Franklin Selectboard Meeting

August 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Town Clerk’s Office


Call to order

At 7:04 p.m. Peter M called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


Present: Peter Magnant, Yvon Dandurand, Andy Godin, Dave Bennion, Brooks Sturtevant


Guests: None


Agenda amendments:  None


Public comment period:  None

Pete brought up three letters needing to be approved:  John Ho, Solar Array-preferred siting; letter of Dewing Rd property not following highway rules; Haston Library cleaning attic space.


Sidewalk grant:  VTrans-VT municipal assistance grant for sidewalk study on west side of Main St.  Pete read the award letter aloud.  Work cannot begin until the grant agreement is signed; reimbursable grant funding.  Town cost is a 20% match.  Brooks S/Yvon D made a motion to give Pete authority to sign the 2018 VTrans Municipal Assistance bicycle & pedestrian grant.  All members voted in favor.


Town Hall bid:  Pete read the town hall furnace room bid from Kadence Construction for $2315.00.  Brooks S/Andy G made a motion to accept the bid.  4 in favor, 1 abstained (D. Bennion), motion passed.


Letters of correspondence: 

·        Pete read the letter to the VT public service board regarding John Ho’s preferred site for a solar array.  Yvon D/Dave B made a motion to approve the letter for John Ho preferred energy site.  All in favor, Pete signed the letter.

·        Pete read the letter to the Haston Library Trustees to clean up the attic space and prevent fire hazards.  Yvon D/Brooks S made a motion to approve the letter, all members in favor, Pete signed the letter.

·        Pete read a letter to Gleim’s at 287 Dewing Rd about cones and vehicles blocking the road.  Advised by Selectboard about the law not allowing for highways to be blocked with cones or vehicles.  Brooks S/Yvon D made a motion to approve the letter, all members in favor, Pete signed the letter.


Review and sign bills:  Members reviewed and signed bills.


Member concerns/other business

·        Yvon spoke with Sharon from the Highgate Selectboard regarding the new ATV ordinance in Highgate.


Next meeting date is September 19th @ 6:00 pm at the Town clerk’s office.



At 7:35 pm Brooks S/Dave B made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Vote taken; all in favor; motion carried.



Respectfully submitted,

Lisa Larivee, Town Clerk

August 21, 2018

These minutes are not official until approved at the next regular selectboard meeting.