Franklin Selectboard Meeting
October 3, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Town Clerk’s Office
Call to order/pledge of allegiance/agendA
At 7:04 pm Peter Magnant called the
meeting to order. All present recited the Pledge of Allegiance. There were no
Present: Peter Magnant,
Yvon Dandurand, brook Sturtevant, Dave bennion, Sandi Murphy.
Guests: Pam mccarthy
Public Comment Period -
Pam McCarthy was present and introduced
herself as a Candidate for the Senate. She talked about Act 46; water issues;
cell phone issues; cost of living in VT and our aging population.
salt contract – last winter was at $71.10; FY19 price of $82.77 per ton. Yvon D/Brooks
S made a motion to sign the contract. Vote taken, all in Favor. Motion carried.
Peter M signed the contract.
Grant for Pidgeon Hill Road – applying for a $240,000 Grant with a 20% match ($48,000
Town share). Brooks S/Yvon D made a motion to approve applying for the Grant,
giving Peter M and or Yvon D the power to sign the application and bringing the
20% match to the voters at Town Meeting. No further discussion. Vote taken, all
in favor. Motion carried.
ATV Ordinance review
All Selectboard members have draft copies
of the Ordinance for their review. Yvon D is concerned with Town’s liability.
The SB agreed to post this draft on the Town site and fb for the residents to
review and offer input.
Approve minutes - August 20, 2018 and
September 19, 2018
Brooks S/Dave B made the motion to
approve the minutes of August 20, 2018 as presented. Vote taken, all in Favor.
Brooks S/Dave B made a motion to approve
the minutes of September 19, 2018 as presented. Vote taken, all in Favor.
Town Clerk concerns
M. Silva estate filing - Lisa was advised
to discuss with the town attorney, but needs the SB permission to do so. Brooks
S/Yvon D made a motion to give Lisa permission to contact the Town Attorney to
get help with filing the petition with Probate Court. Peter M wants Lisa to be
sure not to spend more than the amount being received. Vote taken, all in
Favor. Motion carried.
46 - school merger discussion - Insurance. Peter M said the School Board has
contacted their Attorney to draft a Purchase and Sales Agreement for the
transfer of the fields, gardens and Right of Way. Brooks S/Yvon D made a motion
for Peter M to sign the contract. There was discussion on whether or not to
have our Town Attorney review the contract before signing. Vote taken, all in
Favor. Motion carried.
vehicle charging station Grant - the town needs to decide where these stations
would be set up.
budget review for Highway Department - the Highway crew needs to present their
budget at the next SB Meeting, October 17, 2018.
tree pad at Town Clerk Office building – Yvon D explained how the pad would be
constructed for multiple uses. Dave B and Yvon D will check with the Recreation
Committee and will contact Dig Safe before beginning construction.
Review and sign bills
All SB members reviewed and signed off on
the bills and orders.
Peter M looked through the folder. VLCT
notice of upcoming Seminar.
Member concerns/Other business
Peter M – will be out of town October 7th
thru the 14th. Peter M said Rob Evans has called with LCCA updates.
Yvon D - the road crew needs to pull the
weed harvester and clean it up now. Yvon D mentioned there was a complaint
about the road crew not wearing proper safety gear while on the job. Peter M
said the SB will have a discussion with the road crew about this. OSHA rules
must be followed. Asked if the water at
the Town Hall should be turned back on? Answer is yes.
Brooks S - Act 46 issues – Brooks S wants
to keep fighting.
Dave B - can the Historical Society event
be sent out to the town’s e-mail list? Answer is yes. Should the town buy Dick
Wright’s? The SB will have Lisa inquire what the asking price is.
Dave B and Yvon D reported on the Water
Meeting they attended with Jerrod Wiley. Operating and Maintenance costs
associated with the aeration project may well exceed $10,000 annually.
Next meeting is October 17, 2018 at 7:00
pm at town clerk’s office
At 9:01 pm Brooks S/Yvon D made a motion
to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried.
minutes are not official until approved at the next regular Selectboard Meeting.