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Monday, March 1, 2021

Franklin Town Council Regular Meeting for March 2021

The Franklin Town Council will be having their regular meeting for the month of March tonight at 6pm in the lower level of the town hall. Details about the meeting are in the public agenda and the agenda packet posted in this article.

The meeting will be streamed live on Facebook [LINK] and via a player that will be embedded below. Later, it will be replaced with an edited video.


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Roll Call
(a record of elected critters not serving on the board and media outlets with representatives physically present at the meeting. This is because some "news" outlets are unethical and will watch Macon Media's video of the meeting instead of attending the meeting, then write (or broadcast) about the meeting without indicating they were not at the meeting and the source of their information.)

Macon Media (Bobby)
The Franklin Press (Jake)
No other news outlet had representatives present at the meeting.

Public Agenda

1. Call to Order - Mayor Bob Scott
2. Pledge of Allegiance - Vice Mayor Barbara McRae
3. Adoption of the March 1, 2021 Town Council Agenda - Town Council

4. Approval of the Consent Agenda for March 1, 2021 - Town Council
A.) Approval of February 1, 2021 Town Council Minutes
B.) Budget Amendment
C.) Resolution for SRF Funding for Water Treatment Plant Phase II
D.) Adoption of Capital Project Ordinance for Franklin Fire Substation

5. Public Session

6. Old Business:
A.) Discussion on Town of Franklin Disc Golf Course - Mayor and Town Council

7. New Business:
A.) Presentation on Nikwasi Center Plans - Nikwasi Executive Director Elaine Eisenbraun
B.) Request for Street Lighting for Scenic Ridge Development - Neal Enloe
C.) Presentation on Annual Report for Franklin Fire and Rescue - Chief Ben Ormond
D.) Discussion on Town of Franklin FMLA Policy - Human Resource Director Travis Tallent
E.) Discussion on Town of Franklin Employee Elected Payroll Deductions - Human Resource Director Travis Tallent
F.) Discussion on NCDOT Depot Street Sidewalk Project - Town Manager Summer Woodard
G.) Discussion on Restroom at Whitmire Property - Town Manager Summer Woodard

8. Legal
A.) Discussion on Town of Franklin Solicitation Ordinance - John Henning Jr.

9. Announcements
A.) Town of Franklin Strategic Planning Session will be Friday March 12, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in Town Hall Boardroom
B.) Town Hall Offices will be closed Friday April 2, 2021 in observance of Good Friday

10. Adjourn

Agenda Packet


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Published at 3:50pm on Monday, March 01, 2021
Edited at 4:20pm on Tuesday, March 2, 2020 to add edited video of full meeting.