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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.
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.
The Chester County Health Department
encourages county residents to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile virus
and Zika virus. Because these diseases spread through the
bite of an infected mosquito, residents can reduce their risk by using
insect repellent and other personal protection and getting rid of
standing water on their property. Please read this information to make your home a "Bite-Free Zone"!
Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company (ESNG) Plans to Upgrade Pipeline
August 4, 2016: FERC approves ESNG's request to proceed with pipeline work in Franklin from Walker Rd to Hess Mill Rd (the Kemblesville Loop), as well as other associated projects.
August 2, 2016: Eastern Shore submitted a packet of documents confirming its plans and procedures for the pipeline work that FERC approved in late July; this is being done to comply with the conditions imposed by FERC's approval. In conjunction with this submission, ESNG also formally requested authorization to begin construction and asked for that authorization by August 5th.Click Here for links to these documents.
August 1, 2016: FERC has posted this Request for Public and Agency Comment concerning the pipeline work as part of the process of preparing an environmental assessment. Comments, which may be submitted electronically, are due in by the end of the month. This is important for any concerned local parties as well as local government bodies who wish to comment. Now is the time!
July 21, 2016: FERC Approves Pipeline with Conditions - PDF Document
June 6, 2016: ESNG has initiated a pre-filing procedure with FERC and filed documents outlining its plans.
Per township resident Paul LaGasse: They are proposing the construction of a 24 inch pipeline to the north (Jennersville Loop, partly in Franklin) and south (Fair Hill Loop, partly in Franklin) of the Kemblesville Loop (where a 16 inch pipeline is now planned for construction), which suggests to me that ESNG might ultimately want to construct a 24 incher or some other fourth pipeline in the Kemblesville Loop area as well. (see page 4 of ESNG-2017Expansion_Details-Summary_2016-05-12.pdf), because the Kemblesville loop will be a bottleneck -- if my memory is correct, there is a 16 and 8 inch pipeline on the Fair Hill section already; the addition of the 24 incher would give that stretch roughly twice the capacity of the 16, 12, and 8 lines on the Kemblesville section.
Residents can visit the FERC website for complete information.
Click Here For a complete timeline of the ESNG events
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.
TOWNSHIP POSITIONS - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Franklin Township is actively seeking volunteers for the following Commissions and Boards.
Please click on each link for a detailed description of the position, and call (610) 255-5212 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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
Summer 2016 Town Tours and Village Walks Celebrates 300 Years of Iron and Steel Heritage
Have you found a stray animal, either wearing a tagor without a collar? Click Here for information on the best way to match the lost pet back to its owner.
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.
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