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May 20th, 2015
Board of Supervisors Meeting Video
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Franklin Township Winter Newsletter
 Inside this issue
• Our New Salt Shed
• Chariman's Message
• The Importance of Permits

"Reducing Stormwater Runoff"
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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

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.
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.

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.
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.
PECO Plans Equipment Inspections
PECO has notified the Township that they will be inspecting aerial power lines and electrical equipment from now through the end of May.  Click Here to read a copy of their letter.

The PSATS Youth Awards Program recognizes youth groups throughout the state that have made valuable contributions to their communities. Eligible youth groups include school clubs, Girl and Boy Scout troops, civic service youth organizations, church youth groups and 4-H clubs.  To be eligible, a project must involve youth in the planning and implementation.  Four winners will each receive a $500 cash award and a framed certificate at the next Chester County Association of Township Officials convention. Click Here for more details.
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.  

Chester County Pipeline Information Center

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:
Installation of Speed Tables  Considered for Old School House Road

Franklin Township has decided to consider the  placement of a series of speed tables as a solution to manage the excessive speed of traffic along the lengt of Old School House Road from 841. 
Click Here for more information
 Almost 127 Acres in Franklin Township has been Preserved in Perpetuity
Click Here for more information

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:

May 20th, 2015

Archived Updates

We welcome any comments and/or suggestions!

Wednesday, June 3rd
Historical Commission Meeting

Wednesday, June 3rd
HARB Meeting

Thursday, June 4th
Planning Commission 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 May 19
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.
Tri-State Marker Trail Dedication & 250th

Anniversary Celebration
of the Mason-Dixon Survey
Saturday June 6, 2015, join the Friends of White Clay Creek Preserve and the Wilmington Trail Club on National Trails Day as they celebrate the accomplishments of the Mason-Dixon Survey and dedicate the completed northern segment of the Tri-State Marker Trail. The brief dedication ceremony will be at 11 AM at the Tri-State Marker.
Town Tours & Village Walks
Town Tours & Village Walks is a series of free summer strolls through historic Chester County neighborhoods, hamlets, villages and sites. The season starts on June 11th at 5:30 PM with a tour in West Chester entitled “Businesses, Neighborhoods, and Civil Rights.”
Click Here for more information about this series

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)