Franklin Recreation Meeting May 18, 2020


Participants: Bridget Thompson, Bridgette Favreau, Stacy Godin, Stephanie Ho, Paula Tremblay, Dawn Fournier, Brenna Sturtevant, Annie Wagner


Bridget called the meeting to order at 7:09 p.m.


Public Comment

       Stacy has been looking into the MLB grant. The first step is to estimate the cost of putting a fence around all the fields. 


Library Updates

       Reading Incentive:

       All Franklin Central School students have had their name entered once for each prize (bike and fishing gear).

       Children who have completed bingo sheets have received additional entries.

       The prize drawing will be taped in front of Haston Library on Memorial Day and shared on social media.

       Winners will be contacted following the drawing. 

       Paula purchased a fishing gear prize for Franklin Rec to donate. The total is $42 and the expense has been approved by all the Board members. Paula will submit the receipt to the town.

       Paula will be attending the Library Trustee meeting on Thursday 5/21. 


Approve Meeting Minutes

       Stacy motioned to approve the meeting minutes from May 4. Bridgette seconded. The motion passed.


Treasurer’s Report



Memorial Day

       Brenna posted information about Memorial Day events earlier in the day. 

       She has spoken with the Franklin Fire Chief Mike Lawyer to help plan the parade route.

       The parade will be vehicles only and will stay on main roads traveling around Lake Carmi; line up will begin at 10:15.

       Color Guard, wreath laying, the prayer and playing of Taps will be recorded and posted on social media. 

       Hillary Britch is recording a speech that will be posted on social media. 


Virtual Run

       The I Spy Summer Adventure Run/Walk/Bike/Hike will begin on June 22 and end on July 31.

       Participants will be able to register on the Franklin Rec website and purchase a shirt, if desired. Other than the cost of the optional shirt, participation will be free.

       Participants will be asked to log their miles and “I Spy” results. More details will be provided with registration.

       “I Spy” categories will change each week. Initial categories include:



       Something red

       Something yellow

       Butterfly or hummingbird

       A princess


Little League/Field Prep

Bridgette, Paula and Annie are the Franklin Reps on the NWLL board and shared the latest information. 

       Paula is the safety officer and has been asked to come up with a safety plan for the possible 2020 season.  She shared some of her concerns for safety including, but not limited to:


       Number of kids in dugout

       Cleaning shared equipment

       Mask use

       Games being played on both the softball and baseball field at the same time

       Swanton Rec has shared their concerns about the possible 2020 season with Franklin Rec.

       Franklin Rec will send an email to players stating the following:

       All t-ball and farm players will not be having a season and should expect a refund.

       If a player registered for a Major or Minor team will not be playing, please let Franklin Rec know. 

       Confirmation that coaches are still willing to coach. 

       Player names need to be registered with LL by June 1 for insurance purposes.

       Randy sent a message and has been working on the fields. 

       A new flag is needed at the fields. 

       Dawn will do inventory this week.

       Bridget will email Selectboard to make sure there are no issues or restrictions with having LL games on the field later in the summer. 



The meeting was adjourned at 8:13 p.m.


The next meeting will be on Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.