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The Township Office is closed Thursday and Friday
in Observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. 
A Safe and Happy Thanksgiving to All!
Township News
November 18, 2015
Board of Supervisors Meeting Video
  Click Here to view
or download the video
Franklin Township Winter Newsletter
 Inside this issue
• Our New Salt Shed
• Chariman's Message
• The Importance of Permits

"Public’s Help Needed
to Stop Bird Flu Outbreak
in Pennsylvania"
Click Here to read the latest edition of the Township's electronic newsletter. 
Township Video News

PSATS has published the March 2014 installment of Township Video News, the  digital newsletter from PSATS. 
Visit the psats.org website for additional news items and video segments.
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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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.

September 18, 2014 -
PennDOT has provided us with a preliminary set of construction plans and signing & pavement marking plans.  PennDOT will hold a meeting to discuss the project in more detail some time in October; date and time TBD.

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

May 22, 2012 - Original Scope of Work Document/Meeting Minutes and Recommended Highway Safety Improvement Map
Recent News
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.
2016 Proposed Final Budget for Franklin Township 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 and is also available on the Township website.  The combined budget expenditure amount is proposed at $2,599,162.00.  The Board of Supervisors will consider adoption of the 2016 budget at the December 16, 2015 public meeting which begins at 7 p.m.  The 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 Space.
Public Notice: MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) Revised TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) Strategy
The Franklin Township Board of Supervisors is affording the general public the ability to review and comment on its proposed revised TMDL Strategy in accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection requirements.  This strategy outlines various proposed measures that could be installed that intend to reduce the effects of various pollutants from waters within the Township that drain to the Christina River.  Click here to read the entire public notice.  Click here to read the Draft TMDL Strategy.
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
Starting in May, 2015

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.

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.
CLICK HERE for Documents,
Videos, and Information

Latest Updates:
Please Recycle Your Cardboard!
Recycling Cardboard is a responsible way to support our community, our future, and our planet.  Click Here for more information

Latest Official Franklin Township Update:

November 18, 2015

Archived Updates

We welcome any comments and/or suggestions!

Wednesday, December 2nd
Historical Commission Meeting
Start time: 7:00 PM

Wednesday, December 2nd
HARB Meeting
Start time: At the conclusion of the Historical Commission Meeting

Wednesday, December 3rd
Planning Commission Meeting
Start time: 7:00 PM
     Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, December 16th
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 November 19th
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.

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


Have you found a stray animal, either wearing a tag or 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. 
Click Here for a summary report of the 2013 actions and activities of AGREM (Avon Grove Regional Emergency Management Corporation)