Lewis has been working for the city of Franklin since 1973. He worked his way up the ranks in the streets and public works departments to public works director before being named interim city manager in January 2011. Several months later, council made Lewis the permanent city manager.
In other business, council also approved a rezoning request for Denise Lykins for her property located at 1210 S. Dixie Highway from an R-3 Central Residential District to C-2, Community Commercial District. City officials said the property is approximately 0.3652 acres.
The Franklin Planning Commission reviewed the rezoning request and after a public hearing Nov. 12, the commission voted 7-0 to approve and recommend the request to council.
The rezoning will take effect on Jan. 16.