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December 17th, 2014
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 
TOWNSHIPS TODAY
WINTER NEWSLETTER

Are you ready for Winter?
Click Here
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.
Sign up to Receive Email Updates and emergency notices, as well as electronic versions of our newsletters. Just send us an email with your name and the email address you would prefer us to use. If you own property in the Township, please include the address.
 
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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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.
HELP US CATCH THESE
ILLEGAL TRASH DUMPERS!
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ON NOVEMBER 28, 2014, A LARGE AMOUNT OF MATERIAL WAS DUMPED ON FRANKLIN ROAD.  IT INCLUDES TILES AND A METAL LATHE.  A CAMERA CAUGHT THE DUMPERS IN THE ACT.  IF YOU RECOGNIZE ANY OF THESE PEOPLE, VEHICLES OR THIS MATERIAL, OR HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THIS DUMPING, PLEASE CALL THE AVONDALE STATE POLICE AT 610-268-2022 OR THE TOWNSHIP AT 610-255-5212.  ILLEGAL DUMPING IS A COSTLY CONCERN AND WE APPRECIATE THE PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE IN HELPING US CATCH THE DUMPERS.
 
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP
2015 BUDGET NOTICE

The 2015 Proposed Final Budget for Franklin Township is available for public inspection during the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday, at the Franklin Township Municipal Office.
 
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. Todd Darlington, Verizon Municipal Representative, at 610-280-0723. 
Click Here for more information.
 
 
New Salt Storage Shed

The new Franklin Township Salt Storage Shed is now "Under Roof"! These photos will be updated regularly as the building takes shape. Click on either photo carousel to view the photos in a larger format.
Most Recent Photos
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From the Ground Up
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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!





CONCERNED ABOUT HUNTING WHEN YOU ARE VISITING THE PRESERVES?
You can check the Franklin Sportsman’s Association Website before heading out to a preserve. You can also check the 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

 
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
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. 
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:
 

  December 17th, 2014
  

Archived Updates

  
We welcome any comments and/or suggestions!

Monday, January 5th
Franklin Township 2015
Organization Meeting
Start Time: 7:00 PM

Tuesday, January 6th

Elected Auditor Meeting
Start time: TBD

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

Wednesday, January 7th
HARB Meeting
Start time: At the conclusion of the Historical Commission Meeting

Thursday, January 8th
Planning Commission Meeting
Start time: 7:00 PM

Wednesday, January 14th
Eastern Shore Natural Gas
Open House for the White Oak Mainline Expansion Project
Location: Avon Grove Intermediate School
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
   Meeting Description

Wednesday, January 14th
Provisional Board of Supervisors Meeting
Start Time: 7:00 PM
Reserved for pressing matters which cannot wait until the regular monthly meeting.

Wednesday, January 21st
Regular 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 November 14th
 
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.
 
 
The Chester County Health Department Issues an Alert for the Enterovirus D68

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. 
  
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)