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CITY ADOPTS NEW FLAG

The City of Franklin is proud to announce that a new flag design has been adopted. The flag was designed and presented by the Franklin Mayor's Youth Leadership Council and approved to the Board of Public Works and Safety on Monday, April 17, 2017. The MYLC expressed their objective to capture Franklin's rich history along with the future anticipated growth.

New Franklin City Flag

*Colors - Navy Blue, Yellow, White

* Seal - founding date of city (1823) featured in the center

* Six Stars - Tradition, Community, Opportunity, Education, Innovation, and Commerce

The original city flag featuring a profile of Benjamin Franklin was designed by Alice Flanagan and adopted in 1979. Mrs. Flanagan attended the Board of Public Works and Safety meeting and was presented with an original flag and certificate of appreciation.

Read the full Press Release here.


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2017 Franklin Chamber of Commerce State of the City Address

Read the full address here.


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ABOUT FRANKLIN CITY COUNCIL

The City of Franklin Common Council consists of seven members who serve as the legislative branch of the City of Franklin. The members are elected by voters in their district and each member serves a four-year term.


CURRENT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS

Drew Eggers
Ward 3
317.696.2714
Joseph R. Ault
Ward 1 
317.738.2898
Richard Wertz
Ward 2
317.281.3279
Kenneth Austin
317.752.3819
Joseph P. Abban
Ward 5
317.535.6430
Keith Fox
At Large
Bob Heuchan
At Large
 


The City Council is governed by Indiana Code
 
Indiana Code Title 36 (IC 36) is the section that relates directly to Local Government, which includes the City of Franklin. The Common Council is the City of Franklin Legislative Body as defined in IC 36-4-6.
 
Chapter 7of IC 36-4 outlines the City's budget process and compensation of officers and employees.
 
CLERK-TREASURER RESPONSIBILITIES

The primary function of the Clerk-Treasurer, a four-year elected official, is to serve as the fiscal officer of the City of Franklin. The Clerk-Treasurer processes the receipts and expenditures of all City money; prescribes the payroll for the City; determines the manner in which vendors, officers, and employees are paid; manages the City financial accounts; makes all investments on behalf of the City; prepares the budget estimates of revenue, financial statements and the proposed tax rate; manages all City records; serves as the Clerk of the City Council and Board of Public Works and Safety by preparing agendas, recording proceedings and maintaining custody of records.
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Gateway is the primary collection and publishing tool for local government units submitting their required reports to the State of Indiana. It has the benefits of a digital collection into a robust data warehouse and immediate accessibility to taxpayers.

The Indiana Department of Local Government Finance is the State authority on property tax and local government. To learn more about the budget process, visit the Department’s website at www.in.gov/dlgf.

CITY COURT - Judge Kim VanValer

The City Court handles traffic infracJudge Kim VanValertions and city ordinance violations. Court sessions are held Mondays beginning at 9:00 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. in the Court Chambers located in the Law Enforcement Center at One Caisson Drive and are presided over by City Court Judge Kim VanValer.
 
Cases are heard in alphabetical order. 
 
If you have any questions about your case, you may contact the court clerk at 736-3619, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Closed for Lunch 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. daily).
 
Most fines may be paid prior to scheduled court dates, in person or by mail.
You may also be able to pay by credit or debit card by clicking HERE.
 
Elected to a 4-year term, the city judge presides over City Court.

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ABOUT FRANKLIN GREENLAWN CEMETERY

The City of Franklin's Greenlawn Cemetery is a municipally owned cemetery established in 1845 by Franklin's citizens.


