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Monday, January 2, 2017

January 2017 Regular Meeting of the Franklin Town Board of Aldermen

The Franklin Town Board of Aldermen will be meeting at 7 pm on Tuesday night to take up business in the regularly scheduled meeting for January 2017. The public agenda is posted below and the agenda packet the town shares with the media is embedded below that. Macon Media will be streaming the video live and a link will be added here Tuesday afternoon. A recorded version of the meeting will be posted here after the meeting is over.

(media outlets with reporters at the meeting)

Macon Media
The Franklin Press
The Smoky Mountain News


Town of Franklin Board of Aldermen

Agenda | January 03, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.

1. Call to Order- Mayor Bob Scott

2. Pledge of Allegiance- Vice Mayor Patti Abel

3. Adoption of the January 3, 2017 Town Board Agenda

4. Approval of December 5, 2016 Town Board Minutes

5. Public Session
6. New Business
A.) Presentation on Streetscape Proposal- McGill Associates
B.) Budget Amendment- Finance Officer Kyra Doster
C.) Minimum Housing Code Violation at 456 Pauline Ave- Land Use Administrator Justin Setser
D.) Forward Re-Zoning Petition for Wayah Street and Georgia Road to Town Planning Board- Land Use Administrator Justin Setser
E.) Discussion on Bidwell Street Traffic Pattern- Land Use Administrator Justin Setser
F.) Resolution for Approving Local Water Supply Plan- Town Manager Summer Woodard

7. Legal
A.) Ordinance Amendment Regarding Extraterritorial Jurisdiction of Police Officers- Town Attorney John Henning Jr.
B.) Discussion on Ordinance Amendments- Town Attorney John Henning Jr.

8. Announcements
A.) Media Day at Memorial Park Tuesday January 17, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
B.) Town Hall Offices will be closed Monday January 16, 2017 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day.

9. Adjournment

A copy of the full agenda packet that the Town of Franklin shares with the media has been embedded below for your convenience.



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