The League of Women Voters held its monthly forum at Tartan Hall of the First Presbyterian Church last Thursday. At this month's meeting, the league invited the Mayor of Franklin, Bob Scott and Town Manager Summer Woodard to discuss the current state of the town as well as the future of the town.
Scott kicked off the forum by taking to the podium and making a pitch for changing the titles of the Board of Aldermen and instead, like many other places in North Carolina, calling the board councilmen.
“This was a term that was created a long time ago. It means old men,” said Scott. “If you look at our board, it's pretty diverse.”
As for issues that may cause concern to the town within the next few years, he pointed to the state's recent move to eliminate privilege taxes that have previously been paid to local municipalities over the years.