The Franklin City Commission approved two rezoning ordinances and heard first reading of another rezoning ordinance at its Jan. 11 meeting.

Approval was given to one ordinance rezoning 322.34 acres north of Highway 100 East, south of Gold City Road and west of I-65 at Exit six from B-5 (Interstate Interchange Business District) to I-1 (Light Industrial). Kycore, LLC requested the zone change.

The other ordinance that was approved rezones 50.12 acres west of U.S. 31-W North from Ag (Agriculture District) to B-4 (Highway Business District). Lewis Memorial, Inc. requested the zone change.

Commissioners heard first reading of an ordinance rezoning 12.14 acres on Kennedy Lane, also known as Aspen Drive, from R-1 (Single Family Residential) to R-1S (Single Family Residential with lesser road frontage). Mitra, LLC. Is requesting the zone change.

The Franklin-Simpson Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of all three rezoning requests.

No vote is taken on first reading of a city ordinance. City ordinances must pass a second reading vote and be published to take effect.

The commission approved a contract with Barge Design Solutions for design of sewer improvements on Franklin Avenue at a cost of $14,000.

A resolution urging the Kentucky General Assembly to enact legislation that increases transportation funding and modernizes Kentucky’s road funding formula was also approved.

Larry A. Smith was reappointed to the Franklin Housing Authority Board for a four-year term that runs through Dec. 31, 2024.

The commission accepted the resignation of Franklin Police Officer Caleb Holloway and approved hiring Monta Cherry as a member of the Franklin Police Department. Cherry is a former Franklin police officer.

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