— The John Paulding Historical Society will hold its annual membership
meeting with election of officers on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. at the
museum, located across from the fairgrounds. The public is invited and
encouraged to attend.
The program for the afternoon will feature
Tim Franklin, president of the Paulding County Parks District. Franklin
has a 30-year background of land surveying and engineering, focusing on
land use, planning, drainage and conservation. He worked for 23 years as
an engineering technician and ditch maintenance supervisor for Paulding
County and was the county’s first flood plain administrator. He is also
a founding member of the Paulding County Planning Commission.
1990 to 1993, Franklin organized and led an all-volunteer force to do
what “they” said couldn’t be done – remove all of the log jams and
fallen trees from Flat Rock Creek from the Auglaize River to Payne. Over
the years, Franklin was directly involved in the planting of over
500,000 trees across Paulding County. He was the founder and is current
president of the Flat Rock Creek Protection Society, Inc. He is also a
founding board member of the Paulding County Park District. He also
serves on the Paulding County Economic Development Board.
life-long resident of Paulding County, Tim Franklin has been the
owner/operator of Franklin Appliance Repair, specializing in washers and
dryers, for the past 45 years. The public is invited to come and listen
to Franklin as he shares information about the history of the Paulding
County Park District and provides updates on current and future
Topics will include the Maumee River Water Trail,
Rochester Park, Five-Span Park, Miami-Erie Canal Park and others. If you
support the idea and vision of public parks and would like to be
involved, or you simply want to know more about these topics, please
attend this informational presentation.
Refreshments will be served following the meeting.