The Tuesday (November 8, 2022) evening meeting of the Franklinton Mayor and Board of Aldermen began as usual with a prayer and was followed by recognition of Veterans Day. The National Anthem was rendered by Dee Dee Graves, Alderman Darwin Sharp led the Pledge of Allegiance, and Bruce Brown read an inspiring poem he wrote titled “Thank You is Not Enough”. Veterans who were present were recognized.
Agenda items were addressed
- Police Chief Justin Brown spoke (beginning at 12:50) and also provided his monthly report.
- The Town's insurance agency provided information and answered questions (beginning at 30:30).
- The Board approved the transfer of a vehicle title to the Council on Aging. (beginning at 40:20).
- Hope Westmoreland spoke about an issue with stray animals (beginning at 43:30).
- Reginald McMasters provided the Public Works monthly report (beginning at 58:40).
- Ellen Waskom provided the the Sales Tax report for October (beginning at 1:03:30).
- The Board approved the purchase of a new fire truck for approximately $420,000.00. Discussion began at 1:04:30.
During Public Participation (beginning at 1:12:30), residents Frankie Crosby, Michelle Dillon, and James Schilling spoke. Crosby spoke about what he termed racial profiling by the Police Department. Dillon spoke about a right of way problem to the Town providing services to her property. Schilling spoke about a street obstruction causing a safety issue.