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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.
FRANKLIN COUNTY JOINT COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
This notice is to inform residents and area stakeholders that Franklin County has begun working with other communities in the development of the State required update to the Franklin County Joint Comprehensive Plan. This document, which is used to coordinate capital improvement projects and ensure compliance with State policies and programs, is being developed between March and October of 2019 with the support of the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission (GMRC). The process will involve public forums and opportunities for local residents and stakeholders to provide input, ask questions, and help shape the future of their community. In addition, there will be an online public survey and opportunities to review draft materials throughout the process.
Anyone wishing to offer any comments or questions may do so by contacting Adam Hazell, Planning Director at the GMRC care of firstname.lastname@example.org (Please indicate “Franklin County Joint Plan” in the subject line.) As specific details about the online survey and the public meetings become available, we will also share those via announcements at regular Commission meetings, on our community bulletin boards, and via multi-media outlets where possible.
We look forward to hearing from everyone and thank you for taking an interest in your home town!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR JOINT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BOARD
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens with a desire to serve and volunteer their time on the following board: Joint Development Authority. 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.
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.
In order to foster transparency The Franklin County Board of Commissioners has made the Franklin County Employee Handbook available to the public.Learn More