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Updated May 11, 2020


Job Posting: Weed Harvester Operator on Lake Carmi


Candidate must have some mechanical experience.  Must be attentive to designated areas of approved harvesting and obstructions of the lake.  Must be willing to work outside in most weather conditions.  Must hold a VT Boater license and be at least 16 years of age.  Job is seasonal from June through September with approx. 18 hr/wk.  Pay will be based on experience with operating machinery.

Applications due by July 6th or until position is filled.  Interviews will be by Zoom virtual meeting.






The purpose of an accepted sidewalk policy is to define the scope of procedures for maintenance and use of the sidewalks in the Village of Franklin.  The primary objective is to maintain the safety and mobility of pedestrians.  Although financial limitations ultimately affect the level of service that is provided, every effort will be made to provide safe sidewalk conditions as soon as possible with available resources (budget, personnel, equipment and materials). 




               The parking of any vehicle on the sidewalk or intersection of two streets that prohibits pedestrian/bicycle travel is prohibited by this policy.   No parking is allowed on a designated crosswalk. No parking is allowed within 6 feet of fire hydrants.  The vehicle owner will be notified that the vehicle must be removed immediately.




               The Town of Franklin will maintain the existing sidewalks within the approved budget restrictions.  We will continue to plan and work to improve and upgrade the sidewalk infrastructure in the village to connect all the routes.  Blowing of grass or debris and placing of objects on the sidewalks is prohibited.


Snow removal:


               No person shall cause snow to be plowed into, across, or piled onto the sidewalks or other public space.   The Town will conduct snow removal of the sidewalks, where able, after the clearing of all roads is done. With severe long storms; they will be cleared when the storm is over.  The sidewalks will be maintained in such a manner that they are passable; may not be completely bare at any time during the winter, as there are limitations to the ability to sand/salt the sidewalks.  Maintenance will be at the discretion of the town based on the sidewalk infrastructure condition.


Please note that it is being considered for adoption at our next SB meeting, please

send any comments to townoff@franklinvt.net for the boards consideration. Thanks!



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Franklin Town Clerk
Office Hours

Monday & Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: - CLOSED
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Lisa Larivee,
Town Clerk & Treasurer


Sara Rainville,

Assistant Town Clerk & Treasurer

5167 Main Street

PO Box 82, Franklin, VT 05457

Telephone: 802-285-2101
Fax: 802-285-2181
E-mail: townoff@franklinvt.net



Town Clerk’s Office will be closed the following days:

July 2 & 3, 2020

August 17, 2020

September 7, 2020


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