Codes enforcement activities in the city are resuming after stopping on March 30 due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

The Franklin City Commission on Monday approved a motion that allows codes enforcement activities to resume using social distancing guidelines.

Codes enforcement activities were stopped by the state due to the pandemic; however the state now says the activities can resume if approved by local government.

The city commission approved a motion for city officials to work with county officials to form a development design review board for review of new commercial or residential developments.

The board will work with the existing planning and zoning commission.

The enforcement power the development design review board would have, if any, will be determined when the board’s by laws are established.

Bowling Green and Warren County have a similar board known as the Urban Growth Design Review Board.

Commissioners gave their approval to select an engineer to provide cost estimates of a comprehensive update to subdivision regulations.

The regulations took effect in 1982 and were last updated in 1992.

The commission approved an amendment to the school resource officer memorandum of understanding between the city, county, school system and sheriff’s office.

The agreement has the sheriff’s office providing the school resource officer through the end of the agreement, which is December 31, 2021.

Franklin Police currently provides the school resource officer.

The county, school system and sheriff’s office must also approve the agreement.

The commission rescinded its approval to close a portion of North College Street for a dance recital on Friday, August 7.

The increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and restrictions put in place by the governor were given as reasons to not allow the street closure.

Approval was given to a two-year contract with Bluegrass Cellular to provide cell phone service for on call personnel.

The commission approved a contract with TimeClock Plus for electronic time keeping.

The electronic time keeping will replace mechanical time clocks used by city employees to clock in and out of work.

Approval was given to a one-year contract with Aquatic Informatics for support of pretreatment software used to monitor industrial discharge into the city sewer system.

And, the commission heard first reading of an ordinance closing an approximate one-third acre of Barrett Lane fronting Stark Truss located off North Main Street.

No vote is taken on first reading of a city ordinance.

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