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Welcome to the Village of Franklin, Michigan website. Here you will find a broad range of information regarding Village government services, our many community associations, and things to do in Franklin. If you have not been to Franklin, we invite you to please come andExperience It
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The Village Council has inacted the new Peddlers and Solicitors Ordinance and along with that is the new "Do Not Knock List".  If you would like to be added to the new list please contact the Village Clerk.

Please use the link below to check out the MSU-STDI Final Report and a presentation that Main Street Franklin has put together, detailing the Franklin 2020 project.
 

http://www.mainstreetfranklinmi.com/franklin2020/

 

NATURALIZING THE HOME GARDEN WORKSHOP - The Alliance of Rouge Communities is sponsoring several free native garden design workshops for beginning gardeners.  Click here for more information.

SPRING MUST BE COMING - THE FROG WORKSHOPS BEGIN MARCH 4TH - The Friends of the Rouge are looking for volunteers for the annual Rouge Frog and Toad Survey.  Training workshops are scheduled to train volunteers how to identify species of frogs by their sound.  Click here to pre-register for a workshop.

OAKLAND COUNTY HOME IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS - Oakland County’s Community and Home Improvement Division has helped residents with their housing needs and supported community development projects for more than thirty years.  Services include preventing mortgage default and home repair support for those with low to moderate incomes.  Click here for free housing counseling  and click here for details on the Home Repair Program for low and moderate income.

FOCUSFRANKLIN WEBSITE - Click below to weigh in on topics featured on the www.FocusFranklin.com website.

FREE SENIOR TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE - Did you know that the Birmingham Area Senior Coordinating Council (BASCC) can provide transportation for appointments and shopping if you are over 55 or disabled?  Click here for more information on the program.

MSU SMALL TOWN DESIGN INITIATIVE FINAL REPORT - The final presentation will on Tuesday, February 18th from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Franklin Community Church.   On July 2nd 2013, MSU conducted a visioning session to gain input from citizens and stakeholders to determine how they feel about the Village Center and what they would like to see happen in the future.

Since that time, MSU has conducted a review of plans, drawings, reports, and ordinances related to the Village center. They have become familiar with Franklin's historic architecture, design traditions and landscaping. The final visual designs that MSU has created for the Village Center based on your input will be presented at the February 18th meeting.

FRANKLIN CRIMEDAR MAP - The Franklin Police Department has launched a new free, graphic tool called Crimedar.  It shows locations of reported criminal activity in real time to viewers acting as a sort of internet Neighborhood Watch.  Click here for a link to the new application.

MASTER PLAN UPDATE - The Planning Commission is working on an update to the 2007 Master Plan.  It will be reviewed chapter by chapter at the regular Planning Commission meetings.  The fifth chapter will be reviewed at the February 19th meeting which begins at 7:30 p.m.  The Master Plan can be accessed by clickingovernment/MasterPlan.pdf" target="_blank"> here

FOCUSFRANKLIN - The Village has a new tool for communicating with residents by soliciting their input, feedback and ideas via the Internet.  The website is www.FocusFranklin.com.  Residents register as a participant and then are asked to provide their input on relevant topics to Franklin.  The website is updated periodically so check back for new topics.

ROUNDABOUT INFORMATION - A roundabout is being planned for the Orchard Lake and 14 Mile intersection in 2014-2015.  Click here to learn how to effectively navigate a roundabout.

  • DTE POWER OUTAGES - At the December 2012 Village Council meeting, representatives from DTE discussed the power outage situation in the Village and provided an overview of upcoming trimming that should reduce the number of outages. 
  • Residents that have specific questions or concerns about outages and the reliability of their electric service should call DTE's Customer Service Line (1-800-477-4747) and ask to speak with an Engineer. The Customer Service Representative will take your contact information and an Engineer will contact you within five business days in non-storm situations, and slightly longer in storm situations for an individualized review of your outage history.
  • NEW RIGHT-OF-WAY OBSTRUCTION ORDINANCE - The Village Council adopted an ordinance that prohibits obstructions in the road right-of-way which are taller than four inches and within three feet of the edge of the road. A copy of the ordinance is available here.  Property owners in violation of the ordinance will be notified by mail.
  • HAZARDOUS TREE REMOVAL/PRUNING PROGAM - The Village recognizes that much of Franklin's character is defined by our tree canopy and that must be balanced by the need to provide a safe environment for persons and property within the Village.  In the coming months, Franklin Village will undertake a hazardous tree removal and pruning program on public property to increase public safety.  Select trees on Village property will need to be removed due to their poor condition and threat to public safety.  As part of the Village-wide program, low hanging hazardous and dead branches will be selectively cut back or removed and visibility will be improved at intersections by cutting back undesirable growth.
  • Click here to read FAQ's about the program. Right of Way information is available by clicking here.  A Tree Inventory Report and Management Plan was prepared for the Village in 2005 and is a good source of information on tree management specific to the Village.  For the link to the 2005 Report as well as other information on hazardous trees, please see these links:
  • "2005 Tree Inventory Report and Management Plan"
  • "Identify and Manage Hazardous Defects in Your Trees" from the Indiana Woodlot Owner Series
  • "What is a Hazard Tree" from Pittsburgh Public Works
  • APPLICATION OF INTEREST FOR A BOARD OR COMMISSION - If you have an interest in being appointed to a Village Board or Commission, please click here for an Interest Form that can be turned in anytime to the Village Office.  Click here for information on the different boards and commissions that need resident involvement.
  • POLICE CRIME PREVENTION BROCHURE - The Franklin Police Department has prepared an informational brochure with crime prevention tips.  Click here to download a copy.
  • CITIZENS GUIDE AND PERFORMANCE DASHBOARD FOR 2011-2012 - A Citizens' Guide to finances and Performance Dashboard have been prepared for the Village by accounting students at EMU, at no cost to the Village.  Click here to read the reports in their entirety.
  • PHOTOGRAPHS WANTED FOR WEBSITE - The Village is interested in photographs to place on the Village website home page.  If you have photos to share, please email them to administrator@franklin.mi.us.
  • Please watch the Village Calendar for these and future events in the Village
  • Event Calendar