About Franklin



Acreage:
25,061 (Sq. Mi.: Land 36.7, water 5.0)

Municipal Building:
P.O. Box 206, 34 Main St., Franklin 04634; Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-12 noon., 1-4 p.m.; 565-3663, fax 565-3839, [email protected]

2010 Election Results

Town Government:
Board of Selectmen (3)

First Selectmen:
Beverly Billings 565-3631

Office Manager:
Deana Archer 565-3663

Town Clerk:
Robert W. Fernald 565-3323

Treasurer:
Deana Archer 565-3663

Tax Collector:
Carol A. Young 565-2227

Assessor Chr.:
Millard A. Billings 565-3631

Registrar of Voters:
Alice J. Carter 565-3524

Emergency Management:
Christopher Wiebusch 565-8807

Welfare Director:
Board of Selectment 565-3663

Road Commissioner:
Board of Selectment 565-3663

Code Enforcement:
Douglas Stover 565-3663

Plumbing Inspector:
Jonathan Pierce 584-2035

Water Operator:
Peter Brady 565-3663

Constable:
Paul F. Giles 565-3875, Lloyd Williams 565-3382

Fire Chief:
Robert W. Grindle Jr. 565-2929

Animal Control Officer:
Marie Zwicker 46-8920
Sharon Raybourn 422-8237

Health Officer:
Karen Anderson 565-3831

Supt. of Schools:
William T. Webster 667-8136

School Board (3):
Jennifer Shorey 565-2336; meets second Tues. each month

Planning Board (7):
Chr. Brian Abbott 565-3361; meets as needed

Appeals Board (5):
Chr. Eric Giles 565-3875; meets as needed

Assessment Review (5):
Chr. Eric Giles 565-3875; meets as needed

House Dist. 30:
Rep. Howard E. McFadden (R)

Senate Dist. 29:
Sen. Kevin L. Raye (R)

County Commissioner Dist. 3:
Fay A. Lawson (D)

Zoning:
Land use; implemented 1974; last amended 2001

Comprehensive Plan:
1974

Last Townwide Valuation:
2008/09

Fiscal Year:
March 1-Feb. 28

Town Meeting:
Sat. following last Fri. in March

Municipal Election:
Last Fri. in March

Fire Department:
Volunteer 911

Ambulance:
County Ambulance 667-3200

Library:
Franklin Library 565-8802

Schools:
Mountain View School 422-3200
Sumner Memorial High School 422-3510

Post Office:
Franklin 04634, 565-2983

Water Service:
Franklin Water Dept. 565-3663

Trash Service:
Franklin Transfer Station Sat. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Recycling:
Coastal Recycling 422-6766

Cable TV:
Time Warner 877-596-5366

Churches:
Baptist 1, United Methodist 1

Population:
1980: 1101
1990: 1,432
2000: 1,370

Year-round/Seasonal Residences
1980: 388/200
1997: 510/308
2000: 617/285

2000 Population by Ages:
0-4               78
5-19            257
20-44          459
45-64          372
65 up          204
TOTAL     1,370

Median Age:
40.1

Taxation History:
Valuation         Mill          Raised
Year     (000’s)         Rate        (000’s)
1960    $   420          .07       $      29
1970      1,080          .059             64
1980    12,701          .016           203
1990    26,466          .014           371
2000    62,893          .01400        881
2001    64,593          .01400        904
2002    66,573          .01400        932
2003    68,581          .01400        960
2004    70,561          .01400        988
2005    70,498          .01500     1,057
2006    74,438          .01350    1,006
2007    79,449          .01401    1,113
2008    79,588          .01500    1,194
2009    166,422        .00930    1,548