What’s bigger in Franklin than either the Strauss issue or the football team being denied post-season play?
The annual city budget. It’s the most important item of business the Common Council will consider.
A public hearing and final action on the budget are scheduled for the Common Council Meeting on Tuesday, November 17th, beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers at City Hall. All budget related meetings provide a “citizen comment period” where citizens are encouraged to provide input or ask questions. Questions may also be directed to Peggy Steeno, Director of Administration, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Mayor’s Recommended 2021 Annual Budget document can be viewed at the Franklin Public Library, the Office of the City Clerk, and online at http://www.franklinwi.gov. The budget presentation is also available online.
BTW, Mayor Steve Olson released his City of Franklin Recommended 2021 Budget at the Common Council meeting on Tuesday, September 15th. The proposed budget recommends an additional 0.81 percent increase in the property tax levy for municipal services, which is funded solely by the City’s net new construction, or growth, in 2020, and is the lowest levy increase in the past 4 years.