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.
This newsletter comes a bit late with the Council meeting coming up (Tuesday evening). Please be sure to check over the text in bold so you don't miss items of interest. It has been a busy summer. It was great to see many of you at the parade. I hope there are a few of you enjoying the heat! Count me as one.
Kristen Wilhelm for
Authorized by Kristen Wilhelm
JULY 24 - COMMON COUNCIL MEETING (6:30 PM City Hall)
NOTE: Please visit www.franklinwi.gov for a complete list of meetings and agenda items.
Carma Laboratories Recognition, 75th anniversary! The manufacturer of Carmex Lip Balm is a third- generation, family owned business. The Council will declare July 19th as Carmex Day to honor 75 years of business success.
Sky’s Riding Stable, 76th Street & County Line Road - A request is being made for rezoning residential land to agricultural zoning for a horse/riding stable. Based on both Plan Commission and staff recommendations, action on this item will likely be postponed on Tuesday evening.
Four appointments are expected to be made; three to Finance, one to Plan Commission. The Plan Commission and one Finance position are for aldermanic terms.
New building, Wheaton- Franciscan Health Care - This is a Special Use approval for a 64,800 sq.ft. three-story office building. This new office building would be located at
“Big Box” ordinance – On Tuesday, the Council will consider a request for amending the ordinance, which if approved, will remove the retail building size limit. This request will be for Planned Development Districts (PDD) only and will not apply to all zoning areas of the city. The proposed Meijer development is within a PDD.
NOTE: The Meijer Development proposal is pending State and Federal permitting related to
Ryan Creek Interceptor (RCI) - This item is a change order for tunneling work to install the RCI under
Recycling and Refuse - This is a consideration for changing to closed recycling containers and other provisions for pick-up, related to the John’s Disposal Service contract. The contract is available at city hall and will be taken up for discussion Tuesday evening.
Fire prevention protection and control - Consideration of changes to municipal code.
Recommendations from the Personnel Committee:
Shared and consolidated municipal services in southern
Modification of the Battalion Chief job description
Changes to the Employee Handbook
Addition of Heavy Equipment Operator position and elimination of the Light Equipment Operator position
Revision of the Custodian job description
Retaining a consultant for a classification and compensation study for non???represented employees
1ST Mondays, St. Marin’s Fair (6 am - 2 pm) – The Fair takes place on
JULY 28 - Franklin Historical Society’s “Barn Raising” (
AUGUST 5 - Summer Concerts in the Park (1:30 pm), The
AUGUST 6 -National Night Out Kick-off Celebration (6 - 9 pm) - Franklin Public Library. SAVE THE DATE!
AUGUST 9 - Franklin Area Parents and Students United (6 pm) - Franklin Public Library, (http://fapsu.org).
Newsletter authorized by K. Wilhelm