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The latest news from Franklin alderman Kristen Wilhelm

Dear Residents,

The newsletter for June is attached.  Please note I am to select one individual to fill a position on the reinstated Quarry Monitoring Committee so I am looking for someone willing to serve in this capacity. Please contact me if you are willing to serve.

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JUNE 2012


NOTE: Please visit for a complete list of meetings and agenda items.

CRYSTAL RIDGE SPORTS COMPLEX PROPOSAL – Under announcements on the Council agenda is a presentation by Mike Zimmerman relating to a sports complex master plan for the Crystal Ridge Ski area, a County owned parcel located at 7900 W. Crystal Ridge Drive. No other information is included in the Council packet.

CLARE MEADOWS 15TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – This celebration will take place on June 18th and Mayor Taylor will be presenting a proclamation at the Council meeting on June 19th.

SEEKING QUARRY MONITORING COMMITTEE MEMBER & APPOINTMENTS – An ordinance adopted at the previous council meeting served to reinstate the Quarry Monitoring Committee and set the standards for committee appointments and member duties. Mayor Taylor will appoint 3 of the 5 members. Council confirmation for 3 of the 5 members will take place Tuesday evening. The 3rd & 5th District aldermanic representatives will then each appoint one member. I am seeking interested candidates for this position. Please contact me by phone or email and provide your preferred method of contact so I can get back with you.

JUNE 20 – ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION (7 PM) – The Meijer development is of interest to many residents. The project is on the agenda for a Natural Resource Special Exception as it relates to their proposed store at Hwy 100 & Loomis. (Also see public hearings.)


July 5, Plan Commission Approval request for Nature’s Nook on 27th Street to host a weekly Farmer’s Market, with approximately 24 local vendors, selling vegetables, fruits, crafts, baked goods, beverages, prepared foods, clothing, jewelry and meats, on Saturdays, June through October, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00

July 10, Common Council
Request for deviations from the Crossroads Plan and to amend the 2025 Comprehensive Master Plan from mixed use to Commercial at W. Loomis and W. St. Martins, the Meijer proposed parcel.

June 20, Board of Zoning & Building Appeals
Setback variances for a driveway and dumpster at 8153 S. 27th Street.


51ST STREET CONSTRUCTION TIMELINE – In brief, the construction contracts are expected to be awarded by July 3rd, with the concrete walk and path to be constructed during July & August. The roadway is anticipated to be paved in midAugust. A complete timeline is available by request.

NOTICE OF FOUND PROPERTY – PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on or about June 5, 2012, money was found in the vicinity of a public building located in the City of Franklin, Wisconsin. Please contact the Franklin Police Department at (414)4252522 or the Franklin Director of Clerk Services, Sandi Wesolowski at (414)4257500 to claim.

GORDON FOOD SERVICE (27th Street & Riverwood Blvd near Gander Mountain) – I’ve received several requests for clarification about the building going up on 27th Street where the Golden Corral was originally proposed. Due to economic or other conditions, there was a change in plans and it will now be a Gordon Food Service Marketplace. It is my understanding this will be Gordon Food’s second Milwaukee area location. If you wish to get a glimpse of the store and try their products, you can visit their West Milwaukee store, north of Lincoln Avenue on Miller Park Way (43rd

Street) or visit them online at

MITCHELL AIRPORT RUNWAY CONSTRUCTION – The County has closed the north
south runway for pavement replacement. This closure means air traffic is currently being rerouted causing constituents to notice additional aircraft noise. Construction is expected to be completed in October with air traffic patterns returning to normal operation.

CITY EXPLORING CONSOLIDATING FIRE SERVICES – Discussion on the consolidation of Fire Services could come before the Council on September 1st and/or September 10th.

EXPANDED LANDFILL HOURS – Waste Management has announced that effective June 4, the new landfill hours will be 8am 4pm Monday thru Friday and 7am 3pm on Saturday. Accepted materials (2 yard maximum) include household waste, yard waste (grass, leaves and brush), construction debris, recyclables, and tires. Materials NOT accepted include appliances (including microwaves), electronics, and household hazardous waste (gas, antifreeze, oil, and paint). For

questions contact the Metro Recycling and Disposal Facility at (414)5296180.


1ST MONDAYS ST. MARTIN’S FAIR (6am – 2pm) – The Fair takes place on St. Martin’s Road from W. Forest Home Ave. to W. Church St. the 1st Monday of every month between May September.

– For additional information contact Mark Antczak at 4142812694. June 23rd Roller Derby & July 1315th Rizwan Youth Festival

JUNE 24 SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK (1:30pm) – A perennial favorite in the Franklin 4th of July parade, Vern & The Originals will be serving up a tasty helping of polkas and waltzes at the Lions Legend Park Band Shell.

JULY 3 & 4 FRANKLIN CIVIC CELEBRATION – For event details visit:


– The Franklin Historical Society will hold a fundraising kickoff to support disassembling and rebuilding a donated historic barn. Viewing historic buildings, as well as activities, cookies and lemonade will be part of this historic experience.

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