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Macon County's planning board held its regular scheduled meeting last Thursday. The board discussed the county's comprehensive plan and some possibilities that could be considered for the future growth areas located in the county, namely when it comes to water and sewer that is provided by the Town of Franklin.

“The recommendations that came out of the comprehensive plan for public sewer was to take the step to ensure that the sewer system is at adequate capacity in advance of the need. At that time it was at 70 percent capacity and at 70 percent capacity start planning for future expansion and at 90 percent start to secure funding to implement construction of a new facility,” County Planner Matt Mason told the board.

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Town of Franklin Mayor Bob Scott stopped by Macon Early College (MEC) on Wednesday morning to join instructor Eric Jackson's environmental science class.

Scott discussed the role of local government with the students.

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On Saturday, March 29, a Republican candidates forum will be held in the Community Building in Franklin. Candidates or their representatives running for local seats as well as the U.S. Senate will be present. Macon GOP Chair Carla Miller says, “So often voters feel they don’t know the candidates and have not been exposed to information beyond the ads and signs. This is a great opportunity to shake hands with the candidates and ask them questions. Voters can find out which candidates represent the views and have the backgrounds they believe suits the office.”

Macon GOP Vice-Chair Vince West is coordinating the event. “We are offering candidates and Macon County voters this platform to learn from each other. Candidates or their representatives will speak to the audience, but there will be meet-and-greet sessions as well. Voters have this event to help them make decisions for the May 6 primary.”

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The Macon County Airport Authority held its monthly meeting on Tuesday evening. Erik Rhysdon of W.K. Dickson, a consulting firm out of Charlotte, updated the board on grants that have been sought from the state in regards to the runway widening that is set to begin within the next month or so.

“We've compiled the numbers and got the paperwork for the grants turned in,” said Rhysdon. “With that, next Tuesday (April, 1), we're going to have a meeting here with the contractor to go over pre-construction plans and the construction schedule with him. After that, hopefully on Tuesday we can sit down and nail down a start date hopefully within the week or two weeks after.”

He also discussed plans to approach other companies that specialize in airport beacons because the company that formerly worked on and provided the beacons has halted production on them for the time being.

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