Commission approves sale of old Franklin City Hall

No one has used Franklin’s former city hall in five years, and the wear and tear show.

The building on Madison Street needs at least one new air-conditioning unit and could use a new boiler. Bricks on the building and concrete steps are crumbling and need to be patched, and parts of the metal roof need to be sealed and repainted.

Those repairs are needed to bring the building up to date and ready for day-to-day use by any tenant, which is why a city board has committed to spend up to $260,000 in tax dollars to help make those improvements.

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