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The Board of Supervisors have approved the 2014 Budget, which can be found on the Township Financials page.
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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 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
Weight Limit Reduced for Chesterville Road Bridge
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.
Please report downed trees to the Township office at 610-255-5212 or via email.
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.
On January 14, 2014, the Township filed a Petition to Dismiss the Complaint for Mootness.
On February 24, 2014, the Plaintiff filed a Motion to Discontinue the Lawsuit.
IGS ENERGY SOLICITATION IN FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP
Franklin Township does not have a No Solicitation Ordinance; therefore, companies are legally able to go door-to-door selling their services/products in Franklin. IGS Energy called the Township office to ask if we had such an ordinance. The Assistant Manager said that we did not. He asked the IGS Supervisor to come into the Township Office and give us a copy of what the salespeople would be selling and contact information in case we had any complaints. Although the IGS Supervisor agreed, she never came in.
Since Monday, IGS Energy Company has been selling energy door-to-door in the Township. A resident has notified the office that the salesman she encountered misrepresented himself stating that he was a representative of both PECO and IGS Energy and tricked her into showing him her PECO bill. He allegedly used strong-arm tactics to get her to change her energy company to IGS. In doing some investigating, this resident found out that PECO will change your Energy Company if the caller has your PECO account number. She was also told that PECO has no way to flag your account so that this doesn’t happen. Now the resident is forced to call PECO every day to make sure that her account is not changed to IGS Energy.
The Assistant Manager approached IGS Representative and told him not to misrepresent himself nor bully our residents, and he responded positively to this warning. Attached is a picture of the IGS Representative's badge.
This notice is to warn residents to be extra careful when opening your door to strangers selling products or services door-to-door. If they seem aggressive, do not open your door. NEVER let them into your house. Always check their ID badges and be sure to get their name and any other information in case you have a problem. Always call the State Police at 911 if you feel threatened.
NATIONAL SHORTAGE OF ROAD SALT IMPACTS FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP
Another major snow storms continue to blanket our area with snow, sleet, and ice, and it is highly likely that we will not have a sufficient supply of road salt to keep the roads clear. Click Here for the complete article
ACRE* / ACT 38 Farm Ordinance Review
* Agriculture, Communities, and the Rural Environment
A new law which took effect on July 6, 2005 allows farm owners or operators to ask the Attorney General to review local ordinances that they feel restrict normal agricultural operation or ownership. The law also gives the Attorney General the authority to file a lawsuit in Commonwealth Court to challenge the legality of some ordinances, if the review determines they may be in violation of state law. The Office of Attorney General will respond to each request within 120 days.
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.
Brandywine Battlefield Park opens up the Spring Season on Sunday March 9th, 2014 from 12 Noon to 4 p.m. for Charter Day! Click Here for more information
Chadds Ford Historical Society Spring Lecture Series
Click Here for more information on their Spring 2014 Lecture Series.
The Covered Bridges in Chester County
The New London Area Historical Society will sponsor a talk by Ray McKay on "The Covered Bridges in Chester County" at the New London Academy on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014, beginning at 7 PM. A former school teacher, Mr. McKay has been researching Chester County's covered bridges since his retirement. He will discuss our county's covered bridges, giving special attention to those found locally.
Please join us at the New London Academy, 902 State Rd (1/2 mi. E. of Rte. 896), New London, PA.
OAHA Spring Programs
The Oxford Area Historical Association offers free programs this spring. Click Here for more information.
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
Costly Practice Eats Up Local Tax Dollars Click Here to read the article
Click Here for a summary report of the 2013 actions and activities of AGREM (Avon Grove Regional Emergency Management Corporation)
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