Ten local nonprofits share a total of $40,000.
On Monday night the Town of Franklin's Board of Aldermen continued its meeting from Sept. 2 to address the community funding pool allotment that would be awarded to community organizations. In all, the town had $40,000 to disperse and a total of nine applicants made requests that totaled $45,500.
A change was made to the Franklin Garden Club's request. Instead of funds coming from the funding pool, those funds will come from the town's beautification fund. The reason being that the Franklin Garden Club is not a certified nonprofit as required.
After the change was made, the town was left with $43,000 in total requests. The aldermen were tasked with making adjustments to what was awarded. The Macon County Public Library's request was cut in half because the Reading Rover program provides service to places beyond Franklin. In an attempt to remain fair, a total of $67.50 was subtracted from all of the remaining requests.