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Board of Supervisors
Meeting Video Click Here to view or download the video
Click Here to read the latest edition of the Township's electronic newsletter.
A new, 4-way stop intersection at Schoolhouse, Church Hill and Wickerton Roads.
Since the new stop signs are on PennDOT Roads (Wickerton and 841) we must wait for PennDOT road crews to install the signs. We will update you with an installation date once PennDOT gives us one.
PROGRESS REPORT ON NEW TRAFFIC LIGHT AT STATE ROUTES 896 & 841
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.
IT’S HUNTING SEASON
Click Here to see if anyone is hunting in the Preserves
Click Here for more information on Franklin Township's Deer Hunting Program.
The bridge on Chesterville Road over the west branch of the White Clay Creek will soon carry a weight limit of 35 Tons (70,000 lbs). Click Here for full details and for permission forms to exceed this weight limit.
Be advised there is group conducting door to door solicitation in our area attempting to collect $40 to send packages to our troops overseas. The group, Coastal Concept Sales, appears to be legal; however, their behavior when interacting with a number of London Britain residents leads you to believe the operation may be a scam. Click Here for more details
****THE TOWNSHIP HAS BEEN PUT ON
NOTICE BY THE CLAIMANT’S ATTORNEY THAT A CLAIM MAY BE PURSUED AGAINST
THE TOWNSHIP IN REFERENCE TO AN ACCIDENT THAT OCCURRED ON STATE ROUTE
896 NORTH AT OR NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF APPLETON ROAD ON JUNE 3,
Changes to Real Estate Tax Exemption Appeals Laws
May Affect You
The filing window for real estate tax exemption requests has changed.
Unfunded Mandates - Costly Practice Eats Up Local Tax Dollars Click Here to read the article
Please report downed trees to the Township office at 610-255-5212 or via email.
SNOW REMOVAL FACTS
We understand that everyone wants to have
their roads prioritized and cleared first. However, the Township
Contractor snow plowing priorities are: 1) the major Township-owned
roads, 2) the subdivision roads, and then 3) the secondary roads.
It is important for residents to understand that plowing State-owned Roads is not the responsibility of the Township. In alphabetical order, these State-owned Roads are: Appleton Road, Clay Creek Road, Chesterville Road, Good Hope Rd., North Bank Road, North Creek Road, Pennock Bridge Road, Route 896 (New London Rd.), Strickersville Road, and Wickerton Road (Route 841).
Township staff monitors the Office phone during storms; please leave a message and someone will either try to resolve your issue or get back to you the next working day.
Please remember that the goal is always to clear the Township roads so they are safe and passable as quickly as possible with the resources we have.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Sometime between noon on Wednesday November 27th and 8 a.m. December 2, 2013, equipment was stolen from the Township office property. The contractor working on the barn removal reported 2 batteries stolen from his excavator along with a pair of jumper cables; 3 batteries were stolen from the Township Contractor’s heavy equipment. This crime has been reported to the PA State Police. We are hoping that anyone who may have noticed any activity at this location over the holiday weekend will report it to Jeff Eastburn at the office, 610-255-5212, who is working with the State Police. Thank you!
On Wednesday, November 20, the Board of Supervisors developed the 2014 Budget. It was approved by a 3-2 vote.
The Budget is based on a 10% reduction in the Real Estate Tax resulting in a total income reduction of 4%.
Capital availability was increased to provide 550K for Road Maintenance, 100K for a Salt/Anti-Skid Shed, 30K inlet repair, crack seal, and pipe cleaning.
Spending reforms were spread over wide range of expense categories that facilitate discretionary spending.
The Real Estate Tax was selected for reduction because it provides the most equal benefit to all residents.
After advertisement, the budget will be considered for adoption at the December 18, 2013 meeting. An electronic copy is provided on this web site in EXCEL(.xls) and Adobe(.pdf) formats.
A printed copy of the proposed budget can be obtained from the Township office.
LOST & FOUND PETS
White female cat with black collar.
Found in the vicinity of Partridge Way and Quail Drive in Quail Hill. Very friendly. If this is your cat, the finder can be contacted at: email@example.com or (302) 563-4596.
PLEASE DO NOT RAKE YOUR LEAVES AND YARD WASTE INTO THE STREET!
Although you may see a street sweeper cleaning the streets around the Township, the Township does not pick up grass clippings and leaves for residents.
Contrary to Township policy, a resident has raked all of their leaves neatly into the street. This blocks the inlet box and could cause the street to flood during the next rain. When it freezes this roadway could ice over and cause a neighborhood road hazard. PLEASE DO NOT RAKE your leaves into Township streets. Click Here for more information and education regarding Township residents' responsibilities for their grass clippings and leaves.
BARN DEMOLITION NEARLY COMPLETED
The project to demolish and remove the J.G. West barn from the Township Office property is close to completion. Click Here for a breakdown of the costs associated with this project.
"RIP THE EL WOOD" EVENT AT CROSSAN PARK A GREAT SUCCESS
Crossan Park was the site of the “Rip the El Wood” a longboarding event organized by FacePlant Boardriders on September 7th. A good time was had by all who participated and we look forward to FacePlant holding the 2nd Annual “Rip the El Wood” again next September. Click Here for more photos of this event.
LATEST EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT COMPLETED
Eagle Scout candidate Jonathan Markowski shows off his finished bulletin board which is located in the Township Office area near the recycling bins. Thank you, Jonathan!
Jonathan chose a bulletin board and drop box from the Township’s wish list of Scouting projects.
On February 19, 2013, the Township was served with a lawsuit request a stay of the demolition of the barn located on the Township office property. On March 11, 2013, the Franklin Township solicitor’s office filed answer to the lawsuit.
Wednesday, December 11th
Provisional Board of Supervisors Meeting
There are no urgent business matters before the Board to invoke a provisional meeting this month.
Wednesday, December 18th
Regular 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.
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