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Top Three Things from Franklin State of the City

Mayor Ken Moore Highlights Investment in Franklin

Post Date:05/15/2019 3:00 PM

Franklin—Franklin Mayor, Dr. Ken Moore gave his annual State of the City presentation Wednesday, May 15 to a crowd of close to 400 people.  The theme was Investing in Franklin’s Future.  Below are the top three things to know about the event.

  1. Projects on the Horizon: (Top projects identified in the capital investment process by the Mayor and not yet funded)

    ◦Long Lane

    ◦Bicentennial Park

    ◦Downtown Parking Lot and Garage

    ◦Bridge Across Harpeth from Chestnut Bend to Harlinsdale

    ◦New City Hall

    ◦Restoration of Harlinsdale barn

     

  2. Preview of Citizen Survey:

    ◦Almost all residents rated the quality of life in franklin as excellent or good 97% combined- 3rd in the nation for quality of life.

    ◦Residents identified economy, mobility and safety as priorities for the franklin community in the coming two years.

    ◦That 99% of residents rate franklin as excellent/good as a place to live.

    93% of residents rate the overall quality of city services as excellent/good.- Franklin ranks 11th in the nation for overall confidence in city government and 6th in services provided.

    80% rated their satisfaction of the city’s management of growth as either very or somewhat satisfied

    ◦97% rated Franklin as an excellent or good place to raise children—2nd in the nation.

    ◦96% rated Franklin as excellent or good in terms of overall image and reputation—1st in nation.

  3. Release of new Blue Bin Mascot:Bin Franklin

Bin Franklin will be the new mascot for blue bin recycling in Franklin. Buddy Blue Bag, the current mascot was given a gold watch and a retirement ceremony at the State of the City.  Blue bin recycling will begin in January 2020, sign ups to opt-in to the program will begin this summer!

 To see the entire presentation go to the city Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cityoffranklin. 

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