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Board of Water Commissioners

Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by no less than 2/3 of the entire membership of the Common Council for a term of 5 years, or the remaining position unfilled of a Commissioner vacancy.

Powers and Duties:  

The Board of Water Commissioners takes entire charge and responsibility for the management of the Water Utility and employs or contracts for management and non-management employees.  The Board of Water Commissioners shall be responsible for the compensation of all of its personnel.

The Board of Water Commissioners has complete charge of construction, extension, improvement, operation and maintenance of the Water Utility, subject to the powers and jurisdiction fixed by law and the ordinances of the City and the rules of the Public Service Commission.  It may purchase sites and make, prepare, and adopt plans, designs and specifications for buildings, machinery, apparatus and the laying of mains and appliances required for the proper functioning of the Utility.  The Board shall have such other powers and duties as may be granted to it by law or by ordinance of the City.

The Franklin Water Utility is financed through revenues from the sale of water, water impact fees from new service extensions, and water service connection fees from existing residents converting from private wells.




Leary Peterson 5 Years/9-30-27
James Schubilske 5 Years/9-30-29
Jack Takerian 5 Years/9-30-25
Gary Grobner 5 Years/9-30-28
Daniel S. Duchniak 5 Years/9-30-25
Staff Support: Glen Morrow, Water Utility Mgr.  
Staff Support: Tyler Beinlich, Assistant City Eng.  
Staff Support: Mike Roberts, Water/Sewer Supt.  


Meeting Date: 3rd Tuesday of Month

Meeting Time: 5:15 p.m.

Meeting Location:
Hearing Room
Franklin City Hall
9229 W. Loomis Road

Please direct agenda questions to:
Glen Morrow, City Engineer


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