Franklin Planning Commission
April 16, 2019
Town Clerk Office
Members Present: Dave Bennion, Cyrus Grennon, Peter Kittell, Dan Larivee,
Rolland Rainville, Clark
Hubbard, Jordie Fraties
Meeting called to order at
Approval of Minutes: Dave made
a motion to approve the March minutes, seconded by Clark. All approved the motion.
Old Business: Clark is still having talks with the energy board. The Electric Companies are
causing issues with people wanting to use renewable energy. Things are becoming more difficult in order
for individuals to go solar. John Ho is
still waiting for approval from the state for his system. The PC discussed the potential for a charging
station as well as a right of way to the land the town owns that is located
behind The Dick Wright building. Dave said that those are things the
Selectboard is looking into. Dave
informed the members who were not at the last meeting that Wendy Sargent is
currently assisting Bob as Zoning Administrator. Now that there is an assistant to Zoning
Administrator, the PC would like to see zoning permits at every meeting.
New Business: Clark thanked Dave for completing the energy survey. Dave said that most of the questions were
generalized with regards to what towns have done.
Sam Gervais is present to
introduce himself to the PC. He is
interested in taking Jordie Fraties position.
He is very interested in giving back to his community.
Jordie will be leaving the
PC as he is moving due to work location.
The election of officers was
held tonight. Dan nominated Clark for Chair, Peter nominated Dave for Vice
Chair. All members approved the
nominations. Result of elections is that
Clark Hubbard remains in the Chairman position, and Dave Bennion will remain as
The PC discussed the
aeration system for Lake
Carmi. Dave told the PC
what the Selectboard has been told about the effectiveness, noise level, and
quality of system. Dave and Rolland wondered why landowners were
not part of the decision regarding the aeration system. Dave said that there were public meetings
Clark welcomed Sam Gervais to the PC, providing the
Public Comments: No public comments.
Clark made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 pm,
seconded by Dan. All members approved
The next regular meeting of the Franklin Planning
Commission will be held on April 16, 2019 at the Franklin Town Clerk Office.
Maureen Sodaro, Secretary
March 20, 2019
Minutes are not final until approved by the Planning
Commission at the next regular meeting.