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 2024 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 2nd*
Monday, February 5th
Monday, March 4th
Monday, April 1st
Monday, May 6th
Monday, June 3rd
Tuesday, July 1st
Monday, August 5th
Tuesday, September 3rd*
Monday, October 7th
Monday, November 4th Monday, December 2nd

*Denotes meeting on Tuesday due to holiday on Monday

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2024
Town of Franklin
Holiday SCHEDULEOffices closed the following dates

NEW YEAR'S
Monday, January 1st

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BIRTHDAY
Monday - January 15th

GOOD FRIDAY
Friday - March 29th

MEMORIAL DAY
Monday - May 27th

INDEPENDENCE DAY
Thursday - July 4th

LABOR DAY
Monday - September 2nd

VETERANS DAY
Monday - November 11th

THANKSGIVING
Thursday & Friday
November 28th & 29th

CHRISTMAS
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
December 24th, 25th & 26th

TOWN OF FRANKLIN, NC PUBLIC NOTICES

February 20, 2024

NOTICE OF SPECIAL CALLED MEETING

A Special Called Meeting of the Town of Franklin Town Council will be held on Monday, February 26, 2024 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Town Hall located at 95 East Main Street, Franklin, North Carolina 28734.

The purpose of this meeting is for Town Council to meet with representatives from the Development Finance Initiative and Dogwood Health Trust.

 

February 15, 2024

Town of Franklin Public Notice

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 March 4, 2024 in the Town Hall Boardroom at 95 E Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734. The purpose of said hearing shall be to consider an amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance of the Town of Franklin, the effect of which will be essentially as follows:

To change the text of the Unified Development Ordinance in Chapter 152.090 (I) to create a Temporary Use Permit. This Temporary Use Permit would allow property owners to utilize campers, RV’s, Travel Trailers or Motor Homes while they are building or renovating a primary residence. This permit would only be valid for 12 months and could only be extended once for 6 months.

Parties in interest and citizens shall have an opportunity to be heard at said hearing. Information concerning the proposed amendment 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
Nicole Bradley
Town Clerk

 

February 15, 2024

Town of Franklin Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Town Council of the Town of Franklin, North Carolina at 6:10 p.m. or as soon as possible thereafter on Monday, March 4, 2024 in the Town Hall Boardroom at 95 E Main Street, 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 115 parcel of land totaling 159.26 acres. The effect of the proposed change will be the rezoning of said properties from Commercial Secondary (C-2), to Residential (R-1), Residential Secondary (R-2), Commercial Highway (C-3), Neighborhood Mix Use (NMU), and Industrial (I-1).

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
Nicole Bradley
Town Clerk

 

January 10, 2024

WASTEWATER SPILL AT TREATMENT FACILITY AND CRANE CIRCLE

The Town of Franklin had a discharge of partially treated wastewater on the premises of the Wastewater Treatment Facility due to excessive flows into the system. The sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) began on Tuesday, January 9 at 12:30 p.m. during periods of intense precipitation and ended at approximately 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2024.  The total spill amount is estimated at 350,000 gallons. The discharge ended when the water levels subsided. The flows in the plant were above 3.0 MGD during this time. All spill areas have been contained and any adversely affected areas cleaned as necessary.  No boil water advisory was or is required as the discharge did not impact any water lines or drinking water sources.  The partially treated water was released into the Little Tennessee River. Water monitoring samples are being taken upstream and downstream from the plant as is required by the State following such an event. 

A second discharge beginning at 9:45 a.m. on January 9 and ending at 2:45 p.m. the same day resulted in 14,000 gallons of untreated wastewater being released from three manholes off East Main Street and Crane Circle.  3,500 gallons of wastewater reached the Little Tennessee River.  As with the other spill, no drinking water source was impacted and the area has been cleaned appropriately. 

During the times of overflow, precipitation was measured at 3.58 inches in Franklin.  Maintenance activities and sewer system rehabilitation are continually being performed to identify and correct issues to prevent any future overflows.  The weather event that triggered the overflows was unseasonable and caused similar incidents throughout Western North Carolina.  This notice is required by North Carolina General Statutes 143-215.  For more information contact Jason Hopkins, Wastewater Treatment Plant ORC at (828) 524-4492 or Water/Sewer Supervisor Jim Zilbauer at 828-524-2516.    

