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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 young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

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Franklin Common Council meets tonight and inquiring minds want to know...

Will Kristen Wilhelm show?

If she does, how long before she leaves the room?

Will she stay for the entire meeting or will there be some “issue?”

Will Susanne Mayer leave the meeting?

Will Dan Mayer leave the meeting?

Will Mayer and Mayer form a team and leave the meeting together?

Will either Mayer leave with Wilhelm?

Will Susanne Mayer abstain on any votes? She did four times at the last meeting.

Will Dan Mayer yell at anyone during the citizen comment period?

Will an alderman criticize the work of city staff?

Will an alderman make a motion to create more busy work for city staff?

Even though she was absent from the last Council meeting will Kristen Wilhelm still move to amend and amend and amend and amend the minutes of that meeting?

When LeRoy Lewandowski speaks during the citizen comment period will he actually make more sense than Wilhelm, Doug Schmidt, Mayer and Mayer?

Will Orville Seymer sit side by side with Steve Taylor?

Will anything get done?

Franklin Common Council meets again, so what circus acts will appear this time?

When we last left the dysfunctional (and that’s what non-blogging Franklinites are now starting to call them) Franklin Common Council, near the end of the last meeting Mayor Steve Olson without losing his cool or raising his voice still managed to express his frustration with what I would refer to as the petty childishness of the majority of the Council.

What brought on the “frustration?” No surprise it was Alderman Susanne Mayer. The clueless alderman excels in three areas:

1) Walking out of meetings.

2) Abstaining on votes (Clever. She has no idea which way to go that leads into…)

3) Admittedly not being able to understand the issues before her.

At the last meeting two weeks ago, guess what? Mayer walked out, only to return armed with a multi-purposed resolution she proposed to make city staff jump through all sorts of hoops on unnecessary tasks designed simply to tie them up.

Given the alderman’s preponderance to more than often suffer from deer in the headlights, you have to wonder how she, after a trip to the hallway/ladies room, later materialized with this magic resolution demanding city staff perform a gazillion chores in just two weeks before the next Council meeting (See Page 7, G 23).

Mayer’s complex, detailed proposal came after she returned from a waltz out of the meeting room. And we're to believe she masterminded this all by her lonesome when she consistently plays dumb?

Hmmmm. Where did this brainstorm come from? Could it have been from another alderwoman who was absent from the meeting via her over-worked cellphone?

Just asking.

More clownish antics could be on the way Tuesday night, thanks, Franklin, to your duly elected City Hall.

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