Franklin Selectboard Meeting
2020 @ 7:00 p.m.
Zoom virtual meeting
Call to order
At 7:00 p.m. Peter Magnant called
the meeting to order.
Peter Magnant, Dave Bennion, Brooks Sturtevant, Yvon Dandurand, Andy Godin
Lothian, Kim Gates, Paulette Tatro
Agenda amendments: none
Public comment period: Kim surprised
with this meeting, as not much discussion has taken place with townsfolks. Pete stated it is still preliminary in
discussion with Kevin on a price, to see if its feasible to take to the
voters, no decisions will be made without voter approval. Kim understands the boards authority and
position and that the town owns four properties that should be looked at more. Kim feels with a business currently in this
space, it is a good thing for a business on Main St and should support
that. Also, the library board had sent a
letter to the selectboard with concerns and had asked for information; they
have not gotten a response. Pete will have to inquire about that letter, have
not responded to the letter yet with more information. Are still looking at the Dick Wright building
option, as well as other options. Kim
states as a tax payer she feels left out of the conversations. Paulette states she is just catching up on
this discussion as she was not here for town meeting. Will a notice of the discussion be made
known? Pete states not necessarily after
this meeting as options are still being sought.
Dick Wright property
like to enter into executive session to discuss price with Kevin. Brooks S/Dave B made a motion to enter
executive session to discuss the Dick Wright property and invite Kevin to join. All members voted in favor 6-0; motion
Pete stated no
decision is being made at this point, still reviewing all the options; this one
is still open.
spoken with contractors about a new building; would be far less expensive and
more energy efficient to build new. With
Dick Wrights will need a new heating system, a/c system and other upgrades to
make the building usable. Will continue
to discuss further the option for a new building.
Brooks S/Dave B made a motion to
adjourn the meeting. All members voted in
favor; motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 7: 45p.m.
Next meeting will be September 16th
at 6:00 pm.
Larivee, Town Clerk
These minutes are not official until approved at the next regular Selectboard
minutes were approved at the September 16, 2020 Selectboard meeting.