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 2021 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 4th
Monday Feburary 1st
Monday, March 1st
Monday, April 5th
Monday, May 3rd
Monday, June 7th
Tuesday, July 6th
Monday, August 2nd
Tuesday, September 7th
Monday, October 4th
Monday, November 1st
Monday, December 6th

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Town of Franklin
Holiday SCHEDULEOffices closed the following dates

Friday - January 01, 2021

Monday - January 18, 2021

Friday - April 02, 2021

Monday - May 31, 2021

Monday - July 05, 2021

Monday - September 06, 2021

Thursday - November 11, 2021

Thursday & Friday
November 25 & 26, 2021

Thursday, Friday & Monday
December 23, 24 & 27, 2021


September 23, 2021 - Public Hearing, October 4th

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, October 4, 2021 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 4.5 acres along Siler RD. The effect of the proposed change will be the rezoning of said property from Residential (R-1) to Commercial Secondary (C-2). The requesting property will be owned by Duke Energy and also known as Macon County tax parcel number 6594337302.

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



Pursuant to NCGS 143-64.31, the Town of Franklin (hereinafter the "Town") is soliciting Statements of interest and Qualifications from engineering firms to provide engineering services related to the award of SRF funding for the expansion of the Town's Water Treatment Plant (hereinafter the "Project").

The Town is hereby soliciting responses from experienced firms. A selection committee will determine a first and an alternate candidate and negotiate a fee to be considered by the Town. lf an agreement cannot be reached with the selected candidate, negotiations with the alternate will commence.

The selected firm shall be under contract until the final Engineer's Certification and Applicant's Certification is granted. The scope of services may include but not limited to, engineering reports, bidding, design, permitting, construction observation, plant processes and SCADA. The Project shall increase capacity, from two (2) MGD to four (4) MGD utilizing conventual filtration and sedimentation. For the Proiect, the selected firm will work in cooperation with the Town Manager, Town Engineer and other assigned Town staff to develop the goals of the project.



The Town of Franklin (hereinafter the "Town") is accepting submittals for a consultant to complete an ADA Transition Plan (hereinafter the "Plan"). The Plan shall include public right-of-way, curb ramps and facilities operated and maintained by the Town. The Plan shall comply with ADA Title II regulations 28 CFR Part 35.

The Town is hereby soliciting responses from capable and experienced consultants. 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 consultant shall be under contract until the finalized Plan has been adopted. The Plan will include public meeting, review of public comments, input analysis, accessibility review, prepare inventory, prepare a draft Plan, council presentation and finalize Plan adoption. For the Plan, the selected consultant will work in cooperation with the Town Manager, Town Engineer and other assigned Town staff.

Deadline for receipt of responses is September 24, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. A short list of firms will be determined and the Town will interview the design teams on September 27, 2021 with a selection being made prior to the Town Council's regular meeting on October 4, 2021.

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.


June 08, 2021 - Sunny Side Disc Golf Course Rules

The Town of Franklin announces rules for Sunny Side Disc Gof 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 drtnking 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 listd 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.

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Macon County Comprehensive Transportation Plan Survey

Your input is requested for the new Macon County Comprehensive Transportation Plan. Please click the link below to take the survey. If you have any questions , please contact, Justin Setser, Town Planner, at 828-524-2516.

» Macon County Comprehensive Transportation Plan Survey

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 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)