The 2024 Mayor's Recommended Budget was presented to the Common Council at their September 19, 2023 meeting where it was forwarded to the Finance Committee. The Finance Committee will review the 2024 Mayor's Recommended Budget during four planned meetings on September 26th, September 28th, October 2nd, and October 4th, all starting at 4 p.m. The Finance Committee will present its recommendations to the Common Council at a special Common Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 10, 2023. A Public Hearing and final action on the proposed 2024 Annual Budget will take place at the Common Council Meeting on Tuesday, November 14th.
Franklin Business Owners, Employees, and others conducting business in Franklin are invited to join the Franklin Economic Development Commission (EDC) and the City of Franklin in celebrating excellence in business at the annual Business Appreciation Celebration on Thursday, November 16th, 2023, at 5 p.m. at the Polish Center of Wisconsin, 6941 S. 68th Street in Franklin. The Keynote Address will be about Saputo’s Franklin facility, operations, status and the company’s background. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served and attendance is free. The event is sponsored by the City of Franklin’s Mayor and Common Council; and hosted by the Economic Development Commission. To attend, please register here. Franklin EDC’s Excellence in Business Awards will also be presented at the event. Nominations are now being accepted, and can be sent to John Regetz, for the following categories: Excellence in Large Business award (companies with revenues greater than $10 million); Excellence in Small Business award (companies with revenues less than $10 million); Excellence in Business Leadership award (individuals); and Excellence in Business Innovation (companies).
The City of Franklin is looking for Chief Election Inspectors, Election Inspectors, Central Count Election Inspectors, and High School Poll Workers at all of our polling locations within the City. If interested in becoming an election worker, please submit an application. For questions, please contact the City Clerk's office at 414-425-7500.
Franklin’s Fire Station #2 (9911 S. 60th Street) was opened in 2001 in order to provide fire protection and Emergency Medical Services to the Franklin Business Park, which was experiencing rapid growth at that time. Since 2021, fire department staffing has lagged relative to incoming economic development and emergency response call volume, and Station #2 remains the only fire station in Milwaukee County not consistently staffed to national standards of four personnel. When Franklin Fire Station #2 was constructed, it was assumed that a fourth fire station would be required to provide coverage to the southwest portion of Franklin if and when development occurred there. Significant residential development is ongoing in this area, which is not adequately served by existing fire station locations and current staffing levels. This PowerPoint provides an analysis of current and future fire department staffing and deployment options.
Volunteers Needed to Fill Vacancies on City Boards/Commissions/Committees
Are you interested in serving on a City Board or Commission/Committee? View the list of vacancies that currently exist on the various City Boards and Commissions/Committees. If interested in filling one of these vacancies, please submit a Volunteer Fact Sheet form.