Adirondack Town Of Franklin
Adirondack Town Of Franklin

Town of Franklin Board Meetings

July 11, 2018 Monthly Town Board Meeting 5:30pm


Supervisor Art Willman, Councilman Cliff Smalley, Councilman Tom Bartiss, Councilman Pete Woodcock and Councilman Don Hamm


Doris Hamm, Paul Blaine-Code Officer, Leo Law, Karen Smalley, Doris Hamm, Melinda Ellis, Jacques DeMars-Highway Superintendent and Lauren LeFebvre-Town Clerk


Supervisor Willman called the meeting to order at 5:30pm. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and the Town Clerk called the roll, noting a quorum was present.


Leg. Ellis announced the Franklin County Youth Bureau will be allocating an additional $600 to the Town of Franklin Summer Youth Program this year. Supervisor Willman announced he has appointed Town Clerk, Lauren LeFebvre to the Franklin County Youth Board.

REVIEW/APPROVAL OF May 9, 2018 MEETING MINUTES: Minutes approved as presented. (C.Smalley-T.Bartiss m/s/p) all aye

APPROVAL OF CLAIMS The board audited and approved payment of the following:

General FundAbstract 7Claims 115-141$5,868.67
Highway FundAbstract 7Claims 96-110$10,333.74
Pre-Pay GeneralAbstract 7Claims 31-34$911.57

(D.Hamm-T.Bartiss m/s/p) all aye

SUPERVISOR'S REPORT: Balances on hand as of June 30, 2018

General Fund
Kt. Mt SRF$952.40
Cemetery RF$3,403.04
Kt. Mt. CLASS$45,004.45
Highway Fund
Cap Proj. HW$47,410.32
Landfill Clos. CR
Fire Protection
Capital Proj Bldg

(Smalley-Hamm m/s/p) All Aye


Highway Superintendent, Jacques DeMars, read the following:

  • Cut trees several times
  • Zipped a section a section of Kushiqua- Mud Pond road and patched afterward.
  • Zipped a section of Pine Grove Lane and patched afterward.
  • Assisted the Town of Duane with paving.
  • Assisted the Town of Saranac with paving.
  • Ongoing beaver activity around town.
  • Gas, fuel and maintenance logs given to Highway Committee .

RESOLUTION #29 APPROVAL OF EXPENDITURE TO PAVE LOOP ROAD, A SECTION OF PINE GROVE LANE AND A SECTION OF FRANKLIN FALLS ROAD - On a motion by Councilman Smalley, second by Councilman Woodcock, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Franklin Town Board does hereby authorize the expenditure of up to $65,219 for additional paving on Loop Road, Pine Grove Lane and Franklin Falls Road it is further resolved that the official 284 Agreement will be signed at the August board meeting.

Those Voting Aye:
    Supervisor Willman
    Councilman Hamm
    Councilman Smalley
    Councilman Woodcock
    Councilman Bartiss

Those voting No: None

CODE OFFICER'S MAY 2018 REPORT - 6 permits issued, 1 violation issued and 12 inspections were performed and $1159.60 fees collected.


A. Appraisal

RESOLUTION #30 APPROVAL TO ENGAGE THE SERVICES OF CHARLES FRANCIS RE: LOON GULF PROPERTIES - On a motion by Councilman Hamm, second by Councilman Smalley, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Franklin Town Board does hereby approve of engaging the services of Charles Francis, Property Appraiser, in the regards to the Loon Gulf Assessment Litigation against the Town of Franklin.

Those Voting Aye:
    Supervisor Willman
    Councilman Hamm
    Councilman Smalley
    Councilman Woodcock
    Councilman Bartiss

Those voting No: None

B. NYS Department of Health - Supervisor Willman stated NYSDOH has informed the town that they will not issue a permit for the Summer Youth Program in 2019 if there is no UV Water Treatment System installed at Kate Mountain Park.


A. Solar Project Update All necessary contracts have been signed and submitted. Awaiting direction for next step for installation of the array.

B. Waterfront and Hamlet Revitalization Grant - A final draft booklet has been prepared with recommendations to the Towns of Schulyer Falls, Franklin, Black Brook and Saranac.

C. Community Building Update - Supervisor Willman met with representatives from Friends of Dewey to discuss how they went about funding and building the public facility at Mt. Piscah. Hiring seasonal labor was discussed. No decision was made.


A. Cemetery- Councilman Smalley reported, with regard to 2019 mowing, Cemetery Custodian Tim Goff will inform the selected contractor when and which cemeteries need mowing.

B. Recreation- Youth Program 7/2-8/10.

C. Celebration- no report

D. Facilities- Councilman Smalley reported he will meet with parties, as one group, who have expressed interest in the RFP's for landscaping or cleaning to tour the facilities involved.


There being no further business to discuss, Supervisor Willman adjourned the meeting at 6:40pm.

Respectfully submitted, Lauren LeFebvre, Town Clerk

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