Light & Unite RED Week in Franklin - January 23-27
Mayor Olson has proclaimed January 23-27 Light & Unite RED Week in the City of Franklin! Light & United RED is meant to put a spotlight on the dangers of substance abuse and unite the community to engage in prevention, encourage treatment, and support recovery. The Light & Unite RED campaign coincides with National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week in which each day information will be shared about drugs, risk and protective factors, and ways that parents, educators, and youth can work together to recognize, educate, and defeat substance abuse addiction. In a partnership with Franklin Area Parents and Students United (FAPSU), Franklin Youth Initiative (FYI), and Franklin Public Schools, our community will shine bright preventing substance abuse and supporting those struggling or recovering from an addiction. For more information, click here.
Franklin Seeks Representative for
Newly Created Tourism Commission
At their December 6, 2016 Meeting, the Franklin Common Council created a Tourism Commission to oversee tourism promotion and tourism development efforts. The 5-member Commission will be funded through room tax revenue collected from guests staying at local hotels and motels. A change in State law initiated the creation of the Commission and outlines the appropriate use of tourism related spending. Approved actions include marketing, information services, and development that will significantly be used by transient tourists and likely to generate paid overnight stays.
The Mayor seeks a Franklin citizen to fill a vacancy on the Commission. The ideal candidate has some expertise or interest in the fields of tourism, hospitality, marketing, and advertising. Interested candidates should complete the Volunteer Fact Sheet. The Director of Economic Development will provide staff support for the Tourism Commission. Questions may be directed to him at email@example.com or 414-425-4024.
Vacancies remain on other City Boards and Commissions, including the Personnel Committee and Civic Celebrations Commission. Citizen volunteers with expertise or interest in those fields are also encouraged to complete the Volunteer Fact Sheet.
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.