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Monday, September 19, 2011

Franklin Town Board of Aldermen
Coverage of 09-19-2011 Meeting

**3.20pm** I've added the video of the meeting below the photo.


**7.22pm** Here is the audio from tonight's meeting:

Download MP3 (right click to download)
I will try to have the video by late tomorrow afternoon.



The Franklin Town Board of Aldermen will be having a continuation meeting today at 5.30pm in the Town Hall. I will be there to tweet the meeting and record video, but will not be providing live video. I will post an agenda as soon as one becomes available. You may follow my tweets at #MaconGov, using your favorite twitter client, or on the widget below. Once the meeting is over, I will replace the widget with a record of my tweets from the meeting, and I will upload video and audio from the meeting as soon as I am able to process it. Meanwhile, you can watch the last meeting.


Town of Franklin Board of Aldermen Agenda 

Monday September 19, 2011 -5:300 p.m. 

  1. Call to order -Mayor Collins
  2. Resolution to allow Summer Woodard to sign ABC permit applications for the Town of Franklin
  3. Set public hearing for Windy Gap rezoning request
  4. Designation of voting delegate for NC League meeting
  5. Water supply contract- Sam Greenwood
  6. Discussion on non-profit funding pool applications
  7. Adjourn
Here are the tweets sent out last night under the #MaconGov hashtag in reverse chronological order:


 Bobby Coggins 

  Audio from tonight's meeting of the Franklin Town Board of Aldermen is now available 
 North Carolina Place 

 Aldermen gives $5k each to: Scottish Tartans Museum, Macon Historical Soc, REACH and CareNet (via )
 Bobby Coggins 

 Aldermen have adjourned. I am headed home. Will have the video up as soon as possible.
 Bobby Coggins 

 Aldermen give $2500 to the Arts Council of Macon Co; Community Funding has $6500 in reserve as contingency fund
 Bobby Coggins 

 Aldermen give $3k each to Angel Medical Center and Habitat for Humanity
 Bobby Coggins 

 Aldermen gives $5k each to: Scottish Tartans Museum, Macon Historical Soc, REACH and CareNet
 Bobby Coggins 

 Alderman pass out all monies in community funding pool, leaving $6500 in reserve
 Bobby Coggins 

 Aldermen vote to give $3000 to Habitat for Humanity
 Bobby Coggins 

 Aldermen are trying to make the figures match so that $5000 will be kept in reserve for next year.
 Bobby Coggins 

 Aldermen suggest $3000 For Angel Medical
 Bobby Coggins 

 Aldermen are choking on the T-Shirt Machine for the Scottish Tartans Museum
 Bobby Coggins 

 Aldermen are suggestion $3500 as a possible amt for Habitat for Humanity
 Bobby Coggins 

 Aldermen say that the Arts Council should get $2500
 Bobby Coggins 

 Alderman Curtis says that the Habitat for Humanity is also a good org for the town to help out
 Bobby Coggins 

 Alderman Verlin Curtis is speaking in favor of Macon Co CareNet, the Macon Co Hist Museum, REACH & Reading Rover for funding
 Bobby Coggins 

 Alderman Scott says that if Angel Medical center receives public $, they should open their board meetings under the Open meetings Law. (cont)
 Bobby Coggins 

 Alderman Bob Scott also says that since Memorial Mission & Angel Medical Center are merging...the town shouldn't be giving them money, either (cont)
 Bobby Coggins 

 Alderman Bob Scott says that he doesn't think the town should fund a T-Shirt Machine for the Scottish Museum
 Bobby Coggins 

 Alderman Jamison says Mtn Mediation Svcs shouldn't qualify b/c they cover a 6 county area
 Bobby Coggins 

 Alderman Farrell Jamison says they need to consider setting aside a reserve of funds from year to year
 Bobby Coggins 

 Mayor Joe Collins says that they may consider them next year, not this year.
 Bobby Coggins 

 There is some amount of back and forth on this proposal. Concerns that the town would be freeing up money to go to County orgs
 Bobby Coggins 

 Karen Stiwinter says the group has been in existence in Macon County for 20 years.
 Bobby Coggins 

 Karen Stiwinter of the Macon Co United Gift Fund is asking to BE the town's Community Funding Pool, so the Board won't have to make those tough decisions. (cont)
 Bobby Coggins 

 Karen Stiwinter of the Macon Co United Gift Fund (of the NC Community Foundation) is before the board seeking funding as well.
 Bobby Coggins 

 Alderman Bob Scott asks if these groups seeking funding are all 501 (c) 3 Corporations. The Town Attorney was not sure.
 Bobby Coggins 

 Aldermen are discussing non-profit pool applications
 Bobby Coggins 

 Aldermen have delegated authority to Sam Greenwood, Town Manager, to work with WK Dickson in pursuing their assistance
 Bobby Coggins 

 The Water Asset Management Plan incl: INventory of Assets/assessment of condition of inventory/Capital Improvement Plan/Rate Plan/Op & Main Plan to ensure proper management of assets (cont)
 Bobby Coggins 

 Sam Greenwood, Town Manager, is discussing a water supply contract. and asset management plan
 Bobby Coggins 

 Sissy Patillio will be the alternate voting delegate to the NC League of Municipalities meeting
 Bobby Coggins 

 Aldermen have chosen to nominate Farrell Jamison as the primary voting delegate to the NC League of Muniincipalities annual business meeting Oct 24th in Raleigh, NC at the Raleigh Convention Center. (cont)
 Bobby Coggins 

 Windy Gap rezoning request: would allow manufactured homes on acreage along John Tallent Rd & Bertha Rice Rd on Windy Gap Rd
 Bobby Coggins 

 Aldermen have set a public hearing for 10-03 (1st Mon in Oct) at 7.10pm for Windy Gap rezoning request
 Bobby Coggins 

 Town Planner Mike Gruberman says the Town Planning Board has given a favorable report to the rezoning request.
 Bobby Coggins 

 Aldermen have passed a resolution to allow Summer Woodard to sign ABC permit apps. See Item #2 
 Bobby Coggins 

 Alderman Billy Mashburn has been excused from the meeting.
 Bobby Coggins 

 The Sept 19th, 2011 meeting of the Franklin Town Board of Aldermen has been called to order 


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