Council meets after holiday break

D ennis P hillips

F ranklin A dvocate

Newly appointed Laura Stanley takes her seat for the first time at last Tuesday’s Franklin City Council meeting with a smile.

Council meets after holiday break

The Franklin City Council returned to business after two cancelled council meetings over the holiday break. With a few housekeeping items out of the way including a re-plat request from Mason Schieffer who asked the council to split the downtown property that includes the Messy Nest Studio and The Buzzing Bar. The action will allow Schieffer to sell the Messy Nest owners their building and the council approved. Schieffer recently purchased the property and told the Advocate that he had no intentions of altering his currently rental agreements with his tenants.

Richard Campbell, a long time resident of Franklin that dates his family back to 1925 came to the council looking for answers. In December 2018, Campbell experienced a sewer line backup that caused an estimated $2,500.00 in damages to the interior of his home. The Franklin Utility Department headed by Brandon Roark informed the council that since the event the department has installed a back flow preventer which will keep the sewer from backing up into Campbells home in the future.


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