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Franklin Mayor's State Of City Speech Highlights Accomplishments, Projects

Franklin Mayor's State Of City Speech Highlights Accomplishments, Projects

CREATED May 21, 2014
FRANKLIN, Tenn.- Franklin Mayor Ken Moore highlighted the city’s accomplishments and upcoming projects in the fourth annual State of the City speech on Wednesday morning.

Speaking to the crowd at the Factory in Franklin, he highlighted existing road projects that are nearly completed and talked about the "positives" of the recent tax increase.

"Even with this 3 cent increase we will remain the lowest municipal property tax rate for cities of about 25,000 people in Tennessee,” Mayor Moore said.

Mayor Moore said half of the increase will help fund repaving of Franklin streets. The other half will go toward a capital fund for future projects. He also said the proposed budget is $3-million less than previous budgets.

The mayor also said that the city’s crime rate has dropped, and Franklin continues to be one of the safest cities in the state.

He ended his speech by putting on a hat similar to the hat singer Pharrell Williams has worn to recent award shows while performing his hit "Happy." The city of Franklin even produced their own video on YouTube of citizens, including NewsChannel 5 This Morning anchor Steve Hayslip, dancing to the song around the area. Watch it here: http://on.nc5.co/1lQr79J

Delta's "In Flight" magazine recently recognized Franklin as a world destination.