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At the September 21 Board of Supervisors meeting, the Township passed Ordinance 2016-08, addressing trees in the Township’s rights-of-way. Passing this Ordinance allows the Township to bill a resident who does not take down a tree or remove branches that are posing a danger to the public within 21 days after being notified by the Township that this work should be done. When a hazardous situation is noted, the Township will notify a resident that branches and/or tree needs to be removed. If the work hasn’t been performed in the noted time frame, the Township will do the work and then bill the resident. If not paid within 60 days, the Township has the ability to place a lien on the property. It should be noted that although the Township has a right to enter rights-of-ways, the trees belong to the property owners as stated in the Second Class Township Code.
This is the only mobile app of its kind for searching Municipal Codes. When you search for the Township of Franklin you will be presented with a Table of Contents for Codes that apply to our Township. Click Here from your tablet or mobile device to use the 360 eCode App.
Township Resident's Hazardous Trees
If you encounter a dead animal on one of our Township's roadways please Call or text Tom Marsh directly at
(484) 571-2092. Tom removes dead deer from Township roads for the PA Game Commission. Thank you!
At the Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Board of Supervisors meeting (the meeting is being held the 4th Wednesday of the month in August), representatives from PennDOT, including Mr. Bruce Masi, Consultant Portfolio Manager from PennDOT District 6, will be on hand to give an overview of the various improvements on 896 with detailed information on the proposed Appleton Road and 896 intersection, a plan for better site distance at Scotts Glen and the proposed roundabout at the intersection of Route 841 and Route 896. We encourage you to come so you can hear firsthand what PennDOT has planned.
These are the documents and graphics which they will talk about:
All of the attached construction plans depict designs that are different from the one’s shown to the public at the Public Meeting for the project. The roundabout and the Appleton designs were discussed at length by the Township and the Department. The construction plans at Scotts Glen Road illustrate a lowering of the two humps and a raising of the valley to provide better sight distance in this area, especially where the school bus stops. It is better depicted on the profile sheets.
If you have any questions, please come to the meeting or call the Township office.
Franklin Township - Kemblesville, PA
Check out Ethan Shovlin’s Eagle Scout project – constructing a bridge to connect the Keen Trail to the Wyndemere Open space.
Ethan did a great job in managing all elements of the project……… research, project scope development, planning, effectively engaging people and material resources, project execution, cleanup, and completion. Managing all these elements, essentially converting an idea into a completed facility, is no easy task. It is an enormous transformation conducted by a young man with talent and determination.
To Ethan - thank you for your contribution to our community.
Typically Franklin Township provides up to $500 for materials for Eagle Scout projects. In addition, scouts can get their own donations.
In this case Franklin Township provided all the material, approximately, $2,600. The materials were purchased at Oxford Feed & Lumber and Lowes. Oxford Feed and Lumber provides a significant discount for Eagle Scout projects. Thank you to Oxford Feed & Lumber.
This is certainly one of the more complex Eagle Scout projects that have been presented to the Township and required significant support from volunteers.
Thank you to Mike Petka, Wyndemere HOA President, and the volunteers from Wyndemere and also to all the volunteers from the greater Franklin Township area.
This was a great community service project!
896 IMPROVEMENT PLAN MEETING
Report Downed Trees to the Township Office
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