Commissioners

The Board of Commissioners will conduct its regular meeting on December 7, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held electronically. 

The public will not be allowed to physically attend Commissioner meetings at this time; however, meetings will be livestreamed on YouTube at http://franklincounty.today/. Citizens may also view or listen to the meeting via Zoom (see instructions below). 

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PUBLIC COMMENTS
This is the time set aside to allow individuals to address the Board on various issues concerning the county.

  • Members of the public who would like to make public comments at the regular meeting, MUST register by emailing publiccomments@franklincountync.us before 12:00 pm (noon) on the day of the meeting. You must include your name, address, comment topic, phone number you will be calling from and email address. You will be recognized for comments in the order you registered. The time limit for each speaker shall be five minutes with a total time limit set aside for informal public comments totaling 30 minutes.

PUBLIC HEARINGS
Members of the public who would like to participate in public hearings can share their comments in one of two methods:

  • Share comments during the meeting using Zoom via audio or video. If you wish to address the Board, you must register at publiccomments@franklincountync.us before 12:00 pm (noon) on the day of the meeting. Please include your name, address, public hearing topic, phone number you will be calling from and email address. You will be recognized by the Chairman for comments in the order that you registered.
  • Email written comments to publiccomments@franklincountync.us before 12:00 pm (noon) on the day of the meeting. Please include your name, address and public hearing topic. Comments will be shared with the Board and made part of the official record. Written comments received within 24 hours after the hearing is closed will also be shared with the Board and made a part of the official record.

GOVERNMENT STRUCTURE

The County has a commissioner-county manager form of government with seven commissioners. Five of the seven commissioners are elected by district and serve staggered four-year terms. The remaining two commissioners are elected at large, also with staggered terms. The chairman and vice-chairman are elected for a one-year term by the members of the Board of County Commissioners.

The major duties of the Board include assessing and assigning priorities on the needs of the County and establishing programs and services to meet those needs; adopting an annual balanced budget; establishing the annual property tax rate; appointing various officials including members of County boards and commissions and some County employees; and, enacting local ordinances and adopting policies concerning the operation of the County. The Board also has the authority to call bond referendums, enter into contracts and establish new programs.

The Board appoints several officials to help carry out its responsibilities: a County Manager, a County Attorney who serves as legal advisor to the Board and a Clerk to the Board who is responsible for keeping official Board records and preparing the official minutes of all Board meetings.

The County Manager is the chief administrative officer of the County. The major duties of the County Manager include supervising and coordinating the activities of the County departments, executing all orders and policies set forth by the Board, attending all Board meetings, making recommendations on appropriate matters of business, recommending an annual budget, advising the Board of the financial condition of the County, representing the County in business with other agencies and performing other duties assigned by the Board.


FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS


Sidney E. Dunston, Chair
1495 E. River Road
Louisburg, NC 27549
919.496.7855
sdunston@franklincountync.us
term ends 2020
District 1 - Louisburg


Cedric K. Jones, Sr.
482 Phelps Road
Franklinton, NC 27525
919.496.3626
cjones@franklincountync.us
term ends 2022
District 2 - Franklinton


James M. Speed (Mark)
626 Laurel Mill-Centerville Road
Louisburg, NC 27549
919.497.7064
mspeed@franklincountync.us
term ends 2020
District 3 - Epsom/Centerville


David Bunn
40 Bunn Farm Road
Zebulon, NC 27597
919.495.5017 (cell)
dbunn@franklincountync.us
term ends 2022
District 4 - Bunn/Pilot


Michael Schriver
734 Fleming Road
Youngsville, NC 27596
919.796.3324
mschriver@franklincountync.us
term ends 2020
District 5 - Youngsville


Harry L. Foy, Jr.
P.O. Box 1270
Spring Hope, NC 27882
919.269.0299
harryfoy@bellsouth.net
term ends 2022
District 6 - At Large


Shelley Dickerson, Vice Chair
230 Leonard Road
Louisburg, NC 27549
919.727.2156
sdickerson@franklincountync.us
term ends 2020
District 7 - At Large


Kristen G. King, CMC, NCCCC
113 Market Street
Louisburg, NC 27549
919.496.5994
kking@franklincountync.us
Clerk to the Board