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At the September 21 Board of Supervisors meeting, the Township passed Ordinance 2016-08, addressing trees in the Township’s rights-of-way. Passing this Ordinance allows the Township to bill a resident who does not take down a tree or remove branches that are posing a danger to the public within 21 days after being notified by the Township that this work should be done. When a hazardous situation is noted, the Township will notify a resident that branches and/or tree needs to be removed. If the work hasn’t been performed in the noted time frame, the Township will do the work and then bill the resident. If not paid within 60 days, the Township has the ability to place a lien on the property. It should be noted that although the Township has a right to enter rights-of-ways, the trees belong to the property owners as stated in the Second Class Township Code.
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Township Video News
Pennsylvania is in the midst of a public-safety crisis that's affecting many townships: The number of volunteer firefighters is shrinking at an alarming rate - down from 300,000 in the 1970s to around 50,000 today.
Can we avert a problem that's not only jeopardizing lives but also local budgets?
To find out, watch the Township Video News Special Report, featuring a one-on-one interview with Rep. Frank Farry, a Bucks County fire chief who understands the challenges confronting fire companies and municipalites and is using the knowledge to take action.
After watching, please contact your lawmakers and urge them to support the reboot of Senate Resolution 60 and its menu of options to help local fire companies recruit and retain volunteers.
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.
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.
Road Closure Laurel Bridge Road December 5th & 6th 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Weather Permitting
PECO Energy is relocating of one of their utility poles on Laurel Bridge Road (see attached map). For the safety of the workers, Laurel Bridge Road will be closed to thru traffic on December 5th & 6th from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. PECO Energy will be responsible for setting up their road closed signs and personnel for traffic control. School Bus Companies and Emergency Services have been notified. If you have any questions, please contact the Township Office at 610-255-5212. Please check the website for updates.
DUMPING TRASH AT THE RECYCLING AREA IS CLASSIFIED AS ILLEGAL DUMPING AND VIOLATORS WILL BE REPORTED TO THE PA STATE POLICE
DID YOU KNOW That the Township receives a Recycling Award of several thousand dollars (thanks to our recycling coordinator Jack Nystrom!) every year because of the recyclable materias collected at the Township’s recycling center? New London Township no longer has recycling containers for their residents because people dumped their trash in and around their recycling containers. If our Township loses our recycling center, not only will people lose out on the convenience of this center, the Township will have to SPEND TAXPAYER DOLLARS on the services we now get for free AND we would lose our recycling grant award. Nobody wants that. RECYCLE ONLY PRODUCTS THAT ARE RECYCLABLE AT THE RECYCLING CENTER. THE INFORMATION IS CLEARLY MARKED ON THE ACTUAL RECYCLING DUMPSTERS AND IS ALSO AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE.
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.
TOWNSHIP POSITIONS - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Franklin Township is actively seeking volunteers for the following Commissions and Boards.
Please click on each link for a detailed description of the position, and call (610) 255-5212 or email (email@example.com) 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.
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
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.
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