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.
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.
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP OFFICES ARE CLOSED UNTIL AT LEAST MAY 1. NO MEETINGS UNTIL AT LEAST MAY 1. FOR ESSENTIAL ROADWAY SERVICES CONTACT ROAD DEPARTMENT AT 330-687-8058. FOR ZONING ISSUES CONTACT JOE CICCOZZI AT 330-697-6534.
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Recycling Collection Change
The Portage County Solid Waste Management District in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will only collect the recyclables in the carts. All material placed outside the cart will not be collected due to concerns with the virus being detected up to 24 hours on cardboard and 72 hours on plastic. The District will continue to collect recyclables on your normal schedule. They want to take every precaution to minimize our drivers to any potential exposure. The District also requests that if you have any questions please do not communicate with the drivers but call their office instead. 330-678-8808. Residents should only place their carts out for collection when they are full.
Additional information on the Coronavirus, including resources for health care workers, community and faith-based organizations, etc. can be found on the Portage County Health District website at www.portagehealth.net, the Ohio Department of Health website at: https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/home and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.
Franklin Township Trustees Need Residents of Brady Lake neighborhood to help NOW
Residents living in the Brady Lake neighborhood will be asked to complete a short online income survey to determine if grant monies could be made available to help pay for a Brady Lake Overflow. The level of the lake has flooded backyards and some homes. A controlled drainage overflow can help mitigate flooding in the future.This is an opportunity for Brady Lake residents to have a direct impact on solving a significant neighborhood problem. If you receive a new letter please take the survey as soon as you can at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BRRX6XY or call the Portage County Regional Planning commission at 330-297-3613 to answer the 2 question survey.
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.
Census Takers needed for Portage County
The Census Bureau will begin taking the 2020 census approximately mid April. If you would like to earn some extra money, there are openings for census takers and field supervisors. You need to be 18 years old, a U.S. citizen and have a valid Social Security number and email address. To find out more visit www.2020census.gov/jobs or call 1-855-562-2020.
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.
OUR SPOTLIGHT IS ON
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Portage County Health District