Thursday, 29 January 2015
Attendance requirements, voting rights are questioned.
With a revolving door of members, either from terms expiring or shifts in leadership, the Franklin Tourism Development Authority (TDA) will once again be seeking legal advice from town attorney John Henning Jr.
During its January meeting, members of the TDA discussed discrepancies in policies and practices of the authority and decided that soliciting advice from Henning would be prudent. One issue plaguing members over the last few months has involved the board's membership as well as its attendance policies.
According to Session Law 2004-105, which established local TDA boards, individual authorities are statutorily obligated to be comprised of a total of nine members, onethird of which must be individuals who are affiliated with businesses that collect the room occupancy tax in town, such as hotels, and at least three-fourths of the members must be individuals who are currently active in the promotion of travel and tourism in the town.