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Flu Vaccine Clinics

Flu Vaccines are now available on a walk-in basis at the Franklin Health Department, Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for more details.

Kayla's Playground at Franklin Woods

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.

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! 

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Kayla's Playground Celebrates One Year
Thrivent Mutual Funds Donates $10,000
for Playground Enhancements

 Thrivent Mutual Funds Donates $10,000 for Enhancements to Kayla's Playground, Franklin, WI

Lisa Truong (center) of Thrivent Financial presents Michelle Runte of Kayla's Krew and Franklin Mayor Steve Olson a check for $10,000 to support maintenance and expansion of the all-accessible Kayla's Playground at Franklin Woods Nature Park.  Kayla's Playground recently celebrated its first anniversary.  Inspired by the life of Kayla Runte, an exceptional little girl who battled cerebral palsy, the playground was built to provide a place for families of all abilities to spend time together.  Click here for the complete press release. 



Drug-Free Community Grant Application Scores High
5-Year Federal Grant Awarded to Franklin Area
Parents & Students United (FAPSU)

Franklin Area Parents and Students United (FAPSU) received a 5-year, $125,000 per year federal grant. A Drug-Free Community grant application was submitted in March and the City recently received a notice of award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The City will serve as the grant fiscal agent. The purpose of the Drug-Free Community program is to prevent and reduce substance use among youth and establish collaboration among community organizations in support of drug-free communities throughout the United States. Franklin, a first time grant applicant, is one of 698 nationwide grantees including 12 in Wisconsin. The City's grant application priority score was 90 which helped secure the federal grant. Grant funds will allow a part-time grant employee to be hired and support the detailed work plan outlined in the grant application. For more information about FAPSU visit www.fapsu.org.




Mayor Steve Olson & Dave Dull, Franklin Business Park Consortium

Mayor Steve Olson presents a business excellence award to Dave Dull and the Franklin Business Park Consortium at the City of Franklin's 2016 Business Appreciation Event.  The event was held to build relationships between public and private sector leaders and thank businesses for their many contributions to the community.

Mayor Olson and Girl Scout Troop 9052

A group of Junior Girl Scouts from Pleasant View Elementary Troop 9052 learned about municipal government during an October tour of Franklin City Hall with Mayor Steve Olson.  The 5th Graders are working to achieve their "Government" Junior Legacy Badges.




Mayor's 2017 Recommended Annual Budget

The Mayor's 2017 Recommended Annual Budget was presented to the Common Council at their September 20, 2016 meeting where it was forwarded to the Committee of the Whole Meeting of October 3, 2016 for further review and discussion.  At the October 4, 2016 Common Council Meeting, the Council referred continued deliberation on the Mayor's Recommended 2017 Budget to October 18, 2016, as had been discussed at the prior, October 3rd, Committee of the Whole Meeting.  A Public Hearing and final action on the 2017 Budget is scheduled for the Tuesday, November 15, 2016, Common Council Meeting.  Click here to review the Mayor's 2017 Recommended Budget as well as the budget presentation of 9/20/2016.  The Mayor's 2017 Recommended Budget document is also available for viewing at the Franklin Public Library and the Office of the City Clerk.



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.




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Tree Lighting Ceremony & Historic Christmas Village Weekend

Franklin Tree Lighting Ceremony & Historic Christmas Village Weekend - Saturday & Sunday, December 3rd and 4th, 2016 - Click here for complete details.

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