Saturday, November 18th, 2017

More than a Franklin for garbage in Franklin


City of Waukesha residents, it could be worse. You could be living in Franklin where they did pass a garbage fee last year. Kevin Fischer is going through the top ten news stories in Franklin and delved into the taxes and fees of Franklin.

Hey, Franklin taxpayer, did you notice anything different on your property tax bill this year?

There it is, in that little box. Garbage fee. $104.

Wait a minute! Don’t I already pay property taxes for my garbage collection? What’s this fee business? And where the hell did that come from?

The masterminds at Franklin City Hall took garbage pick-up off the property tax rolls and instituted the new fee (tax) as part of the approved city of Franklin budget.

At least they didn’t claim it was an issue of equity. By the way, the city of Waukesha’s tax rate is lower, too. And don’t even get me started on the county’s taxes.

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