Franklin, NC Public Notices

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Public NoticesTown of Franklin, NC

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.

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Franklin NC
Town Council 2023 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.

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

*Denotes meeting on Tuesday due to holiday on Monday

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Town of Franklin
Holiday SCHEDULEOffices closed the following dates

NEW YEAR'S (observed) January 2nd

Monday - January 16th

Friday - April 7th

Monday - May 29th

Tuesday - July 4th

Monday - September 4th

VETERANS DAY (observed)
Friday - November 10th

Thursday & Friday
November 23rd & 24th

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
December 25th, 26th & 27th


Town of Franklin Planning Board Meeting
March 20, 2023 4:00 pm


1. Approval or changes to agenda.
2. Approval of January 17, 2023 meeting minutes.
3. New Business
A. Review of PZCl Rezoning Map amendment (White Oak) Public Comment
B. Review of PZC2 Rezoning Map amendment (Radio Hill) Public Comment
C. Review of PZC7 Rezoning Map amendment (Lake Emory) Public Comment
4. Next Planning Board meeting Monday April 17, 2023.
5. Adjourn or set continuation of the meeting.

March 13, 2023

The Franklin Planning board will be reviewing multiple proposed rezoning’s over the next few months.

The first proposed changes are in the areas of Iotla ST, White Oak Cir, Ridgewood Dr, Lake Emory RD, Memory LN, Pannell LN, Gilcrest LN and Vine Dr. These maps show the proposed changes outlined in blue. These changes being proposed are to change the zoning to be more compatible with the current character of the neighborhoods.

If have concerns or would like to know more about these rezoning’s, you can come to the Planning Boards next meeting on Monday March 20, 2023 at 4p.m. in the boardroom at Town Hall. Or you can call the planning department at (828) 524-2516 with your questions.

You can view the proposed changes by viewing or downloading the PDF files below.

» PZC1 Zoning (PDF)

» PZC1 Proposed (PDF)

» PZC2 Zoning (PDF)

» PZC2 Proposed (PDF)

» PZC7 Zoning (PDF)

» PZC7 Proposed (PDF)

February 2, 2023
Town of Franklin Whitmire Property Public Input

The Town of Franklin invites you to share your opinions for recreation improvements at the Whitmire Property.

Drop-in public meetings will be held on February 23, 2023 at the following locations:

Community Building (441 South) - 9am to 11am
Downtown Franklin at Town Hall - 12pm to 2pm
Macon County Public Library - 3pm to 5:30pm

You can also take the Town of Franklin's Public Recreation Survey online by clicking or tapping this link.

Your input will help the Town plan future improvements and programming as well as seek assistance with funding opportunities such as the NC Parks & Recreation Trust Fund Grant.

December 30, 2022


Lab testing has confirmed that water is safe to drink with no contaminants and that there is no longer a need for the boil water advisory. We wish to thank the Town of Franklin water/sewer crews who have worked tirelessly over the last week in dealing with issues related to the frigid weather, and thank those who have been impacted for their patience and understanding. We wish you a healthy and safe New Year.

December 29, 2022


The Boil Water Advisory remains in effect until we receive the results of testing. Test results are now expected to be received on Friday, December 30. Until that time, residents in the impacted area should continue to boil any water used for consumption. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

December 28, 2022


Water service has been restored to the impacted area as of 5:15 p.m. 

The Boil Water Advisory remains in effect until we receive the results of the testing, as noted previously, this could be up to 24 hours after the repairs were completed.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

There has been a water line break in the area of White Oak Street which is impacting water service from White Oak Street to the Depot Street extension.  Streets impacted include:  White Oak, Riverview, Iotla, Doraul, White Oak Circle, Ridgewood Drive, Highland Avenue and the Depot Street Extension.  Crews have been working overnight to repair this line; however, at this time, we are unsure of how long these repairs will take.  Water service will be interrupted during the continued repair.   Main Street should not be impacted.   The break in the line was due to the extremely low temperatures. 

When service is restored, there may be air in the lines causing sputtering of water when first turned on, cloudy or brown water, and potentially contain dirt or small particulates.  Residents are encouraged to run water from an outside spigot or in the bathtub to eliminate air from the lines quickly. 

Due to the nature of this repair, the Town is issuing a boil water advisory for when service is resumed in this area.  This boil water advisory does not affect other areas in town.   

Here is information related to the Boil Water Advisory:

There are two levels of notices: a Boil Water Advisory and a Boil Water Notice. Here is the difference:

A Boil Water Advisory is voluntarily issued when water contamination is possible. During an advisory we recommend that customers vigorously boil water for at least 1 minute before consumption or drink bottled water.

A Boil Water Notice is required by law to be issued when contamination is confirmed in the water system.  The Town of Franklin has issued a BOIL WATER ADVISORY for those impacted in East Franklin.