Revisions to Greenlawn Cemetery Rules and Regulations Effective March 1, 2015: Any items placed on the ground of a lot owner's grave shall be placed behind an approved landscape border. The border shall be no more than 12 inches from the front (face) of the headstone and shall be made of brick, concrete, or a material approved by the Greenlawn Cemetery Sexton. Greenlawn staff shall provide mulch to place inside the border at no cost to the lot owner. The maintenance of the space within the border shall be the lot owner's responsibility. Any bordered space not maintained shall be cleaned and items removed and disposed of by the staff. Items placed on the ground and not behind an approved border shall be removed and disposed of by the staff. No glass or rock shall be allowed within the border. Approval by the Greenlawn Cemetery Sexton must be obtained prior to the placement of any bench. Approved Landscape borders that were in place as of August 1, 2014, may remain. 

 

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Greenlawn Cemetery Burial Policy

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The City of Franklin Department of Community Development is responsible for facilitating the vision of the City of Franklin Comprehensive Plan and the Redevelopment Commission's Strategic Plan. The department handles all economic development activities for the community that facilitate and support new businesses and business growth. The Community Development Department also administers housing repair programs and initiatives along with the Unsafe Building Program. The department provides long-range planning, redevelopment, economic development and community development services to the public and the City.

 

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ABOUT THE CITY OF FRANKLIN FIRE DEPARTMENT

The Franklin Fire Department was founded in 1880. The City of Franklin provides the only all career fire department in Johnson County, which consists of 48 career firefighters split amongst three shifts working a 24 on, 48 off schedule. The Franklin Fire Department consists of three stations: Station 21, Station 22 (Headquarters), and Station 23. Our fire department averages approximately 2500 calls a year. Each of our stations are staffed with paramedics and EMT's to provide the highest level of emergency medical care to the citizens of Franklin, in addition to fire suppression and rescue services.  

Mission Statement:

The Franklin Fire Department is a semi-military organization, based on loyalty and dedication of its members to provide safety and understanding to the citizens of the City of Franklin through education, fire prevention, and fire suppression, along with providing the citizens of Franklin a well-trained and equipped emergency medical service.

The members of the Franklin Fire Department pledge to perform their duties to the best of their ability to guarantee the protection of life and property.

 

 

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THE CITY OF FRANKLIN IS A 2017 PLAYFUL CITY USA COMMUNITY! THANKS KABOOM!

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Online Registration Now Available!

If you have already participated in a Parks & Rec. program, or had a membership in the past year, please call 736-3689 to obtain your household number which is your username and password.

 

The City of Franklin Department of Planning & Engineering is responsible for engineering, current planning, building inspections, and municipal code enforcement for the City of Franklin. For more information, visit one of the following links:





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MISSION: To safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve, reduce crime, and enhance public safety to provide a safe atmosphere to raise families and promote business for generations to come. We will do so with honor, integrity, and in partnership with the citizens of our community.


 
ITEMS OF INTEREST

UPCOMING POLICE-COMMUNITY EVENT: Franklin community members are invited to join local law enforcement for our second annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 6 - 9 p.m. This festival is in celebration of police-community partnerships to make our neighborhoods a safer place to live.

The upcoming NNO event will take place in Province Park, bordering South Street, Branigin Blvd., Main Street, and Monroe Street.

This event will feature opportunities for interacting with Franklin police officers, Johnson County Sheriffs, and Franklin firefighters. Equipment and vehicles will be on display along with Police K-9 Unit demonstrations and other safety awareness activities. The Franklin Family Aquatic Center will be open to the public for a free swim. Free cookout, while supplies last, will be provided and the whole family is invited to enjoy an evening of fun!

Learn more about the “National Night Out” initiative at https://natw.org/.

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Welcome to the Franklin Department of Public Works website. We have created this resource to enable you to access a variety of information about the services and programs administered by DPW. 

Phone Numbers
Street Department: 317-736-3660

Sewer Billing Office: 888-736-3640
Wastewater Treatment Plant: 888-736-3640
Sewer Emergencies & Backups: 317-736-3648 


 

Live, Work, and Play for a Lifetime!
Only twenty minutes south of Indianapolis, Franklin is an exciting blend of tradition and innovation. 
Franklin has a rich history, dating back to its founding in 1823. Our downtown boasts traditional main street shops, coffeehouses and restaurants, and the outstanding academic institution of Franklin College. Victorian mansions line King and Jefferson streets, and our trails provide plenty of opportunities for a quiet walk or a scenic jog.

