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July 14, 2021

Mayor Route Comments on Plans for Franklinton and Changes Coming

At Tuesday's (July 13, 2021) meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting, Mayor Route closed out the meeting with his comments. After speaking about the well-attended and successful fireworks display at the Fairgrounds, the Mayor spoke about plans and changes in the works for the Town. See the video below. They included

  • plans to bring back the Watermelon Festival
  • plans to establish a park for youth ages 3-12 years to be located behind Popeye's in Franklinton. With an expected $200,000 budget, Route expects a “state-of-the-art” playground
  • consideration to change waste collection services from Amwaste to another provider
  • consideration of changes related to Acme Machine and Welding, LLC
  • the addition of two additional days as holidays for Town employees. One day would be June 19th (known as Juneteenth) and the other would be the day after Christmas. Resolutions were approved by the Board to add those days as holidays
  • plans to encourage patronage of Franklinton businesses through an effort known as Revitalize Franklinton. A meeting will be held on August 19th at Town Hall to develop plans
  • intention to cease paying monies paid to Franklinton Area Economic Development from landfill monies paid to the Town by the Parish

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