Flood plain regulations public hearing rescheduled

Published 11:23 am Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The joint public hearing that was scheduled for Monday night’s City Council Meeting regarding the zoning ordinance amendments to the City of Franklin Flood Plain Regulations, was postponed due to a lack of quorum on the Planning Commission’s side.

However, a couple of residents showed up to the meeting to voice their opinion on the matter.

“All I want to do is encourage anyone to make this go forward,” said Executive Director of Downtown Franklin Association Dan Howe.

Chief of Emergency Services Vince Holt added that the proposed amendments to the flood plain regulations go really well with their All Hazard Mitigation Plan.

“It makes things less harmful for citizens. What they are doing with the flood plain ordinance prevents disaster,” he said. “It improves the community.”

The rescheduled date for the public hearing is at the next city council meeting, on Monday, Feb. 8.