Franklin County Emergency Management commission ends sharing agreement


The Franklin County Emer-gency Management Commis-sion on Monday moved to end talks of a sharing agree-ment of the emergency man-agement coordinator with Hardin County.

Late year, the two counties entered conversations to form a contract that would allow Franklin County Emergency Management Coordinator Thomas Craighton to work part time in the same capacity in Hardin County as Hardin County considered what to do with its position.

Craighton had been providing help to Hardin County since the county’s former emergency manage-ment coordinator left in July.

The commission discussed the contract at its December meeting and again last week at its January, but elected to table it to receive clarification on a number of items in the contract. Mike Nolte, com-mission member representing the Franklin County Board of Supervisors, shared a letter he received from the Franklin County Attorney that pointed out a number of issues with the contract, including the fact that it would need to be a 28-E agreement, which it was not, and the delegation of duties, among other items that would need to be clari-fied.

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