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 has been very busy. Here are a few quick updates with easy to scan headlines. There are many more but time is limited as I head out for more meetings. There is still more work to be done in the 3rd District!
Please watch the city’s website for the many upcoming public hearings. One in particular has the potential to eliminate or greatly change the current natural resource protection standards for all development in the city. Think “additional drainage problems” caused by the lack of setbacks from waterways. Without your voices, this could be a well-intended idea taking the wrong approach.
The 3rd District received damage in several areas. I have been out taking inventory and making calls to city staff for clean up. Please be patient, staff is very busy. Here is what I was able to record but this does not included backyards or all damages. The 3rd District had power outages in most areas. There were lines down at 51st and Drexel, siding and shingles lost, a window damaged, fences and tree damage, with the majority of the tree damage running from 51st and Drexel, over to the of Evergreen Ct. to Hillendale near Pleasant View, then near Tifton, to 35th. The Tumblecreek area was hit by the early storm taking out several trees. Water issues continue to be a problem and the power outage didn’t help with sump pumps not running. Keep backup batteries on hand.
Special Notice 6/23/2010 from Engineer Bennett Due to the Friday and Monday Storms, Mayor Tom Taylor, in accordance with a policy adopted by the Common Council, has authorized a special tree and brush collection by John’s Disposal starting July 1, 2010 at 7:00 am. The special tree and brush collection is limited to the normal pickup with the tree branches cut to five (5) foot lengths and limited to a pile four (4) feet long and four (4) feet high.
If residents have more than the amount described above, they may (1) haul the material to the Public Works Garage located at 7979 W. Ryan Road, Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (closed July 5) or (2) make arrangements for a special collection with John’s Disposal (888-473-4701) or any other private hauler at an agreed upon cost which is the responsibility of the resident.
The contract with John’s Disposal only provides for one round of collection; therefore, it is important that the material be placed at road or curbside on or before 7:00 am on Thursday July 1.
Piles placed after 7:00 am July 1st or amounts exceeding the limit stated above will not be picked-up and will be the responsibility of the property owner.This message will be placed on the City’s web site (www.franklinwi.gov) and Time-Warner Cable Channel 25.
PLEASE NOTE that trash and recycling will be picked up on your regularly scheduled day the week of July 4th. Johns Disposal Services will be working on Monday, July 5th.
WATER PROBLEMS -PLEASE HELP ME HELP YOU
It would be extremely helpful if neighbors would check and remove any grass, branches, soda bottles etc. from street storm drains and culverts near their homes BEFORE an expected rain event (and even during if it is not under dangerous conditions). By pitching in, you may just save your own home from water damage. On Monday night I was out clearing blocked drains in the dark. Plastic bags and small downed branches were a big issue.
CITY-WIDE PROPERTY REVALUATION
The City of
VEHICLE REGISTRATION & NO WHEEL TAX IN
I frequently get vehicle registration questions from those of you living in the 53221 zip code of
When your registration card comes in the mail, write the words “CAR KEPT IN FRANKLIN” on the card before mailing it back and subtract the $20 wheel tax from your enclosed payment.
Call 608-266-1466, select the English option for those speaking English, select 5, select 5, select 2, and provide them with your plate number and inform that you reside in
Go to www.vehiclequestion.dot.wi.gov, give your plate number and address and that you reside in
Zip codes are handled through the US Postal Service, and requests of me to change the zip codes of
The Council considered and voted on one of several options given by
Where can you recycle your electronics? A new e-cycle program is online to give you locations and sites where you can recycle your electronics. It can be found at www.dnr.wi.gov/ecyclewisconsin.
27TH STREET ROBBERY
Kudos to our police department for their excellent response and service regarding this recent criminal event, which was covered on the news.
COMMUNITY, FAMILY AND KIDS
1. 2nd Annual Free bicycle Rodeo will be held Saturday, June 26th from 10 am until noon. Preregistration is required to receive a free bike helmet. Details can be found at franklincomedrec.org or by calling 414.423.4646.
2. Games and a free movie “ Finding Nemo” will take place at the Library Wednesday, July 21st. Call Kathy Hahn, RN for more information at 425-9101.
3. Franklin Civic Celebration -
See you at the Parade!
3rd District Alderman
City Hall 414.427.7603