Franklin Selectboard Meeting joint with

Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment

October 26, 2019 @ 9:30 a.m.
Town Clerk’s Office


Call to order

At 9:34 a.m. Yvon Dandurand called the meeting to order.


Present: Dave Bennion, Yvon Dandurand, Andy Godin, Brooks Sturtevant, Selectboard

Sam Gervais, Clark Hubbard, Roland Rainville, Planning Commission

Jim Pivirotto, Paulette Tatro, Wesley Kempton, Zoning Board of Adjustment


Guests: Corinna Stanley


Purpose of Meeting: Determine status of occupancy of Hill Rd residents.


Wendy Sargeant stated the purpose of the letters that were sent to all residents.  Paulette Tatro asked what the letters stated.  Wendy read the letter and reviewed the attachment that was also sent; to advise the residence of the complaint and violations and what the Development regulations were for seasonal occupancy. 


Yvon stated the history of the Hill Rd occupancy, reviewed what information came up during the prior meetings with the Meunier’s.   The Selectboard doesn’t have lots of records regarding the leases to make necessary determinations. 


Clark Hubbard reviewed status of Development regulations pertaining to seasonal occupancy.  Clark would like to know how the Selectboard plans on dealing with occupancy issues.  To be considered year-round would need to meet the following:

·        State approved potable water

·        State approved septic/gray water system

·        Off road parking for two vehicles

·        Town of Franklin wouldn’t be held liable for plowing private roads or bussing for school


Wendy reviewed the complaints from Abbotts regarding pushed up snow blocking the road access, cannot impede the ROW access.


Sam Gervais, Clark H and Rolland Rainville all stated that the responsibility of leases falls upon the landowner to control.


Wendy stated that Brian Juran (disabled) breached the idea of an affidavit to clear his property.


Clark and Andy Godin state that Meunier’s should be enforcing leases related to Hill Rd properties.  Selectboard will be the legislative body having to deal with Seasonal properties and occupancy. 


Wendy questioned the complaint that an individual has a cat business and brings lots of construction equipment onto the road to his property.  Clark reviewed the Development regulations regarding business/home occupations/heavy equipment status and requirements.  Rolland asked about when the listers last went down Hill Rd; no one could provide an answer.


Wendy asked for clarification on Hill Rd; need to determine how long individual requests on affidavits are needed; every six months?  Sam suggested April 15th and Oct 15th for affidavit for Brian Juran.


Discussion regarding fines for violations; $100 per day?


Next Selectboard meeting discussion:

·        Discuss compensation for Zoning Administrator for writing letters, ect.

·        Estimation of hours

·        Enforcement of occupancy letters

·        Discuss designated policing committee.


Sam outlined the process of enforcement letters, give 14 days by certified letter.  Yvon suggested that Wendy make a template and letter would be circulated amongst all the boards for approval. 



Clark H/Paulette T made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Vote taken; all in favor; motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 10:50 am.


Respectfully submitted,

Lisa Larivee, Town Clerk

October 29, 2019


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

These minutes were approved at the Selectboard meeting on November 20, 2019.