Press Releases

 


 

 

A GREAT DAY FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY!

1-27-2022

 

As of July of this year 2022, Franklin County taxpayers will no longer be required to have emissions tests on their vehicles!!!

 

Yet another reason to consider Franklin County when deciding where to raise your family or spend your life!

 

By the decision today and affirming vote on the adopted rule, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Air Conservation Commission will remove yet another burden placed upon our residents by our Federal Government.

 

This outcome truly reflects how taxpayers can overcome unfair situations thru tenacious consistency.

 

We have been vocal in our messaging throughout the years regarding our high air quality in Franklin County, and although not as timely as we would have liked, we are indeed 200% supportive of the decision.

 

Thank you to our Federal voices, Senators Roy Blunt, Josh Hawley, and Congressman Luetkemeyer.

 

Our State voices, Governor Parson, State Senator Dave Schatz, and our representatives John Simmons, Nate Tate and former rep Aaron Griesheimer, as well as all those before them, namely former State senator, representative and Presiding Commissioner John Griesheimer, and former State Representative and Senator Brian Nieves.

 

The work has paid off, and will positively impact our residents and ultimately our region. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!

 

Tim Brinker

Presiding Commissioner, Freedom loving Franklin County Missouri!

 

 


 

 9-10-2021

FRANKLIN COUNTY MISSOURI PRESS RELEASE 

 

We (The Commission of Franklin County Missouri) will not allow the Federal Government to force us to go against the Constitution we’ve sworn to uphold!

The Franklin County Commission continues to encourage everyone to please consult your trusted health care provider/Doctor when it comes to mitigating COVID or any other health needs you may have.

 

The following resolution will be voted on 10 a.m. Tuesday 9-14-2021 and clearly states the intention of the Franklin County Commission.

 

WHEREAS, on September 9, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden announced plans to direct the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) to develop an emergency temporary standard (“ETS”) directed at private-sector businesses with one hundred (100) or more employees to require their employees to either be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or require any workers who remain unvaccinated to produce a negative test result on at least a weekly basis before coming to work; and

 

WHEREAS, it is anticipated that the OSHA ETS will impact over 80 million workers in private-sector businesses with one hundred (100) or more employees;  and

 

WHEREAS, private-sector employers are already overburdened with unnecessary regulations; and

 

WHEREAS, the County Commission of the County of Franklin, Missouri believes that medical treatment and preventative measures are an individual choice and that the government has no role to play in mandating COVID-19 vaccinations; and

 

WHEREAS, the County Commission believes it is its responsibility to educate the public based on facts and that it is not the County Commission’s, the State’s, or the Federal government’s responsibility to create mandates that force the general public to accept COVID-19 vaccinations against their will;  and

 

WHEREAS, the County of Franklin, Missouri has led a successful campaign to make sure that residents of the County who want to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus have that option and have vaccine available to them; and

 

WHEREAS, every citizen who wants a COVID-19 vaccine possesses the right to obtain one, but no COVID-19 vaccine should be mandated by law; and

 

WHEREAS, people have the right to refuse COVID-19 vaccination based on religious or medical reasons, and every medical intervention requires informed consent and the right of refusal, including the COVID-19 vaccine; and

 

WHEREAS, private health information on vaccine status should not be requested or required by any government mandate and any request or requirement to provide that information is an invasion of that individual’s right of privacy.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the County Commission of the County of Franklin, Missouri as follows:

 

            Section 1:        The County Commission of the County of Franklin, Missouri expresses its opposition, in the strongest possible terms, to COVID-19 vaccine mandates and any other similar legislation, order, ordinance, or regulation by any local, state or federal government that affects citizens rights to make their own health care choices.

 

            Section 2:        The County Commission of the County of Franklin, Missouri will not require any COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment or continued employment for County employees who are hired and managed by the County Commission.

 

            Section 3:        The County Commission of the County of Franklin, Missouri continues to encourage all those citizens who make the individual choice to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus to do so and to avail themselves of the many opportunities to receive the vaccine.

 

Passed and adopted by the County Commission of the County of Franklin, Missouri this 14th day of September, 2021.    

 

 


 

03.05.2021 

 

DESIGN A LOGO

 

Calling all amateur or professional artists!

 

Franklin County is looking for a new logo and you can help!

 

We are looking for logos that illustrate the beauty, uniqueness and history of Franklin County.

 

If your design is picked as the new Franklin County Logo, with your permission, you will be credited for your design on the homepage of the website and all other official documents and declarations of Franklin County.

 

To submit your design click the link below:

 Logo Submittal Form 

 

 


 

  

02.17.2021

Franklin County Joins Treasurer Fitzpatrick's Local Government Checkbook

 

Jefferson City, MO –Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick today announced that spending data for Franklin County is now included in the local government checkbook. This is part of his ongoing commitment to ensuring a more efficient and transparent government at all levels.

 

                Spending data from nine local governments, Cass County, Cole County, Clay County, Franklin County, Greene County, Jasper County, Newton County, St. Charles County, and the City of St. Louis, can be searched, with 16 additional counties in progress. The Office will continue adding county expenditure data as it becomes available.

 

Visitors to the Checkbook can examine expenditure data detailing funds, departments, vendors, payment descriptions, and totals for the available government entities.

 

“I want Missourians to be able to trust that their government is working for them and that their tax dollars are being spent wisely—and increased transparency helps facilitate that trust,” Treasurer Fitzpatrick said. “I am grateful to Franklin County for choosing to participate and I look forward to increasing transparency, providing more accountability, and building trust in communities as the Show-Me Checkbook continues to grow.”

 

“Franklin County is pleased to join the Local Government Checkbook,” Angela Gibson, Franklin County Auditor, said. “I believe it to be imperative for Franklin County to participate in the Show-Me Checkbook because this level of transparency and government accountability is important.  It holds us all accountable and helps build trust.”

 

In April, Treasurer Fitzpatrick announced the expansion of the Show-Me Checkbook to include local governments. Additionally, spending data related to State CARES Act expenditures has been aggregated in one place on the Treasurer’s Office website.

 

The Show-Me Checkbook, launched by the Treasurer’s Office in 2018, is one of the most comprehensive state financial data portals in the country. The Local Governments section of the Show-Me Checkbook can be found here.