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Gourmet's Delight -
Zoning Hearing Board

The Gourmet’s Delight plan before the Zoning Hearing Board has been withdrawn
 and the January ZHB meeting is cancelled.
 

The History of
Franklin Township
The following collection of documents and photos depicting Franklin Township's rich history has been made possible by the Historical Commission.
 

 
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FREE WOOD CHIPS!
Notice to Township Residents: Periodically, the Township grinds up trees and branches from the roadways. We would be pleased to deliver a load of wood chips to interested residents free of charge. Just call the Township office, give us a number where you can be reached, and we will call you when the chips are available. We would deliver the chips the day we chip them. You do not have to be home to receive the load; the contractor will dump them on your driveway so that the truck won’t leave any ruts on your grass.

Township Resident's
Hazardous Trees

At the September 21 Board of Supervisors meeting, the Township passed Ordinance 2016-08, addressing trees in the Township’s rights-of-way.  Passing this Ordinance allows the Township to bill a resident who does not take down a tree or remove branches that are posing a danger to the public within 21 days after being notified by the Township that this work should be done.  When a hazardous situation is noted, the Township will notify a resident that branches and/or tree needs to be removed. If the work hasn’t been performed in the noted time frame, the Township will do the work and then bill the resident.  If not paid within 60 days, the Township has the ability to place a lien on the property.  It should be noted that although the Township has a right to enter rights-of-ways, the trees belong to the property owners as stated in the Second Class Township Code.
 
HAVE A COMPLAINT?
Please fill out this Complaint Form and email or mail it to the Township Office.  Forms can also be picked up in person at the township office. Fill out the form completely. All information will be held in strict confidence.
 
 
PSATS RESOURCES
 
 Townships Today
A quarterly newsletter for Townships & Residents

Summer issue: "Help Take A Bite Out Of Lyme"
 
 Township Video News
Pennsylvania is in the midst of a public-safety crisis that's affecting many townships: The number of volunteer firefighters is shrinking at an alarming rate - down from 300,000 in the 1970s to around 50,000 today.

Can we avert a problem that's not only jeopardizing lives but also local budgets?
To find out, watch the Township Video News Special Report, featuring a one-on-one interview with Rep. Frank Farry, a Bucks County fire chief who understands the challenges confronting fire companies and municipalites and is using the knowledge to take action.
After watching, please contact your lawmakers and urge them to support the reboot of Senate Resolution 60 and its menu of options to help local fire companies recruit and retain volunteers. 

Pennsylvania recently became the 24th state to legalize medical marijuana.

Senator Mike Folmer discusses the legalization of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania and the challenges that this new industry presents for townships.
 
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Requests to view public records must be made by written application on this Request for Information Form.
For additional information on Open Records, Click Here.
 
Please Report Roadkill
If you encounter a dead animal on one of our Township's roadways please do one of the following:  Call the Township Office and we will call it in, OR If it is a PennDOT Road – Call PennDOT’s Chester County Maintenance Department at 484-340-3201.  If it is on a Township-maintained roadway report it to the Fish and Game Commission at 610-926-1966.  Thank you!
Please Report Downed Trees to the Township office at 610-255-5212 or via email.
DUMPING TRASH AT THE RECYCLING AREA IS CLASSIFIED AS ILLEGAL DUMPING AND VIOLATORS WILL BE REPORTED TO THE PA STATE POLICE
DID YOU KNOW That the Township receives a Recycling Award of several thousand dollars (thanks to our recycling coordinator Jack Nystrom!)  every year because of the recyclable materias collected at the Township’s recycling center? New London Township no longer has recycling containers for their residents because people dumped their trash in and around their recycling containers. If our Township loses our recycling center, not only will people lose out on the convenience of this center, the Township will have to SPEND TAXPAYER DOLLARS on the services we now get for free AND we would lose our recycling grant award.  Nobody wants that. RECYCLE ONLY PRODUCTS THAT ARE RECYCLABLE AT THE RECYCLING CENTER.  THE INFORMATION IS CLEARLY MARKED ON THE ACTUAL RECYCLING DUMPSTERS AND IS ALSO AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE.

  

Chester County Pipeline Information Center

The Chester County Pipeline Information Center website provides a wide range of information on proposed pipeline projects and operators, regulatory agencies, the regulatory process, pipeline maps, and other pipeline resources.  The interactive pipeline map allows anyone in the county to enter their address and determine their proximity to existing pipelines. 
Resources are also provided to aid in the location of pipelines easements and deed information. As noted on the webpage, this information is not a substitute for legal advice and any financial or legal decisions should only be made after consulting with an experienced professional adviser.  Click Here for the landowners’ resources page.

 
 
OPEN
TOWNSHIP POSITIONS - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

 
Franklin Township is actively seeking volunteers for the following Commissions and Boards.
 
Historical Commission (HC) Member: One opening
 
Historical Architectural Review Board (HARB) Member: One opening
 
UCC Appeals Board: One opening

 
Please click on each link for a detailed description of the position, and call (610) 255-5212 or email (info@franklintownship.us) the Township Office if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.  All positions except for the HARB Real Estate Broker require that volunteers be residents or property owners in the Township.
 

Latest Official Franklin Township Update:
  
February 15, 2017
  

Archived Updates

  
We welcome any comments and/or suggestions!

Wednesday, March 1st
Historical Commission and HARB Meeting
Start Time: 7:00 PM

Thursday, March 2nd
Planning Commission Meeting
Start Time: 7:00 PM

Wednesday, March 15th
Board of Supervisors Meeting
Start Time: 7:00 PM 

 
If you are a person with a disability
and wish to attend any of these public meetings, please do not hesitate to contact the Township at 610-255-5212 to make arrangements.
 
Community News
New Postings on the Bulletin Board
as of January 30
 
COMMUNITY AWARENESS BULLETINS
Community Awareness Bulletins are produced by The Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Intelligence Center (PaCIC) as a means to inform the general public of developing crime trends and potential safety issues that impact our communities. Please consider visiting their public website at www.psp.pa.gov
 

Free Certified Master Composting Classes
Starting in March, the Chester County Recycling Coordinator will teach backyard composting to county residents and provide materials and support. Click Here for more information


Polar Plunge - Saturday February 11th.  To register visit www.brandywineredclay.org
 


PRESENTS

Tuesday, February 21st at 7:00 PM
Oxford Presbyterian Church Hall
Pine St. Oxford, PA

Click Here for more 
information 

The New London Area Historical Society & The Franklin Township Historical Commission present
 
“A Background of the Writing of the U.S. Constitution”
A talk by Chris Wolfe

Mr. Wolfe will talk about the concerns and events that led to the calling of the Constitutional Convention of 1787. This free talk will be held Thursday, March 9 at 7 PM in the New London Township Building.
Click Here for more information
  
 

May 11th OAHA Bus Trip to the Historic District in and around Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

     

 
ReadyChesGo:
Chester County's Emergency Service Alert System

Chester County has upgraded its subscriber emergency notification system, called ReadyChesCo.
Click Here to learn how to sign up!
 

The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association has published a Guide to Nature Play. You can view or download the beautifully illustrated edition.  Or click here for more information.

 
Donate a Car to Charity
Wheels For Wishes is a car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley. We are proud to offer an easy way to recycle or donate unwanted cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs, or even boats, by turning them into a wish for a local child. 
The Avon Grove Regional Emergency Management (AGREM) Radio system is live. Tune to AM 1670 or Click Here for 24/7 Emergency and Community Information.