Council approves payout due to error
Franklin City Council members approved payment of a city homeowner’s costs to raise property in a flood zone due to a nearly 20-year-old error.
The council passed a resolution authorizing payment not to exceed $44,494 after a brief executive session Wednesday during a special meeting.
The issue dates back to 1995 when a Milling Street property was designated in an incorrect flood zone. In 2005, the home on the property was raised after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently cited the property for being out of line with required elevation regulations. Because of the original erroneous flood control designation, the city approved the settlement to further raise the home.
Also at the special meeting Wednesday, the council approved sales of alcohol by Techeland Arts Council at its fundraiser this Saturday; approved a change order on the street overlay projects list; and canceled a lease with the National Guard for a city-owned facility previously occupied by the Guard.