Board of Water Commissioners

Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by no less than 2/3 of the entire membership of the Common Council for a term of 5 years, or the remaining position unfilled of a Commissioner vacancy.

Powers and Duties:  

The Board of Water Commissioners takes entire charge and responsibility for the management of the Water Utility and employs or contracts for management and non-management employees.  The Board of Water Commissioners shall be responsible for the compensation of all of its personnel.

The Board of Water Commissioners has complete charge of construction, extension, improvement, operation and maintenance of the Water Utility, subject to the powers and jurisdiction fixed by law and the ordinances of the City and the rules of the Public Service Commission.  It may purchase sites and make, prepare, and adopt plans, designs and specifications for buildings, machinery, apparatus and the laying of mains and appliances required for the proper functioning of the Utility.  The Board shall have such other powers and duties as may be granted to it by law or by ordinance of the City.

The Franklin Water Utility is financed through revenues from the sale of water, water impact fees from new service extensions, and water service connection fees from existing residents converting from private wells.




Leary Peterson 5 Years/9-30-22
James Schubilske 5 Years/9-30-19
Jack Takerian 5 Years/9-30-20
Gary Grobner 5 Years/9-30-18
Luther Graef 5 Years/9-30-21
Staff Support: Glen Morrow, City Engineer/Water Utility Mgr.  
Staff Support: Sara Arnold, Assistant City Engineer  
Staff Support: Mike Roberts, Water/Sewer Superintendent  








Meeting Date: 3rd Tuesday of the Month

Meeting Time: 5:15 p.m.

Meeting Location:
Hearing Room
Franklin City Hall
9229 W. Loomis Road

Please direct agenda questions to:
Engineering Department


2018 Meeting Dates 

January 16 Agenda Minutes
February 20 Agenda Minutes
March 13 (Special) Agenda Minutes
March 20 Agenda Minutes
April 10 (Special) Agenda Minutes
April 17 Agenda Minutes
May 15 Agenda Minutes
June 19 Agenda Minutes
July 17 Agenda Minutes
August 21 Agenda Minutes
September 18 Agenda Minutes
October 16 Agenda Minutes
November 20 Agenda Minutes
December 18 Agenda Minutes

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