April 4, 2004
Ashbacher Construction Building
The Franklin Community Council met on April 4, 2004 . Roll call was taken
and all were present. Veda Maxwell gave treasurer’s report. The council
had total receipts of $259.22. PACF Fund received two donations which
made the total $10,110.00. There was no activity in the Civic Center to report
or Disbursements. Bank balances are as follows:
As of March 31, 2004 for the Council: $14, 082.00
As of March 31, 2004 for the Civic Center: $65,708.58
As of March 31, 2004 for the PACF fund: $21,110.00
We received a donation of 200.00 for the Storm Siren fund.
Items that were discussed were as follows:
Updates from the committee chairpersons: Community Civic Center, Advisory
Committee, Planning and Land Use Committee and Post office
Items that were discussed: Location of the park and funding for the storm
Community Civic Center:
The architectural contract has been signed and the architect has completed
the site plan drawings on the topographical site plan. There was a
meeting on April 22, 2004 with the Crawford County Zoning Board for our zoning
application to be presented.
Building Chairman Joe Cukjaki has submitted all necessary paperwork to FEMA
for their approval for financing of items lost during the tornado that were
on the interior of the building.
There have been 300 fundraising letters sent out to various businesses and
business owners. This committee is also in charge of the Memorial Service,
which is coming up real soon and Arbor Day. It was also discussed that
we set up a memorial for people who have donated but nothing has been given
a final vote.
Planning and Land Use Committee
There was an update given on the welcome sign to go to the south end of town
and the best price given so far is $1200.00 for one made of Marble or granite
It is five foot engraved and comes with a support to hold it.
Joe Cukjaki reported that he has discussed a mass tree transplantation project
with Mr. Larry Spresser. The Cukjaki Brothers have donated the trees
on their eight hundred-acre farms just west of Franklin. The residents
who wanted the trees would have to share the cost of the Tree Spade, which
is $75.00 an hour (approximately 4 trees an hour).
Also Chairman Joe Cukjaki gave his letter of resignation and thanked everyone
for their help and times that they have put into the committee. President
Craig Stokes appointed Henry Ashbacher to be the new Chairman of the Planning
and Land Use committee.
No activity to report at that time. Craig Stokes was to follow up and
let us know something next meeting.
Items of Discussion
Location of the park: Veda Maxwell read the surveys that she had received
up to that point. The Pros and Cons of the location were discussed
and then there was a compromise discussed with putting part of the equipment
at the old site and part at the new site. Don Kranker was asked to
check out topographical area of the old site and report at the next meeting.
Storm Siren: A motion was made and seconded that we turn this issue
into Pittsburg Area Community Foundation and let them order the storm siren
for us. We would express that we would like the Hornet Siren.
Phyllis and Craig were to notify them.
A motion was made and seconded that we pay the bills which were for snow
removal and postage.
Open Comments: Craig Stokes stated that the council needed to start
thinking about how it would financially support itself as well as the post
office facility and community/civic center in the future.
Veda Maxwell announced a meeting with the state forester Tim McDonald to
discuss Arbor Day trees and to find out just which damaged trees are going
to have to be removed from the tornado affected area.
Meeting was adjourned and next meeting was set for May 2, 2004.
Call Meeting to Order
Additions to the agenda
Additions or Corrections to Minutes
Motion to approve minutes
Agenda Item No. 1
Updates from committee chairpersons.
Agenda Item No. 2
- Community Civic Center Building Committee - Joe Cukjati
- Planning and Land Use Committee - Joe Cukjati
- Post Office - Craig Stokes
- Advisory Committee - Phyllis Bitner
Discuss location of park and make motion to approve.
Agenda Item No. 3
Discuss funding for storm siren and make motion and approve to order.
Agenda Item No. 4
Read and pay bills.
Open comment or questions from residents and public.
Set next meeting date and time.