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October 15th, 2014
BOS Meeting Video
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October 2nd, 2014

Planning Commission Meeting Video
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October 2nd, 2014

Special BOS Meeting Video
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Franklin Township Summer Newsletter
 Inside this issue
• Last Winter's Storms: The cost of maintaining our roads
• Trail Volunteers Needed
• Spotlight: Protecting your home from wild fires
• Single Stream Recyling
• Electronic Resources Guide 

Click Here to read the latest edition of the Township's electronic newsletter.  In this issue: Identity Theft
Township Video News

PSATS has published the March 2014 installment of Township Video News, the  digital newsletter from PSATS. 
Visit the psats.org website for additional news items and video segments.
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Route 896 Corridor Improvements Project Timeline

September 18, 2014 -
PennDOT has provided us with a preliminary set of construction plans and signing & pavement marking plans.  PennDOT will hold a meeting to discuss the project in more detail some time in October; date and time TBD.

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

May 22, 2012 - Original Scope of Work Document/Meeting Minutes and Recommended Highway Safety Improvement Map
Recent News
2014 Budget
The Board of Supervisors have approved the 2014 Budget, which can be found on the Township Financials page. 
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.

Recently, there have been reports in our area of people stealing items from unlocked cars.  This notice is to remind residents to ALWAYS lock the doors of your car so you don’t become a victim.  Phones, GPS systems, laptops, wallets and purses - if it’s left in your unlocked car, it serves as an open invitation for theft.   So be aware and remember to lock your car doors.
New Salt Storage Shed

Construction on the new Franklin Township
Salt Storage Shed has begun! More photos will be added as the building takes shape.

Hunting Season Has Begun
The 2014 - 2015 Hunting Season began September 20th in all of the Township's Preserves.  Click Here for updated information on the Township's Deer Hunting Program.

NOTE: The Franklin Sportsman's Association has a new website!

Check the Franklin Sportsman’s Association Notice Boards located at the entrance to all preserves to see if or where hunting is taking place.  Members of the FSA hang their identification tags on the boards in the zones where they will be hunting.  

It seems there are some new residents in the Township! This Bald Eagle has been visiting the grounds at Board of Supervisors Chairman, John Auerbach’s house.
Archaeological Dig on Your Property?
Please Notify The Township
Archaeologists hired by PennDOT dug some test holes along Route 896 in late July.  Many residents were notified by letter that PennDOT might be conducting work, and subsequently the archaeologists personally contacted some property owners to let them know they would be working in the right of way. This work was undertaken because federal law requires that historic structures and archaeological remains that might be affected by federally funded roadwork be identified, and that consideration be given to avoiding or reducing the impact of the roadwork on them.  If work is scheduled at your property, please call the Township and let us know!
Archaeologists uncover slag and other remains, confirming the use of a building as a blacksmith's shop.  Click Here for more information

Installation of Speed Tables  Considered for Old School House Road

Franklin Township has decided to consider the  placement of a series of speed tables as a solution to manage the excessive speed of traffic along the lengt of Old School House Road from 841. 
Click Here for more information
Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company
to Consider a Pipeline Upgrade
Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company (ESNG) is planning for an expansion of their current system. 
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 Almost 127 Acres in Franklin Township has been Preserved in Perpetuity
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Please Recycle Your Cardboard!
Recycling Cardboard is a responsible way to support our community, our future, and our planet.  Click Here for more information

Latest Official Franklin Township Update:

  October 15th, 2014

Archived Updates

We welcome any comments and/or suggestions!

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

Wednesday, November 5th
HARB Meeting
Start time: At the conclusion of the Historical Commission Meeting

Thursday, November 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 October17th
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.
The Chester County Health Department Issues an Alert for the Enterovirus D68

Click Here for more information

Missing Border Collie
This Bor­der Col­lie disappeared around Jan 20th, 2014. Sam lived near the inter­sec­tion of Rts 10 and 896 (Rus­sel­lville). He has 2 dif­fer­ent col­ored eyes and is not wear­ing his col­lar. If any­one knows where he might be/has found him, please call Nick at 610-960-5606.
300th Anniversary of London Grove Friends Meeting
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
London Grove Friends Monthly Meeting
All Day Anniversary Celebration. Exhibits and tours of the meeting house and grounds, antique car display and children’s activities.  more Information

The Oxford Area Historical Association (OAHA) offers an interesting upcoming program:
  Tuesday, October 21st:
     Serpentine Barrens

Return of the Historic Haunting
October 24, (rain date Oct. 25), 7 to 9 pm
London Tract Meeting House, White Clay Creek Preserve
Take a tour of the London Tract Meeting House's cemetery and hear the stories told about a few of the people who lived in the area over the last 300 years.  more information

MINING HERITAGE HIKE: Nottingham's Industrial Past
Saturday, November 1, 1 - 2 PM
Nottingham County Park, $3 per participant
Explore quarry and mine sites in the Nottingham Barrens that yielded valuable ores, minerals and building stone to Chester County and the world!  more information

Learn about the Mason-Dixon Line at the White Clay Watershed's Annual Meeting
Wed. Oct 22 at 7:30 pm
New Garden Twp Bldg
John MacKenzie, a professor at the Univ. of Delaware who has done extensive research on the subject, will be speaking.  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. 
Online Training Programs Free to PA Residents
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is the local representative for the Online Broadband and Technology Training (OBTT) program. OBTT is designed for individuals to access free online training courses in graphic design, Microsoft Office Suite applications, project management, and other topics.
Click Here for the brochure
Changes to Real Estate Tax Exemption Appeals Laws May Affect You
The filing window for real estate tax exemption requests has changed.
Click Here for more details
Click Here for a summary report of the 2013 actions and activities of AGREM (Avon Grove Regional Emergency Management Corporation)
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