Dear Neighbors:There are a few items that I want to bring to your attention.As always, feel free to forward this e-
mail to your friends and neighbors and if you’re receiving a
forwarded copy, please send me an e-mail with
your address and I’ll add you to my list.
PRIMARY ELECTION TUESDAY
Although there are no City of Franklin municipal primaries, there is a primary for FranklinSchool Board and the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.There may be some confusion with the re-districting that took effect on January 1.
For those of you who live on the west side of Forest Meadows Drive west to Legend Creekbetween Drexel Ave. and Forest Hill Avenue you are now in the 2
and you will change your voting location to the Franklin Police Department on Loomis at ForestHill. You do NOT vote at City Hall.
For those of you who live on the west side of 68
Street south of the creek (south of Drexel)and those between Drexel and Puetz, you are now in the 1
and youwill change your voting location to Franklin City Hall, 9229 W. Loomis Road. You will NOTvote at the Sports Complex.
PINSTRIPED FRANKLIN ROADS
For the past two years the Franklin Department of Public Works has pioneered a new snow/icecontrol process that has produced substantial savings to the taxpayers.
After substantial research, Franklin’s DPW has been using a liquid solution on our collector streets that’s a mixture of beet juice
(yes, the vegetable) and salt brine. This solution getsapplied with a sprayer before a snow/ice storm. The water evaporates leaving the beet/saltmixture. Once the snow or ice hits the brine it reconstitutes itself and with traffic friction,disperses on the road preventing the snow and ice from bonding with the roadway. This allowsfor quicker snow plowing and less salting.
Pedestrian Safety Reminder
Please take a moment with your family to remind everyone who walks here in Franklin to use theavailable sidewalks.
If there isn’t a sidewalk, please remember to wear light colored clothing;
walk AGAINST traffic and walk on the shoulder. These simple precautions may prevent injury
on our streets where sidewalks don’t exist.
And here’s another remin
der for drivers. Do NOT use your high beams in fog or rain. Not onlydoes the practice not help you see better but your high beams blind on-coming drivers.