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.
FranklinNOW.com reports the “Just can’t say no to spending more of your dough” Franklin Common Council awarded a $126,484 contract to the low bidder, American Signal Corp. for a tornado warning siren. How we’ve managed to survive for all these decades without one is simply beyond me. The vote in favor of the siren was five to spend, spend, spend, spend, spend, and one not to spend, spend, spend, spend, spend.
The contract amount is about two police officers or firefighters. In my book, if we’re tossing cash around we don’t have, that would have been a much better purchase.
Love the comment on FranklinNOW by a reader called Franklin Taxpayer:
“Now we can join the ranks of cities like Eagle that depend on a 1930's technology like an air raid siren that doubles as a tornado siren to let us know when there is bad weather coming.
John Milan, you are out of a job! Oh wait, there was that one woman in Eagle that said that she and her husband kept ignoring your warnings while she was taking a shower (during a lightning storm) until the Tornado whipped through her house!”
The scary part is that City Hall isn’t done yet. Soon, work will start in earnest on next year’s budget. That means more taxing and spending because they won’t want to cut anything.
So, how do we get to Mayor Taylor’s promised budget that does not exceed a 3% property tax levy increase? Not going to be easy the way money is being flashed around on