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
The Board of Supervisors have approved the 2014 Budget, which can be found on the Township Financials page.
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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.
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. The Board welcomes public input and hopes that residents of Old Schoolhouse, Pheasant Hill Lane and others who use that road will come to the July 16th meeting and voice their opinions.
Recycling Cardboard is a responsible way to support our community, our future, and our planet. Most cardboard boxes are made from about 35 percent recycled fiber, but recycled content can be as high as 100 percent. Nearly three-fourths of all corrugated boxes produced in the U.S. are recycled. Cardboard is one of the easiest and most environmentally effective materials to recycle since the fibers in cardboard have already been processed. Recycled cardboard not only saves trees, but also large amounts of water (up to 99% less) and energy (up to 50% less). Manufacturing from recycled material also produces up to 90% less by-products such as chemical wastes. But please be sure to flatten your cardboard boxes before placing them in our recycling bins. Remove all items inside of the box. You can recycle newspaper packaging material, and reuse the polystyrene peanuts or blocks. This will allow for the next resident to put their recyclables in the bins. THANK YOU for your cooperation in this matter!
**Click Here for a tip on recycling cardboard**
GREAT NEWS!! ALMOST 127 ACRES IN FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP HAS BEEN PRESERVED IN PERPETUITY
ON MAY 15, 2014, CHESTER COUNTY PURCHASED THE DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS TO THE PROPERTIES FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE ECHO HILL/McMASTER TRACT AND PLACED AN AGRICULTURAL EASEMENT ON THESE 3 PARCELS. THE APPROVED PLANS FOR THESE PARCELS INCLUDED 98,000 SQ FT OF COMMERCIAL SPACE, PLUS SINGLE FAMILY HOMES AND 113 TOWNHOMES.
THE AG EASEMENT ALLOWS FOR ONE HOMESTEAD ON EACH OF THE 3 PARCELS.
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.
This little lost dog was found by a resident of London Britain Township. No tags.
Found just off of Glen Road, which is off Indian Town Rd., just east of Flint Hill. We are looking for its humans. Please call (302) 528-9141 if you can help identify its owner.
National Women Farmer Day
August 8, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Crows Nest Preserve
201 Piersol Road
Elverson, PA 19520 Click Here for details
Town Tours and Village Walks
Town Tours and Village Walks is a series of free summer strolls through historic neighborhoods, hamlets, villages and sites. This summer, you can explore Chester County's heritage on Thursday evenings, June 12 – August 21. Tours begin at 5:30 pm and generally last one hour. The Oxford tour is on August 14th. 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.
Online Training Programs Free to PA Residents
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is the local representative for the Online Broadband and Technology Training (OBTT) program. OBTT is designed for individuals to access free online training courses in graphic design, Microsoft Office Suite applications, project management, and other topics. Click Here for the brochure
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