The Board of Commissioners will conduct its next regular meeting on April 19, 2021.
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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
David Bunn, Vice Chairman
40 Bunn Farm Road
Zebulon, NC 27597
term ends 2022
District 4 - Bunn/Pilot
Harry L. Foy, Jr.
P.O. Box 1270
Spring Hope, NC 27882
term ends 2022
District 6 - At Large