J. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION
1. Resolution 11-06: Acceptance of Gift – Council on Aging
motion to accept - passed 5-0
2. Resolution 11-07: Amendment to the Final Cable Television License Granted to Verizon New England, Inc.
The cable providers don't like to give real numbers but there are 10,500 subscribers about 5500 for Comcast and 5000 for Verizon. The motion brings equity to both vendors in terms of expense to them.
motion to accept - passed 6-0
Updated after the meeting - (Powderly arrived in time for this vote)
K. TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
Thanks to all the town employees on the roof clearing, real team effort, Fire, DPW and Schools to remove snow. No reason for concern, everything under control. There are roof leaks in several buildings
Snow removal has exceeded $1 M. We have some stabilization money to handle more if necessary
Budget still a work in progress, numbers being developed. Hopefully, in March should have some.better numbers to work with.
The process at the State level in prior years has changed, we are still anticipating getting a good number to work with for local aid. The remainder of the budget at the State level may not be finalized until July. I am not ready to come out and give you a state aid number until the Senate and the House provide some indication
L. OLD BUSINESS - none
M. NEW BUSINESS - none
N. COUNCIL COMMENTS
Jones - the contractors had a very good turnout for the Stretch Code workshop held today at the Municipal Bldg. Could the councilors get a copy of what was handed out today?
Pfeffer - have we received a report from the 4th of July Committee?
Nutting - not yet, it is requested but not yet received.
Pfeffer - maybe someone with a cell phone could take a photo of the cars using the handicap parking spot to send to the police
February is Heart Month - Friends of Franklin, St Mary's Food Pantry or St Vincent dePaul.
Congratulations to Glen Jones and family on their new addition.
O. EXECUTIVE SESSION – Negotiations, Litigation, Real Property, as May Be Required
Motion to go into executive session, not to return to open meeting
Passed 6-0 (via roll call)