The “Buddy” Ward Seafood Landing Park (628 Highway 98, Apalachicola) will be closed effective Wednesday, September 13, 2023 until Thursday, September 28, 2023. During this time, the park will used as a staging area for the dredging company during the Two-Mile Dredge Project. Franklin County appreciates the public’s cooperation during this time.
The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners is seeking volunteers to serve on the following advisory boards:
Local Technology Planning Team – District 1 Seat: This candidate should live within the boundaries of District 1 (St. George Island and part of Eastpoint), and represent either the education, library, health, business, public safety, tourism, or local internet service provider sector. This candidate will be part of a team that will create plans and seek funding to increase the availability of broadband internet service for all Franklin County residents. The LTPT meets quarterly.
Airport Operations Economic Development Board – Alternate Seat: This candidate should meet one of the following criteria: A resident of Franklin County and have some knowledge pertaining to the operations of municipal airports; or resides within 2 miles of the Apalachicola Airport; or a local business owner; or a client of the Airport/FBO; or have prior experience with industrial or economic development. The AOED meets monthly.
Byway Management Authority – County Representative Seat: The Byway Management Authority is an all-volunteer organization founded in 2002 to create the Big Bend Scenic Byway and consist of at least 35 institutional members of organizations, governments, agencies, and businesses along the Byway. The BMA meets quarterly and would like Franklin County representation on the Authority as they oversee the progress on implementing the Wayshowing and Interpretive Plan, while maintaining and promoting the Byway.
Regional Rural Transportation Plan Technical Advisory Committee – County Representative Seat: The Apalachee Regional Planning Council is seeking candidates to represent Franklin County on the Technical Advisory Committee “to review issues of importance related to the Rural Transportation Planning efforts and to make recommendations to the ARPC Board for their consideration.” Candidates with transportation planning experience are encouraged to volunteer to serve on this committee.
If you are interested in serving on any of these committees/boards/authorities, submit a cover letter to the County by email (email@example.com) or USPS “snail” mail to Franklin County, 34 Forbes Street, Suite 1, Apalachicola, Fl 32320, with a heading or subject line of “Attention – Michael Morón – (interested committee name).”
All submission must be received by 12:00 p.m. noon (ET) on Monday, October 2, 2023.
Contact: Michael Morón, County Coordinator, (850) 653-5077
SGI PLAYGROUND IS READY FOR PLAY!
The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners are excited to announce the opening of the
SGI Inclusive Playground at Lighthouse Park
Please be aware: although the playground is now open and ready for play, a formal ribbon cutting ceremony to thank all participants, donors and volunteers will be held sometime in the Spring after completion of all project elements – project elements remaining to be completed at this time are as follows:
- 12’ x 24’ Picnic Pavilion/Shade Structure on West Side of Playground with Picnic Tables
- Companion Shade Structure on East Side of Playground
- Swing set Installation to the west of the picnic pavilion
- Auditory musical toy to be installed in the vicinity of the picnic pavilion
- Turtle Friendly Bollard Lights
- Drought tolerant, low maintenance, native landscaping (shade trees)
- Signage acknowledging funding agencies and donors
The commission would also like to thank all who are making this project possible as improvements are being funded through a grant through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tourist Development Sales Tax Proceeds (Beach Park Facility Funding), and generous community donations from businesses and individuals through the fundraising channels of the St. George Island Civic Club.
At the May 16, 2023 Board of County Commission meeting, the Board voted to resume requiring permits for Commercial and Residential Fences in Franklin County.
COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL FENCE PERMITS
- Do you need Planning & Zoning Approval for a Commercial or Residential Fence?
- What documents are required when submitting a fence permit?
- Where do you submit your fence permit application?
- How long does it take for my permit to be processed once it’s been received?
- How do we make payment?
- How long is my permit good for?
You can find all the answers to these questions and more on the Zoning Department website here
If you have any questions, please contact the Zoning Department at 850-653-5337
The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners meetings are held every first and third Tuesday of every month. Public Hearings are typically carried out during the second board meeting of the month.
Public Hearings are normally considered in the order they appear on the agenda starting at 10:30AM.
To see the date of the next hearing, or any upcoming hearings, visit the Public Hearings page.
To see details on upcoming hearings and other meetings, including links to attend those meetings virtually, see the Meetings and Agendas Page.
Meeting Location: Courthouse Annex – 34 Forbes Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320