Departments

Traffic Safety Board

Dean Fountain

355 West Main Street
Malone, NY 12953
Description:

    The Franklin County Traffic Safety Board is a group of concerned residents of Franklin County that meet monthly in order to discuss traffic concerns and solutions.

The Board was formed by the Franklin County Board of Legislators under the authority of Article 43 of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law (sections 1672 -1677).  Members who serve on the Traffic Safety Board are required to be residents of Franklin County and are appointed for three-year terms.  They are not compensated for service to the Board and attendance at all meetings is voluntary.  Rules and regulations as set forth by the Franklin County Board of Legislators regarding the composition of the Traffic Safety Board and the manner in which it conducts business can be viewed in the Franklin County Manager's Office located at the Franklin County Court House, 355 West Main Street, Malone, New York, 12953. 

    The Franklin Traffic Safety Board currently consists of representation from the following agencies:


New York State:
Department of Transportation
Division of State Police
Department of Environmental Conservation
Department of Parks and Recreation

 

Franklin County:
District Attorney's Office
County Manager's Office
Sheriff's Department
Probation Department
STOP DWI
Highway Department
Public Health

Public Transportation

Emergency Services/911

 

Local Law Enforcement:
Village of Malone Police Department
Village of Tupper Lake Police Department
Village of Saranac Lake Police Department
Akwesasne Mohawk Tribal Police Department 


Others:

Driver Education Teacher
Insurance Agent
Citizen Members

 

    The Franklin County Traffic Safety Board meets on a monthly basis.  Meetings are generally held on the fourth Wednesday of each month, with exceptions due to scheduling problems, at either the Franklin County Public Safety Building located on the Bare Hill Road in Malone, New York, or at Paul Smith's College located in Paul Smith's, New York.  The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. 

    In November of each year the Board nominates and elects members for the positions of Chairperson, Vice Chair - North, and Vice Chair South.  An Executive Secretary is also appointed by the Board and this person assists in the conducting of the day-to-day business of the Board.  Currently there exists a committee for each of the following topics:  Off Road Initiative, Victim Impact Panel, Events, Guests, Media & Legislation, Child Passenger Safety and Web Site. 

    Currently the Board has two paid positions.  Both the position of Administrative Assistant and Traffic Consultant are part-time positions and both are grant funded. 

It is the goal of the Franklin County Traffic Safety Board to further traffic safety within our County.  It is our belief that working together we can save lives, reduce the number of people injured in traffic crashes, and reduce the overall number of crashes that occur with in our County.  We accomplish this by furthering the initiatives suggested by the New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee and through our efforts that include the three "E"s of Traffic Safety:  Engineering, Education, and Enforcement.  The Board addresses many local traffic issues and provides traffic safety education upon request.  The Board also assists in organizing enforcement efforts for Driving While Intoxicated checkpoints, Off Road Recreational checkpoints, and Underage Drinking initiatives. 

    Any questions, comments, or inquiries can be made to the Board by contacting the person listed in this website or by email at franklincountytrafficsafetyboard@yahoo.com.

Programs/Activities:

The Victim Impact Panel is a powerful tool in fighting against drinking and driving.  If you or someone you know has been affected by an alcohol related incident and would like to help in the fight against drinking and driving, please contact Denise McLane at dmclane@co.franklin.ny.us or Mary Goodman at mgoodman@co.franklin.ny.us for more information.  The Panel is always looking for new speakers willing to share their experience.  Your information will remain confidential.  Please help us make the streets of our community a safer place for everyone. 

Contacts:
TSB Chairman / Franklin County Sheriff
Franklin County Traffic Safety Board
Kevin Mulverhill
Franklin County Jail
45 Bare Hill Road
Malone, NY 12953
Email:
TSB Vice-Chairman
Franklin County Traffic Safety Board
David Werner
181 Franklin Street
Malone, NY 12953
Email:
TSB Vice-Chairman / Saranac Lake Police Chief
Franklin County Traffic Safety Board
Bruce Nason
3 Main Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
TSB Executive Secretary
Franklin County Traffic Safety Board
J. Brian McKee
11 Charles Street
Malone, NY 12953
Email:
TSB Coordinator
Franklin County Traffic Safety Board
Dean Fountain
Email:
TSB Administrative Assistant
Franklin County Traffic Safety Board
M. Gayle Seymour
37 3rd Street
Malone, NY 12953
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