Designed in the likeness of a public building that stood in Hartford, Connecticut, the Franklin Township Hall was built in 1837. It was used as an office for the Franklin Silk Company; after the company failed, the Franklin Township Trustees completed the Franklin Township Hall in 1840. 

Franklin Township provides specific services to its residents.  The Franklin Township road crew provide efficient and effective services in a timely manner.  

Contact this department for right-of-way permits, road improvement schedules, chipping schedules and more.

We provide contact information for all of our zoning boards, maps, and a detailed list of zoning codes.

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If you have questions that have not been answered on the site, please feel free to contact us.

Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 1:00 to 4:00 at Township Hall and Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm at the Township garage.  

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****Franklin Township COVID Protocols****

Please observe social distancing  and wear masks if you need to meet with Township employees.   Township Office and Garage will be open by appointment only.  Those having appointments will be required to wear masks.  Board of Zoning Appeals and Zoning Commission meetings continue to be suspended until further notice. 

 

Contact Road Department at 330-687-8085.  For Zoning issues contact Joe Ciccozzi at 330-697-6534. 

THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS WILL MEET ON JULY 13 TO CONSIDER:

A lot combination at 2245 Leonard St. resulting in a lot that is less than the minimum lot size, an Arby's sign at 1821 East Main St. that is larger than the permitted 24" vertical height and a food truck at 1830 East Main St.

The more complete legal notice can be found here.

 

The meeting will follow Covid-19 protocols including limiting the number of participants, use of  face coverings, social distancing, use of hand sanitizer, no Covid-19 symptoms...If you plan to attend, please review the more complete protocol found here.

If you are unable to attend the meeting and would like the BZA to address a concern or question at the meeting, please call the Township Hall at 330-673-2194 between the hours of 1- 4 pm on the Friday before or the day of the meeting or email the township offices at frklntwp@neo.rr.com before 3 pm on the day of the meeting.  Please include in the subject line: For BZA Meeting.  If you would like minutes of the meeting, please communicate that also.  Draft minutes will be available approximately one-two weeks after the meeting.

THE NEXT TRUSTEE MEETING IS JULY 14 AND WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES LISTED BELOW.

The meeting will follow Covid-19 protocols including limiting the number of participants, use of  face coverings, social distancing, use of hand sanitizer, no Covid-19 symptoms...

 

If you would like the Trustees to address a concern or question at the meeting, please call the Township Hall at 330-673-2194 between the hours of 1- 4 pm on the Monday before or the day of the meeting or email the township offices at frklntwp@neo.rr.com before 3 pm on the day of the meeting.  Please include in the subject line: For Trustee Meeting.  If you would like minutes of the meeting, please communicate that also.  Draft minutes will be available approximately one-two weeks after the meeting.

THE ZONING COMMISSION WILL MEET ON JULY 16 TO CONSIDER CHANGES TO THE ZONING RESOLUTION:

Changes to ensure the maximum building height in an R-3 district is defined as thirty-five feet.

Rezoning approximately 25 acres south of SR 59 and east of Powdermill to R-4.

Rezoning approximately 7.5 acres on the west side of SR 43 just north of the City of Kent boundary.  The more complete legal notice can be found here.

The meeting will follow Covid-19 protocols including limiting the number of participants, use of  face coverings, social distancing, use of hand sanitizer, no Covid-19 symptoms...If you plan to attend, please review the more complete protocol found here.

If you are unable to attend the meeting and would like the Commission to address a concern or question at the meeting, please call the Township Hall at 330-673-2194 between the hours of 1- 4 pm on the day before or the day of the meeting or email the township offices at frklntwp@neo.rr.com before 3 pm on the day of the meeting.  Please include in the subject line: For ZC  Meeting.  If you would like minutes of the meeting, please communicate that also.  Draft minutes will be available approximately one-two weeks after the meeting.

 

 

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Need Wood Chips?

Call the Township Garage @ 330-673-6222.  Free delivery.  Township Residents only.

Can you get a lower rate for homeowner insurance?

The City of Kent Fire Department has notified us that their overall rating from ISO (The Insurance Service Office) remains at 2/2Y (in the top 3% of all USA fire departments), but they have achieved an overall score of 89.33 which is a significant increase over the prior score of 80.48. Many insurance companies use this score in their determination of homeowner insurance rates.  Check with your insurance carrier to see if you can lower your cost with this new score.

Bridge Closed on Ravenna Road

Effective 12/21/2017 Ravenna Road Bridge # 248 is closed over the Norfolk Southern Rail Road Tracks  (Near Towner's Woods in Franklin Township.)  This is an indefinite closure.

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