Franklin, NC Boards & Authorities

Planning Board / Board of Adjustment
Tourism Development Authority (TDA)
Franklin Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
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Planning Boardand Board of Adjustment

The Planning Board is an advisory board to the Town of Franklin, NC Board of Aldermen. The planning board reviews rezoning requests, text amendments and special use permits that require planning board comments.

The Board of Adjustment preforms quasi-judicial hearings for variance and appeal requests for Town of Franklin ordinances.

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Franklin ABC BoardAlcoholic Beverage Control

The Franklin ABC Board is a local political subdivision of the State of North Carolina that operates as a separate entity overseen by a three member board of directors. Find more information on their website.

Franklin ABC
175 Macon Plaza Drive
PO Box 719
Franklin, NC 28734 | 28744

Ph: (828) 369-9247
Fax: (828) 369-8739
Email: franklinabc@frontier.com

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Franklin TDATourism Development Authority

If you have any questions about the Franklin TDA, please contact Summer Woodard, Town Manager. 

» TDA Funding Application (PDF)
» TDA Funding Report (PDF)
» TDA Rules of Procedure (PDF)
» TDA Funding Contract (PDF)
» Occupancy & Tourism Development Tax Resolution (PDF)
» NC Session Law 2004-05 Room Occupancy Tax (PDF)
» Minutes & Financial Archive

Planning Board & Board of Adjustment Members

MEMBERSHIP: Seven total members; five (5) Town (T), and two (2) ETJ (E), plus one (1) alternate each.
» Download Town of Franklin Planning Board / Board of Adjustment Rules of Procedure (PDF Format)

Q. Who do I call if I have questions regarding the Planning Board?

A. You may call the Town of Franklin and ask for Justin Sester, Town Planner. Contact Justin Setser 828- 524-2516 ext. 311 jsetster@franklinnc.com.

Planning Board Meetings

Regularly scheduled meetings of the Town of Franklin Planning Board are held the 3rd Monday of each month (with the exception of holidays) beginning at 4:00 pm in the Town Hall Boardroom at 95 East Main Street in Franklin, NC. For information call 828-524-2516. Please note meetings will be cancelled if there is no business to bring before the Board.

The following is a list of the regularly scheduled Planning Board meetings for 2020. If you have any questions, please call Justin Setser at 828-524-2516.

January 21, 2020 (Tuesday)
February 17, 2020
March 16, 2020
April 20, 2020
May 18, 2020
June 15, 2020
July 20, 2020
August 17, 2020
September 21, 2020
October 19, 2020
November 16, 2020
December 21, 2020

Board of Adjustment Meetings

Regularly scheduled meetings of the Town of Franklin Board of Adjustment are held the 2nd Monday of each month (with the exception of holidays) beginning at 4:00 pm in the Town Hall Boardroom at 95 East Main Street in Franklin, NC. For information call 828-524-2516. Please note meetings will be cancelled if there is no business to bring before the Board.

Following is a list of the regularly scheduled Board of Adjustment meetings for 2020. If you have any questions, please call Justin Setser at 828-524-2516.

January 13, 2020
February 10, 2020
March 09, 2020
April 13, 2020
May 11, 2020
June 08, 2020
July 13, 2020
August 10, 2020
September 14, 2020
October 12, 2020
November 09, 2020
December 14, 2020

Town Planning Board/Board of Adjustment Vacancy

The Town of Franklin is currently seeking to fill one vacancy on the Town Planning Board/Board of Adjustment. The Town is looking for an alternate ETJ resident to serve as a representative on this board that serves on both the Planning board and the Board of Adjustment. The Board of Adjustment meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 4:00 p.m. and the Planning Board meets the 3rd Monday of every month at 4:00 p.m. The meetings are held in the Town Hall Board Room. A time commitment of approximately 2 hours a month is necessary. A resume and current address is required. For more information or to express an interest in serving on the board, please contact Town Planner, Justin Setser at (828) 524-2516.

Planning Board/Board of Adjustment Members

Name Term Expires Address Area Represented
Dr. Tom Harris, Chair October 05, 2018 196 Wilkie Street Town
Janet J. Greene November 17, 2017 198 Dryman Road ETJ
Todd Duvall August 03, 2018 142 Harrison Avenue Town
Denton Higdon October 05, 2018 30 Fox Hound Trail Town
Susie Ledford December 07, 2018 709 Harrison Avenue Town
Peter Mosco April 06, 2018 241 Maple Street Town
Dave Jones April 04, 2019 209 Shady Oaks Drive ETJ
Andrew Raby December 07, 2018 220 Harrison Avenue Alternate / Town

Franklin Tourism Development Authority (TDA)

The Tourism Development Authority is responsible for overseeing how room occupancy tax dollars are spent to promote travel and tourism in Franklin, North Carolina. The Tourism Development Authority board consist of nine (9) members. Members serve staggered two (2) or three (3) year terms. Three (3) members of the board must be involved with a business directly involved with the collection of rental property occupancy tax. Six members (6) of the board must be a tourist related business involved with the collection of state sales tax. By appointment of the Town of Franklin Board of Aldermen, the Town Manager shall be an ex offcio member to the authority. The Town Finance Officer serves as the ex-officio Finance Officer for the authority. The Tourism Development Authority meets the second Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Town Hall board room located at 95 East Main Street, Franklin, NC.

The TDA operates this Franklin, NC tourism related website - DiscoverFranklinNC.com

Tourism Development Authority Meetings

Notice is hereby given that the regularly scheduled meeting for the Franklin Tourism Development Authority (TDA) is held monthly, on the second Monday in the Town Hall Boardroom, 95 East Main Street, Franklin, NC, beginning at 5:30pm. Dates for 2020 are as follows ...

Monday, January 13th
Monday, February 10th
Monday, March 9th
Monday, April 13th
Monday May 11th
Monday, June 8th
Monday, July 13th
Monday, August 10th
Monday, September 14th
Monday, October 12th
Tuesday, November 9th
Monday, December 14th

TDA Board Members

Name Appointed Expires
Connie Grubermann, Chair August 06, 2018 August 06, 2022
Donnie Bishop May 06, 2019 May 06, 2021
Tim Crabree May 06, 2019 May 06, 2021
Josh Drake June 03, 2019 June 03, 2021
Matthew Holland September 04, 2018 September 04, 2022
Candy Presley August 06, 2018 August 06, 2022
Cheryl Pullium June 03, 2019 June 03, 2021
Summer Woodard Town Designee  

If you have questions concerning the TDA, please call Town Manager Summer Woodard 828-524-2516 ext. 305. You may also email Ms. Woodard at swoodard@franklinnc.com.

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