Franklin, NC Public NoticesIncorporated 1855
TOWN OF FRANKLIN, NC PUBLIC NOTICES
Request for Qualifications: Engineering Services
The Town of Franklin (hereinafter the “Town”) is accepting submittals for an engineer or engineering firm for 1) review, design, and production of construction documents for the relocation of approximately 2.5 miles of Town-owned water and wastewater lines and facilities located within the right-of-way for US-23/US-441, which are being relocated as part of NCDOT Project R-5734B, and 2) provision of construction progress monitoring, quality testing, and completeness review during the construction phase (collectively, the “Project”).
The Town is hereby soliciting responses from capable and experienced engineers/engineering firms. A selection committee will determine a first and an alternate candidate and negotiate scope and fee to be considered by the Town. If an agreement cannot be reached with the selected candidate, negotiations with the alternate will commence.
The selected engineer or firm shall work in cooperation with the Town Manager, Town Engineer and other assigned Town staff to ensure the design and construction of the Project in line with the Town’s needs, standards, goals, schedule, and budget endorsed by the Town.
Deadline for receipt of responses is January 22, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. A short list of firms will be determined and the Town will interview the design teams on January 27, 2020 with a selection being made prior to the Town Council’s regular meeting of February 3, 2020.
The response shall contain no less than the following:
• A cover sheet with Project name, full contact information of the submitter, and date of submission.
• Three (3) sets of submittals in an 8½” x 11” hardcopy format, not to exceed 25 sheets (excluding cover), double- or single-sided; and one (1) electronic submittal on a flash drive.
• A letter of interest and statement summarizing the team’s composition, interest, and experience, and special qualifications for this type of work.
• A listing of specific team members, their respective positions in their firms and roles in preconstruction and construction work, shown in a personnel organization flowchart.
• Website link(s) to additional or supporting information.
Additional Project information is available by request via email to Town Engineer Nathanael Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org. Professional services for each team will be procured using the selected engineer/firm’s proposed contract, as modified through a negotiation process with the Town. All questions, inquiries and submittals shall be made only to:
Town of Franklin, PO Box 1479, Franklin, NC 28744
Phone: (828) 524-2516
Fax: (828) 524-4540
Under no circumstances shall contacts be made with other Town of Franklin personnel or members of the Town Council regarding this Request for Qualifications and selection process. Based upon interviews, a firm and alternate will be named followed by negotiations for a service fee.
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
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 email@example.com 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!
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.
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)