Franklin Planning Commission
March 19, 2019
Town Clerk Office
Members Present: Clark
Hubbard, Cyrus Grennon, Dave Bennion, Jordie Fraties, Maureen Sodaro
Meeting Called to
Order at 7:35 pm.
Approval of Minutes: Dave
made a motion to approve the February minutes.
The motion was seconded by Jordie.
All members approved the minutes.
Old Business: Clark signed the letter for John Ho. The letter was sent to the agencies involved
with John Ho’s solar power request. Dave
stated that others have encountered the same issue with the VEC that John Ho
has had. Dave said that the legislators
are interested in that issue with VEC.
The large visual monitor is now hooked up in the Town
Clerk’s office. (Thank you Dave!)
New Business: Dave
moved that the PC purchase a new wireless keyboard and mouse to use for
meetings. The motion was seconded by Clark. All PC members approved the motion. The funds are left over from those that were
allotted by the Selectboard for the purchase a screen that can be used for the
purchase of a monitor, brackets, connections, wires. Dave stated that Pete Magnant had concerns regarding
the letter that was sent to the groups involved in John Ho’s solar power issues. Pete wondered if it would appear that the
changes and approval occurred outside of a warned meeting. Dave assured Pete that it was a decision of
the PC in the February meeting. The PC agreed that Clark
could approve any suggested changes to the letter Maureen would draft after the
February meeting. Clark
would then sign the letter once is was completed if all members agreed to the
changes. Dave told Pete that in the
future, any similar issues would be made through a motion and agreed by a
majority of PC members. The PC agreed
with Dave’s suggestion and will make sure that a motion is made in the
future. On another topic, Dave stated
that Bob Irish is training Wendy Sargent his assistant. Selectboard agreed that since Bob was just
elected to his position, he could train Wendy for a year. If voted in next year, she could take over as
This month was supposed include the election of officers. Dave made a motion to have Clark
continue as chairperson of the PC. Due to the absence of a few members, Clark felt the PC should wait one more month for a full
board before PC Officers are nominated. All PC present agreed. Jordie
stated that he needs to resign from the PC as he and his family will be moving.
He will most likely attend next month
for the last time. The PC will miss Jodie’s active participation
in our meetings. Dave will let the
selectboard know about Jordie’s resignation.
Dave spoke about the possibility of future recreational use
of the town land if the townis able to obtain a right of way to the land.
Dave told the PC that Wesley Kempton has joined the
NWRPC. Wesley is also on the VBA.
Public Comments: No
a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:06 pm.
The motion was seconded by Dave. All approved the motion to adjourn.
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.