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.  

LATEST NEWS:

****Franklin Road Crew Returning May 4****

The weeks of May 4 & May 11 will be primarily used for chipping throughout the Township.  Please observe the social distancing protocol and wear masks if you need to talk 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. 

 

 

Franklin Township Open Burn Advisement

The Franklin Township Trustees and the City of Kent Fire Department are strongly urging our residents to refrain from burning brush, yard waste and/or logs during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Ohio Department of Health has advised citizens that opening windows in their home may be beneficial to those suffering from respiratory disease.  Since COVID-19 is a pneumonia like disease process, the smoke from residents’ fires could potentially be a severe airway irritant for others.

For more information regarding COVID-19 and the Ohio Department of Health Information, call the ODH call center at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.

THE NEXT TRUSTEE MEETING IS MAY 12 AND WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES LISTED BELOW.

Meetings will be limited to 10 total participants.  Meeting participants must adhere to the social distancing requirement and wear a face mask.  You may not participate or even enter the building if you have covid-19 symptoms or have not been fever-free for at least 72 hours prior to the meeting without the aid of any fever-reducing medication.

 

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 3pm 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 week 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.

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330-673-2194

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330-673-6222

Township Hall

218 Gougler Ave. Kent, OH  44240   

Township Garage

Visit by appointment only. Call 330-673-6222 for an appointment. 

 

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