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Obtaining Veterans Benefits
Franklin County Emergency Notification System
Sign up here for Franklin County/Alert Iowa Alerts! In the event of an emergency or severe weather, an alert will be sent to the phone number and/or email address provided by voice, text and/or email. This is a free service provided by Franklin County and the State of Iowa, however, normal message fees may apply. To receive text messages to your cell phone, your cell phone must have text messaging capabilities. AlertIowa and the Code Red alert system will be used in conjunction until the transition to the AlertIowa system is completely finished.
Veterans Affairs Commission Meeting
Open Burning Ordinance
The Franklin County Board of Supervisors passed an Open Burning Ordinance on June 1, 2015. This ordinance provides for the safety and welfare of residence and property in the county during a controlled open burning. It also outlines the provisions and procedures for implementing penalties for non-compliance. Any person who intentionally ignites a fire shall provide fire suppression sufficient to control the fire from spreading out of control. The fire supervision and suppression method shall be in place prior to ignition of the fire. Other than the supervised use of outdoor fireplaces, barbeque grills, properly supervised landfills, or the burning of trash incinerators or trash burners made of metal, concrete, masonry, or heavy one inch mesh with no opening greater than one inch square, or according to other local ordinances, all persons engaging in open burning shall be required to give notification to the Franklin County Non-Emergency/Sheriff’s Department number (641-456-2731), whom will notify Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department personnel prior to the ignition of the controlled open burn. Read full ordinance...
2015 Significant Changes in Agricultural Assessments