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September16th, 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

"Keeping Your Family Connected During a Disaster"
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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.
3rd Annual Rip the ElWood 2015
Great photos from a great event at Crossan Park as the FacePlant Boardriders hosted the 3rd Annual Rip the ElWood. More photos on their website!

The Franklin Sportsman's Association just completed a community service project in the Goodwin Preserve.  The group assisted Bern Sweeney of the Stroud Water Research Center with an experiment which included taking the tubes off every other row of trees. The group also removed the vines, cleaned out dead trees and battled wasps and mice!  FSA members also participated in a roadside cleanup along Creek and Chesterville roads.  Many thanks to the FSA for all of your hard work!
as of September 18, 2015

The recent phases of the Fall Road Program have been completed for Peacedale Road and in Brothers Riding.  There are some spots near the road edges that need additional attention once the initial road surface hardens, which will take  15-20 days. Please use caution when driving near these edges.

Please review the attached guidelines from the United States Postal Service website for installing a new mailbox. Contact the Landenberg Postmaster at (610) 274-3543 or the Lincoln University Postmaster at (610) 998-1235 if you have specific questions regarding your mailbox location. 
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:
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 length of Old School House Road from 841. 
8.20.15 Update:  The Township has put this project out to bid 3 times and has not received any interest.
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:

September 16, 2015

Archived Updates

We welcome any comments and/or suggestions!

Wednesday, October 7th
Historical Commission Meeting
Start time: 7:00 PM
     Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, October 7th

HARB Meeting
This month's meeting has been canceled.
Wednesday, October 21st
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 September 30th
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

The OAHA presents:
Life of Thad Stevens:
What Part of “All Men Are Created Equal” Do You Not Understand?
Tuesday, Oct.13, 2015, 7:00pm at the Oxford Presbyterian Church
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.
Second Positive Test for West Nile Virus Has Been Identified in a Mosquito Pool in Chester County
The Chester County Health Department is informing residents that a a second mosquito sample collected in Phoenixville Borough on June 23, 2015 has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).
Click Here for information.
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)