Street Department

Mission Statement

To provide the citizens of Franklin with clean, safe, and well maintained streets and sidewalks, thereby creating an attractive and friendly environment for visitors.  Let the citizens of Franklin know we work for and with them to provide these services.

About the Street Department

The City of Franklin Street Department consists of the Street, Stormwater, and Beautification crews. The Street Department is responsible for maintenance of 45 miles of City Streets, 36 City owned properties, all City right-of-ways, all street and traffic control signs, the Brush and Leaf Collection Program, snow and ice removal from City streets, and any duties pertaining to streets in general.

The City has 10 miles of curbed streets swept once every other month usually on the 19th or 20th day of each month. A Pavement Management Computer Program selects the streets to be resurfaced each year.  A condition survey is conducted on each street in May of every year and this information is entered into the pavement management program. The pavement management program uses this information, which includes ride quality, drainage, serviceability and distresses (cracking, bumps and sags, patching or potholes, and raveling and weathering) to determine which streets should be resurfaced.   Since the City implemented this pavement program 10 years ago the overall quality of the City streets have improved.

The City of Franklin Storm Water crew is responsible for all parts of the storm water system including above ground ditches, underground pipes, storm water retention basins, curb drains and all storm water structures. This past year this department has re-graded approximately 1000 feet of ditches, constructed or repaired 45 storm water structures, and installed 800 feet of pipe.  This department has a list of storm drains, which they check and clean out on a weekly basis.

The Beautification Crew edges sidewalks and curbs, mows grass, picks up trash and various other tasks to keep the streets of Franklin looking clean and nice. In the past year the Public Services Crew has collected 125 Loads of leaves and 64 loads of brush, mowed 30 City right-of-ways and 36 City owned properties, also this crew is responsible for mowing properties that violate the City grass and weed ordinance.   The City crews mow 110 acres of City right of ways and properties.  This crew also picks up trash, sprays weeds and grass and edges sidewalks and many other things to keep the City of Franklin a clean and pleasant place to live.



Leaf Collection Program Regulations:

  1. All leaves must be raked to the curb, or edge of street by 7:00 a.m. on the first day of pickup.
  2. No trash, grass clippings, or twigs should be raked in with the leaves.
  3. Leaves should not obstruct drainage structures or curb & gutter areas.
  4. Loose leaves should be separated from items placed at curbside for Waste Management (trash pickup). Bagged leaves won’t be picked up by the city’s leaf collection crew (leaf collector machine will only collect loose leaves).

Leaf Collection Schedule 

Sector 1: First Full Week of November 
Sector 2: Second Week of November 
Sector 3: Third Week of November 
Sector 4: Fourth Week of November 
City wide clean-up during December

If you have any questions about these programs, please call 270-586-4497

Brush Collection Schedule 

The City of Franklin conducts Brush Collection on a monthly basis. All brush relating to normal activities such as hedge or tree trimmings will be picked up. Cut tree limbs so as not to exceed six (6) inches in diameter and six (6) feet in length. Brush cut by property owners will be collected. Materials cut by professionals or hired tree trimmers will not be picked up and should be hauled away by those professionals. Place brush for collection at the curbside with cut ends facing street. Brush placed more than ten (10) feet from curb or edge of street will not be picked up. Limbs, tree trunks or other materials that are not readily capable of being ground in a commercial size wood chipper will not be picked up. Brush must be in position before 7:00 am on the day of pick-up for that sector; due to large amounts of brush the brush crew will only come by once. Quantities of brush picked up will be limited to approximately one pick-up truckload per resident per pick-up. 

Pickup Sector Descriptions:
Sector 1 – All locations within the City, North of Cedar St. and East of Main St.
Sector 2 – All locations within the City, North of Cedar St, and West of Main St.
Sector 3 – All locations within the City, South of Cedar St. and West of Main St.
Sector 4 – All locations within the City, South of Cedar St. and East of Main St.

