Franklin plans to spend about 2 percent less in 2014 compared with this year, and the city’s tax rate is expected to decline.
The city plans to spend about $13.4 million in 2014, including spending about $300,000 less in salaries for 10 emergency dispatchers, who will become county employees when the county consolidates emergency dispatching. Health insurance costs decreased by about $275,000, and the city is expected to collect about $700,000 more in taxes and fees than is planned to be spent in 2014.
The city will add one new position, a civil technician in the planning and engineering department. That new employe will help with inspections and overseeing construction projects and road work, city engineer Travis Underhill said.