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Brush & Bagged Leaves Pickup

The first Fall brush and bagged leaves pickup is scheduled for Monday, October 20th. The wastehauler will move through the City starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, October 20th, and work through the week until they are finished. All brush piles and bagged leaves are required to be curbside and next to driveway by 7 a.m. on Monday, October 20th. Click here for more 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!

Current Job Openings

Police Patrol Officer (3 openings). Click here for details.


VOTE! General Election - November 4, 2014. Click here for sample ballots and other Election information.

City Newsletter

Read the latest edition of the City Newsletter!

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.

Medical Studies Participation

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

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Mayor Appoints Glen Morrow as the City of Franklin's
New City Engineer/Director of Public Works

Mayor Steve Olson has submitted the name of Glen E. Morrow for confirmation as the City of Franklin’s new City Engineer/Director of Public Works to be effective Friday, October 31, 2014. The item is scheduled for action at the Common Council meeting of October 21, 2014.

Following Jack Bennett’s retirement, the Common Council authorized hiring an executive search firm to guide the City in a national search for a replacement. Over 35 applicants were received, which is a strong turnout for such a position. Following an extensive review and interview process, Mayor Olson selected Glen E. Morrow. Mr. Morrow comes from Indiana where he served as the City Engineer for the City of Greencastle from 2000 to 2007 and, since 2007, has been a Senior Project Manager for the Utility Infrastructure Sector at Burgess & Niple, an engineering consulting firm in Indianapolis. Glen’s extensive experience in sewer and water utilities and general municipal engineering combined to make him an ideal candidate for Franklin’s specific circumstances. Mayor Olson desired to find a candidate who sees “the big picture,” will function as a strong leader, and can be an innovative problem solver with strong communication skills. Mayor Olson noted that “The detailed process and my conversations with Glen make me confident that he is the right person to help move the City forward in this important position.” “I believe he will be a leader and an innovator and will serve the Council and citizens well,” explained Mayor Olson.  In accordance with City Ordinances, the Mayor makes the appointment which then must be confirmed by the Common Council.

For additional information contact Mark Luberda, Director of Administration, at 414-858-1100 or at
mluberda@franklinwi.gov or see the information contained in the Common Council meeting packet to be posted before the end of the day, Friday, October 17th.


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


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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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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