack plus $.30N/A
60/40 Diesel Winter Blend
Firm PriceFluctuation PricePre-pay
Mirabito$1.7831/gallonrack plus $.2976$1.9279
Suburban$1.8959rack plus $.25$1.7459
Superior PlusN/Arack plus $.30N/A

There was discussion among the Board if Pre-Paying for heating oil and diesel would be tying up too much money this early in the year would be a good plan. Donnie Smith made a motion to go with a firm price using Mirabito as our supplier for all fuel needs. David Grant seconded the motion and all present agreed. Mark Laing only received one bid for pipes. Mark will make sure to get the best deal possible on pipe and will check state prices. The Board will table the bids for pipe right now.

The Town should gain approximately 25% more in CHIPS money this year. The CHIPS money will be locked in for five years per State Budget. Mark will find out on Thursday.

The broom has been being used since March 28, 2016. The dozer has been here and has been returned. All the reclamation work has been done. The Town must put up delineators every 100 feet at the gravel banks.

The new garage doors are not working well. They want to wait on ordering the other three garage doors until these current ones are working properly.

Mark is still waiting for the truck box with twin augers bids to come in. They still will need one more box. Can the Town put in a penalty clause on equipment bids to get things moving faster in the future’? Mark has been looking at excavators they would like to purchase. We could still rent to own the machine that we rented last year. Donnie Smith made a motion to rent the excavator for the month of May. David Grant seconded and all present agreed.

Mark Laing did some research on Calcium Chloride that they put on the roads. The MSDS is in the Town Clerks Office.

Mike Sabansky in Real Property Department recommends that the Towns opt out of the PILOT Program for Commercial Solar Farms.

Mike Wallace is still expressing concern about the lack of cell service. Verizon will be added on to the tower at the Town Sheds.

With no other business to come before the Board, David Grant made a motion to adjourn at 9:35P.M.

Donnie Smith seconded the motion and all present agreed.

Video Recording of meeting: