Township Photos & Milestones

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.
Franklin Sportsman's Association Installs American Flag
at Township Building

Members of the Franklin Sportsman's Association gave up several weekends to install a  flagpole on the municipal office property. The Township appreciates all of the contributions the FSA provides to the Township and we are especially pleased with the flagpole project! A big THANK YOU to the FSA for this flag.
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New Salt Storage Shed Put to Use on Winter's First Storm (January 6th)

The new Franklin Township Salt Storage Shed is now ready for whatever Winter bring us! Click on the photo carousel to view the photos in a larger format.
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Great American Cleanup a Big Success!

On Saturday, April 26, 2014, a small group of dedicated volunteers helped to clear almost 600 lbs of trash from our township roads as part of the Great American Cleanup of Franklin Township. 

THANK YOU to those residents who participated.  Please join us next year to help keep our Township free of roadside trash.

Click Here to read the Thank You Letter from the Chairman

"RIP THE EL WOOD" EVENT AT CROSSAN PARK A GREAT SUCCESS
Crossan Park was the site of the “Rip the El Wood” a longboarding event organized by FacePlant Boardriders on September 7th.  A good time was had by all who participated and we look forward to FacePlant holding the 2nd Annual “Rip the El Wood” again next September.  Click Here for more photos of this event.


 
LOCAL COMPANY DONATES TELEPHONE POLES FOR BOY SCOUT PROJECTS


Franklin Township would like to thank Mr. Tom Musser and Mr. Ron Combs of Tri-M Total Electrical Solutions for their generous donation of telephone poles for our Eagle Scout and Boy Scout projects on the Township's Preserves.  We would not have been able to complete these projects in a timely manner without this generous donation.  Thank you, Tri-M!

Summer Road Improvements Schedule
The 2013 Road Maintenance Program was completed ahead of schedule.  Here is a photo of our newly-paved Flint Hill Road.

 
Umm... How Can We Help You?
You never know who will stop by to visit the Township Office! 

Assistant Manager Jeff Eastburn takes a hands-on approach to this township resident who was found searching through the records storage room.
 
Dansko and Exelon Employees
Plant Trees at Franklin Preserve
  

On April 23, 2013, volunteers from Dansko & Exelon descended into the Franklin Preserve and in just a couple of hours, 1050 new hardwood saplings were planted.  The Brandywine Conservancy’s Wes Horner led the workday & said this project was designed to connect the mature woodlands that already exist in Franklin Preserve.
Click Here for the full article

  Thank you to everyone who participated!
Franklin Township Eagle Scout
Project a Success!

Thanks to all who turned out to assist JR Kennedy with his Eagle Scout project!  Because of all of the help, he was able to complete his project in one day!  Take a look at JR posing with the finished product.
PHOTOS FROM
THE GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP

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Pothole Update from John Lawrence
  
 

 
   
State Representative John Lawrence has been working directly with PennDOT District 6 officials who advised that an “Emergency Contract” has been signed effective last Friday to address several specific problem spots. This contract includes selective milling and pothole repair, as opposed to simply dropping paving mix into the pothole. Representative Lawrence has provided us with this update on pothole repairs in our Township and in the surrounding community. PennDOT plans to begin repair work immediately on Route 896 from the 796 intersection south past 841 to the Gypsy Hill Rd intersection including the village of New London, with milling work to be done at the “La Sicilia” curve near Den Road. In addition, PennDOT has advised that crews will be out every day this week (weather permitting) on the Route 1 Bypass patching potholes.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
To report a pothole or road conditions that need attention, the best thing to do is to call PennDOT’s pothole hotline. The number is 1-800-FIX-ROAD, or 1-800-349-7623. You can also contact Rep. Lawrence's office at (610) 869-1602. Click Here for Representative John Lawrence's comprehensive update on roads in our area.

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP HOSTS

2nd ANNUAL RIP THE ELWOOD
Sunday, September 7th
Registration Begins at 8 am
Full Day's Event Schedule


 
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BARN DEMOLITION COMPLETED
The project to demolish and remove the J.G. West barn and silo from the Township Office property has been completed.  Click Here for a breakdown of the costs associated with this project.
 
LATEST EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT COMPLETED
Eagle Scout candidate Jonathan Markowski shows off his finished bulletin board which is located in the Township Office area near the recycling bins.  Thank you, Jonathan!
Jonathan chose a bulletin board and drop box from the Township’s wish list of Scouting projects. 
Franklin Township's
Historical Architectural Review Board (HARB) and Historical Commission
Receive
"Grace Under Fire" Award

The Franklin Township Historical and Architectural Review Board and the Franklin Township Historical Commission are honored to be the recipients of the Chester County Historic Preservation Network's 2013 "Grace Under Fire" Award. The award, which is one of five being given out, is in recognition of their efforts with respect to the J. G. West Barn during 2012.
Paul Lagasse, chair of the HARB, and Dolores Hughes, chair of the Historical Commission, will accept the award for the Township at the Volunteer Recognition Celebration on June 19, 2013, at Historic Sugartown in Willistown Township.

Click Here for the Complete Story and Attachments
  
Crossan Park Tennis Courts
Ready for Summer Fun

The two tennis courts at Crossan Park have been repainted and are ready to test your game.  Come and Play!
Brownie Troop 4923
Learns About Local Government

Franklin Township Chairman John Auerbach helped Troop 4923 complete their Brownie Quest: Learning about Local Government. 

The Brownies will be doing some Park clean up as part of the Township's Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 20th.
 
Eagle Scout Blazes a New Trail for Franklin Township