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Greg Kowalski
Franklin, WI
I'm a community writer motivated on helping my neighbors in Franklin.
Interests: movies, politics, baseball, football, development, and news.
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As this year's Franklin School Board election moves along, last year's passions and perspectives on school issues still linger. Will it be significant enough to influence the vote? This all could rest upon one issue - the likability of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2012 at Franklin Today
Yesterday I received a message from Hales Corners Village Trustee Don Schwartz regarding his thoughts on the primary results. As you know, Schwartz did not make it past the primary for 9th District County Supervisor, which now is a race... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2012 at Franklin Today
With the School Board race down to four, now we turn to the final two candidates in the running for 9th District County Supervisor. Tuesday's vote showed one clear message - that people are really liking the message and personality... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2012 at Franklin Today
Ms. Schlueter, I apologize for the error in the spelling of your last name. It has been corrected.
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The Franklin School Board primary is over, and two candidates are out. Incumbent Board Member Judith Bialk and former School Board Member David Works, who lost his seat on the Board in 2011, will not be moving forward to the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2012 at Franklin Today
2/12 Update from Ald. Olson Attachment from 2/12 Olson E-Update Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at Franklin Today
I have to say, while watching the primary for the 9th County Supervisory District unfold, the story with Hales Corners Village Trustee Don Schwartz's candidacy was an interesting one. In the beginning, the race was just three candidates - Schwartz,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at Franklin Today
Tomorrow many Franklin residents will vote in the primary that will narrow down six candidates in the Franklin School Board election to four. The candidates include two incumbents - Judith Bialk and Janet Evans, and four challengers - Donald Petre,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at Franklin Today
Posted Feb 19, 2012 at Franklin Today
Yesterday, it was discussed on here that the Wisconsin GrandSons of Liberty was hosting a candidate forum for the 6 candidates running for 2 posts on the Franklin School Board that evening. It was also mentioned that the GrandSons of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2012 at Franklin Today
Last week, the Common Council authorized staff to explore funding options for the city as they continue to make developing 27th Street a high priority. This continuation of spending comes at no surprise to some, given that the city has... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2012 at Franklin Today
For those wishing to learn more about the candidates running for two seats on the Franklin School Board, tonight from 7-8:30pm, at the Root River Center on 74th & Rawson, the Wisconsin GrandSons of Liberty is hosting a forum for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2012 at Franklin Today
Tuesday's Common Council meeting focused on employment contracts, job descriptions, and restructuring of the city's Finance Department. Included with this agenda item were changes to the Director of Administration's contract and job description, currently held by Mark Luberda, changes to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2012 at Franklin Today
Last night on a 3-2 vote, the Council rejected Alderwoman Wilhelm's motion to correct portions of the Planning Department's Crossroads Area report that was before the Council for review. Wilhelm noted discrepancies in the report and made a strong case... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2012 at Franklin Today
Over the past few weeks, I've noticed a growing amount of support towards Don Schwartz for Milwaukee County Supervisor from Franklin bloggers. On FranklinNOW, Kevin Fischer discusses Schwartz (and only him) as an alternative solution when there's an opportunity to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2012 at Franklin Today
Tonight's Common Council agenda includes two development topics: the Crossroads intersection (Hwy 100 & Loomis) and the 27th Street Corridor. What stands out is how those two topics part ways in terms of priorities and vision. The Crossroads agenda item... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2012 at Franklin Today
On February 3rd, the Daily Reporter published an article (only available to subscribers) that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing Franklin's Ryan Creek Interceptor Sewer (RCI) project for the SW portions of the city. Several days prior to the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2012 at Franklin Today
At tonight's meeting, the Forward Franklin Economic Development Committee will be taking up the discussion on revisions to the city's Unified Development Ordinance "as it relates to environmental regulations which may hamper development." The primary environmental ordinance the city raises... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2012 at Franklin Today
Earlier today the Business Journal reported that the Shoppes at Wyndham Village was sold in a foreclosure auction to a Delaware-based firm. This ends a $19 million lawsuit and also frees up the shopping center to hopefully begin landing new... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2012 at Franklin Today
Every year, this issue for some reason or another becomes a hot topic at City Hall. This is due to some politicians, like Mayor Taylor, believing that more conformity in the trick-or-treat times throughout the Milwaukee metropolitan area will result... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2011 at Franklin Today
Dear Residents, Here is good news from our Chief of Police and a few items of possible interest. Kristen Wilhelm Franklin's 3rd District From our Chief of Police, Richard Oliva Sent Date: September 2, 2011 Several nights ago the Shell... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2011 at Franklin Today
Last night after a spirited debate over a variety of matters, the Common Council voted 6-0 to table a bid acceptance to construct a 230-foot sidewalk connecting subdivisions south and southeast of FHS to the school. This proposal came before... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2011 at Franklin Today
Please see below for items of interest in the city. Note that several items have already passed due to delays in getting this e-Newsletter posted to the blog. My apologies for this. Alderwoman Wilhelm August e-Newsletter Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2011 at Franklin Today
Yesterday the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors approved of its redistricting plan with a vote of 13-6. With this vote, the county moves forward to the 2012 election cycle with 18 districts, down one from the current 19. The district... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2011 at Franklin Today
On Tuesday, news broke that the United States Postal Service was reviewing post office locations for possible closure or conversion into "Village Post Offices" - where the USPS would work with area grocers in merging operations. While the USPS won't... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2011 at Franklin Today