Event that initiated the boil water advisory

A water line break that required the water system to be turned off for greater than an hour and the pipe has to be opened to the environment which could allow dirt and groundwater into the system.

What should you do during a boil water advisory?

Boil tap water vigorously for a least one minute before using it for drinking, cooking, or any consumption. This includes water used for dental care, making ice, food preparation, or any other consumption purposes.

It is not necessary to boil water for showering, laundry, or other non-consumptive uses.

How long will the advisory last?

Water should be boiled from the time the advisory is issued and continue until The Town of Franklin officially lifts the advisory. During the time the advisory is in effect, the Public Works Department will have an outside laboratory perform an analysis to determine if the water is safe and meets all standards. The advisory will remain in effect until we receive the lab results, this may be 24 hours or more.

Residents are reminded not to call 9-1-1 for this particular outage as it is being actively repaired.  If you have any questions, please contact the Town of Franklin at 828-524-2516.  

October 5, 2022 - Request for Qualifications
Whitmire Property Recreation Plan

The Town of Franklin is issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the development of a recreation plan for the Whitmire Property from qualified firms.

The Town of Franklin is seeking qualified consultants with proven experience in developing comprehensive Parks and Recreation Plans with comparable municipal entities. The Town developed a Town-wide Comprehensive Plan that included recreational planning which was adopted June 1, 2020.

The Town of Franklin has a large tract of land (12.71 acres) known as the Whitmire Property that has been in its possession since December 2004. The Town Council has agreed that having an area for outdoor recreational opportunities in town would be of benefit and authorized that a portion of the property be used for such. The enhancements to the Whitmire Property should also be in conjunction with the Comprehensive Plan and BikeWalk Franklin plan adopted in 2017.

» Please Download RFQ For Complete Details (PDF)

September 9, 2022
Payment Hours Changing at Town Hall - October 3

The Town of Franklin Town Hall payment hours are changing effective Monday, October 3, 2022.   Due to accounting system changes, payments at the window will be accepted from 8:30 a.m. until 4:55 p.m.  Monday through Friday.   The drop box will remain available for payments before and after hours and on weekends.  

The window will be open and staff will still be available to assist customers beginning at 8:00 a.m. but payments cannot be taken prior to 8:30 a.m.   “Due to a system upgrade, we were experiencing some delays with payment batches posting on the same day and carrying over to a second business day.  This impacted other financial reporting activities,” said Finance Director Sarah Bishop.  This change will allow for reconciliations to occur in the early morning hours and daily transactions to post on one day.   

All offices in the Town Hall will continue to operate from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Information will be included on the monthly water bills and posted at the Town Hall related to the new payment hours.   

For more information, contact Town Manager Amie Owens at 828-524-2516 x 305 or via email at .

August 24, 2022 - Request for Proposal
Classification and Compensation Study and Analysis

The Town of Franklin, North Carolina is requesting proposals for consulting services to conduct a Town-wide Employee Classification and Compensation Study.

» Please Download RFP For Complete Details (PDF)

August 5, 2022 - Electric Vehicle Charging Station Now Operational at Town Hall

The Town of Franklin partnered with Duke Energy to install a level 3 fast-charging station in the town hall parking lot. Town Planner/IT Director Justin Setser worked closely with Duke to have the installation done without cost to taxpayers.

EV Charging Station Franklin North Carolina

This is a fast-charging station and the cost is set through Shell Recharge via the Green Lot App. The fees are paid via a credit card scanning system and the Town does not receive any funding from the stations. “The need for EV charging was brought to our attention and we felt that the location would be beneficial for downtown visitation,” Setzer said.

There are two charging stations available with one indicated for handicapped accessibility. The charge time is dependent upon a vehicle’s battery status at the time of charging.

Sunny Side Disc Golf Course Rules

The Town of Franklin announces rules for Sunny Side Disc Golf Course ...

  1. Use of disc golf course is first come first serve.
  2. Please pick up all trash and place in trash receptacles.
  3. Use of disc golf course after dark is prohibited.
  4. Pick Up after pets.
  5. Do not throw discs toward vehicles.
  6. Amplification equipment is prohibited.
  7. No alcohol on the premise. This is strictly prohibited. All violators will be prosecuted.
  8. No concealed weapons are allowed on the premise.



We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking water meets health standards. During the compliance period specified in the download below, we (did not monitor or test or did not complete all monitoring or testing for the contaminants listed and therefore cannot be sure of the quality of your drinking water during that time.

No action on your part is needed at this time.

» Download Full PDF Document

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

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 2020 are as follows ...

Monday, January 10th
Monday, February 21st (changed due to Valentine's Day)
Monday, March 14th
Monday, April 11th
Monday May 9th
Monday, June 13th
Monday, July 11th
Monday, August 8th
Monday, September 12th
Monday, October 10th
Tuesday, November 14th
Monday, December 12th

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 6:00 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)