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Work on a 60-unit affordable housing complex in Franklin is set to begin in January and town officials anticipate the project will benefit multiple areas of the community.

The Westgate Terrace Affordable Housing Complex, which will be constructed on 4.4 acres behind the Westgate Plaza Ingles on Roller Mill Road, is in the final stages of the planning process and is projected to be completed by fall of 2013.

According to Franklin Town Planner Derek Roland, leaders in Franklin were instrumental in obtaining the necessary requirements to finalize the $7.6 million project ...

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Following a closed session of the Franklin Board of Alderman Tuesday night, Town Manager Sam Greenwood announced Wednesday afternoon that Warren Cabe will be replacing him as manager, effective mid 2013.

“I have been authorized by the Town Board of Aldermen to continue the transition plan for Warren Cabe to be trained for eventual appointment as Town Manager,” said Greenwood in a submitted announcement. “Mr. Cabe currently serves as Fire Chief for the Town of Franklin coming to the town after several years as Emergency Management Director for Macon County.”

Since beginning work with the Town of Franklin last year, Cabe has been responsible for the reorganization of the Franklin Fire Department, providing the leadership, which along with the hard work of Franklin Fire Department firemen and many other Town and County employees, allowed Franklin Fire Department to do well in its ISO rating.

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Mayor signs proclamation for Constitution Week.

The Town of Franklin Board of Aldermen officially declared the week of Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week in Franklin during its September meeting.

At the request of Franklin resident Judith Hughes, the board unanimously voted to allow Mayor Joe Collins to sign the proclamation which celebrates the anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention.

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Macon County Commissioners heard from architect Tom Ritter last week regarding plans to make over the county pool, which hasn’t seen any improvements since it was constructed in the 1970s.

Commissioners approved plans on Tuesday for a new pool house and pool at the Veterans Memorial Park, which will now be sent out for bids.

Seth Adams, director of Macon County Recreation Department informed commissioners that because of the change in laws and regulations, if an upgrade is done to the pool or the adjoining facility housing the showers, the entire facility must be renovated to meet ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) standards.

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