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.
Powdermill Rd. will close April 26th, 2021 for one week so the railroad can perform maintenance and repairs to the railroad crossing. Detours will be Route 59 to Lakewood, then to Summit Road.
Seasonal Employment Opportunity
Franklin Township is accepting applications for summer employment. $11.00 per hour. Responsibilities will include mowing, flagging, park cleanup, roadway painting and other duties. Applicants must be 18 years old or older, and possess a clean and valid drivers license. All applicants must pass a physical and a drug test. Applications may be obtained from the township hall, 218 Gougler Ave, Kent, Monday through Friday between 1:00-4:00 pm. If you would like to have an application emailed to you, please call 330-673-2194. Applications will be accepted via mail or in our front door mail slot until May 15th, 2021. Franklin Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Spring Cleanup April 30 - May 1
Franklin Township is planning a spring cleanup event!! Dumpsters will be provided at the township garage located at 2331 Ravenna Road on Friday, April 30 from 2:00-6:00 pm, and Saturday, May 1 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Proof of residency required.
Acceptable items include: Large appliances with freon and doors removed, wooden/metal furniture, couches, wooden/metal poles, washing machines, dryers, t.v.'s, and general trash.
Unaccepted items: Hazardous waste, chemicals, fuel, oil, paint, batteries, car parts, lawn mowers, and appliances that contain freon. No exceptions!!
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 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.
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.
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