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  May 18, 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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Recent News
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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.

Weather Permitting, on Friday, May 27th and again on Wednesday, June 1st through Friday, June 3rd, during normal business hours, Church Hill Road, between Auburn Road and Castlebay Lane will be closed to through traffic.  The school bus companies, the postman and emergency vehicles will be able to get through as will anyone who lives in that area (between Auburn and Castlebay on Church Hill) at the direction of the flaggers.  We appreciate your patience as we continue with the 2016 Road Program.
Eagle Scout Candidate Builds a
Rain Garden for the Township
Eagle Scout candidate and township resident Nick Dinsmore has constructed a rain garden adjacent to our Township Building. The project is part of his Eagle Scout qualification. There is a secondary benefit for residents and the Township Government as the rain garden will be a working example of a storm water BMP (Best Management Practice). Residents who are considering projects that need storm water management can see a functioning system. The rain garden consists of a depressed bed to contain the storm water in conjunction with specialized plants that can withstand being submerged and also thrive through dry periods. Stormwater from the Township roof has been piped into the garden.  Thanks to Nick's efforts, Township residents who are considering projects that require stormwater management can see a functioning system right here at the Franklin Township building. Click Here for more information and more photos.
Thank you to all of the volunteers who pitched in for the community cleanup this weekend! The Township delivered 780 lbs of trash and 19 tires to the landfill from Sunday’s cleanup!
Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company Plans to Upgrade Pipeline
  • April 26, 2016 - FERC has published the result of its Environmental Assessment of the White Oak Mainline Expansion Project. The analysis states that running the pipeline through Franklin within the existing right of way will have the least overall impact on the "human environment"  (the natural, cultural, recreational, historic resources etc. of the Twp), and suggests some additional mitigation that largely seems to involve procedural and informational recommendations that have the sound of being standard (see D. Conclusions and Recommendations). Appendix 7 has very detailed maps concerning the placement of the pipeline with respect to the right of way and existing structures that will be close to the new pipeline. See pages 210 to 216.
  • March 24, 2016 - ESNG yesterday posted an aerial view of their expected pipeline route.  Pages 7-10 give a clear idea of how close the new pipeline will come to buildings and roads in Franklin Township, such as Cavender Lane, Kimblelot Lane, Den Road, and Route 841. In some cases, the existing pipelines are closer to the structures, in other cases the new pipeline will be closer.
    Large copies of the maps that pertain to our area are available for viewing in the Township office. ESNG also posted documents indicating that their plans have the required approvals/clearances needed from the Delaware River Basin Commission, Chester Co. Conservation District, and DNREC in DE (for Delaware City work).

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:
    May 18, 2016

    Archived Updates

    We welcome any comments and/or suggestions!

    Wednesday, June 1st
    Historical Commission Meeting
    Start time: 7:00 PM
          Meeting Agenda
    Wednesday, June 1st
    HARB Meeting
    Start time: At the conclusion of the Historical Commission Meeting
          Meeting Agenda

    Thursday, June 2nd
    Planning Commission Meeting
    Start time: 7:00 PM
          Meeting Agenda

    Wednesday, June 15th
    Board of Supervisors 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 May 9th
    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.
    Living History
    Along the Big Elk
    The New London Area Historical Society and the Franklin Township Historical Commission invite you to a talk by Emily Kilby on the Fair Hill of yesteryear. Join us on Thursday, May 12th, at 7 PM, at the New London Academy (the New London Township building),
    902 State Rd, New London, PA (1/2 mi. east of Rte. 896).
    The talk is free, and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served afterward. Click Here for more information about this talk.

    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.