06 / 28 / 2019
  - 10:43:58 AM
Franklin Town Council Approves Resolution Transfer Of $692,000

By MyFM's Rick Michael's - The Franklin Town Council unanimously approved a resolution to transfer $692,000 in freecash Wednesday evening, left over money from the town's snow and ice account that will be used for several projects. Most of the free cash $448,000 will be used for roads and infrastructure it’s estimated Franklin has a $40 million backlog of road work. Two appropriations of $100,000 is earmarked for improving public safety radio communications and for the wage settlement account, to pay for some unanticipated contractual obligations. The Council also gave unanimous approval of $53,000 from the employees benefits expense account with Franklin Town Administrator Jamie Hellen congratulating department heads for their great work with their budgets, creating the savings most of that money will cover some unexpected costs within the Fire Department budget. Also last night Council Vice-Chair Matt Kelly reported on a recent Economic Development Sub-Committee saying a plastic bag initiative will likely come before the Council in the fall when students who brought the issue to the forefront last year, would like to appear before town councilors for further discussion on how to limit or eliminate the use of plastic bags in Franklin.


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