Meeting Minutes


The October 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.

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

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

Treasurer Sandy Smidle presented the Treasurer’s Report, which shows a balance of $39,805.52 Jim Wacek made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report,  Katie Duckart seconded the motion, the motion carried.

Zoning Administrator Sandy Lemens was not present.

County Supervisor Jack Wochos was not present.

First Responder Suzi Sevcik  reported the September brat fry fundraiser had made $2,998.00.   There were 3 calls last month.  Lauri Cullen will be retiring from FEMR but there are still 8 active members.

The form for temporary liquor licenses was reviewed.  There is a line on the form that says a town may not charge more than $10 for a license.  It was previously thought to be $20.  Recently Clerk Todd DeGrave issued a license to the Curran Community Club for their annual picnic.  Neither Todd DeGrave or Eddie Kinjerski had change for a 20 dollar bill so Eddie said to keep the change.  That is not allowed to happen so the decision was made to donate the extra $5 to the Franklin Emergency Medical Responders in the name of the club.

The plan for the upcoming November election was reviewed.  There will be a public test of the voting machines on October 27th at noon.  At that time we will decide on the poll works and the shifts they will be taking.

The draft copy of the annual town budget was reviewed and some changes were made.   The budget meeting will be the last Monday in November.

Town Orders # 162 to # 176 were discussed, approved and paid.

Our next monthly Town Board meeting will November 9, 2020. at the Franklin Town Hall.

There being no further discussion, the October Town Board meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Todd DeGrave Town Clerk