Brush Collection Dates: 
Sector 1: Monday & Tuesday of the First Full Week of Each Month
Sector 2: Monday & Tuesday of the Second Full Week of Each Month
Sector 3: Monday & Tuesday of the Third Full Week of Each Month
Sector 4: Monday & Tuesday of the Fourth Full Week of Each Month


Memorial Dr. Hwy. 31-W to Brookhaven Rd.
Brookhaven Rd. Memorial Dr. to Bluegrass Rd.(Hwy. 1008)
College St.  Main St. to Pleasant Valley Rd.
Wildcat Way Main St. to College St.
Cherry St. Main St. to Orange St.
Witt Rd.  W. Madison St. to Bluegrass Rd. (Hwy. 1008)
Redbud Dr. Bluegrass Rd.(Hwy. 1008) to Hildegard Ave.
Hildegard Ave. Redbud Dr. to Western Dr.
Western Dr. Hildegard Ave. to W. Madison St.
N. College St.  Main St. to Iris Dr.
John J. Johnson Ave. Morgantown Rd. to W. Madison St.
Walker St.  N. College St. to West St.
West St.  Walker St. to W. Cedar St.
Longview Dr. John J. Johnson Ave. to Bloomfield Dr.
Fairway Dr.  Longview Dr. to Westview Dr.
Westview Dr. Fairway Dr. to Morgantown Rd.
Akin Ave. Main St. to Morgantown Rd.
Quail Ridge Rd. Main St. (Hwy.31-W) to End
Scotland Ave. E. Cedar St. to Cemetery St.
Finn St.  Main St. to Green St.
Filter Plant Rd. W. Cedar St. to Park Rd.
Other Areas to Clear 
Macedonia Rd. At Fire Station E. Cedar St. to Harding Rd. (Hwy. 1008)
Court St.  In front of Police Dept.
Franklin Medical Center  Around Emergency Room Entrances
Sunset Circle  Hills
Sewer Plant  Entrance on Hill
Franklin Ave. Hill
Brentwood Dr. Hill
Breckenridge St.  Hill
Kentucky Ave.  Hill
Roosevelt St. Hill
Strawberry Lane Hill
East Industrial Park Main street and delivery entrances
North Industrial Park Main street and delivery entrances
Ogles Ave. Main St. to End

Pedestrian Plan for the City of Franklin

In 2014, Franklin offered its citizens the opportunity to voice their opinion about the sidewalks they would like to have added to the City.  It was a process that was overseen by the Get Healthy Simpson Coalition's Get More Active Committee, and financed through a grant obtained by the Barren River District Health Department.  Over 1000 people participated in the selection process of choosing the streets, and then narrowing down the top 10, to the top 4 sights.

The decision was as follows:

1)  North Street from Main Street to the Jim Roberts Park

2)  John J. Johnson Street down Roosevelt Street connecting with North Street

3)  South College Street, Starting at Rolling Road Drive to the Franklin-Simpson Middle School and High School Campuses

4)  Hunt Ford 4-Way intersection to Industrial Drive, which would help walkers stay safe all the way to Walmart.

Respectfully Submitted,

Christy Ramey

Chairman of the Get Healthy Simpson Coalition and the UK Cooperative Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences in Simpson County

All employees of the City of Franklin Street, Storm Water and Public Services Departments take great pride in their work and strive to insure the citizens of Franklin have clean, well-maintained streets and receive professional and courteous service. When our departments can be of service, we will be happy to assist you with your questions or needs.

Call 270-586-9522.

Terry Bailey Terry Bailey
Stormwater Field Supervisor
Date of employment -
October, 1999
Jarred Clayton Jarred Clayton
Street Department Equipment Operator/ Assistant Cemetery Sexton
Date of employment -
January, 2011
Jerry Bailey Jerry Bailey
Street Department Field Supervisor
Date of employment -
April, 1999
Darrell Mallory Darrell Mallory
Public Works Superintendent/ Cemetery Sexton
Date of employment -
June, 2008
Doug Markin Doug Markin
Field Supervisor/ Public Services
Date of employment -
October, 1997
Jonathon Cline Jonathon Cline
Stormwater Equipment Operator/Cemetery Sexton
Date of employment -
May, 2013
R H Perdue R H Perdue
Service Maintenance
Date of employment -
July, 2013