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 and
- PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING FOR FRANKLIN VILLAGE STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT:
As you may have noticed, the Village Engineers’ geotechnical sub consultant recently completed field marking all proposed pavement core and soil borings locations throughout the Village. They began extracting the cores and borings last week on Phase I roads (roads west of Franklin Road and the German Mill subdivision east of Franklin Road) and will complete them by early next week, weather permitting. Cores and boring for Phase II roads (all remaining roads) will be completed around March 20, 2017. The Village Engineers are currently in the design phase of the project which includes preparation of project plans, details and specifications. The Village will host two (2) Public Information Meetings open to all residents on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm and from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Franklin Community Church, 26245 Wellington, in Franklin. Engineers and Staff will be present. Public input, comments and suggestions are welcome. Bids for the entire project will be due no later than April, 2017, with construction on Phase I to begin shortly thereafter.
- FRANKLIN VILLAGE STREET BOND
IMPROVEMENT MILLAGE: was approved by the
electorate at the November 8, 2016 general election.
Design and specifications will be generated over the
winter months, with approval of the bids for the
first phase of the project not later than April
2017, and construction to begin shortly thereafter.
Affected property owners will be notified before
construction begins in their neighborhood.
- Frequently Asked Questions for the Street Improvement millage
here. PASER map evaluating road condition
- November 8, 2016 Franklin Election Results
- Rizzo Environmental Services has been
purchased by GFL Environmental Services. VIEW NEW GARBAGE AND RECYCLING SERVICE NEWSLETTER
BY CLICKING here
Knowledge/experience in municipal finance,
accounting, investments and banking. Position
is statutory and unpaid. Must be a Village
firstname.lastname@example.org your letter of interest
- 2014-2015 - 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
- 2015-2016 BUDGETS here
2016-2017 Adopted Budgets:
- The Village Council has inacted
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
Solicitor's permit can be obtained at the Township Hall.
- APPLICATION OF INTEREST
FOR A BOARD OR COMMISSION - If you have an interest in
being appointed to a Village Board or Commission, please
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..
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
- NATURALIZING THE HOME GARDEN
WORKSHOP - The Alliance of Rouge
Communities is sponsoring several
free native garden design workshops
for beginning gardeners. Click
for more information.
- WATER TESTING: Water from Franklin residents'
individual wells may be tested through the Oakland
County Health department and the Michigan Department
of Environmental Quality. Information about
those programs is available through the following
Oakland County Health
Department well info
Michigan DEQ Drinking Water Lab.
- 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
FRANKLIN COMMUNITY HOUSE otherwise known as
the KREGER HOUSE has received its final certificate of occupancy to
comply with State and Village standards and regulations. After a transition from the Franklin Historic Society
to the Village, it is now available for community use. The Franklin Village Council would like to thank: the
Franklin Historical Society and especially Ann and Bill
Lamott for their efforts, the Bauer family who donated the
house, shed and barn, the Franklin Foundation and the
support of many organizations and individuals who made the
moving and preservation of the Kreger farm buildings
possible. Details of
the Kreger House are available on “Quick Links” on the panel
to the left. Rules,
use application, and policies are available by clicking the
Rules and Policies
The calendar indicating those dates/times that are
reserved can be found by clicking on the following
- FREE SENIOR TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE
- Did you know that that NEXT
(formerly known as (BASCC) Birmingham
Area Senior Coordinating Council) can provide transportation
for appointments and shopping if you
are over 55 or disabled? Click
here for more information on the program..
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
- MASTER PLAN - The Planning Commission has completed the 2015 Master Plan.
The Master Plan can be accessed by clicking here.
- TITLE VI COMPLIANCE: Click
to review the Village's Title VI Non-Discrimination
- ROUNDABOUT INFORMATION -
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. DTE representatives were also at the
November 10, 2014 meeting for a further update and
responded to questions regarding the most recent power
outages in the Village.
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
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
here. The Village Council has modified its
enforcement of the ordinance. The resolution pertaining
to the modification is here.
ARBOR DAY: Arbor Day is a holiday where people
are encouraged to plant and take care of trees.
Trees thrive best when properly sited, properly
planted and mulched. The Village Council
observed and celebrated Arbor Day on April 29th in the Village in
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:
Inventory Report and Management Plan
and Manage Hazardous Defects in Your Trees from the
Indiana Woodlot Owner Series
is a Hazard Tree from Pittsburgh Public Works
- POLICE CRIME PREVENTION
BROCHURE - The Franklin Police Department has prepared
an informational brochure with crime prevention tips.
here to download a copy.
- 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
- Please watch the Village Calendar for these and future events in the