At the Franklinton Board of Aldermen meeting on Tuesday (August 8, 2017), Jay Pittman with Spangler Engineering provided the Aldermen with an update on sewerage and drainage improvements. Pittman reported that the problems experienced in the area of 15th and Alford has been alleviated and residents should no longer see overflow of the man-hole covers. Another focus of work is, with the Washington Parish Fair coming in October, to complete improvements near the fairgrounds area. Pittman reviewed the problem of infiltration of rain water into the town's sewerage system and spoke about how residents could help in this regard. (See his report beginning at 3:05 into the video)
In other business, the Aldermen approved a resolution to facilitate the transfer of the old National Guard Armory and property back to the Town of Franklinton, learned that twenty-four new business applications have been received in 2017, were told that about sixty unpaid town bills have been turned over to a collection agency, discussed how to save the remaining old concrete street markers, and were informed of a Safety Expo planned for area kids (see separate article).