Franklin Indiana Mayor – Mayor Joe McGuinness’ office is located at 55 W. Madison in downtown Franklin. His office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Franklin Indiana City Council – The city council meets the first and third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public, and held in City Hall, located at 55 W. Madison Street. The council consists of the following members: Kenneth Austin, Ann Gordon, Joseph P. Abban, Craig Wells, Joseph R. Ault, Stephen Hougland and Dr. William T. Murphy.
Franklin Indiana Clerk Treasurer – The primary function of the Clerk-Treasurer, a four-year elected official, is to serve as the fiscal officer of the City of Franklin. The Clerk-Treasurer processes the receipts and expenditures of all City money; prescribes the payroll for the City; determines the manner in which vendors, officers and employees are paid; manages the City financial accounts; makes all investments on behalf of the City; prepares the budget estimates of revenue, financial statements and the proposed tax rate; manages all City records; serves as the Clerk of the City Council and Board of Public Works and Safety by preparing agendas, recording proceedings and maintaining custody of records.
Franklin Indiana Public Boards and Commissions
Board of Public Works – The Board of Public Works & Safety oversees a variety of tasks within the City of Franklin including Engineering, Economic Development, Planning and Fire & Police services.
Board of Zoning Appeals – The Franklin City Board of Zoning Appeals shall hear and decide all petitions involving appeals of administrative decisions, special exceptions, use variances, and variances from developmental standards.
Economic Development Commission – The City of Franklin, Indiana Economic Development Commission Meets the First Tuesday of Each Month at 8:15 a.m. at the Franklin City Hall.
Fire Merit Commission – The Fire Merit Commission’s jurisdiction is statutorily confined to the areas of the appointment, the promotion, and the discipline of the Franklin Fire Department personnel.
Parks Board – Park Board meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Franklin Cultural Arts & Recreation Center, located at 396 Branigan Blvd, Franklin. The meetings are open to the public.
Plan Commission – The Franklin City Plan Commission acts as an advisory Plan Commission to the City of Franklin Common Council. The duties of the Plan Commission are as follows.
Redevelopment Commission – The duties of the Redevelopment Commission include (IC 36-7-14-11):
(1) investigate, study, and survey areas needing redevelopment within the corporate boundaries of the unit;
(2) investigate, study, determine, and, to the extent possible, combat the causes of areas needing redevelopment;
(3) promote the use of land in the manner that best serves the interests of the unit and its inhabitants;
(4) cooperate with the departments and agencies of the unit, and of other governmental entities, in the manner that best serves the purposes of this chapter;
(5) make findings and reports on their activities under this section, and keep those reports open to inspection by the public at the offices of the department;
(6) select and acquire the areas needing redevelopment to be redeveloped under this chapter; and
(7) replan and dispose of the areas needing redevelopment in the manner that best serves the social and economic interests of the unit and its inhabitants.
Technical Review Board – The City of Franklin Technical Review Commitee provides advice to the Plan Commission on issues requiring technical expertise.
Telecommunications Council – The Telecommunications Council is resposible for the communications infrastructure of the City of Franklin.
Tree Board – Tree care is an important factor in contributing to the overall success of the city of Franklin. The Franklin City Tree Board is responsible for overseeing the care and growth of our city’s trees.