Adirondack Town Of Franklin
Adirondack Town Of Franklin

Town of Franklin Board Meetings


Board members present:

Supervisor Mary Ellen Keith
Councilman Walt Kretser (7:15 PM)
Councilperson Janet Ordway
Councilman Al Berg
Councilman Cliff Smalley

Others Present:

Budget Officer Richard Meagher, Highway Superintendent Jacques DeMars, Town Clerk Sandra Oliver, Les Parker, Dick Jarvis


Supervisor Keith called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. The Town Clerk called the roll, introduced guests and stated (at 7:00 pm) a quorum was present; Coun. Kretser arrived at 7:15 pm, and the full board was then present.


Budget Officer Richard Meagher presented the General Fund 2010 Tentative Budget to the Board. He explained the tentative budget was assembled from input gathered from department heads. He reviewed the General Fund portion of the 2010 Tentative Budget line by line, and following discussion, adjustments were made. The Highway Fund will be reviewed and discussed on Monday, October 5th at 7:00 PM. Mr. Meagher then left the meeting.


Motion to adjourn workshop (J.Ordway-C.Smalley m/s/p) ALL AYE

Town of Franklin Meeting

Special Board Meeting - September 20, 2009

Supervisor Keith opened the special meeting at 9:28 pm. The pledge allegiance having been recited and the roll having been called, the meeting proceeded.


1. FUEL BIDS: The Town Clerk reported no bids had been received as yet for fuel. Requests for same have been and will be published in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and Press Republican once per week over a 4-week period. Coun. Berg asked if the State or County had awarded contracts, and Supv. Keith responded if contracts had been awarded, they would not cover this area. The bid deadline is October 14, 2009.


1. GARAGE REPAIR . A discussion ensued regarding the necessity for immediate repairs to the Town Garage. Under NYS regulations, a certified engineer must oversee the matter. Supv. Keith distributed copies of a faxed estimate from Earth Science Engineering:

Replace exterior berm against garage wall


Less: Town to furnish insulation


Town will furnish 220 cu. yds. sand Town to use its front loader Scientists and engineers

$ 5,000

Claims 28 - 30


Repair leak into trench drain and oil/water separator


(This might be as little as $2,000, but will depend on results of investigation.)

Total estimated cost


Supv. Keith stated the Town will do whatever it can, utilizing its workforce and vehicles, to minimize the expense. Supt. DeMars indicated the Highway Dept., under professional supervision, would be able to move earth against the side of the building by the week of October 12th, and he has reserved some fill for this purpose.

2. LOCAL GOVERNMENT CONFERENCE Supv. Keith, Coun. Smalley and Clerk Oliver will attend this conference on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 in Potsdam


There being no further business to conduct the special meeting adjourned at 9:32 pm. (M.Keith-J.Ordway m/s/p) ALL AYE

Respectfully submitted, Sandra J. Oliver, Town Clerk

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