Town of Franklin Board Meetings
Special Board Meeting
May 25, 2016
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:
Supervisor Art Willman, Councilman Cliff Smalley, Councilman Pete Woodcock and Councilman Tom Bartiss
BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:
Councilman Don Hamm
Paul, Carol, Mike and Steve Ward, Charlie Lashway, Aaron Caiazza, Noelle Bergmann and Lauren LeFebvre, Town Clerk
CALL TO ORDER
Supervisor Willman called the meeting to order at 5:30pm. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and the Town Clerk called the role, noting Councilman Hamm absent and a quorum present.
CURRENT USES OF THE TOWN HALL
Councilman Smalley inquired as to what the needs are regarding uses for a community building that are currently being held in the Town Hall. The Town Clerk stated the Town Hall is in use every Monday night by Cub Scouts, the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month for 55+ Club meetings, Wednesday nights by the Code Officer and Board Meetings and every Thursday for Franklin Town Court. The Town Hall is also used at least one weekend a month by residents for private functions. Supervisor Willman added that a Community Building would greatly benefit the Town's Summer Youth Program and would allow us to offer additional youth and senior programs.
RFP FOR ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES
The following RFP's were discussed:
|Andrew Charry, Architect, p.l.l.c.-Lake Placid||Abbreviated: $1,750||Full: $13,800|
|Premises Architecture, Plattsburgh||Abbreviated: $3,200||Full: $12,000|
|CLA Site, Saratoga Springs||Abbreviated: $3,000||Full: $12,000|
Supervisor Willman, Councilman Bartiss and Aaron Caiazza reported they met with Andrew Charry to view projects he has done in the $250,000-$400,000 price range. They were impressed with his work and that he is a local business. Councilman Bartiss felt positive about th fact that Mr. Charry did not appear to advocate for expanding the proposed community to accommodate possible future needs. The committee's concensus was that it was prefereable to work with someone located close by.
On a motion by Councilman Smalley, second by Councilman Woodcock, BE IT RESOLVED, the Town of Franklin Town Board does hereby approve the engagement of Andrew Charry, Architect, P.L.L.C.-Lake Placid to provide architechural and design services for future development of Kate Mt. Park to include a Community Center, trails and other recreational uses. ALL AYE
COMMITTEE DESIGN IDEAS
Supervisor Willman requested committee members draw a sketch of what they would each want to see the exterior of a Community Center look like. Supervisor Willman will provide the drawings to Mr. Charry.
There being no further business to discuss, Supervisor Willman adjourned the meeting at 6:55pm.
Respectfully submitted, Lauren LeFebvre, Town Clerk