The Code of Virginia allows any public body to withhold certain records from public disclosure. County of Franklin, Virginia commonly withholds records subject to the following exemptions:
Personnel records (Section 2.2-3705.1  of the Code of Virginia)
Records relating to the negotiation and award of a contract, prior to a contract being awarded (Section 2.2-3705.1 )
Records subject to attorney-client privilege (Section 2.2-3705.1 ) or attorney work product (Section 2.2-3705.1 )
Vendor proprietary information (Section 2.2-3705.1 )
Policy Regarding the Use of Exemptions
The general policy of County of Franklin, Virginia is to invoke the personnel records exemption in those instances where it applies in order to protect the privacy of employees and officials of County of Franklin, Virginia.
The general policy of County of Franklin, Virginia is to invoke the contract negotiations exemption whenever it applies in order to protect County of Franklin, Virginia's bargaining position and negotiating strategy.