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 2020 Regular Meeting Schedule

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

Monday, January 6th
Monday Feburary 3rd
Monday, March 2nd
Monday, April 6th
Monday, May 4th
Monday, June 1st
Monday, July 6th
Monday, August 3rd
Tuesday, September 8th
Monday, October 5th
Monday, November 2nd
Monday, December 7th

public information town franklin nc holiday schedule

2019 & 2020
Town of Franklin
Holiday SCHEDULEOffices closed the following dates

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
December 24 to 26, 2019

Wednesday - January 01, 2020

Monday - January 20, 2020

Friday - April 10, 2020

Monday - May 25, 2020

Friday - July 03, 2020

Monday - September 07, 2020

Wednesday - November 11, 2020

Thursday & Friday
November 26 & 27, 2020

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
December 24, 25 & 28, 2020


TDA Meeting Cancellation

Notice is hereby given that there will not be a regular meeting for the Franklin Tourism Development Authority Board for December 9, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. The next regularly scheduled Franklin Tourism Development Authority Board meeting will be Monday January 13, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Boardroom, 95 East Main Street, Franklin, NC.

If you have any questions about the TDA, please contact, Summer Woodard, Town Manager, 828-524-2516.

Zoning Map Amendment

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Town Council of the Town of Franklin, North Carolina at 6:05 p.m. or as soon as possible thereafter on Monday, December 2, 2019 in the Town Hall boardroom at 95 E Main ST Franklin, NC 28734. The purpose of said hearing shall be to consider an amendment to the zoning map of the Town of Franklin Unified Development Ordinance, 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 2.98 acres along Dryman RD and Belden Cir. The effect of the proposed change will be the rezoning of said properties from Residential (R-1) to Commercial Secondary (C-2). The requesting property will be owned by Lillian Fouts Estate at 312 Dryman Rd and also known as Macon County tax parcel number 6584724186.

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, Town of Franklin, North Carolina at any time during regular business hours prior to the hearing.

Town of Franklin
Travis Tallent
Town Clerk

Hazard Mitigation Plan Survey

Macon and Clay Counties, the Towns of Franklin, Hayesville and Highlands, along with other participating stakeholders, are now working to update the region’s multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The purpose of this Plan is to identify and assess our community’s natural hazard risks and determine how to best minimize or manage those risks. Upon completion, the Plan will represent a comprehensive multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan for the two-county region.

This survey questionnaire provides an opportunity for you to share your opinions and participate in the mitigation planning process. The information you provide will help us better understand your hazard concerns and can lead to mitigation activities that should help lessen the impact of future hazard events. Click here to participate in the survey

Notice of Intent to Exchange Public Property



TAKE NOTICE THAT: Pursuant to N.C.G.S. §160A-271, the Town Council for the Town of Franklin will consider at its next regular meeting the exchange of certain property owned by the Town, to-wit: BEING all of those lands, easements, privileges, and appurtenances as described in and conveyed by that deed dated January 26, 1998, from Keith A. Dodge and wife, Nancy Dodge to the Town of Franklin, as recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Macon County, North Carolina, in Deed Book V-16 at page 302, and being more particularly described as follows:

BEGINNING at an iron pipe set on the South margin of a 10-foot road right of way, said point of beginning being the fourth and Southeast corner of the lands described in the deed from Thad Patton and wife, Hope Patton to David Wagner and Lee O’Donnell, dated 28 January 1976 and recorded in Deed Book V-10, page 254; runs thence from said point of beginning with the South margin of said road right of way, North 71 degrees 10 minutes East 179.5 feet to an iron pipe set on the East margin of the right of way of Phillips Street; runs thence with the East margin of said right of way, North 27 degrees 30 minutes West 124.8 feet to an iron pipe; thence South 69 degrees 30 minutes West 169 feet to an iron pipe, the third and Northeast corner of the lands described in the deed above referred to; thence with the East boundary of the lands described in said deed, South 23 degrees East 199.12 feet to the point of BEGINNING.
In consideration whereof, the Town of Franklin shall receive a portion of the property described in that deed dated May 11, 2012 from Laverne H. Williams and Kathryn Williams, et. al, to Philip C. Drake and wife, Sharon J. Drake, recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Macon County, North Carolina, in Deed Book Y-34, pages 1692-1695.

The estimated value of the parcel of property that the Town is to convey is valued at $125,000.00. The exact location of the real (and personal property, if any) that the Town shall receive in consideration is to be determined, but shall be a fair and full consideration as required by law.

The Town Council will consider the exchange of property at its next regular meeting, which will be held on Monday, August 5, 2019, beginning at 6 p.m., in the Council Room of Town Hall, located at 95 E. Main St., Franklin.

This the 19th day of July, 2019.

Town of Franklin Comprehensive Land Use Plan

The Town of Franklin is preparing a new Comprehensive Land Use Plan and we want to hear from you! This series of meetings is an opportunity for community members to have a say in the Town’s future growth, development, and quality of life.

Multiple Opportunities to Participate:
Most meetings will be held at First Presbyterian Church’s Tartan Hall, 26 Church Street. To register for the tours, email to reserve a spot. No registration needed for the public meetings - all are welcome! » Download Flyer (PDF)

Wednesday, July 17th - Public Meeting 4:00-6:00 PM @ Tartan Hall

Thursday, July 18th
• Downtown Walking Tour 8:00-9:00 AM depart from Town Hall
• Open Studio 10:00 am-Noon @ Tartan Hall
• Afternoon Community Tour 1:00-3:00 PM depart from Town Hall
• Public Meeting 5:30-7:00 PM @ Tartan Hall

Friday, July 19th - Coffee Talk 8:00-9:00 AM @ Rathskeller, 58 Stewart St.

Saturday, July 20th - Appalachian Heritage Festival Find our booth!

Learn more at or contact Justin Setser, Town Planner at (828) 524-2516 Ext. 311, email

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."

Franklin TDA (Tourism Development Authority) Monthly Meetings

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. Dates for 2019 are as follows ...

Monday, January 14th
Monday, February 11th
Monday, March 11th
Monday, April 8th
Monday May 13th
Monday, June 10th
Monday, July 8th
Monday, August 12th
Monday, September 9th
Monday, October 14th
Tuesday, November 12th
Monday, December 9th

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)

Town Planning Board/Board of Adjustment Vacancies

The Town of Franklin is currently seeking to fill one vacancy on the Town Planning Board/Board of Adjustment. The Town is looking for 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)