October 3, 2004
The Franklin Community Council
met on October 3 , 2004. Roll call was taken and all were
Treasurer’s Report is as follows:
Franklin Community Council, Inc. receipts: $491.50 Raffle
60.00 T-shirt sales
Bank balance as of September 30,2004 at Miners State bank:
PACF Balance as of September 30,2004: $30,440.00
Agenda Item # 1
Mission statements were approved by the council for the
following committees: Community Council, Advisory Committee, Heritage
Committee, Plan and Land Use Committee
Agenda Item #2
Updates were given from the committee chairpersons as follows:
Community Civic Center Building Committee:
Joe Cukjati reported there are no finished documents from the
attorney at this time. There will be a quick meeting on the 24th of
this month with the architect. Joe also reported that it would take
Rural Development approximately 90 days to approve the plans and after
that has taken place then the bid’s will be advertised for three weeks.
Dianna Morrison reported that the boundaries have been marked
on the property that has been designated for the Welcome to Franklin
sign and Craig was to find out just when the land was going to be
deeded over to the Council so that the sign could be put up. The
advisory board got notification that we do have to go through zoning on
the park and therefore that has to be taken care of before we can
Phyllis Bitner requested a vote on using the site of the old
hall and the Endress property for the park. Motion was made and
seconded. Motion passed unanimously. It was also
discussed that out of the five trees on the property we leave two and
take down the rest. Motion was made and seconded that when Phyllis
received the okay from zoning she could proceed with the park
construction. It was also agreed that there would be a section in the
newsletter asking for suggested names for the park. It will be voted on
at the next meeting and a name will be selected.
Heritage Committee: The
council formed the Heritage Committee and appointed Phyllis Bitner as
the chairperson. She has since sent out letter for grants to help with
the funds needed to do the research of the Franklin Community.
Agenda Item #3
President Craig Stokes has been looking for a way for us to get a storm
siren and has found a fifty foot tower that is computerized and is
capable of setting off many communities at one time from one location.
He is to receive more information on this and is to report back to the
council next meeting.
are complete and now county has to get all the easements. After this is
done then the plans will go to Rural Development for approval.
This could take from 30 to 90 days.
A question was raised about the road conditions. Craig
reported that county didn’t have the initial funds to fix them
therefore they have applied for an extension from FEMA.
New Business: It was brought to the councils attention
that a handbook needs to be made for the community council.
It was discussed and a motion was made and seconded that the
council pay Henry Ashbacher $25.00 a month to have the meetings in his
All bills were read and paid.
Meeting was adjourned. The next meeting is set for November 14, 2004 at
Henry Ashbacher’s Building.