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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A new, 4-way stop intersection at Schoolhouse, Church Hill and Wickerton Roads.
Since the new stop signs are on PennDOT Roads (Wickerton and 841) we must wait for PennDOT road crews to install the signs. We will update you with an installation date once PennDOT gives us one.
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.
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Community Awareness Bulletins are produced by The Pennsylvania State
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general public of developing crime trends and potential safety issues
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Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection
Saturday, April 26th
Octorara High School
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Click Here for details
May 3rd, 12 - 4 pm
Carpenter Rec. Area,
White Clay Creek State Park
Celebrating the ways we enjoy and protect the White Clay with live music and family entertainment, food, live animals, giveaways, & activities for all ages. Click Here for more information
The Last Chance Garage on Cemetery Lane: Bringing Antique Autos Back to Life
May 15th, 2014, at 7 PM - New London Academy Lou Mandich, a resident of Franklin Township and proprietor of Unionville's Last Chance Garage (which really is located at 13 Cemetery Lane), will give an illustrated talk on his "encore career" -- giving antique cars a new lease on life. Click Here for more information about this event.
On Hallowed Ground: The Battle of Brandywine Reenactment
On May 17th and 18th, 2014, Birmingham Township is hosting a once in a generation event:
a live reenactment of the Battle of Brandywine! Click Here for more details