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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Board of County Commissioners Move Back to Commission Chambers

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The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners will begin meeting back in the County’s Commission Chambers, this Wednesday, March 17, 2021. While the Commissioners and select County Staff will be present in the Commission Chambers, everyone else will be participating via telephone. This decision was based on recent guidance from Franklin County Public Health Officer, Dr. Bud Ransom. The discussion took place at the March 10, 2021 meeting and can be seen here.


Members of the public who show up for the meeting will not be permitted to enter the Chambers at this time. The following options are available for watching/interacting on the meeting.

  • If you wish to make a public comment – please contact Janet Paddock, County Clerk, 785-229-3415. She will make arrangements for you to be able to join the meeting.
  • If you wish to watch the meeting in real time, it will be livestreamed on the Franklin County KS Government YouTube Channel.
  • If you wish to listen to the meeting via telephone – please contact Janet Paddock, County Clerk, 785-229-3415. She will give you dial-in information.

At the conclusion of the meeting, the video will be posted on the Franklin County website at


Per the recommendation of Dr. Bud Ransom, the Board of County Commissioners intends to discuss and reassess allowing members of the public to attend Commission meetings in person, at the regularly scheduled meeting on April, 28, 2021.

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