May 4th President Barack Obama declared a major disaster declaration for numerous counties within the State of Tennessee due to the tragic storms that began April 30, 2010, triggering the release of Federal funds to help people and communities recover from the severe storms, flooding, straight-line winds, and tornadoes. FEMA officials are in our state assessing damage that includes Franklin and Williamson County. For FEMA assistance please go to www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA). Mayor John Schroer issued a State of Emergency May 2nd, 2010 for the City.
(New 3/2/10) Flood Tax Information-Call your attorney or CPA for further information. See link below.
(9/28/2010) PowerPoint Presentation from Hazard Mitigation Public Meeting Scheduled on September 22, 6:00 p.m. City Hall. Read More
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CITY OF FRANKLIN INFORMATION
Hazard Mitigation Program
The City of Franklin has been allocated $1,133,097 in Phase 1 of the Hazard Mitigation Program (HMGP) due to the May 2010 Presidential Disaster Declaration due to flooding. This total includes the federal, state, and local shares broken down as follows:
- federal share (25%)-$849,823
- State share (12.5%)-$141,637
- COF share (12.5%)-$141,637
In accordance with the program guidance, the funds are to be used for activities that significantly reduce or permanently eliminate the loss of life and property from natural disasters. The City of Franklin application proposes to acquire properties in the floodplain, remove any structures on the properties and maintain the properties in perpetual open space.
Twenty-five (25) propertyowners representing twenty-six (26) properties completed initial questionnaires to request that the City investigate acquiring their properties. Initial evaluation by staff narrowed the candidates to nineteen (19) properties. The notification of funds available that was received in late December brought realization that the City will probably only be able to acquire five (5) or six (6) properties with funds available in Phase 1 on the HMGP.
Applications for Phase 1 of the HMGP are due to TEMA by March 31, 2011.