On Monday, the night before Tuesday's election, the meeting of the Franklin Board of Aldermen served as the last time that the board would meet with its current members. Mayor Joe Collins had decided not to seek reelection back in May, leaving the seat up for grabs. Aldermen Bob Scott and Sissy Pattillo both threw their hats into the race, therefore vacating their seats on the board. Only board member Billy Mashburn would be running for reelection.
No last minute policy changes or sweeping decisions were to be made by the board, though an amendment of the Wireless Communications Ordinance was under consideration. According to Town Attorney John Henning Jr., the changes stem from actions taken by the federal government and the passage of the Middle Class Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012.