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Franklin Assessment Services RFP - Proposals due by 4 p.m. on December 3, 2021

Join Us For A Franklin Christmas - December 4, 2021

GET INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT!  Please join the City of Franklin on Saturday, December 4th, for "A FRANKLIN CHRISTMAS" - a full afternoon and evening of Christmas cheer beginning with family fun and Santa at the Library from 1 to 3 p.m., the Franklin Historical Society's "Old-Fashioned Christmas Celebration" beginning at 3 p.m., see Santa and more at Franklin's First Annual Christmas Parade beginning at 4:15 p.m., and then complete the evening by joining in front of City Hall for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5 p.m. at Franklin City Hall.  The parade will step off from Vernon Barg/Lions Legend II Park located at 8717 W. Drexel Avenue and go left onto Drexel Avenue to left onto Schlueter Parkway, travel down Schlueter Parkway to right onto S. Legend Drive, and then turn left into the front parking lot of City Hall up to the tree in front of City Hall (Map of Parade Route / Traffic-Road Closures & Parking Information).  Parking will be available at the Franklin Library, the rear of Franklin City Hall, and Pyramax Bank.  "We're sensitive to the tragedy in Waukesha and wish to honor the spirit of those who were killed or hurt by participating in the celebration of the Christmas holiday season with a parade, an activity they were participating in," said Mayor Steve Olson.  "We are aware of the circumstances surrounding the Waukesha tragedy and are confident that we'll provide a safe and enjoyable event for families."  See complete Press Release: Franklin to Hold First Christmas Parade.   

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RESIDENTIAL BRUSH DROP-OFF AND RECYCLING CENTER AT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS IS CLOSED FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2021.  Please see the Trash & Recycling Instructions for hours and locations for the Waste Management Metro Landfill for brush, recycling, and trash disposal and the Milwaukee County Hazardous Waste for acceptable hazardous waste disposal.

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Franklin Unified Development Ordinance Rewrite

The City in concert with planning consultants Houseal Lavigne and Birchline Planning is preparing a comprehensive rewrite of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO).  Information regarding the process, news and updates, how to get involved, and any documents related to the process (posted periodically) can be found at this website


Franklin, Wisconsin - The Space To Be Article as Featured in the October 2020 Edition of the Business View North America Magazine


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Current Job Openings: Joint Community Fire Prevention Specialist, Building Inspector, Equipment Operator (2 positions), Firefighter/Paramedic, Experienced Police Patrol Officer See details.

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