Frankford council back to business after election

The Frankford Town Council got back to business on Monday following last weekend’s election, with a quick and to-the-point meeting.

The council didn’t have much new business to announce, aside from accepting a unanimous motion to add four new voter registration cards to the registry — none of which were for would-be council candidate Greg Welch, who was removed from the list of candidates for a second time after the Town again argued successfully, in response to Welch’s appeal, that he is not a registered voter.

In the Feb. 1 municipal election, incumbents Pamela Davis (75 votes), Charles Shelton (72) and Jesse Truitt (70) were re-elected to new two-year terms. Challenger Skip Ash received 41 votes, while challenger Jerry Smith received 30 votes.

A representative from the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company congratulated the three incumbent council members on their victories in the election, and also announced the Fire Hall’s Beef & Beer event, set for Sunday, Feb. 8. There were still tickets available early this week to the all-you-can-eat-and-drink fundraiser, and all proceeds will benefit Caleb Ricards as he recovers from an ATV accident. The fundraiser will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.

Police Chief William Dudley requested the council approve seeking a grant for four new computers, as the department’s current computers still run Windows XP, which would have left them without a connection to their law-enforcement database as of April 8.

“It’s a Catch 22. You need to replace both at the same time,” Dudley explained the need for both new hardware and software.