Franklin, NC Public Notices

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Public NoticesTown of Franklin

The 2009 General Assembly enacted S.L. 2009-350 (H 81) which amended the notice requirements set out in the open meetings laws. In general the amendments require public bodies that maintain webpages to post notice of regular, special and recessed meetings on those sites. In addition, the amendments clarify the requirements for posted and mailed notice of special meetings and for notice of emergency meetings. Public notice must also be given when land use planning is involved. For example, public notices must be given for public hearings involving Land Use, budgetary process, amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance and Town Ordinances.

franklin nc board aldermen regular meeting schedule

Town Of Franklin
Board of Aldermen 2019 Regular Meeting Schedule

Monday, January 7th
Monday Feburary 4th
Monday, March 4th
Monday, April 1st
Monday, May 6th
Monday, June 3rd
Monday, July 1st
Monday, August 5th
Tuesday, September 3rd
Monday, October 7th
Monday, November 4th
Monday, December 2nd

All meetings are held in the Town Hall Board Room at 95 East Main Street. All regular meetings begin at 6:00 p.m.

public information town franklin nc holiday schedule

Town of Franklin
Employee HolidaysOffices closed the following dates

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
December 24 to 26, 2018


Town of Franklin
Employee HolidaysOffices closed the following dates

Tuesday - January 01, 2019

Monday - January 21, 2019

Friday - April 19, 2019

Monday - May 27, 2019

Thursday - July 04, 2019

Monday - September 02, 2019

Monday - November 11, 2019

Thursday & Friday
November 28 & 29, 2019

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
December 24 to 26, 2019

Press Release

Breedlove Name New Franklin Fire Chief

Matthew Breedlove will be serving as the Town of Franklin's new Fire Chief. Breedlove was chosen after the current Chief, Kevin Rohrer put in his resignation in order to pursue other opportunities back in his hometown.

"I am blessed to have been involved in the Franklin Fire Franklin Department, providing a public safety service to the citizens in the Town of Franklin and surrounding Macon County Communities," said Chief Breedlove. "I am excited to lead the Franklin Fire Department in the future and continue to serve the citizens and visitors in the Town of Franklin and Macon County communities. I would like to say a big thank you to the Town staff who have shown support and care for me. I am excited and look forward to serving in the roll of Fire Chief."

Breedlove currently serves as the Volunteer Assistant Chief at Franklin Fire and has a total of 17 years of experience in the fire service, most of which has been at Franklin Fire Department. He previously worked as a Narcotics Detective with the Macon County Sheriff's Department as well as a Patrol Officer for the Franklin Police Department.

"I've known Matt for years and I am delighted that he was selected to be our new Fire Chief It was a strenuous selection process conducted by a committee of town staff, fire department members, and the current Fire Chief," Mayor Bob Scott said.

Breedlove was one of many well qualified candidates to pursue the position. He will be stepping into the leadership role in a department of seven full-time staff, 10 part-time staff, and more than 25 volunteer firefighters.

"We're very excited about working alongside Chief Breedlove moving forward," said Town Manager Summer Woodard. "The Town of Franklin feels confident in his abilities and in the Fire Department's ability to continue to provide the citizens of Franklin and surrounding areas with high quality emergency services."

Public Notice

Public Hearing December 03, 2018

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Franklin Town Council of the Town of Franklin, North Carolina at 6:05 p.m. or as soon as possible thereafter on Monday, December 3, 2018 in the Town Hall boardroom. The purpose of said hearing shall be to consider an amendment to the Zoning Map of the Town of Franklin, the effect of which will be essentially as follows:

To change and modify the zoning classification as established by the zoning ordinance and the maps to which it refers by converting 1 parcel of land totaling 4.5 acres on the intersection of Siler Road and Dowdle Mountain Road for Hendon Properties.

The effect of the proposed change will be to change the parcel from a R-1 zoning designation to a C-2 zoning designation.

Parties in interest and citizens shall have an opportunity to be heard at said hearing. Information concerning the proposed amendment and a map of the property involved may be examined in the office of the Land Use Administrator, 95 E Main St Town of Franklin, North Carolina at any time during regular business hours prior to the hearing.

Town of Franklin
Travis Tallent

Public Notice

Town of Franklin Accepting Applications for One (1) Appointment to ABC Board

Notice is hereby given that the Town of Franklin is now accepting applications for one (1) appointment to the Alcohol Beverage Control Board. The appointment is to fill an unexpired term. Applications can be picked up at the Town Hall office located at 95 East Main Street, Franklin NC, 28734 or online at All applications must be turned into the Town Managers Office on or before Monday October 29, 2018 by 2:00 p.m.

Request for Proposal

Comprehensive Land Use Plan Development and Implementation for the Town of Franklin, North Carolina

The Town of Franklin is soliciting proposals from land use planning consultants (“vendor”) with demonstrated qualifications and experience to work with Town officials, review existing land use regulations, gather public input, evaluate current infrastructure, service levels and capacity for growth, and develop a final recommended Comprehensive Land Use Plan (the “Plan”) for the Town.

Draft Noise Ordinance

Read the draft of Town Ordinance No. 2017-015 to ammend the Town Code to define, regulate, restrict, and prohibit unreasonably loud, disturing or frightening noises.

Town of Franklin Tourism Development Authority Vacancies

Notice is hereby given that the Town of Franklin is now accepting applications for two (2) vacancies on the Tourism Development Authority Board. The two (2) vacancies are for a business directly involved with the collection of rental property occupancy tax. Applications can be picked up at the Town Hall office located at 95 East Main Street, Franklin NC 28734. » Download Application (PDF)

Amendment of Town of Franklin Charter

Let it be known that at a duly called special meeting held on May 15, 2017, the Board of Aldermen for the Town of Franklin adopted an ordinance pursuant to G.S. §§ 160A-101 and -102 to amend the Town Charter, changing the style of the governing board for the municipal corporation from “Board of Aldermen” to “Town Council”. Pursuant to G.S. 160A-106, the adoption of the ordinance is deemed to conform all Charter provisions to the said amendment. The word “Aldermen” and any of its derivatives shall be replaced with the term “Council Member.” All members of the Board will now be referred to as Council Member or Members.

Town of Franklin
Travis Tallent

Town Planning Board/Board of Adjustment Vacancies

The Town of Franklin is currently seeking to fill two vacancies on the Town Planning Board/Board of Adjustment. The Town is looking for a town resident and an alternate ETJ resident to serve as a representative on this board that serves on both the Planning board and the Board of Adjustment. The Board of Adjustment meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 4:00 p.m. and the Planning Board meets the 3rd Monday of every month at 4:00 p.m. The meetings are held in the Town Hall Board Room. A time commitment of approximately 2 hours a month is necessary. A resume and current address is required. For more information or to express an interest in serving on the board, please contact Town Planner, Justin Setser at (828) 524-2516.

Reserving Town Facilities & Requesting Street Closures

The Town of Franklin, NC receives many requests to reserve Memorial Park and the Gazebo on the Square for special events.

To reserve Memorial Park » Click Here
To reserve the Gazebo on the Square click here to » Download Gazebo Reservation Form (PDF Format)

Some events require street closures. All street closings must be presented to the Town Council for approval. All requests must be submitted to the Town Manager one week prior to the scheduled Town Council meeting. The Franklin Town Council meets the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Boardroom located at 95 East Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734.

To request a road closure for a special event click here to » Download Road Closure Request Form (PDF Format)