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Monday, August 7, 2017

Franklin Town Board
August 2017 Meeting

The Franklin Town Board will be meeting tonight at 7 pm in the lower level of the town hall building located at 95 East Main Street. A video will be added to this article in the morning. If there is sufficient internet bandwidth, a live video feed will be posted, otherwise, a recorded version will be added in the morning so you can see and hear exactly what transpires in the meeting.


(media outlets with reporters/photographers present)

Macon Media
The Smoky Mountain News
The Macon County News and Shopping Guide
The Franklin Press

Town of Franklin Board of Aldermen

August 07, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.

1. Call to Order- Mayor Bob Scott
2. Pledge of Allegiance- Vice Mayor Patti Abel
3. Adoption of the August 7, 2017 Town Board Agenda
4. Approval of July 3, 2017 Town Board Minutes
5. Public Session

6. New Business
A.) Discussion on Proposed Duke Energy Utility Easement - Lisa Leatherman
B.) Presentation on the use of Narcan - Town Manager Summer Woodard and Jeremy Cabe
C.) Proclamation for WFSC Radio Celebration - Sean Gibson
D.) Budget Amendment - Finance Officer Kyra Doster
E.) Update on 2017 Solar Eclipse - Town Manager Summer Woodard
F.) Discussion on Bike Rack locations - Land Use Administrator Justin Setser and Town Manager Summer Woodard
G.) Update on Town of Franklin Water Treatment Plant Project -Town Manager Summer Woodard
H.) Discussion on Outdoor Movie Theater Partnership - Town Manager Summer Woodard
I.) Discussion on the Whitmire Property - Town Manager Summer Woodard

7. Legal
A.) Forward Unified Development Amendment Regarding Event Facilities to the Town Planning Board - Town Attorney John Henning Jr.
B.) Contract Award for Actiflo Project - Town Attorney John Henning Jr.
8. Announcements
A.) Public Safety Day will be Saturday August 19, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Gazebo
B.) Solar Eclipse Block Party will be Monday August 21, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
9. Adjournment

A copy of the agenda packet that has been made available to local media outlets is posted below in the interest of transparency.


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Published at 11:00 am on August 7, 2017