Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
It appears that we have summer this year. I hope you’re weathering the heat well.
MEIJER STORES HEARING
The last public hearing will be held regarding the Meijer Store proposal for the Crossroads (Hwy. 100 and
Should the Plan Commission act on the proposal, it would then be referred to the Common Council for action, presumably at their next meeting which would be JULY 10, 2012 at 6:30pm in the Common Council Chambers at City Hall. As is practice, there will be a citizens comment period at the beginning of the Common Council meeting but those comments are not part of the public record. You should as well plan on attending that meeting and feel free to make your comments known.
Although the applicant has not confirmed their presentation nor shared it with me, I make the assumption that they will present their “final” proposal for the site plan and building elevations.
Yet to be drafted is the developer’s agreement where operational issues are addressed and the agreement between the City and developer is codified.
Please continue to be involved.
4th of July Celebration
I’m proud to say (although there’s no cause and effect) that in my tenure as alderman for the fabulous 1st district and the great 2nd district prior, not a drop of rain has fallen on our parade. It appears that that record will stand again this year with sunshine and temperatures in the 80’s.
For those of you with children, you’re welcomed and encouraged to have the kids decorate their bikes, wagons or just themselves and join in the Kid’s Parade before the main parade. Gather at the Police Department parking lot in time to parade down
The parade will then feature the elected officials (I’ll entertain guesses as to how many pounds or pieces of Tootsie Rolls my lovely wife Bev and I will distribute.)
The main parade follows at 11:00am.
There’s a ton of food, games and entertainment at Lion’s
Please take a moment to thank the members of the Civic Celebrations Committee. You’ll see them on the grounds in their special T-shirts. They’ve given up their holiday and have worked countless hours to put together the best community celebration in the State. By the way, a majority of the committee is made up of your neighbors from the 1st District.
And as of now, they’re still planning fireworks for Wednesday evening at about 9:15 or so. The vendor is the same as we’ve had over the past few years and they’ve always had RAVE reviews. A special thanks to Payne and Dolan and Vulcan Materials for sponsoring the fireworks.
WATER PRESSURE ISSUES COMING
The Franklin Water Utility will be having our main water tower on
Exact timing of the ban will be announced soon, but I raise the issue for those of you who may be planning new lawns. Get them in now…
Forest Hill Highlands to expand
United Financial Group is making plans to present another phase of construction of their complex between
I’ll get you more details as they file their plans.
Alderman, 1st District