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Franklin Civic Celebration

Join in celebrating the City of Franklin 60th Anniversary by attending the 4-day Franklin Civic Celebration July 1st thru July 4th! Click here for complete Event Schedule and details!

Ballpark Commons

Information, status updates, and actions related to the Ballpark Commons project.

Assessor

Notice that the Assessment Roll for the City of Franklin is open for inspection August 3-19, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.. (excluding weekends and holidays). Click here for complete details.

Summer Concerts in the Park

The Franklin Park Concerts, Inc. announces its FREE Summer Concert series at Lions Legend Park Band Shell. Certain Sundays at 1:30 p.m. Click here for dates and featured venues!

Health Programs

2016 Adult Health Education Programs offered through the Franklin Health Department. Click here for details!

Kayla's Playground at Franklin Woods

The City continues to accept donations for Kaylas Playground, either monetary or through the ordering of a custom picket for the fence that surrounds the Playground. Click here to order a custom fence picket or make a monetary donation.

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  

 

First Outdoor Franklin Family Fun Flick a Success!

On Wednesday, June 15th, the City of Franklin with community partners Gift of Wings kite shop and Franklin Teens Fighting Tobacco (FT2) youth group collaborated on its first outdoor Franklin Family Fun Flick at Lions Legend Park featuring the movie Inside Out.  Gift of Wings kite shop offered food and kites for purchase and FT2 offered games for youth to participate.  The games for youth helped spread the truth about tobacco through trivia cards from FACT; a statewide youth-driven organization dedicated to tobacco prevention.  Click here to read the complete article. 

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Michelle Runte of Kayla's Krew (right), Mayor Steve Olson (center), and Public Works Superintendent Jerry Schaefer (left) accept the Public-Private Cooperation Award on behalf of the City of Franklin and Kayla's Krew at the Public Policy Forum's Salute to Local Government ceremony at the Italian Conference Center in Milwaukee on June 21, 2016.  Kayla's Krew is a group of citizens who sought to build an all-inclusive playground in Franklin that would be accessible for all children and families of any age and ability.  The effort was dedicated to the memory of Kayla Runte, a little girl with cerebral palsy who passed away at the age of 8.  Collaborating with the City of Franklin and several additional public and private sector organizations, Kayla's Krew organized a community-wide effort to build the playground.  Kayla's Playground was built in 9 days with the assistance of almost 2,000 volunteers and City of Franklin employees.  The all-accessible and all-inclusive playground, that is housed at the Franklin Woods Nature Center, was completed in September.  Click here for more information on Kayla's Playground. 
 

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Ballpark Commons Development Proposal

Ballpark Commons is a proposed mixed-use development at and in the vicinity of the Rock Sports Complex located at 7900 Crystal Ridge Drive in the City of Franklin, Wisconsin.  The project encompasses over 200 acres (including the existing Rock Sports Complex) and is expected to have a development value over $100 million.  A public hearing regarding the proposed amendment to the City's CMP and consideration of the proposed amendment to PDD 37 and to the City's CMP occured as part of the April 4, 2016 Common Council Meeting.  Click here for more detailed information, status updates, and actions related to this development proposal.

 

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2016 City Revaluation Project

The City of Franklin has contracted with Tyler Technologies in order to complete a City-wide revaluation for 2016. Tyler is the nation’s oldest and largest mass appraisal firm and has worked for the City of Franklin since the early 1990’s. They also serve as the City Assessor.

 

The last City-wide revaluation occurred in 2013. At that time, properties that sold in 2011 and 2012 were used to establish the assessed values. Property owners that have not made changes to their property via a building permit or had a change due to an assessment appeal continue to have an assessment based off of the 2011 and 2012 sales. Since 2013, there have been many changes that have occurred in the marketplace. As a result of those changes, the average property in the City in 2015 was assessed at approximately 93% of the market value. The goal of the 2016 revaluation is to bring properties in line with current market conditions. Specifically, that means to assess properties at or near 100% of market value using properties that sold during 2014 and 2015 as a basis.

 

Please note that an increase in assessment does not necessarily mean an increase in taxes in the year of a revaluation. Property owners that are impacted by the revaluation are properties that increase in value at a greater percentage than the average property and properties that do not increase at the same rate as the average property.  (Click here to read the rest of the article.)
 

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Upcoming Events & Meetings

2016 Franklin Civic Celebration

July 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2016.  Click here for full details!

Concert in the Park

British Invasion 64 & Close Enuf Bands.  July 24, 2016 at 1:30 p.m., Lions Legend Park Band Shell.  Click here for details!

Concert in the Park

Pickin' Up Speed (Bluegrass).  July 10, 2016 at 1:30 p.m., Lions Legend Park Band Shell.  Click here for details!

Women's Basic Danger Awareness & Self Defense Seminar

September 24, 2016 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)

WIS 241 (27th St.) Reconstruction

S. 27th Street is NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS!  Construction has wrapped up for the winter season and will resume again early Spring 2016.  The businesses along the corridor hope to see you over the upcoming holidays!     

 


 


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