Franklin is also a city on the move. It is home to a state-of-the-art high school, a bustling night life, and nonprofit groups that work hard to advance our quality of life. Our pro-business attitude and strategic location have attracted companies globally, including seven Japanese corporations.

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City Hall (more)
70 E Monroe St
Franklin, IN 46131

  • Phone: (317) 736-3602
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  • Office Hours:
    Monday-Friday
    8:00 am to 4:00 pm

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70 E Monroe St
Franklin, IN 46131

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    The city council meets the first and third Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Meetings are open to the public, and held in City Hall, located at 70 E. Monroe Street.

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Jayne W.. Rhoades, Clerk-Treasurer
70 E Monroe St
Franklin, IN 46131

  • Phone: (317) 736-3609
  • Fax: (317) 736-7244
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Krista M. Linke, Director of Community Development
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70 E Monroe St
Franklin, IN 46131

  • Phone: (877) 736-3631
  • Fax: (317) 736-5310
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Monday - Friday

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1800 Thornburg Ln
Franklin, IN 46131

  • Phone: (888) 736-3650
  • Fax: (317) 346-9885
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Chip Orner, Director of Parks and Recreation
396 Branigin Blvd
Franklin, IN 46131

  • Phone: (317) 736-3689
  • Fax: (317) 736-6200
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    M-R: 5:30am-8pm
    F: 5:30am-7pm
    Sat: 8am-5pm
    Sun: 12pm-5pm

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Mark Richards, City Engineer
70 E Monroe St
Franklin, IN 46131

  • Phone: (877) 736-3631
  • Fax: (317) 736-5310
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  • Office Hours:
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tim O'Sullivan, Chief of Police
2801 N Morton St
Franklin, IN 46131

  • Phone: (317) 736-3670
  • Fax: (317) 736-6840
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    Lobby Hours:
    Monday - Friday, 8AM - 4PM
    Closed Saturday, Sunday, Legal Holidays

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Rick Littleton, Superintendent
796 S State St
Franklin, IN 46131

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Larry Bundy, Cemetery Sexton
100 W South St
Franklin, IN 46131

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1 Caisson Dr
Franklin, IN 46131

  • Phone: (317) 736-3619
  • Fax: (317) 346-9880
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  • Fax: (317) 736-5310
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1800 Thornburg Ln
Franklin, IN 46131

  • Phone: (317) 736-3650
  • Fax: (317) 736-8967
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Rocky Stultz, Assistant Superintendent
160 E Adams St
Franklin, IN 46131

  • Phone: (317) 736-3696
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    Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm

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Rocky Stultz, Assistant Superintendent
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Kendall Paris, Aquatics Director
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Jamie Beck, Facilities/Human Resources Coordinator
396 Branigin Blvd
Franklin, IN 46131

  • Phone: (317) 346-1197
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Rocky Stultz, Assistant Superintendent
Province Park
Franklin, IN 46131

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Sharon Hood, Recreation Director
396 Branigin Blvd
Franklin, IN 46131

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Rocky Stultz, Assistant Superintendent
396 Branigin Blvd
Franklin, IN 46131

  • Phone: (317) 736-3689
  • Fax: (317) 736-6200
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    M-R: 5:30am-8pm
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Franklin, IN 46131

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Franklin, IN 46131

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Sherry Phillips, Billing Manager
796 S State St
Franklin, IN 46131

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Brett Jones, Street Commissioner
2871 N Morton St
Franklin, IN 46131

  • Phone: (317) 736-3660
  • Fax: (317) 346-9881
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Frank Schumacher, Chairman - Telecommunications Council
70 E Monroe streetbrpost office Br
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Richard L. DeWitt, MS4 Coordinator
796 S State St
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