About Franklin

Acreage: 25,061

Sq. Mi.: Land 36.7 Water 5.0

Municipal Building: 34 Main St., P.O. Box 206, Franklin 04634; Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; 565-3663, fax 565-3839, franklinmaine.com, e-mail [email protected]

Town Government: Board of Selectmen (3)

Board Chr.: Dawn R. Carter 565-3663

Town Administrator: Rebecca J. Wilber 565-3663

Admin. Assistant: Melissa J. Burkart 565-3663

Town Clerk: Deborah T. Lurvey 565-3663

Treasurer: Melissa Burkart 565-3663

Tax Collector: Elaine Brown 565-3663

Assessor: Millard A. Billings/Bruce Carter/Hugh Hooper 565-8806

Registrar of Voters: Deborah T. Lurvey 565-3318

Emergency Management: Deborah Hauser 565-3663

Welfare Director: Board of Selectmen 565-3663

Road Commissioner: Board of Selectmen 565-3663

Code Enforcement: Millard Billings 565-3663

Plumbing Inspector: Millard Billings 565-3663

Water Operator: Peter Brady 565-4429

Transfer Station Attendant: Robert Snow 565-3027

Constable: Lloyd Williams/Brian Abbott 565-3663

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

Animal Control Officer: Marie Zwicker/Beverly Merchant 565-3663

Health Officer: Raejean Young 565-3663

Supt. of Schools: Michael Eastman 422-2017

School Board Chr.: Roy Gott 565-3663

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

Appeals Board (6): Chr. James Haskell; meets as needed

Assessment Review (5): Chr. James Haskell 565-2725; meets as needed

House Dist. 136 — Rep. Lawrence Lockman (R)

Senate Dist. 7 — Sen. Brian Langley (R)

County Commissioner Dist. 3 — Antonio Blasi (D)

Zoning: Land use; implemented 1974; last amended 2009

Comprehensive Plan: 1974

Last Townwide Valuation: 2009

Fiscal Year: March 1-Feb. 28

Town Meeting: Sat. following last Fri. in March

Municipal Election: Last Fri. in March

Fire Department: Franklin Volunteer Fire Department 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., Wed. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July and August

Recycling: Coastal Recycling 422-6766

Cable TV: Spectrum (800) 892-4357

Churches: Baptist 1, United Methodist 1

Population: 1980: 1101; 1990: 1,432; 2000: 1,370; 2010: 1,483

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

2010 Population by Ages
0-4 91
5-19 228
20-44 430
45-64 510
65 up 224
TOTAL 1,483

Median Age 44.6

Registered and Unenrolled Voters
Democrat 282
Green Independent 50
Libertarian 3
Republican 400
Unenrolled 393
Total 1,128

2017 Mill Rate: .012