In 2015 some Franklin Common Council members unceremoniously tried to throw thumb tacks in the road of progress for what turned out to be Franklin’s greatest community achievement:
The same scenario couldn’t rear its ugly head again in 2016, could it? Remember folks, this is Franklin we’re talking about, the city that could screw up a one-car funeral.
Follow along with me as we unlock the “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up” vault.
Additional site equipment/furnishings were necessary to complete Kayla’s Playground. In April of 2016 the embarrassing Tablegate began at a Common Council meeting.
Word spread fast about the council’s action, or lack thereof. An astute reader of mine pointed out the irony of the obstructionists.
The aldermen had been called out and were now wearing a three-egg omelette facial. To no surprise yours truly was being blamed for merely being the whistle-blowing messenger.
Adding insult to injury for the instigators of Tablegate was a review by City of Franklin staff with findings and a recommendation they probably didn’t want to hear.
In the end the council voted in favor of the tables, but can you believe one stubborn member still voted no?
Unfortunately that’s the way we do things in Franklin. Instead of learning from such an exercise we lash out at those who point out what happens at open meetings and anyone who dares criticize.
UPDATE: Here’s an aerial shot of Kayla’s Playground before all twelve tables were installed.
Eight (8) isn’t enough and six (6) would have been a joke. This dramatically shows how ridiculous Tablegate was.
Could there be room for more? Tablegate II?
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