Franklin County

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Rabies Clinic and Dog Tags

A Rabies clinic will be held in Franklin County at the County Administration Building located at 1255 Franklin St., Rocky Mount, VA on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1st , 2016.  The clinic will be held in the parking lot from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm.

This clinic is for the convenience of dog and cat owners.  The cost for vaccination of each animal is $8.00.  This is a three year vaccine for those pets that have had a rabies vaccination before or a 1 year vaccination if they have never had a rabies vaccination.  Each animal owner is asked to check their old vaccination certificate to determine whether it has expired.

Dog tag licenses will be available for purchase at the rabies clinics.  A license tax of ten dollars ($10.00) per unaltered dog is hereby imposed. A license tax of four dollars ($4.00) per altered (spayed/neutered) dog is hereby imposed. The license tax for a kennel shall be fifteen dollars ($15.00).  NOTE:  TO QUALIFY FOR THE ALTERED DOG RATE, THE OWNER MUST PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION FROM A VETERINARIAN, AT TIME OF PURCHASE, THAT THE ANIMAL HAS HAD THE SPAY/NEUTER PROCEDURE PERFORMED.

Please note:

(*) Effective July 1, 2007, state law requires Veterinarians to notify the Treasurer of every dog that receives a rabies vaccination.

(**) Beginning October 1st of each year tags may be purchased at the County Treasurer’s Office and appointed veterinarians offices.

Public Notice - Easement MVP

In accordance with State Code Section 15.2-1800 (B), the Franklin County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing at approximately 6:00 P.M., on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite 104, Rocky Mount, Virginia to consider the sale of an easement to Mountain Valley Pipeline for a permanent 50 foot Right-of-Way (consisting of 2.3725895 acres) and temporary rights of way and easements (which shall expire upon final completion of the construction and reclamation of the Pipeline and affected areas being a total of 75 feet (consisting of 3.5588843 acres), located in part on each side of the permanent easement impacting land more particularly described in deeds to Grantor from (1) Southway Farm, LLC by General Warranty Deed dated December 15, 2015, and recorded in Book 1071, Page 28, in Franklin County, Virginia, being Tax ID#: 0370005400 and from (2) Ronald E. Sink and Margaret W. Sink (a.k.a. Janice W. Sink), husband and wife by General Warranty Deed dated July 06, 2016, and recorded in Book 1079, Page 1225 in Franklin County, Virginia being Tax ID# 0370005300.  Also to be conveyed on the aforementioned land is a temporary easement for a work site.

A complete copy of the proposed easement deed and associated plat is available in the Office of Finance, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite 111, Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151.

All requests for reasonable accommodations due to a disability should be made to Sharon K. Tudor within at least 48 hours notice.

VDOT Revenue Sharing Funding

Franklin County Planning has established a Friday, October 7, 2016 @ 4:00 P.M., deadline for submission of applications under the VDOT Revenue Sharing Program to improve private roads and bring them into the State Highway System.  The County’s policy on use of these funds was established by the Board of Supervisors under Section 33.2-357 of the Code of Virginia, as amended.  Franklin County is one of approximately 45 counties that participate in the Program to provide public and private funds for additional improvements to the primary and secondary road systems.  The Commonwealth Transportation Board’s annual allocation of state funds in this program is limited by State Code, and a share of these funds will be allocated to Franklin County to potential projects, subject to availability of State funding.

Under the Board’s policy, the projects for which applications may be made are prioritized using several factors which include: (1) Number of homes served; (2) Density of development; (3) Age of developments; (4) Unit cost of road; (5) School bus and mail service; (6) Existing development vs. future development potential; (7) Ranking of projects.  In addition, applicants must file an application fee or bond in the amount of $2,500 and are responsible for providing 50% of the construction costs in an escrow account acceptable to VDOT prior to the construction of an approved project.

All 2017 revenue sharing applications must be turned into Lisa Cooper by Friday, October 7, 2016 @ 4:00 P.M. at 1255 Franklin Street, Suite 103, Rocky Mount, Virginia  24151.  For more information contact Lisa Cooper, Principal Planner, (540) 483-6642. 

Southway Business Park

View Southway Business Park Master Plan Report (DRAFT).  To submit comments to the Economic Development office regarding the business park, please click here.

November Election Info

November General Election Information

View a Brochure from the Virginia Department of Elections about the November 2016 Election

SAMPLE BALLOT for the November 8, 2016 Election

Aging in Place Survey

Franklin County Aging Services and the Roanoke Regional Planning Commission partner to provide an Aging in Place Survey for Franklin County residents.  View Press Release or fill out Aging in Place Survey

Digital Counties Survey 2016

downloadFranklin County Places 9th in Digital Counties Survey




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