Meeting Minutes


The September monthly meeting for the Town of Franklin was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Dick Wochos followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Officers present:   Dick Wochos, Jim Wacek, Katie Duckart, Sandy Smidle and Todd DeGrave.

Katie Duckart made a motion to approve the agenda as printed, Jim Wacek seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Jim Wacek made a motion to accept the minutes as printed from the August Town Board meeting. Katie Duckart seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Treasurer Sandy Smidle presented the Treasurer’s Report, which shows a balance of $99,603.81    Katie Duckart made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report,  Jim Wacek seconded the motion, the motion carried.

Zoning Administrator Sandy Lemens stated that 1 building permit was issued last month.  The paperwork will be submitted to the planning committee for a land division and rezone.

County Supervisor Jack Wochos was not present.

First Responder Suzi Sevcik reported 2 calls last month.  The first responders have completed training and license renewals should be done by the end of September.  Brat fry fund raiser will be this coming Saturday September 19.

Clerk Todd DeGrave presented the current WEC CARES Subgrant expense tracking sheet.   The grant total is $887.50 with current allowed expenses of $671.18.   That leaves a budget of $216.32.   Ideas were presented for several options for a drop box.  The final decision was to not buy a drop box but schedule 2 days in October when people can drop off ballots in person.  A temperature scanner was also considered at a cost of about $40.  The decision was made that a temperature scanner would not be needed.  The remaining grant money will be used for PPE and additional personnel on election day.

Maps and paperwork were filled out for WSLR yearly reporting.  Clerk Todd DeGrave will mail the paperwork to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

Katie Duckart made a motion to approve the contract for new voting equipment.  Jim Wacek seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Chairman Richard Wochos signed the contract and Clerk Todd DeGrave will mail it to the County.

Town Orders # 142 to # 160 were discussed, approved and paid.

Our next monthly Town Board meeting will October 12, 2020. at the Franklin Town Hall.

There being no further discussion, the September Town Board meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Todd DeGrave Town Clerk