Pursuant to the Franklin County Code the Franklin County Planning Commission hereby gives notice of a public hearing to be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 6:00pm in the Franklin County Board of Supervisors Meeting Room located in the Franklin County Government Center, 1255 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA  24151 to which all interested parties are invited in reference to the following request:

APPLICATION for AMENDMENT TO FRANKLIN COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN– Franklin County Broadband Authority and its consultant, Design Nine, Inc., have created a Broadband Assessment and Plan for Franklin County dated August 2019. This plan was approved by the Franklin County Broadband Authority on August 20, 2019.  Per Section 15.2-2223 of the Code of Virginia, as amended, the County’s Comprehensive Plan “shall consider strategies to provide broadband infrastructure that is sufficient to meet the current and future needs of residents and businesses in the locality”.  The Franklin County Board of Supervisors proposes to adopt the broadband plan as an amendment to Franklin County’s 2025 Comprehensive Plan adopted in May of 2007. 

The plan may be accessed on the County website at To obtain additional information regarding this proposal, contact the Planning & Community Development Department, 1255 Franklin Street, Suite 103, Rocky Mount, Virginia  24151, (540) 483-6642  Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm or email All requests for reasonable accommodations due to a disability should be made to the Planning & Community Development Department at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

Hannah L. Powell, Clerk