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Mayor's 2015 Recommended Budget

Click here to view the Mayor's 2015 Recommended Budget. The Letter of Transmittal provides a summary of the budget and new initiatives.

Living Well Workshop

Put life back in your life by participating in a Living Well workshop! If you or someone you know has a chronic condition, this workshop can help you take charge of your life! Click here for details!

Medical Studies Participation

County EMS and City Paramedics participate in medical studies. Click here for details.

Trick or Treat Observance

2014 Trick or Treat for the City of Franklin will be Sunday, October 26th, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Health Programs

2014 Adult Health Education Programs offered through the Franklin Health Department. Registration is required. Click here for details!

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Mayor's Recommended 2015 Budget
Total Municipal Property Tax Remains Frozen 

 At the September 23, 2014 Common Council meeting, Mayor Steve Olson released his 2015 City of Franklin Recommended Budget. The highlight of the budget is that the total municipal property tax remains frozen at the 2014 level. Freezing property taxes at the 2014 level accomplishes a primary operational goal for 2015. Therefore, with some growth in the City’s total property valuation due to new development, the average homeowner should receive a slight reduction in property taxes for municipal purposes. This is the second year in a row that the total municipal property tax levy remained unchanged. 
 

A second operational accomplishment is a general refinement of individual budget line items to more accurately hit overall, yearend budget estimates. It remains the goal to continue to manage each year’s budget such that the yearend accounting results in a surplus; however, the Mayor’s 2015 Recommended Budget strives to narrow the margin so that the yearend balance does not result in a large surplus. The City has been very successful in finishing each recent year with a significant amount of new fund balance—an accomplishment reflective of the hard work and good judgment of department heads and staff. The Mayor acknowledged the department heads’ hard work in generating savings in the past and identifying cuts for 2015. The cuts that occurred to refine individual line items helped to absorb other uncontrollable costs and helped achieve the property tax freeze without cuts in service.  Read More   PowerPoint Budget Presentation
 


     

Safer, Quicker Emergency Responses are in the Future
for Franklin's Police & Fire Departments 

Two of Franklin’s three paramedic ambulances have recently been installed with Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP) systems.  This is a cooperative effort between the Police and Fire Departments to improve emergency response times and to enhance the safety of motorists, pedestrians, and emergency responders. The larger benefit is to those needing emergency service and transports to hospitals.  This will be a multi-year program to equip Franklin’s emergency vehicles and traffic signals throughout the community.

 

These systems are activated when Police or Fire units respond to emergencies with their lights and sirens. An “emitter” in the responding vehicle sends a wireless electronic signal to a sensor installed on the traffic control signal at the intersection. The sensor can tell from what direction the police car, ambulance, or fire truck is coming and takes control of the traffic lights as it approaches the intersection. The emergency vehicle is given the green light, while the opposing lights turn yellow, then red – stopping the traffic coming from other directions. This eliminates the need for emergency vehicles to cross traffic against a red light providing faster response and a safer crossing.  Read More
 


 

Welcome to the City of Franklin!

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

 

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


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

 

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Upcoming Events & Meetings

Annual Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit Charities

Franklin Professional Firefighters and Police Officers Assoc. Annual Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit Charities.  October 16th, 4 to 8 p.m., Polish Center of Wisconsin, 6941 S. 68th Street.  Dinner includes salad, spaghetti, garlic bread, and beverage.  Call 425-1420 for tickets and information (tickets available at Fire Station No. 1, 8901 W. Drexel Avenue).  See Flyer.

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 2014 Trick or Treat observance for the City of Franklin will be Sunday, October 26, 2014, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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