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VILLAGE CHARTER AMENDMENTS ON BALLOT FOR THE NOVEMBER 8th GENERAL ELECTION: with the goals of enabling the Village to operate more efficiently and effectively, and update, clarify, correct inconsistencies, and modify the Village statutes to follow current Federal and State laws, the Village Council has voted to put questions before the electorate to change the Village Charter. The Village Charter can only be changed by vote of its citizens and many of the provisions that are being requested for change were adopted at the incorporation of the Village of Franklin in 1953.  The current language, proposed language, and ballot question can be seen here.  The Village Attorney, John Staran led a discussion on those ballot questions that requested clarification at the June 13th Village Council meeting. Most of that explanation at that meeting can be viewed beginning at the 2:04:15 mark by clicking the Quick Links, Council Meeting Rebroadcasts to the left. 


Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Proposed Charter Amendments can be viewed by clicking here



FRANKLIN VILLAGE STREET BOND IMPROVEMENT MILLAGE:  The Village Council at their August 8th regular meeting voted to place on the November 8th General Election ballot a question of whether or not to issue $15 million of general obligation unlimited tax bonds for construction of road improvements to Village Streets.  If approved, the project as proposed would improve substantively all public roads within the jurisdiction of the Village over a 2 to 3 year period, beginning in 2017. The ballot question can be viewed here.  



Frequently Asked Questions for the Street Improvement millage here.  PASER map evaluating road condition here.




TREASURER/DEPUTY TREASURER:  Knowledge/experience in municipal finance, accounting, investments and banking.  Position is statutory and unpaid.  Must be a Village resident.  email jcreech@franklin.mi.us your letter of interest and resume.

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.  here

2015-2016 BUDGETS: here 2016-2017 Adopted Budgets: here       

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. 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 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.


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.


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.

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 links:

Oakland County Health Department well info


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.

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 following links:   Application, Rules and Policies, Alcohol Policy The calendar indicating those dates/times that are reserved can be found by clicking on the following calendar link.

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.

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 - The Planning Commission has completed the 2015 Master Plan.   The Master Plan can be accessed by clicking the link below:


TITLE VI COMPLIANCE:  Click here to review the Village's Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan.

ROUNDABOUT INFORMATION -   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. 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 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.  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 2016.
  • 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
  • POLICE CRIME PREVENTION BROCHURE - The Franklin Police Department has prepared an informational brochure with crime prevention tips.  Click 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 administrator@franklin.mi.us.
  • Please watch the Village Calendar for these and future events in the Village
  • Event Calendar