The Mayor and Board of Aldermen held their regular meeting last Tuesday at Franklinton Town Hall.
Town Clerk Ellen Waskom presented the financial report to the Board.
The Board followed by approving alcohol permits for Akita Sushi and Dollar General #6110.
Town Attorney James Knight stated that the bond reissuance ordinance pertaining to the recent sales tax passage will come up for vote at the following meeting. He noted that the public participation portion had already been held.
Mayor Greg Route stated that the town will be unveiling a new website along with an app for cellular phones that has the capability of notifying people of different events and/or emergencies. He also announced that Cargill will be spending $10 million at their Franklinton plant. The announcement was made ahead of a press release that will be made by Cargill later in the year.
The Town's newly created Social and Planning Committee has scheduled a memorial for those who lost lives due to COVID-19. Headed by the mayor's wife, Emma, the committee will hold the event on Memorial Day, a day annually set aside to honor the men and women who died while serving in the United States military. The event will be held at the flagpole near the old post office.
The Mayor said he wants to get everything in place this year so the "next three years will be smooth sailing".