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.
****One More Leaf Pickup Authorized********
The Township Trustees have authorized a second leaf pickup throughout the Township. Leaves must be at the curb no later than Sunday, November 29th. Leaf pickup will occur November 30 – December 4, weather permitting. A maximum of $5,000 will be spent on this additional pickup.
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
2020 Leaf Pickup to Start in November
The Franklin Township Vacuum Leaf Collection Service will again be offered this fall from November 2 through November 27. Remember - residents must rake leaves to the curbside on the Sunday before the leaf pickup week and there will be only one scheduled pickup per neighborhood. Please click here for more complete instructions and the 2020 schedule.
You can improve your lawn and be more helpful to the environment if you mulch your leaves instead of using the leaf pickup service. Read here about how you can do that.
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 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.
Facial Covering required in Franklin Township
The Franklin Township Trustees passed a resolution requiring a facial covering and 6' separation in indoor areas accessible to the public. For outdoor areas accessible to the public, 6' separation is required. If 6' separation is not possible in outside areas, persons must wear a facial covering. The full text of the resolution can be downloaded here.
TRUSTEE MEETINGS WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES LISTED BELOW.
The meetings 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 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.
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.
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