Franklin City Hall closes during statewide stay-at-home order

Franklin City Hall will close until further notice. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin City Hall will close until further notice. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

Franklin City Hall will close until further notice. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

Officials with the city of Franklin announced April 2 that Franklin City Hall will close until further notice; however all city business and services will still continue online or over the phone.

The move comes just a day after Gov. Bill Lee issued a stay-at-home order for residents across the state, calling for all nonessential businesses to close and for residents to only leave their homes for essential needs during the coronavirus outbreak.


“In light of Governor Lee’s strengthened mandate requiring Tennesseans to stay home and our own City Stay at Home order, I’ve decided it’s best to close City Hall,” City Administrator Eric Stuckey said in a statement. “We will continue to have a group of essential employees still at work to perform city services, but the building will be closed. Citizens can call or do business online, just not in-person.”

Residents can watch city meetings online via the city’s website and can reach city employees with questions at 615-791-3217.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.