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Route 896 Corridor Improvements Project Timeline
November 17, 2015 - PennDOT had a public meeting to discuss the 896
Improvement project. Click here to see the proposed detours.
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
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.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 2016 Proposed Final Budget for
Franklin Township is available for public inspection during the hours of
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday, at the Franklin Township
Municipal Office, 20 Municipal Lane, Kemblesville, PA and is also
available on the Township website. The combined budget expenditure
amount is proposed at $2,599,162.00. The Board of Supervisors will
consider adoption of the 2016 budget at the December 16, 2015 public
meeting which begins at 7 p.m. The budget reflects no change in real
estate taxes and the total millage rate remains the same at 2.495,
including General, Emergency Services, Park and Recreation and Open
PEACEDALE ROAD NOW OPEN
A PORTION OF PEACEDALE ROAD HAD BEEN CLOSED FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF A CULVERT PIPE.
Public Notice: MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) Revised TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) Strategy
The Franklin Township Board of Supervisors is affording the general public the ability to review and comment on its proposed revised TMDL Strategy in accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection requirements. This strategy outlines various proposed measures that could be installed that intend to reduce the effects of various pollutants from waters within the Township that drain to the Christina River. Click here to read the entire public notice. Click here to read the Draft TMDL Strategy.
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
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.
VERIZON FiOS TV STILL NOT AVAILABLE IN FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP
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.
People interested in copies of the ZHB Transcripts before the ZHB’s final determination can purchase them from the Court Reporter, Nancy Sage at a cost of $3/per page. Ms. Sage can be reached at 610-344-4762. Once the ZHB makes their final decision, copies will be available to anyone at 25 cents per page.
Tuesday, August 18th: Gourmet's Delight Zoning Hearing Board Public Meeting at the Franklin Township Building. Start Time: 7:00 PM
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
LOST DOGS & CATS
Have you found a stray animal, either wearing a tagor without a collar? Click Here for information on the best way to match the lost pet back to its owner.
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.