**update** 2:05 pm on April 6, 2015. The Town of Franklin has just finished installing "No Trespassing" signs ion the Whitmire Property. North Carolina law regarding trespassing can be seen online at the NC General Statutes website criminal trespass subsection. More can be found in Article 22B First and Second Degree Criminal Trespass.
The Franklin Town Board of Aldermen met on Monday, April 4, 2016 for their regular April 2016 meeting.
Among the topics discussed by the town board was a presentation regarding a potential use of the Whitmire Property. Since many in town have never heard of the Whitmire Property, Macon Media decided to show people what the Whitmire Property looks like now, after having been in the town's ownership for more than a decade. Here is a short video and some photographs taken at the scene of the property that is bordered by the Highlands Road, First Street, Van Raalte Street and Crane Circle:
Photos can be seen on Flickr.
Back to the Town Board meeting:
Town of Franklin Board of Aldermen
Regular Scheduled Meeting
2. Pledge of Allegiance- Vice Mayor Patti Abel
3. Adoption of the April 4, 2016 Town Board Agenda
4. Approval of the March 7, 2016 Town Board minutes
5. Public Session
6. New Business
A.) Proclamation for Tartan Day 2016- Mayor Bob Scott
B.) Recreational Concept Involving the Whitmire Property- Jim Ledford
C.) Consideration of Proposed Rate Increase for J&B Disposal- Bonita Hamstra
D.) Street Closing Request for the Taste of Scotland- Doug Morton
E.) Set Public Hearing for Text Amendment Regarding Neighborhood Mixed Use Zoning- Land Use Administrator Justin Setser
F.) Recommendation to the Macon County Board of Commissioners to Re-Appoint Dave Jones to the Town of Franklin Planning Board as the ETJ Representative- Land Use Administrator Justin Setser
G.) Forward Proposed Flood Ordinance to Town Planning Board- Land Use Administrator Justin Setser and Town Attorney John Henning Jr
H.) Budget Amendment- Town Manager Summer Woodard
I.) Engagement Letter for Martin Starnes LGERS Pension Attest Audit for 2015- Town Manager Summer Woodard
J.) Permission to Advertise Vacancy on Alcohol Beverage Control Board- Town Manager Summer Woodard
A.) Budget Work Session Monday April 18, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in Town Hall Boardroom