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2019 Business Appreciation Celebration

More than 100 guests gathered on October 24th for the 2019 Business Appreciation Celebration hosted by the Franklin Economic Development Commission to celebrate the vibrant business community in the City of Franklin.  The celebration culminated with an Excellence Awards Program with the following winners (and nominees) in four categories:

Excellence in Small Business: Hide-Away Pub & Eatery (Anderson Family Dental, Lovers Lane Sushi & Seafood Buffet, Southwestern Suburban Symphony)

Excellence in Large Business: Payne & Dolan (Dash Medical Gloves, Krones, Inc., Northwestern Mutual, Vesta Inc./Lubrizol)

Excellence in Innovation: Forte Theater Company (Ascension SE WI Hospital, Aurora Healthcare, Big Bang LLC, Wheel & Sprocket)

Excellence in Leadership: Susan Rabe, Conservancy for Healing & Heritage (Apostale Evreniadis, Mimosa; Tom Schulz, Krones, Inc.) 

2019 Business Appreciation Celebration - City of Franklin, Wisconsin
Left-Right: Alderman Mike Barber; Charles Anderson, Anderson Dental; Apostoli Evreniadis, Mimosa; Alderman Steve Taylor; Mayor Steve Olson; Brenda and Randall Dodge, Forte Theater Company; Alderman Mark Dandrea; Alderman John Nelson; Yanni Jin, Lovers Lane Sushi & Seafood Buffet; Susan Rabe, The Conservancy for Healing and Heritage; Tim Hackett, Payne & Dolan; Senator David Craig; and Representative Ken Skowronski.

Changes to the I-94 West (NB) Ramps at Ryan Road & Drexel Avenue

Monday, Nov. 4: Ryan Road entrance ramp to I-94 West (NB) is scheduled to close to traffic by 9:30 p.m. for approximately 1 month.  Drexel Avenue entrance ramp to I-94 West (NB) is scheduled to open on Tuesday, Nov. 5th, by 5:30 a.m.  Wednesday, Nov. 6: I-94 West (NB) exit ramp to Ryan Road is scheduled to close to traffic by 9:30 p.m. for approximately 1 month.  I-94 West (NB) exit ramp to Drexel Avenue is scheduled to open on Thursday, Nov. 7th, by 5:30 a.m.  See Project Brief

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Water Utility Evaluating Options for Water Contract

The City of Franklin Water Utility is currently evaluating and considering options for obtaining its drinking water when its current contract with the City of Oak Creek expires in 2024.  To educate Franklin Water Customers on this issue, a letter was distributed to all residents in July 2019.  A growing list of Questions and Answers has also been developed for more information.  If you would like to ask a question of your own, please contact City Engineer Glen Morrow via email or at 414-425-7510.     

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Brush & Bagged Leaves Pickup

Begins Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 - must be curbside and next to driveway by 7 a.m. on Dec. 2nd. Leaves to be in paper yard waste bags (preferred) or a trash container that can be emptied into the collection truck. Paper waste bags are available at Harry's, Lowes, Menards, Target, and Walmart.


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Mayor's 2020 Recommended Budget

View the Mayor's 2020 Recommended Annual Budget that was presented to the Common Council at their September 17, 2019 meeting where it was forwarded to the Committee of the Whole Meeting of September 30, 2019 for further review and discussion.

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