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The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to receive public comment regarding three land use map changes with regards to zoning regulations of Franklin County, Georgia. To view the Notice of Public Hearing please click the link below. The Public Hearing will be on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the Franklin County Justice Center located at 7085 Hwy. 145, Carnesville.
The Franklin County Planning Department will be holding a series of two different planning focused public informational meetings where the residents of Franklin County can learn about the current Zoning Regulations, building ordinances, and proposed inspection program.
Where: Franklin County Justice Center
7085 Highway 145
Carnesville, GA 30521
When: Thursday, April 11, 2019 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 18, 2019 6:30 p.m.
After careful review and consideration, the Franklin County Planning Commission recommended to the Franklin County Board of Commissioners the implementation of an Inspections Program to enforce the International Building Codes as prescribed by the International Code Council, mandated by and amended by the State of Georgia. The recommendation outlined the key points regarding the service delivery method, contract arrangement, scope of services, and implementation guidelines.
The informational meetings will provide an overview of the proposed inspection program under consideration by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners. The meeting will be facilitated by the Franklin County Planning Department staff and is intended to provide the citizens information regarding the current zoning regulations, building ordinances, and proposed inspection program.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR BOARD APPOINTMENTS
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens with a desire to serve and volunteer their time for future openings on the following boards: Airport Authority, Department of Family and Children Services, Joint Development Authority and Avita. 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 the County Clerk at 706-384-2483. Applications will be accepted through April 29, 2019 or until filled.
The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission (GMRC) serves a 13 county area in northeastern Georgia encompassing scenic landscapes with historic and rustic communities. Our region is rapidly evolving from a historic textile and agricultural-based economy to one based more on tourism, services, and goods distribution.
As part of the process we’ve created a brief (10-15 minute) online survey asking for your thoughts on select issues and priorities regarding any way you think the GMRC can better serve this region and our member governments. Your input will be used to help identify priorities for the region and in developing the future agenda for the GMRC.
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.
CITY OF CARNESVILLE UPCOMING EVENTS:
In order to foster transparency The Franklin County Board of Commissioners has made the Franklin County Employee Handbook available to the public.Learn More