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  September 21, 2016
Franklin Township Board of Supervisors Meeting Video

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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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 Townships Today
A quarterly newsletter for Townships & Residents

Summer issue: "Help Take A Bite Out Of Lyme"
 Township Video News
Pennsylvania recently became the 24th state to legalize medical marijuana.

Senator Mike Folmer discusses the legalization of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania and the challenges that this new industry presents for townships.
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.
Walker Road will be closed Thursday and Friday, September 29th and 30th, and then again on Monday, October 3rd for milling. This stretch will be open for the weekend (see attached map).  Following the completion of this work, the road will need to be closed again, at a date not yet scheduled, for paving.  Please check back for updates. Thank you for your continued patience.
Successful 4th Annual
Rip the ElWood
SkateBoarding Event

The 4th annual Rip the Elwood Longboard competition delivered another exciting and successful community event! Board riders from across the country travel long distances so they can challenge themselves on the skinny path that weaves down the open face of Crossan Park. Look for a 5th Annual Rip the Elwood longboard competition in September 2017! Click Here for photos and more event details.
Eastern Shore Natural Gas has received their Federal Certificate and is planning to begin mobilizing for this project the week of August 29th

The Chester County Health Department encourages county residents to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile virus and Zika virus. Because these diseases spread through the bite of an infected mosquito, residents can reduce their risk by using insect repellent and other personal protection and getting rid of standing water on their property.  Please read this information to make your home a "Bite-Free Zone"!
Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company (ESNG) Plans to Upgrade Pipeline

September 7, 2016: In the second half of August, a number of comments were filed on the FERC elibrary with concerning ESNG's proposed 2017 expansion work. In addition to usual status reports from ESNG, there were a number of comment filings made with respect to FERC's environmental assessment of the work. Click Here for links to these comments, including this response from Franklin Township's Historical Commission.

August 4, 2016: FERC approves ESNG's request to proceed with pipeline work in Franklin from Walker Rd to Hess Mill Rd (the Kemblesville Loop), as well as other associated projects.

Residents can visit the FERC website for complete information.

Click Here For a complete timeline of the ESNG events

    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.


    Franklin Township is actively seeking volunteers for the following Commissions and Boards.
    Historical Commission (HC) Member: One opening
    Historical Architectural Review Board (HARB) Member: One opening
    UCC Appeals Board: One opening

    Please click on each link for a detailed description of the position, and call (610) 255-5212 or email (info@franklintownship.us) the Township Office if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.  All positions except for the HARB Real Estate Broker require that volunteers be residents or property owners in the Township.

    Latest Official Franklin Township Update:
    September 21, 2016

    Archived Updates

    We welcome any comments and/or suggestions!

    Wednesday, September 21st
    Board of Supervisors Meeting
    Start Time: 7:00 PM
          Meeting Agenda REVISED
          Treasurer's Report
          Zoning Officer's Report

    Wednesday, October 5th
    Historical Commission Meeting
    Start time: 7:00 PM

    Wednesday, October 5th

    HARB Meeting
    Start time: At the conclusion of the Historical Commission Meeting

    Thursday, October 6th
    Planning Commission 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 16th

    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. Please consider visiting their public website at www.psp.pa.gov

    Summer 2016 Town Tours and Village Walks Celebrates 300 Years of Iron and Steel Heritage
    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.
    Chester County's 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. 
    The Avon Grove Regional Emergency Management (AGREM) Radio system is live. Tune to AM 1670 or Click Here for 24/7 Emergency and Community Information.