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Franklin County Broadband Surveys
Franklin County is searching for solutions to make broadband services more available and to improve existing broadband services for our residents. Franklin County has joined with Vance and Granville Counties through the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments to work with Mighty River, LLC. Joe Freddoso, with Mighty River, is helping the counties to identify resources and develop a broadband strategy.
One of the important steps in the process is gathering information about the current service levels and customer needs throughout the county. The Franklin County Broadband Action Committee has developed Residential and Business Broadband Surveys to gather information critical to the planning process. Through the survey process, the Committee is interested in hearing about your current level of service and in hearing about areas that need improved service.
Please take time to complete a brief Residential and/or Business Survey about your Internet/Broadband service in Franklin County. Information collected from the surveys will be used in the Internet/Broadband strategic planning process. Please encourage other county residents to respond as well by the due date of April 30.
Surveys will be sent home with all Franklin County School students. Copies of surveys will also be distributed through local utility bills and will be available at County Libraries and Government Offices. The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will also be distributing the survey to its members. The Committee would like to hear from as many residents as possible to ensure that a thorough and effective strategy is developed.
The surveys can be completed online by going following the links:
Franklin County Cooperative Extension has received a grant from the North Carolina Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund to assist with conducting a feasibility study for a Farmers Market facility in Franklin County. Funding for this study has also been provided by the local Franklin County Farm Bureau Board of Directors. The study will be conducted by representatives from the Lois G. Britt Agribusiness Center at the University of Mount Olive. The scope of services to be determined, but not limited to, include the following:
• Determine market supply focusing on local agricultural product supply.
• Determine consumer demand based on population data and consumer demand.
• Determine the feasibility and demand for product diversification.
• Determine market option feasibility – stand alone, existing, temporary.
• Determine feasibility of complimentary facilities – cooler, kitchen, meeting space.
• Identify potential locations non-specific to tract.
• Identify potential partners.
• Identify potential funding sources.
• Evaluate the impact to farmland retention and transition in Franklin County.
Please come visit our Franklin County Farmers' Market located at the Shannon Village Shopping Center in Louisburg.
On August 3rd, 2015, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners adopted a False Alarm Ordinance. This action became necessary due to the excessive number of false alarms reported to the 911 center. In fact, 98 percent of all alarm calls are found to be false, costing thousands of dollars of Public Safety services each year. Read More....