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.
Happy Labor day!
After a warm Labor Day weekend, we now begin a new school year, and the start of NFL. For many, Labor Day marks the end of summer but it also historically celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers. I send you this E-news with hopes and best wishes that you are gainfully employed, healthy and happy living in our community of
Please see the attached E-News file in Pdf format and as always, feel free to pass it along, contact me about questions, addresses additions, changes or removal requests. I will do my best to respond as promptly as possible.
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NOTE: This is NOT a complete list of City meetings. Please visit www.franklinwi.gov for the meeting calendar.
Committee of the Whole & Common Council - Sept 4 at 6:30 PM Council Chambers
Items of interest for Tuesday: Fire Chief Martins’ retirement, Whooping cough update, Open burning/Invasive species, Meijer, Condo option to opt out of refuse pickup, Victory Creek/Pleasant View trail grant update
Plan Commission - Sept 6 and Sept 20 at 7:00 PM Council Chambers
Special Committee of the Whole - Sept 10 at 6:30 PM Council Chambers (consideration to reschedule)
Board of Public Works - Sept 11 at 7:00 PM Council Chambers
Quarry Monitoring Committee - Sept 13 at 6:30 PM Lower level conference room
Common Council - Sept 18 at 6:30 PM Council Chambers
Forward Franklin EDC - Sept 24 at 6:30 PM Hearing Room
Finance Committee - Sept 25 at 6:00 PM Hearing Room
UPDATES & NOTICES
MEIJER PROPOSAL - The Council postponed action on 8/21 for the Meijer store final approvals, basically, to allow the developer time to resolve the Department of Transportation (DOT) approval on the Puetz road access, to obtain required state and federal permits, and for the District Representative Steve Olson to be present. Alderman Olson was not able to be in attendance due to prior commitments but shared several points with Mayor Taylor via email for the record. By law, government officials are required to assure the public the opportunity for input and comment on certain decision-making proceedings. Typically, state and federal public notice/comment periods are 30???days. Until public notices close, projects are subject to change. For this project, the outstanding and overriding permits (outside of City authority) are related to major aspects of the project such as street configuration, ingress and egress, traffic flow, wetland and floodplain fill, and the position and configuration of the building.
SPORTS COMPLEX PROPOSAL - Council review contingent on higher-agency permits continues. The Rock, a multi-use sports and entertainment complex proposed at the current
RECYCLING CONTRACT - Based on Council approval, Johns’ Disposal will be putting a covered recycle container program into place. The contract requires residents to fill out a form for the selection of the smaller 48-gallon carts. This form will be included within the
WATER RATES -
1st QUARRY MONITORING COMMITTEE MEETING - An ordinance adopted at a previous Council meeting served to reinstate the Quarry Monitoring Committee. The first meeting will be held September 13 at 6:30 PM in the lower level conference room at City hall. Thank you to those selected to serve and we are grateful for all those who filled out volunteer applications! Now that we have additional applications on file, I hope to see more new appointments for additional participation at the local level.
51ST ST. SIDEWALK, CLARE MEADOWS TO
MILWAUKEE COUNTY SPORTS COMPLEX - There are no expositions scheduled through October. The Sports Complex contact is Mark Antczak at 414-281-2694.
SEPTEMBER 7-9 - ANNUAL USED BOOK SALE, All day.