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July 15th, 2015
Board of Supervisors Meeting Video
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Franklin Township Winter Newsletter
 Inside this issue
• Our New Salt Shed
• Chariman's Message
• The Importance of Permits
TOWNSHIPS TODAY
SUMMER NEWSLETTER

"Reducing Stormwater Runoff"
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to read the latest edition of the Township's electronic newsletter. 
PSATS
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.
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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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
Articles
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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.
2015 ROAD PROGRAM UPDATE
On Friday, July 24, 2015, ReCon Construction will begin the process of paving Peacedale Road.  The road will be reconstructed using the cold-in-place recycling process.  The road crew will work from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The road will not be closed but delays may be encountered getting around the equipment.  Another 1.5 -2 inches of hot mix asphalt will be placed on the recycled base course within 2 to 3 weeks.  All work is dependent on the weather. Click Here for more information.
USPS MAILBOX GUIDELINES
Please review the attached guidelines from the United States Postal Service website for installing a new mailbox. Contact the Landenberg Postmaster at (610) 274-3543 or the Lincoln University Postmaster at (610) 998-1235 if you have specific questions regarding your mailbox location. 
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.
 
PHOTOS FROM
THE GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP

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PECO Plans Equipment Inspections

PECO has notified the Township that they will be inspecting aerial power lines and electrical equipment from now through the end of May.  Click Here to read a copy of their letter.

ATTENTION YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS IN FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP
The PSATS Youth Awards Program recognizes youth groups throughout the state that have made valuable contributions to their communities. Eligible youth groups include school clubs, Girl and Boy Scout troops, civic service youth organizations, church youth groups and 4-H clubs.  To be eligible, a project must involve youth in the planning and implementation.  Four winners will each receive a $500 cash award and a framed certificate at the next Chester County Association of Township Officials convention. Click Here for more details.
 

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.

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.
 
GOURMET'S DELIGHT MUSHROOM FARM COMPOSTING FACILITY PROPOSAL:
CLICK HERE for Documents,
Videos, and Information


Latest Updates:
 
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
 Almost 127 Acres in Franklin Township has been Preserved in Perpetuity
Click Here for more information

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:
 

  July 15, 2015
  

Archived Updates

  
We welcome any comments and/or suggestions!

Wednesday, August 5th
Historical Commission Meeting
Start Time: 7:00 PM
     Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, August 5th
HARB Meeting
Start Time: at the conclusion of the Historical Commission meeting
     Meeting Agenda

Thursday, August 6th
Planning Commission Meeting
This month's meeting is CANCELED.

Tuesday, August 18th
Gourmet's Delight Zoning Hearing Board Public Meeting at the Franklin Township Building.
Start Time: 7:00 PM

Wednesday, August 19th
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 June 23
COMMUNITY AWARENESS BULLETINS
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.
 
 
CAR KEYS LOST IN
BANFFSHIRE PRESERVE
On Sunday, July 12, a set of car keys and Oakley sunglasses were lost at dusk in the Banffshire Preserve (Chesterville Road just off Route 841).  If you have found these items, please contact the Township Office at 610-255-5212. Thank you.
 
 
Second Positive Test for West Nile Virus Has Been Identified in a Mosquito Pool in Chester County
The Chester County Health Department is informing residents that a a second mosquito sample collected in Phoenixville Borough on June 23, 2015 has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).
Click Here for information.
 
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!
 
Town Tours & Village Walks
Town Tours & Village Walks is a series of free summer strolls through historic Chester County neighborhoods, hamlets, villages and sites. The season starts on June 11th at 5:30 PM with a tour in West Chester entitled “Businesses, Neighborhoods, and Civil Rights.”
Click Here for more information about this series
 

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. 
Click Here for a summary report of the 2013 actions and activities of AGREM (Avon Grove Regional Emergency Management Corporation)