Last week’s copy of The Macon News finally did it. The articles on the need for a sidewalk for the restaurant The Bowery, and the article about the ban on street banners. Ever since moving to Macon County, I have heard nothing but negativity about the officials for the Town of Franklin. Comments like the “Good Old Boys” want nothing to change, they are against development, and they are totally incompetent. I love living in the mountains of Macon County, so close to everything I feel important but thank God I did not move into the actual city of Franklin.
Take a short trip to Sylva, Clayton or Waynesville, which I do often, and notice that activity, the busy streets and the number of people shopping these areas. The merchants there tell me that they receive great support and cooperation from their municipal councils.
Last week’s issue of The Macon News, really points out the lack of cooperation and support Franklin’s town council offers the merchants of this town. In this week’s issue of The Macon News, my thoughts and opinion are certainly born out in the many letters regarding these same issues.