• Our New Salt Shed
• Chariman's Message
• The Importance of Permits
Franklin Township’s Creek Road Stabilization Project was an award winner at the recent Communities in Motion Annual Meeting. This project involved stabilizing the creek bank damaged from Hurricane Irene in 2011. FEMA is responsible for the payment of this project. Click here for more details about this award.
"Public’s Help Needed
to Stop Bird Flu Outbreak
in Pennsylvania" Click Here to read the latest edition of the Township's electronic newsletter.
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Route 896 Corridor Improvements Project Timeline
November 17, 2015 - PennDOT had a public meeting to discuss the 896
Improvement project. Click here to see the proposed detours.
August 4, 2014 - We found this document outlining proposed improvements
to Route 896 on PennDot's website. No specific timetable has been set
for any of these proposed road modifications. We will post any new
developments to this proposal as they unfold.
April 8, 2013 - A meeting was held to kick off the ARLE Grant
State Route 896 / 841 Traffic Signal Project. Representatives from
McCormick Taylor, PENNDOT and the Township were in attendance and
developed an action list of items to complete. Click Here for more information
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 Avon Grove Regional Emergency Management (AGREM) Radio system is live. Tune to AM 1670 or Click Here for 24/7 Emergency and Community Information.
The intersection of Creek Road and Church Hill Road is now a 3-way stop intersection. Red flashing lights have been installed to alert drivers of these new signs.
Local Tax Return for Franklin Township
is Due April 18
Taxpayers with earned income in 2015 are required to file a Final Tax Return by Monday, April 18. This filing deadline has been extended this year because Washington DC is commemorating Emancipation Day on Friday April 15.
Did you know the quickest way to get your refund is to file online? If you live and work in Pennsylvania, you can e-file on Keystone Collections Group’s secure website. e-file is the easy, fast and secure way to file your 2015 tax return. It lets you file your tax return when it is most convenient for you. You will need your W-2, your Social Security Number and any other income documents that may apply (such as a PA-UE or a Schedule C).
If you have questions regarding local tax filing, visit Keystone’s Frequently Asked Questions or call Keystone’s Taxpayer Helpline at 1-888-328-0565 to speak with a local, knowledgeable Taxpayer Service Agent. You can also email your questions 24/7 to Taxpayer Support. Taxpayer Service Agents try to respond to all online inquiries within three business days.
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.
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 (email@example.com) 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.
The 2016 Franklin Township Final Budget is available for public inspection during the hours of
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday, at the Franklin Township
Municipal Office, 20 Municipal Lane, Kemblesville, PA. The budget is also
available in PDF and Excel formats on the Township Financials page of the website. The 2016 budget reflects no change in real
estate taxes and the total millage rate remains the same at 2.495,
including General, Emergency Services, Park and Recreation and Open
Township Roads vs. PennDOT Roads Road Information for Residents
Our Township has many State roads and private roads within its borders. This Map shows the roads maintained by Franklin Township.
If there is a problem with any of these roads, call the office at (610) 255-5212. The Township is also responsible for most of the roads located within completed subdivisions.
State roads are maintained by PennDOT. Franklin Township does not pave, repair, salt, or set the speed limit for these State roads. If there is a problem with a State road call PennDOT at (484) 340-3201 (7 a.m. – 4 p.m.) Click Here for a complete list of State and Township roads.
Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company Plans to Upgrade Pipeline
December 9, 2015 - Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company letter of intent to file an application for coverage under the Erosion and Sediment Control General Permit. This application and plan are available at the Township Office for review if anyone would like to see them.
November 30, 2015 - Since ESNG requested that FERC allow it modify its pipeline application, FERC has taken several steps:
FERC has opened a new docket for the modified application, CP15-18-001 (the original docket ended in "0").
FERC has sent this letter informing ESNG that it needs to submit revised or new versions of several of the documents that it submitted earlier. There's a 20 day time limit for this, unless ESNG wants more time.
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.
VERIZON FiOS TV STILL NOT AVAILABLE IN FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP
Once again Verizon appears to be directing residents to call the Township to complain about holding up a contract for FiOS TV services. THIS IS NOT TRUE. Since early 2013 the Township has been waiting for Verizon to present us with a franchise agreement. Verizon's management acknowledges that the delay is with Verizon, not the Township. If you speak to a Verizon sales representative who blames the holdup on the Township, please get the name of the representative and contact Mr. Daniel Reavy, Verizon Municipal Representative, at 215-362-1900. Click Here for more information.
Meeting Update: The Gourmet’s Delight Zoning Hearing Board
Public Hearing that had been scheduled for Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at the Franklin Township Building has been continued to a date sometime in April.
People interested in copies of the ZHB Transcripts before the ZHB’s final determination can purchase them from the Court Reporter, Nancy Sage at a cost of $3/per page. Ms. Sage can be reached at 610-344-4762. Once the ZHB makes their final decision, copies will be available to anyone at 25 cents per page.
Tuesday, August 18th: Gourmet's Delight Zoning Hearing Board Public Meeting at the Franklin Township Building. Start Time: 7:00 PM
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.
“WALK FOR PAWS”
on April 30th, 2016 in West Goshen Community Park in West Chester. Click Here for more details!
Chester County Solid Waste Authority offers FREE Certified Master Composting Classes at the Chester County Library in Exton, PA. The first class is on Wednesday, March 2nd, at 6:30 pm. Click Here for more information.
OAHA BUS TRIP TO HARPERS FERRY
The OAHA is sponsoring a bus trip to Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, on Tuesday, May 17th. Seating is limited and the reservation deadline is March 14th. Click Here for more details about this trip.
Oliver Heating & Cooling's Heat for the Holidays Program
This program is designed to donate and install heaters for families in need in the local area during the holiday season. Click Here for more information
LOST DOGS & CATS
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 is Upgrading its 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.