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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.
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.
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.
ATTENTION YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS IN FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP
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.
Tax Collection Changes
Chester County will now collect the Township real estate tax. The bill is a mustard yellow colored bill. They also collect the County Real Estate Tax. That bill is a salmon-colored bill. Keystone will continue to collect the Township Earned Income Tax (EIT). Please call the Township Office if you have any questions.
The Franklin Township Zoning Hearing Board has posted this Public Notice to consider the Appeal & Validity Challenge of Gourmet’s Delight Mushrooms, LP.
Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company Plans to Upgrade Pipeline
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.
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 215-880-1139. Click Here for more information.
Archaeological Dig on Your Property? Please Notify The Township
Archaeologists hired by PennDOT dug some test holes along Route 896 in late July. Many residents were notified by letter that PennDOT might be conducting work, and subsequently the archaeologists personally contacted some property owners to let them know they would be working in the right of way. This work was undertaken because federal law requires that historic structures and archaeological remains that might be affected by federally funded roadwork be identified, and that consideration be given to avoiding or reducing the impact of the roadwork on them. If work is scheduled at your property, please call the Township and let us know!
Archaeologists uncover slag and other remains, confirming the use of a building as a blacksmith's shop. Click Here for more information
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
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.
LOST DOG IN LANDENBERG
Missing: Male, Collie/Golden Retriever 14 years old. Please call 610-255-0745
Saturday, May 2, noon-4pm at Carpenter Recreation Area, White Clay Creek State Park
The event is free, but White Clay Creek State Park Fees are in effect. $4 In State, $8 Out of State per vehicle. Click Here for more information
Lyme Awareness Walk
at Crossan Park
Sunday, May 3rd
Walk begins at 1 pm Click here for more information
Got Pluck? The Chester County Association of Township Officials
will host an open session to review the rules and ramifications of raising chickens. Coffee and light refreshments! When: May 14, 2015 8 - 10 a.m. Where: West Goshen Twp Bldg
1025 Paoli Pike
West Chester, PA 19380 Click Here for more information
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.
Since the $1,000 reward was not needed for the return of Otis the cat (he apparently brought "his own self" back home), it's been reported that Oxford Feed & Lumber is instead going to use the reward $$towards some "capture, neuter and release" of the stray cat population in Oxford.
A front page article (above the fold) in the 3/19/15 Avon Grove Sun indicates that two local vets, Keystone Animal Hospital and Stoneback Veterinary Associates, are doing the procedures at minimal cost.
Anyone interested in contributing to make the program larger than the $1,000 will support, please contact the store --- regarding "Operation Otis."
Changes to Real Estate Tax Exemption Appeals Laws
May Affect You
The filing window for real estate tax exemption requests has changed. Click Here for more details
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)
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