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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Franklin Aldermen 09-23-2013

Franklin Aldermen Sept 23rd meeting 
Photo and Titles ©2013 Bobby Coggins

The Franklin Town Board of Aldermen met last night in a continuation meeting from their September 3rd meeting [see coverage of that meeting] to discuss a street closing request, a tax release and a dozen requests by local non-profits for funding out of the Community Funding Pool.

A video of the complete meeting, the public agenda and the press kit are embedded below for your convenience.


Town of Franklin Board of Aldermen 

Meeting Agenda
Monday September 23, 2013 - 5:30 p.m. 

  1. Call to order -Mayor Collins
  2. New business
    • Street Closing Request- Main Street Executive Linda Schlott
    • Tax Release- Town Manager Warren Cabe
    • Board Discussion on Non-Profit Funding Pool Applications
  3. Adjourn

Macon Media (me)

No other members of the media were present. I suspect they were all in Highlands for the monthly meeting of the Macon County Board of Education and did not have reporters available for this meeting. I decided this meeting was more important.


Barbara McRae (running for Town Alderman)
Mack Brogden (running for Town Alderman)
Angela Moore (running for Town Alderman)

Billy Mashburn, Board Member (running for re-election as a Town Alderman)
Sissy Patillo, Board Member (running for Mayor)
Bob Scott, Board Member (running for Mayor)

After some discussion, the non-profit funding pool was distributed as follows:

$3,700.00 Angel Medical Center
$3,700.00 Community Care Clinic of Franklin
$1,870.75 Franklin Garden Club
$3,700.00 KIDS Place
$3,700.00 Macon County Care Network
$3,700.00 Macon County Habitat for Humanity
$3,700.00 Macon County Historical Society Museum
$3,700.00 Macon County Public Library
$3,700.00 R.E.A.C.H.
$3,700.00 Read2Me
$1,869.25 Scottish Tartans Museum
$2,960.00 Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center

Motion carried. Pattillo motioned and Scott seconded. Vote: 6 to 0.

(provided to Board Members and Members of the Media, but not to the general public)