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Kayla's Playground at Franklin Woods

PLEASE NOTE THAT KAYLAS PLAYGROUND WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, MAY 2nd, FOR PARKING LOT PAVING. 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.

Current Job Openings

Summer Seasonal Positions - click here for details.

Ballpark Commons

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

Fall Prevention Class

7-Week Stepping On Program where classes will show older adults ways to reduce the risk of falls and help them live better. Click here for more details.

Prescribed Burns

Facts on prescribed burns in the City of Franklin.

Public Construction

WisDOT has resumed construction of WIS 241 (S. 27th Street). Click here for current updates.

Health Programs

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

Green Infrastructure

Utilizing a grant from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, the City installed Green infrastructure elements to manage storm water as part of the completed addition to the City Water and Wastewater Operations and Maintenance Facility. These GI elements consist of two biofiltration basins and two porous paver parking areas. Click here to read more.

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  


Kayla's Playground Will be CLOSED on
Monday, May 2nd, For Parking Lot Paving

PLEASE NOTE that Kayla's Playground at Franklin Woods will be closed on Monday, May 2nd, for paving of the asphalt parking lot.  The paving of the parking lot will be done in one day and then all that will be left will be some landscaping along with installation of tables on the patio.  Sorry for the inconvenience of the closure on May 2nd and thank you for your understanding and patience while we put the finishing touches on the playground.



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.




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.)


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
  • 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.


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Upcoming Events & Meetings

Arbor Day Event

May 7, 2016 - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Click here for complete details.

City-Wide Cleanup Day

May 7, 2016 - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Click here for complete details.

Women's Basic Danger Awareness & Self Defense Seminar

May 7, 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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