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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! Click here for details.

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Official Notice of Municipal Election on April 5, 2016 for an Alderman for each of the 1st, 2nd, and 5th Districts and a Municipal Court Judge in the City of Franklin, WI. Click here for complete details.

Flu Vaccine Clinics

Flu Vaccines are now available on a walk-in basis Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Franklin Health Department. Flu mist and high-dose options available.

Mayor's 2016 Recommended Budget

Click here to view the Mayor's 2016 Recommended Budget. A Public Hearing on the 2016 Budget is scheduled for the November 17, 2015 Common Council Meeting. Adoption of the Budget is also scheduled for this same night.

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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  


Closure of Rawson Avenue in the Area of US-45
Beginning 6 a.m. on Wednesday, November 18th

Due to a required emergency storm sewer repair being made by Milwaukee County, Rawson Avenue at (below) Highway 100 will be closed, including the ramps to and from Highway 100, beginning 6 a.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, and lasting for an approximate duration of 1 to 2 weeks, depending on weather.  A detour route is posted; however, you may want to select a different route during this closure period. 


Volunteers Needed to Serve on
City Boards & Commissions

Currently openings exist for Franklin citizens to volunteer with interest and expertise to serve on the following City Boards & Commission:

  • Architectural Review Board
  • Environmental Commission
  • Personnel Committee
  • Board of Public Works
  • Technology Commission

The Boards and Commissions of the City serve primarily in an advisory role to the Mayor and Common Council in developing policies and managing the affairs of the City to best serve its citizens.  Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Common Council.  Franklin residents interested in serving on one of these Boards or Commissions must complete a Volunteer Fact Sheet.  More detailed information regarding City Boards & Commissions can be found here.   



Mayor Hires Aaron Hertzberg as the City of Franklin's New Economic Development Director

Mayor Steve Olson has announced the hiring of Aaron M. Hertzberg as the new Economic Development Director for the City of Franklin, WI.  Aaron will begin with the City on November 4, 2015.


An executive search firm guided the City in a national search for filling this new position. Nearly 50 applications were received, which is a strong turnout for such a position. Included in Mayor Olson’s interview panel were a member of the City’s Economic Development Commission, Community Development Authority, and Common Council. Following the extensive review and multiple-interview process and on the recommendation of the interview panel, Mayor Olson selected Mr. Hertzberg.


Mr. Hertzberg comes most recently from Pawtucket, Rhode Island where he was the Director of the Pawtucket Foundation, a non-profit economic and community development organization. Aaron’s ability to build business relationships and instigate development from a position between the public and private sectors was seen as a strength that could be leveraged in Franklin. He has ten years of experience in economic and community development and strong academic credentials, including a Master of Public Affairs from Brown University’s Taubman Center for Public Policy and a Bachelors of Science from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities with a Major in Urban Studies. Having grown up in Racine and previously worked on economic and community development efforts for Sustainable Racine, Aaron is excited to be returning to southeastern Wisconsin.  See complete Press Release here.



Kayla's Playground at Franklin Woods 

Kayla's Playground at Franklin Woods

Kayla's Playground is now open!!  Thank you to all who came to celebrate the ribbon cutting of Kayla's Playground on Friday, October 9th!  Kayla's Playground is a spectacular tribute to Kayla, her family, Kayla's Krew, and the Franklin community as a whole! 

The City of Franklin continues to accept donations for Kayla's Playground, either monetary or through the ordering of a custom picket for the fence that surrounds Kayla's Playground.  All donations will be retained and dedicated directly for the maintenance and enhancement of Kayla's Playground.


Click HERE to order a Custom Fence Picket or
make a monetary donation.



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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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