Franklin to pay contractor for 13 percent of work, hire another

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Franklin will pay a contractor it fired from a downtown facade project, and the new construction company is expected to start this week.

Project architects reviewed all of the work that had been done on eight downtown businesses by Advanced Restoration Contractors and determined the company is owed about $68,000 by the city. That amount represents 13 percent of the $512,000 construction project. The city is waiting for the company to approve the amount, which would allow Franklin to then hire a new company to finish the work, Franklin Mayor Joe McGuinness said.

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