**update** I have decided to begin archiving my #MaconGov tweets and uploaded photos here after the meetings are over. Scroll down to the bottom of this post to see my coverage from the Town Hall.
It's that time of month again...and I plan on being in the Town Hall, providing live coverage via Twitter and video. I will embed the video player here in this post for your convenience.
Here is a Twitter Widget that will allow you to follow along with the meeting if you are on dial up. Alternatively, you can follow along also using your favorite Twitter client via the #MaconGov hashtag.
#MaconNC #MaconGov I'm live at the Franklin Town Hall. Aldermen meeting starts 7pm http://bit.ly/11A03live
#MaconGov A black bow in placed memory of recently deceased Franklin Aldermen Jerry Evans http://twitpic.com/479lm5
#MaconGov Franklin Mayor Joe Collins has opened the Town Aldermen meeting. Spoke of the recent death of Alderman Jerry Evans
#MaconGov Public Hearing: Voluntary Annexation petition Joe&Emma Taylor has been opened and closed. no speakers. Passed 6-0
#MaconGov Public Hearing: Voluntary Annexation petition for Ridgecrest Exxon opened. Speakers have signed up.
#MaconGov Public Hearing:Tommy Fouts of Ridgecrest Baptist Church brings petitions of +200 opposed to annexation b/c alcohol sales
#MaconGov Tommy Fouts relays reasons for objecting to the annexation so far out from the center of town
#MaconGov Billy Vanhook is speaking to Aldermen re in favor Ridgecrest Exxon. Says he wants to be treated as fairly as other businesses
#MaconGov Public Hearing on Ridgecrest Exxon: Owner Billy Vanhook listing other businesses annexed the same of farther from town
#MaconGov Voluntary Annexation petition for Ridgecrest Exxon. Attorney Orville Coward speaking for his client in favor of annexation
#MaconGov Public Hearing: Mayor Collins & Alderman Scott listen to Ridgecrest Exxon owner Billy Vanhook http://twitpic.com/479v06
#MaconGov Attorney for the owner of Ridgecrest Exxon is laying out his case for his client very methodically http://twitpic.com/479z1j
#MaconGov Attorney Orville Coward is from Sylva, NC and has a very good reputation as a lawyer
#maconGov Attorney Orville Coward is using the Town Board of Aldermen's words & policies against them in favor of the annexation
#MaconGov Public Hearing: Voluntary Annexation petition for Ridgecrest Exxon. Franklin Aldermen vote 6-0 against.
#MaconGov The Aldermen are on a five minute recess.
#MaconGov In a show of hands, those opposed to the annexation outnumbered those in favor abt 4-1 http://twitpic.com/47a337
#MaconGov Members of the LBJ Job Corps Student Gov Assn present plans for improving the Greenway in Franklinhttp://twitpic.com/47a66v
#MaconGov Main Street Program street closing request & requirements for 2011. Linda Scholtt speaks.http://twitpic.com/47a7tg
#maconGov Chris Burke is representing A Taste of Scotland in their request to close Main street http://twitpic.com/47a892
#MaconGov Franklin Aldermen have closed Main Street for A Taste of Scotland and added Phillips st to list to be closed for Trail Days
#MaconGov Aldermen passed 6-0 $60k appropriation of Rural Hope funds, Joint Project w Angel Medical Center
#MaconGov Aldermen discussing concerns about the poor maintenance of Wayah St by the #NCDOT. All agree it is below standard
#MaconGov Vice Mayor Verlin Curtis relayed that the #NCDOTwants to take the road to the bottom & completely rebuild it.
#MaconGov The Franklin Town Board of Aldermen meeting is now adjourned. I'll work to get the video out as soon as possible