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Franklin Aldermen 08-06-2012 Agenda Packet

Franklin Aldermen 08-06-2012 Agenda Packet

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Agenda packet for the August 6, 2012 meeting of the Franklin Town Board of Aldermen.
Agenda packet for the August 6, 2012 meeting of the Franklin Town Board of Aldermen.

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TownofFranklinBoardofAldermenAgendaAugust6,20127:00p.m,
1.Calltoorder-MayorCollins2.ApprovaloftheJuly2andJuly26,2012boardminutes.3.Publichearing7:05p.m.onamendmenttotheUnifiedDevelopmentOrdinance4.Publicsession5.LegalA.)BoardactiononamendmenttotheUnifiedDevelopmentOrdinance-JohnHenningJrB.)Resolutionauthorizingrefinancingthedebtsontownproperties-JohnHenningJrC.)OrdinanceconcerningtrespassingontheNikwasiMound-JohnHenningJr6.NewbusinessA.)DiscussiononnuisanceandrelatedordinancesfortheTown.B.)EnoughisEnough-AldermenCarolyn"Sissy"Pattillo7.Adjourn
 
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July2,2012
TheregularmeetingoftheTownofFranklinBoardofAldermenwasheldonMonday,July2,2012at7:00P.M.intheTownHallBoardRoom.MayorJoeCollinspresided.AldermenVerlinCurtis,JoyceHandley,FarrellJamison,BillyMashburn,CarolynPattilloandBobScottwerepresent.
ApprovaloftheMinutesMotionwasmadebyHandley,secondedbyPattillotoapprovetheminutesfortheJune4,2012meetingaspresented.Motioncarried.Vote:6toO.PublicHearingontheProposedFinancing
MayorCollinsopenedthepublichearingontheproposedfinancingbytheTownofFranklinto(1)refunddebtpreviouslyissuedasaninstallmentfinancingagreementthatfinancedthepurchaseandconstructionofTownadministrativebuildingsand(2)forthepurchaseofretailspacefortheTownofFranklinABCBoard'suseastenant.Thefollowingpersonsspokeatthepublichearing.OrvilleCoward-IhavethoughtsonthelocationoftheABCStore.Idon'tthinkthisisthebestlocation.Wehavebeenhitbyaslowhurricanewiththeeconomyfrom2006to2012.Thereareemptybuildingsinsidetown.Wehavenotturnedthecorneryet.ThenewABCStoreshouldbeamagnetordestinationpoint.ItshouldnotbelocatedatthenewWal-MartCenter.MaybeputitinWestFranklinorontheSylvaRoadorintheoldWal-MartCenter.
It
couldstaywhereitisnow.
It
isnotneededatthenewWal-MartCenter.Theboardservesthetown.RonWinecoff-Igotochurchwithallthemembersofbothboards.Thisisuncomfortableforme.Oureconomytodayisbacktothe'70s.
It
isgettingbetter.However,thingsarenotgoodenoughtobuya1.25millionABCstore.
It
isunfairtothecitizensoftheTown.ThereisagoodchancethatprivatizationiscomingtotheABCstore.Thestorecannotstandonitsown.TheTownisnotgettingalotofprofitnow.Thecurrentprofitmarginis2.87percent.Youarenotonthebestpath.Youaredoingtoofineofabuilding.Therearevacantpropertiesallovertown.Reconsideryourdecision.PaulShuler-IamnotaresidentinsideTown.Icannotvote.SinceIpaytaxesIshouldbeabletovote.Ihaveaninterestonhowtaxesarebeingused.TheABCStorehasapoorperformanceandalowprofitfromthestore.Profitislessthan$70,000.00peryear.Purchasingrealtyisusuallyawisedecision.Itisnotthetime.ThenewWal-Martcenterisnottheplace.HowellDerrick-WecalledthestorealiquorstoreinGeorgiaIaskthatyouwithdrawyourdecisionandlookatusingoldtownhalL
 
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July2,2012meetingcontinued,BudSiler-Iamataxpayerandresidentoftown.IaminoppositionofyoufinancingtheABCStore.Thereareemptybuildingsinsidetown.Theliquorstoreneedstobedowntown.TheTown'smoneycanbespentbetterelsewhere.TimButterfield-It'satrociousthatyouwanttospend1.25milliontomoveastoreaquartermiledownthestreetandmakeaonepercentprofit.BillMartin-Iamataxpayer.Iamnotacitizen.Youarenotprotectingmymoney.Thestoreshouldbereturning10%to12%profit.Youcanputthestoreinabetterlocation.LamarSprinkle-Iamspeakingagainstthislocation.1.4milliondollarsiswaytoohigh.Youcouldrentanotherlocation.Severallocationscouldberemodeled.Theliquorstorewilldowellwhereveritislocated.WestFranklinwouldbeagoodlocation.Iaskyoureconsider.MayorCollinsclosedthepublichearingat7:32P.M.RecessMayorCollinsrecessedthemeetingat7:33P.M.MayorCollinsreconvenedthemeetingat7:40P.M.PublicSessionDanWilliams-IhavebeentotownhallfivetimesaboutDogwoodDrive.IhavebeencleaningDogwoodDriveupforthelastthirtyyears.Icannotdoitanymore.Youneedtokeeptheroadscleaninsteadofbuildingaliquorstore.Thepowercompanycutdownthetrees.Youneedtochipupthesetrees.HowellDerrick-WaterisgoingunderthepavementonUlcoDrive.Thesignistoosmallindicatingtheroutingofthethree-axletrucks.Theyarebeingmisrouted.AdministrativeReports:ReportonSignSweepDerekRoland-WehadasignsweepbeginningJune18insidetownandtheextraterritorialjurisdictionoftemporarysignsplacedinthepublicrightofway.WeworkedwiththeNorthCarolinaDepartmentofTransportation.Eightytemporarysignswereremovedfromtherightofway.Numerousownerswereaskedtoremovetheirsigns.Twentypermanentsignsweredocumentedinthepublicrightofway.FormalviolationswereissuedbytheNorthCarolinaDepartmentofTransportationtotheownersofthepermanentsignslocated
in
thepublicrightofway.Theownerswillbegiventhirtydaystoremovethesigns.ThetemporarysignscanbepickedupattownhalluntilJuly13,2012.

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