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Recall Election for 4th Aldermanic District - September 8, 2015. Click here to view a sample ballot and for other election details.

Current Job Openings

The City is accepting applications for an Assistant Building Inspector and to fill a new position of Project Engineer in the Engineering Department. Click here for details.

Public Construction

See which Franklin roads will be resurfaced this summer as well as information from the Wisconsin DOT on the WIS 241/S. 27th Street Reconstruction Project. Click here for details.

Trick or Treat Observance

Trick or Treat observance for the City of Franklin will be Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

City Newsletter

Read the latest edition of the City Newsletter!

Franklin's Natural Resources

Understanding storm water runoff and learning what you can do to help reduce storm water runoff through rain gardens, rain barrels, and other initiatives.

Click here for details and resources.

Open Burning

Frequently Asked Questions about open burning in the City of Franklin.

Welcome to the City of Franklin!

Mayor Steve Olson, City of Franklin, WI
Mayor Steve Olson


It is my pleasure to welcome you to the website for the City of Franklin, Wisconsin! 

I invite you to explore our website and become acquainted with the City of Franklin and all that we have to offer.  Read More


Community Spotlight  

Kayla's Playground at Franklin Woods

Join Kayla’s Krew for the Building of
Kayla’s Playground at Franklin Woods Nature Center!

Pre-Build is scheduled for September 2—4 (Sign up)
Community-Build is scheduled for September 22—27 (Sign up)

Kayla’s Krew needs your help! From nuts and bolts, time and talent, individuals and groups (small and large), on-site or behind-the-scenes, we have opportunities for you to be a unique part of building Kayla’s Playground:


  • Construction Captains (Oversee groups of 10 volunteers on a wide-range of projects during the build.)
  • Materials Donations (Nuts, bolts, concrete, paint, etc.)
  • Tools Donations (Do you have tools that you can lend to our crew for the build?)
  • Food Donations (Every day of the build we will have 3 shifts of 100 volunteers to feed.)
  • Supply Donations (Paper plates, napkins, first aid supplies, etc.)
  • Construction Volunteers (Sign-up as a group, business, family, or individual to help build.)
  • General Volunteers (Keeping our construction crews hydrated and fed, parking attendants, etc.)

Whether it is monetary donations, helping prepare and organize, or assisting with hands-on projects, please join us as we bring the community together to make a difference in the lives of ALL children and families.


Click HERE to sign up for a slot for the Pre-Build or Community-Build or both!


To make a materials, tools, or monetary donation, please visit www.kaylaskrew.org/.       


Listening Sessions Regarding
Three Potential Development Areas

The Franklin Common Council approved multiple contracts at their Tuesday, 11/4/2014, meeting aimed to spur economic growth in three major development areas. The areas, comprised of nearly 1,200 acres, will have the potential to generate an estimated $328M in new and rejuvenated development.   


The City of Franklin held several listening sessions at recent City meetings regarding the following potential development areas (click on development area for details on each):  (PowerPoint Presentation made at 8/1/2015 Public Informational Meeting)


1. Future Retail Development in the Area of S. 76th Street & W. Rawson Avenue/W. Loomis Road


2. Future Mixed-Use Business Light Industrial, Commercial, Residential, and Nature Conservation Public Park Development in the Area of W. Loomis Road and W. Ryan Road


3. Future Business Park Development in the Area of S. 27th Street and W. County Line Road; A Resolution Authorizing the Undertaking of the Development of the Franklin Corporate Park


Another listening session will take place at the August 25, 2015 Finance Committee Meeting at 6 p.m. Franklin residents are invited to attend this meeting to learn more about these potential development opportunities in the City.  PowerPoint presentation made at 8/1/2015 Public Informational Meeting 



Franklin Named A "Top 10 Overall Micro American City of the Future" by Foreign Direct Investment Magazine 

A subsidiary of the Financial Times, FDI has named Franklin and Milwaukee, WI as "American Stars" and distinguished cities of the future as it relates to economic potential. To create their ranking, FDI analyzed 421 locations throughout the world on such factors as connectivity, human capital, cost effectiveness, and business friendliness. Cities were then categorized by size and ranked according to overall scores.  Click here for the complete article from the April/May 2015 issue of the FDI Magazine.


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Upcoming Events & Meetings

St. Martins Fair

First Monday's of the month (weather permitting) from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and then Sunday and Monday of Labor Day Weekend.  Click here for details.

Trick or Treat Observance

The 2015 Trick or Treat observance for the City of Franklin will be Saturday, October 31, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

W. St. Martins Road Reconstruction Public Information Meeting

A Public Information Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 10, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Franklin City Hall Hearing Room located at 9229 W. Loomis Road, Franklin, WI 53132, concerning the proposed reconstruction of W. St. Martins Road (CTH MM).  Click here for complete details.

Women's Basic Danger Awareness & Self Defense Seminar

October 24, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Franklin Police Department, 9455 W. Loomis Road. Click here for details on how to register for this Free Seminar.

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WIS 241 (S. 27th Street) Reconstruction Project   WisDOT (Wisconsin Department of Transportation)

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