Finance Department

Under the general supervision of the Village Administrator, the Finance Department manages the day to day financial affairs of the Village including payment of all bills and payroll, posting of all payments received, financial reporting and administers the tax billing and collection process on behalf of the Village Treasurer.

Citizens' Guide and Performance Dashboard for 2013

Beginning in October 2011, local units of government were required to provide a Citizens' Guide to finances and a Performance Dashboard to qualify for future statutory revenue sharing.  Franklin no longer receives statutory revenue sharing so these requirements were not applicable, however in the spirit of transparency, a Citizens' Guide and Performance Dashboard have been prepared.  Both documents were created by accounting students in the Eastern Michigan University accounting program at no cost to the Village.  We would like to extend our appreciation to them for their efforts.

The purpose of the Citizens' Guide is to provide a more transparent understanding of the Village finances by its residents.  The intent is to provide a simple graphical presentation of the most important financial measures, in a manner that can be easily understood by the average citizen.

The Performance Dashboard includes financial and operating measures that are important to the Village and its citizens.  The measures reviewed are fiscal stability, economic strength, quality of life and public safety.

We hope these two guides provide a clear picture of accountability and transparency of the Village's financial performance.  If you have any questions, please direct them to the Village Administrator at or (248) 626-9666 ext. 104.