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Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Franklin Town Council - January 2023 Regular Meeting


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The Franklin Town Council will be meeting tonight at 6pm in the lower level of the town hall. The meeting will be livestreamed on Facebook and via a webplayer that will be embedded below just before the meeting starts.


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Franklin Town Council - January 2023

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Public Agenda

I. Call to Order- Mayor Jack Horton

2. Pledge of Allegiance- Vice-Mayor Joe Collins

3. Adoption of the January 3, 2023 Town Council Agenda - Town Council

4. Approval of the Consent Agenda for January 3, 2023 - Town Council
A.) Approval of December 5. 2022 Town Council regular meeting minutes
B.) Budget Amendments — Water/Sewer Fund and General Fund
C.) Tax Release — Macon County

5. Project, Committee, Departmental Updates
A.) Nikwasi Initiative — Annual Report — Elaine Eisenbraun. Executive Director
B.) Departmental Updates
1. Finance — Sarah Bishop, Finance Director
2. Planning/IT — Justin Setser, Town Planner/IT Director
3. Police —Chief Devin Holland

6. Public Hearings
A.) Public Hearing to receive public input on a rezoning request for 120 Riverview Street from Medical Institutional Cultural Residential (MICR) to Commercial C1 —Town Planner Justin Setser
B.) Public Hearing to receive public input on a rezoning request for 7 Plantation Drive from Residential R1 to Commercial C2 — Town Planner Justin Setser

7. Public Session

8. New Business
A.) Request approval to refund tap fee due to zoning issue — Town Manager Amie Owens
1. Budget amendment will be required as a separate motion, if approved.
B.) Resolution to accept American Rescue Plan Grant offer of $820,000 for the Clyde Street waterline improvements — Town Manager Arnie Owens
C.) Request adoption of Capital Project Ordinance for Clyde Street waterline improvements — Town Manger Amie Owens
D.) Request approval of Ordinance update —Chapter 92: Fire Prevention — new section 92.5 Knox Box Requirements — Town Attorney John Ilenning, Jr.
E.) Discussion Ordinance Amendment —Chapter 72 — Town Attorney John Henning, Jr.
F.) Request approval of licensing agreement between Town of Franklin and First United Methodist Church for the skatepark facility —Town Attorney John Henning, Jr.
G.) Request approval of Resolution Directing Town Administration to Apply for a Greenway Feasibility Grant Study — Town Planner Justin Setser
H.) Appointment to ABC Board — Town Manager Amie Owens (Council members will vote via ballot)
I.) Request approval of Budget Calendar for FY 2023/2024 Budget — Town Manager Amie Owens

9. Old Business
A.) Request approval of survey for Heritage Hollow right of way and town acceptance of street for maintenance—Town Planner Justin Setser
10. Items from Council
A.) Discuss date January or early February for Town Council Retreat

11. Announcements
A.) Next Town Council Meeting is Monday, February 6, 2023
B.) Town Offices Closed for observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day — Monday January 16, 2023 per NC State Holiday Schedule

12. Adjourn


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Published at 4:00am on Tuesday, January 03, 2023
Author: Bobby Coggins