I am working on the template of this blog today in order to chase down some problems that have developed with my template and widgets.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Agenda for May 7, 2018 Franklin Town Council Meeting
Updated with Video and Proposed Budget

**UPDATE** May 11th at 1:00am.

A video of the meeting has been uploaded and has been published here.

At the meeting, the town manager delivered her proposed town budget to the Franklin Town Council and the media outlets that were present at the meeting. An electronic copy is embedded here for your convenience.

Here is the video of the meeting.

(media outlets with representatives present for the meeting)

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

The Franklin Town Council will be meeting for their regular monthly meeting at 6 pm this coming Monday Night on May 7th. Later this month, there will be a budget work session on Tuesday, May 15th at 5:30 pm. A copy of the public agenda is posted below and below that is a copy of the 118-page agenda packet that is sent out to the local media outlets.

Public Agenda

Town of Franklin Council
May 7, 2018
6:00 pm.

1.Call to Order- Mayor Bob Scott

2. Pledge of Allegiance- Vice Mayor Barbara McRae

3. Approval of the April 2 and April 16. 2018 Town Council Minutes

4. Adoption of the May 7. 2018 Town Board Agenda

5. Public Hearing 6:05 pm. for Special Use Permit for Verbena Development

6. Public Session

7. New Business

A.) Board Action on Special Use Permit for Verbena Development- Town Council
B.) Street Closing Request for Franklin in Bloom- Town Manager Summer Woodard
C.) Water and Sewer Allocation for Verbena Development- Town Manager Summer Woodard
D.) Update on Wach for Me Program- Chief David Adams and Land Use Administrator Justin Setser
E.) Appropriation Request from Tourism Development Authority- Town Manager Summer Woodard
F.) Update on Minimum Housing Code Violations on Pauline Ave. and Hillcrest- Land Use Administrator
Justin Setser
G.) Discussion on Town Council Committee Appointments -Mayor Bob Scott and Town Council
H.) Discussion on Main Street Parking and Municipal Parking Lots- Mayor Bob Scott
I.) Discussion on Mowing Schedule for Whitmire Property- Council Member David Culpepper
J.) Discussion on Re-Appointments to Town Board:- Town Manager Summer Woodard and Town Attomey
John Henning Jr.
K.) Proposed Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Town of Franklin Budget- Town Manager Summer Woodard
  1.) Presentation of Proposed Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Town of Franklin Budget
  2.) Set Budget Work Session for Tuesday May 15, 2018 at 5:30 pm. In the Town Hall Boardroom
  3.) Set Public Hearing for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Town of Franklin Budget for Monday June 4, 2018 at 6:05 p.m.


A.) Set Public Hearing Regarding Placement of Utilities- Town Attorney John Henning Jr.
B.) Discussion on Water and Sewer Annexation Policy- Town Attorney John Haunting Jr.
C.) Discussion on Water and Sewer Extension Policy- Town Attorney John Henning Jr.


A.) Town Council Budget Work Session Tuesday, May 15. 2018 at 5:30 pm.
B.) Town Hall Offices will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018, in observance of Memorial Day

10. Adjourn

Agenda Packet 118-page PDF


If you receive value from what Macon Media provides to the community, please consider becoming a supporter and contribute at least a dollar a month.

If you have a business or event you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or underwriting coverage, send an email to for more information. Serious inquiries only. Macon Media rewards early sponsors/underwriters with lifetime guaranteed low rates while newer sponsors/underwriters pay higher rates based on the date they first support Macon Media.

Thank You to the people who have been sending in donations and those businesses who are underwriting coverage of news and events. You have kept Macon Media online. You have made it possible for Macon Media to begin purchasing state of the art equipment and begin work on building a real website with features not employed by any local news outlets.

You can find out more information on how to do that and some of what I plan to accomplish if I reach certain levels of funding at

Published at 3:12 am on May 4, 2018