Franklin, NC Boards & Authorities

Planning Board / Board of Adjustment
Tourism Development Authority (TDA)
Franklin Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
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Planning Boardand Board of Adjustment

The Planning Board is an advisory board to the Town of Franklin, NC Board of Aldermen. The planning board reviews rezoning requests, text amendments and special use permits that require planning board comments.

The Board of Adjustment preforms quasi-judicial hearings for variance and appeal requests for Town of Franklin ordinances.

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Franklin ABC BoardAlcoholic Beverage Control

The Franklin ABC Board is a local political subdivision of the State of North Carolina that operates as a separate entity overseen by a three member board of directors. Find more information on their website.

Franklin ABC
175 Macon Plaza Drive
PO Box 719
Franklin, NC 28734 | 28744

Ph: (828) 369-9247
Fax: (828) 369-8739
Email: franklinabc@frontier.com

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Franklin TDATourism Development Authority

If you have any questions about the Franklin TDA, please contact Summer Woodard, Town Manager. 

» TDA Funding Application (PDF)
» TDA Funding Report (PDF)
» TDA Rules of Procedure (PDF)
» TDA Funding Contract (PDF)
» Occupancy & Tourism Development Tax Resolution (PDF)
» NC Session Law 2004-05 Room Occupancy Tax (PDF)
» Minutes & Financial Archive

Planning Board & Board of Adjustment Members

MEMBERSHIP: Seven total members; five (5) Town (T), and two (2) ETJ (E), plus one (1) alternate each.
» Download Town of Franklin Planning Board / Board of Adjustment Rules of Procedure (PDF Format)

Q. Who do I call if I have questions regarding the Planning Board?

A. You may call the Town of Franklin and ask for Justin Sester, Town Planner. Contact Justin Setser 828- 524-2516 ext. 311 jsetster@franklinnc.com.

Planning Board Meetings

Regularly scheduled meetings of the Town of Franklin Planning Board are held the 3rd Monday of each month (with the exception of holidays) beginning at 4:00 pm in the Town Hall Boardroom at 95 East Main Street in Franklin, NC. For information call 828-524-2516. Please note meetings will be cancelled if there is no business to bring before the Board.

Board of Adjustment Meetings

Regularly scheduled meetings of the Town of Franklin Board of Adjustment are held the 2nd Monday of each month (with the exception of holidays) beginning at 4:00 pm in the Town Hall Boardroom at 95 East Main Street in Franklin, NC. For information call 828-524-2516. Please note meetings will be cancelled if there is no business to bring before the Board.

Planning Board/Board of Adjustment Members

Name Term Expires Address Area Represented
Dr. Tom Harris, Chair October 05, 2018 196 Wilkie Street Town
Janet J. Greene November 17, 2017 198 Dryman Road ETJ
Todd Duvall August 03, 2018 142 Harrison Avenue Town
Denton Higdon October 05, 2018 30 Fox Hound Trail Town
Susie Ledford December 07, 2018 709 Harrison Avenue Town
Peter Mosco April 06, 2018 241 Maple Street Town
Dave Jones April 04, 2019 209 Shady Oaks Drive ETJ
Andrew Raby December 07, 2018 220 Harrison Avenue Alternate / Town

Franklin Tourism Development Authority

The Tourism Development Authority is responsible for overseeing how room occupancy tax dollars are spent to promote travel and tourism in Franklin, North Carolina. The Tourism Development Authority board consist of nine (9) members. Members serve staggered two (2) or three (3) year terms. Three (3) members of the board must be involved with a business directly involved with the collection of rental property occupancy tax. Six members (6) of the board must be a tourist related business involved with the collection of state sales tax. By appointment of the Town of Franklin Board of Aldermen, the Town Manager shall be an ex offcio member to the authority. The Town Finance Officer serves as the ex-officio Finance Officer for the authority. The Tourism Development Authority meets the second Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Town Hall board room located at 95 East Main Street, Franklin, NC.

The TDA operates this tourism related website - DiscoverFranklinNC.com

Notice is hereby given that the regularly scheduled meeting for the Franklin Tourism Development Authority (TDA) is held monthly, on the second Monday in the Town Hall Boardroom, 95 East Main Street, Franklin, NC, beginning at 5:30pm.

TDA Board Members

Name Appointed Expires
Candy Presley, Chair March 02, 2015 March 02, 2018
Donnie Bishop December 07, 2015 December 07, 2018
Tim Crabree December 07, 2015 December 07, 2018
Josh Drake July 06, 2015 July 06, 2017
Connie Grubermann August 03, 2015 August 03, 2018
Cheryl Pullium July 06, 2015 July 06, 2017
Vickie Springer August 03, 2015 August 03, 2017
Summer Woodard Town Designee  

If you have questions concerning the TDA, please call Town Manager Summer Woodard 828-524-2516 ext. 305. You may also email Ms. Woodard at swoodard@franklinnc.com.

» Click here for an archive of TDA Meeting Minutes & Financial Statements