The utility payment dropbox on Second Avenue is inoperable until further notice. Please make payments inside City Hall between 8am and 5pm.  There is free 15 minute parking outside the office between the 2nd Ave. parking garage and city hall.  You can also make payments online at  or set up a bank draft by calling 615-794-4572.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Tree Commission

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The duties of the Tree Board include planning for the use of tree bank funds and charitable donations of trees or money, planning and holding an annual Arbor Day ceremony, maintenance of a recommended tree list for the community, establishment of an official city tree, preparation of a tree plan for the community, adoption of rules and regulations pertaining to the tree program, coordination of tree-related activities, provision of tree information to the community, recognition of groups and individuals completing tree projects, and coordination of publicity concerning trees and tree programs.


 Member  Affiliation  Appt Date
 Current Term End Date

 Brandy Blanton
              Term of Office
 Scott Harrison
Planning Commission
              Term of Office
 Kim Hoover
 Skip Heibert
 Justin Stelter
Green Industry
 Michael Johnson


Staff Contact:
Todd Snackenberg
City Arborist

Public Meeting

Re: Applications for Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loans


The City of Franklin

will conduct a PUBLIC MEETING

on Thursday, July 14, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. at the Franklin City Hall Board Room

to provide information about the City’s applications

for two low-interest Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loans totaling $45,000,000

for the Wastewater Treatment Plant and Biosolids Improvements project

and the impact, if any, on monthly sewer bills.

Per the State Revolving Fund’s evaluation, current user rates are sufficient to repay the loans.

One loan will be in the amount of $1,500,000 with $225,000 in principal forgiveness that will not have to be repaid.

The other loan will be in the amount of $43,500,000 with no principal forgiveness.

Questions prior to the meeting should be directed to

Mark Hilty at 615-794-4554.

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