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Beginning next July, Macon County residents can expect to see on average a 14.8 percent decrease in their property value due to the 2015 tax revaluation. The change in value, which varies based on type of property as well as location within Macon County, will bring Macon County to a .33 millage rate per $100 in Macon County. As it stands right now, at .27 millage rate per $100, Macon County has the lowest property tax rate in the state. The increase will result in Macon County now being the 5th lowest in the state.

Property tax rates need to produce about $25 million annually in order for the county to maintain a revenue neutral budget and be able to provide the current level of services to citizens.

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Children were on their best behavior as Santa Claus was spotted all over town this past weekend at the Winter Wonderland celebration in downtown Franklin as well as at the annual Franklin Christmas Parade on Sunday.

Next Saturday will feature a Gingerbread Competition at Town Hall and the second night of Winter Wonderland from 5 to 8 p.m.

 

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Across North Carolina Monday morning, newly-elected government officials took their Oaths of Office. Macon County’s ceremonies kicked off Monday morning at the courthouse with the swearing in of Macon County Sheriff Robert Holland. Holland, who will be serving his fourth term as sheriff, was sworn in with the help of his wife Marci, and their two children.

"I'm honored to be given the opportunity by the citizens of Macon County to continue serving as Sheriff. The only guarantee I will make to the citizens of Macon County is that they will continue to get the very best of all of us at the MCSO and we will remain committed to making a difference. I am proud of our accomplishments during my 12 years as sheriff but I realize there is still more work to be done..."

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Legitimacy of organizations top list of concerns.

On Monday night the Franklin Board of Aldermen held its monthly meeting at Town Hall. With a short agenda and no one signed up to participate in the public session, the board members got down to business and quickly moved through the items of discussion.

Town attorney John Henning Jr. addressed the possibility of passing an ordinance that would regulate the actions of solicitors that function in the roadways and intersections around town. For at least a couple of years now, there has been concern from citizens and town officials alike about the presence of various groups collecting money from motorists in Franklin.

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