Keeping Franklin beautiful
Published 9:44 am Wednesday, May 21, 2014
FRANKLIN—The City of Franklin on Monday kicked off a new program that it hopes will encourage a citywide response from the Franklin community.
Nancy Reid, environmental compliance officer with the Franklin Southampton Community Development Department, said that the city was taking the first steps in introducing and encouraging the community to the Adopt-A-Flowerbed program.
In this new project the city has initiated this program at four locations in the city. These locations are located at: Memorial Park: the corner of 1217 Clay St.: the corner of 1300 Clay St. and at the corner of 1208 Clay St.
The city, due to limited financial resources, has had to reduce and or eliminate many of the programs once used in maintaining many landscaped spaces around the city. The adopt-a-flowerbed program is designed to make a difference in the city, and enhances the “curb appeal” of the city by providing individuals, community organizations, businesses and neighborhood associations the opportunity to adopt an underused area.
In recognition of this adoption, signage with the name of the adoptee will be displayed at the maintained areas.
Reid identified additional locations that she hopes will be adopted for the program in the future. They are the corner of South High and South Streets, the corner of South Street and College Drive, and the corner of Mechanic Street and 2nd Avenue.
Additional city areas can also be approved upon request submitted by interested businesses and citizens.
For general guidelines and additional information, Nancy Reid can be contacted at the City Hall office of the Franklin Southampton Community Development Department or by calling her at 562-1408.