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2019 REC NIGHT AT ED BRYANT STADIUM
Join us this Friday at Ed Bryant Stadium as the high school is hosting Rec Night. All players and coaches (wearing their jersey) will receive free admission. Those participating will be able to get on the field during pregame to be recognized as their teams. We are looking forward to a great night! *Parents will still have to pay the admission fee to enter.
NOTICE OF BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND REGISTRATION PUBLIC HEARING
The Franklin County Board of Elections and Registration will hold a public hearing concerning a Challenge of Voter Eligibility. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, September 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Franklin County Justice Center.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
FCWS (Franklin County Water System) will no longer accept credit card payments over-the-phone. Effective August 1, 2019, the Franklin County Water System will no longer process over-the-phone credit card payments. We do accept cash, checks, and money orders. We will also accept credit card payments in person with proper ID (processing fee does apply). For your convenience, we have a 24-hour drop box at our offices.
Franklin County Water System has added ONLINE BILL PAY to your payment options. Visit our website and click the “Pay Online” Icon to launch the WIPP online payment portal.
The Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing for all who have an interest in these applications on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 5:30 PM at the same location. For additional information, please contact the Planning Director at 706-384-2483.
FRANKLIN COUNTY BUILDING AND INSPECTIONS PROPOSED DRAFT
On May 6, 2019, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners approved the first reading of a proposed Building and Inspections Ordinance. The ordinance is in draft format and subject to change.
The draft ordinance is available for public review. An electronic version of the draft ordinance can be found by clicking the link below or a hard copy is available at the Board of Commissioners office at 141 Athens Road, Carnesville, GA.
Public comment is welcome. You may email your comments to email@example.com please include “Inspections Program” in the subject line.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR JOINT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BOARD and PLANNING COMMISSION BOARD
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens with a desire to serve on the following boards: Joint Development Authority and Planning Commission. The Planning Commission Board position will be appointed to fill the unexpired portion of the term which will end on January 1, 2022. These board positions are considered volunteer appointments. Applications received are kept on file for a one-year period and will be considered if board openings occur during this time.
Applications can be downloaded from the link below or picked up from the Franklin County Board of Commissioners at 141 Athens Street, Carnesville, GA 30521. For more information or questions contact Elaine Evans, County Clerk at 706-384-2483. Applications will be accepted through May 24, 2019 or until filled.
SPECIAL PURPOSE LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX (SPLOST) ANNUAL REPORTING
Prior to December 31 of each year, Franklin County must publish a non-technical report in a local newspaper of general circulation and in a prominent location on the local government website related to the SPLOST expenditures for the current year. The Annual Reports for SPLOST IV and SPLOST V are presented separately in the links below.
In order to foster transparency The Franklin County Board of Commissioners has made the Franklin County Employee Handbook available to the public.Learn More