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Monday, March 7, 2011

Franklin Board of Aldermen March 2011 Meeting
Live Webcast at 7pm
Updated with Full Video

**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.


Franklin, NC Town Hall 
Photo and Graphics by Bobby Coggins


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. 


Twitter Widget Removed. Archived Tweets are at bottom of this post.


Agenda - 
Town of Franklin Board of Aldermen 
Monday March 7, 2011 - 7:00 p.m. 
  1. Call to order – Mayor Collins
  2. A.) Public hearing 7:00 p.m. on the voluntary annexation petition for Joe and Emma Jean Taylor.
    B.) Consideration of Joe and Emma Jean Taylor petition.
  3. A.) Public hearing 7:05 p.m. on the voluntary annexation petition for Ridgecrest Exxon.
    B.) Consideration of Ridgecrest Exxon petition.
  4. Approval of the February 7, 2011 minutes.
  5. Public session
  6. Street closing request for 2011
    A.) Street closing requirements draft for festivals- Linda Schlott
    B.) The closing of Phillips, Iotla and Main Street for Pumpkin Feast- Linda Schlott
    C.) The closing of Phillips, Iotla and Main Street for The Taste of Scotland- Chris Burk. 
  7. TDA and TDC appointments
    A.) Tourism Development Authority appointment- Sam Greenwood
    B.) Tourism Development Commission appointment replacing Mike Decker with Summer Woodard- Sam Greenwood.
  8. Consideration of award for the sidewalk bid.
  9. Appropriation of $60,000.00 in Rural Hope funds. Joint project with Angel Medical Center.
  10. Adjourn








Archived Coverage:

#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 A black bow in placed memory of recently deceased F... on Twitpic

#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.

 Public Hearing:Tommy Fouts of Ridgecrest Baptist Church brings petitions of +200 opposed to annexation b/c alcohol sales


 Tommy Fouts relays reasons for objecting to the annexation so far out from the center of town


 Billy Vanhook is speaking to Aldermen re in favor Ridgecrest Exxon. Says he wants to be treated as fairly as other businesses


 Public Hearing on Ridgecrest Exxon: Owner Billy Vanhook listing other businesses annexed the same of farther from town


 Voluntary Annexation petition for Ridgecrest Exxon. Attorney Orville Coward speaking for his client in favor of annexation


 Public Hearing: Mayor Collins & Alderman Scott listen to Ridgecrest Exxon owner Billy Vanhook 
#MaconGov Mayor Joe Collins [Left] and Alderman Bob Scott [Ce... on Twitpic


 Attorney for the owner of Ridgecrest Exxon is laying out his case for his client very methodically 
#MaconGov Attorney for the owner of Ridgecrest Exxon lays out... on Twitpic


 Attorney Orville Coward is from Sylva, NC and has a very good reputation as a lawyer


 Attorney Orville Coward is using the Town Board of Aldermen's words & policies against them in favor of the annexation


 Public Hearing: Voluntary Annexation petition for Ridgecrest Exxon. Franklin Aldermen vote 6-0 against.


 The Aldermen are on a five minute recess.


 In a show of hands, those opposed to the annexation outnumbered those in favor abt 4-1 
#MaconGov In a show of hands, those opposed to the annexation... on Twitpic


 Members of the LBJ Job Corps Student Gov Assn present plans for improving the Greenway in Franklin
#MaconGov Members of the LBJ Job Corps Student Gov Assn prese... on Twitpic


 Main Street Program street closing request & requirements for 2011. Linda Scholtt speaks.
#MaconGov Main Street Program street closing request & re... on Twitpic


 Chris Burke is representing A Taste of Scotland in their request to close Main street 
#maconGov Chris Burke is representing A Taste of Scotland in ... on Twitpic


 Franklin Aldermen have closed Main Street for A Taste of Scotland and added Phillips st to list to be closed for Trail Days


 Aldermen passed 6-0 $60k appropriation of Rural Hope funds, Joint Project w Angel Medical Center


 Aldermen discussing concerns about the poor maintenance of Wayah St by the . All agree it is below standard


 Vice Mayor Verlin Curtis relayed that the wants to take the road to the bottom & completely rebuild it.


 The Franklin Town Board of Aldermen meeting is now adjourned. I'll work to get the video out as soon as possible





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