 

2024 Planning Board Meeting Schedule

Regularly scheduled meetings of the Town of Franklin Planning Board are held the 3rd Monday of each month (with the exception of holidays) beginning at 4:00 pm in the Town Hall Boardroom at 95 East Main Street in Franklin, NC. For information call 828-524-2516. While meetings are scheduled on a regular basis, they will be cancelled if there is no business to bring before this board.

The following is a list of the regularly scheduled Planning Board meetings for 2021-2022. If you have any questions, please call Justin Setser at 828-524-2516.

January 16, 2024 (Tuesday)
February 19, 2024
March 18, 2024
April 15, 2024
May 20, 2024
June 17, 2024
July 15, 2024
August 19, 2024
September 16, 2024
October 21, 2024
November 18, 2024
December 16, 2024

 

2024 Board of Adjustment Meeting Schedule

Regularly scheduled meetings of the Town of Franklin Board of Adjustment are held the 2nd Monday of each month (with the exception of holidays) beginning at 4:00 pm in the Town Hall Boardroom at 95 East Main Street in Franklin, NC. For information call 828-524-2516. Please note meetings will be cancelled if there is no business to bring before this board.

January 8, 2024
February 12, 2024
March 11, 2024
April 8, 2024
May 13, 2024
June 10, 2024
July 8, 2024
August 12, 2024
September 9, 2024
October 14, 2024
November 12, 2024 (Tuesday)
December 9, 2024

 

2024 Tourism Development Authority (TDA) 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.

January 8, 2024
February 12, 2024
March 11, 2024
April 8, 2024
May 13, 2024
June 10, 2024
July 8, 2024
August 12, 2024
September 9, 2024
October 14, 2024
November 11, 2024
December 9, 2024

 

October 19, 2023

Clyde Street Waterline Improvement Project

The Town of Franklin has contracted with Buckeye Bridge, LLC to replace approximately 3,630 linear feet of waterline on Clyde Street. This project will begin on Monday, October 23, 2023 at 7:00 a.m. Work will begin at the Town’s water tank site on Clyde Street and move down Watauga Street to Lakeside Drive. This is a project that will last for several months with work being done between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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No work will be done near East Franklin Elementary School while school is in session. Work may be done while students are out for holiday break in late-December. The Town will send out updates related to road closures and any planned service interruptions weekly.

There will be lane reductions and periodic closures on Clyde Street as the first phase of the project starts. All will be marked with appropriate signage and flaggers utilized when necessary. Detour signs and barricades and other traffic control implements will be in place.

Should you have any questions, please contact Bill Deal, Public Works Director, at 828-524-2516 x 402.

 

October 11, 2023

Adopted Whitemire Property Master Plan

View / Download Whitmire Property Master Plan (PDF) »

View / Download Whitmire Property Final Concept Drawing »

The Whitmire Property Master Plan provides the framework for guiding Franklin’s efforts to develop this historic location into a great park for the residents and visitors of Franklin. The proximity to downtown Franklin, the Little Tennessee River Greenway, and Wesley’s Park will provide park users access to all that the Town has to offer. The master plan included a careful study of the site, the surrounding area, and its history.

The planning phase also included a robust public input process. Public input was an important factor in developing plan recommendations. Community input was solicited throughout the entire planning process as was information from local leaders and Town staff. Public meetings and a recreation survey were used to gather essential information that aided in the planning process. The contributions and materials received from community participants were essential for producing a master plan that will benefit the community for generations to come.

The master plan analyzed the information gathered for the conceptual development of the Whitmire Property. Final recommendations and conceptual designs, which were drawn from these collaborative efforts, will be discussed further in this document in detail. It is intended to develop the type of location that fosters community spirit and bonding between local citizens.

 

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.

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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.

 

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 Planning Board/Board of Adjustment Vacancies

The Town of Franklin is currently seeking to fill three vacancies on the Town Planning Board/Board of Adjustment. Seats open are: one in-town resident seat, one in-town Alternate resident seat and an ETJ resident seat. Download an application below in PDF format.

» Application for Appointment to Boards & Authorities (PDF)

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)