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.
OUR SPOTLIGHT IS ON
A high speed notification program with the capability of rapidly delivering recorded warnings to the entire community, via telephone, email, text or pager.
Portage County Health District
Facts on Fireworks
Ride for Life Event
Lake Brady Church is partnering with a national ministry called Bill Glass Ministries, a local ministry called Ride for Life and our local alcohol recovery groups to sponsor a major outdoor event on the Church grounds on September 11. We anticipate 200 - 300 people in attendance. Almost all from outside of our congregation. There will be a Christian rapper, motor cycle stunt show (The Star Boyz!) and a Christian message at the end of the evening. If you are interested in making a donation to help with event costs, please contact Lake Brady Church at 330-673-0145.
Are you looking for something to do this summer?
Click here for recreational opportunities in Portage County. Click on the Portage County tab, and then click on any activity that sounds like something you feel like doing!
Find your Adventure in Portage Parks!
Join the Wild Hikes Challenge- 2021 from Jan.1- Dec. 31 2021. Please visit Portage Parks District for more information on park amenities and accessible trails, or check out the parks page in this website for information on Hike and Bike Trails.
Don't be Victimized by Phone or Email Scammers
There has been a surge in scam phone calls and emails in the area requesting money from the person being solicited. Here are signs of a scam:
Being asked to wire money to a stranger or friend in need
Being selected for a mystery shopping job, especially if you never applied
Pressure to “act now!”
Being asked to buy a prepaid money card
Sending money in advance to secure or insure a loan
Winning a contest you’ve never heard of or entered
Having to pay a fee to receive your “prize”
Requests for your personal information
Requests for a large down-payment
A company that refuses to provide written information
Are You a Portage county resident who has experienced financial hardship due to COVID19? Emergency funds are available if you need help paying any of the following: Rent/ Mortgage/ Electricity/ Gas/ Oil/ Propane. See this website for an application NOW : https://www.portagecounty-oh.gov/jfs
****Franklin Township COVID Protocols****
Please observe social distancing and wear masks if you have not been vaccinated and need to meet with Township employees. Township Office has resumed regular office hours of 1-4pm Monday through Friday, and Garage will be open by appointment only. Those having appointments will be required to wear masks if not vaccinated.
Contact Road Department at 330-687-8085.
For Zoning issues contact Joe Ciccozzi at 330-697-6534.
Facial Coverings in Franklin Township are only required for those that are not vaccinated.
TRUSTEE MEETINGS WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES LISTED BELOW.
The meetings will still follow some of the Covid-19 protocols including limiting the number of participants, use of face coverings for those that are not vaccinated, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Need Wood Chips?
Call the Township Garage @ 330-673-6222. Free delivery. Township Residents only.
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