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It has come to our attention that an area newspaper recently published an article stating that municipalities are allowing later alcohol-serving bar times to remain open until 4:00 a.m. during the Republican National Convention and that the City of Franklin has adopted this policy. This information is incorrect. The City of Franklin has not allowed for these later bar times to apply to alcohol-licensed premises in the City.

On May 7, 2024, the Franklin Common Council adopted an ordinance to opt out of the extended hours closing times. The City of Franklin will retain the current closing times for alcohol beverage licensed premises as specified under Wisconsin statutes. This decision applies to the days related to the Republican National Convention to be held in the City of Milwaukee, per subsections 64 c.(4)(b)3., (c)3., and (d)3 of 2023 Wisconsin Act 73.

Jon Peccarelli Elected Alderman for the First DistrictJon Peccarelli, Alderman for First District, City of Franklin, Wisconsin

In a special election held on July 9, 2024, the City of Franklin’s Common Council elected Jon Peccarelli as alderman for the First District. The election was held to replace Ed Holpfer who resigned from the position effective June 30, 2024.

Peccarelli is a 47-year resident of Franklin, and in his letter of interest stated he “looks forward to having a positive impact in the community.”  Peccarelli’s term, along with District 2 Michelle Eichmann and District 5 Mike Barber, will expire on April 14, 2025. The alderperson elected at the spring election on April 1 will be sworn in to begin a three-year term.  Read full Press Release.

A Message from Mayor John Nelson

I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Fourth of July, and had an opportunity to recognize the men and women who fought to make the United States the greatest country in the world.
As a resident of Franklin, we have so much to be grateful for throughout our community, particularly our Fourth of July parade and the events that followed. This year was truly one of the best that I can remember, and it would not have come together so seamlessly without the hard work of Ann Adamski and John Bergner, members of Franklin’s Civic Celebrations Commission, and all the volunteers. The number of months and hours that Ann and John dedicate to City events is unbelievable and we are so lucky to have them. 
I also want to send a thank you to our Police and Fire Departments for keeping everything moving and safe, and the Department of Public Works who worked tirelessly to get the grounds ready for the post-parade celebration.
If you should see Ann, John, and anyone with the three City departments, please say “thank you” and let them know they are appreciated. 

We salute our sponsors of the 2024 Independence Celebration / Video of July 5, 2024 Franklin Drone Light Show

Analysis and Options for Future Fire and Emergency Medical Services in Southern Franklin

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.

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FALL PRIMARY ELECTION - AUGUST 13, 2024. Click here for all Election related information as well as sample ballots.  


Current Job Openings: Police Patrol Officer-New, Dispatcher (Experienced/Lateral Only), Probationary Firefighter/EMT, Chief Plumbing Inspector, Firefighter/Paramedic, and Experienced Police Patrol Officer See details.

National Night Out

Come join in the National Night Out Celebration at the Franklin Public Library, Monday, August 5, 2024, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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