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.
Tired of Financial Stress? - Come to the
Portage County Financial Wellness Fair
Nov. 16 2019 from 10 am – 22pm at Ravenna High School. There will be free ½ hour classes on budgeting, jobs, credit & debt, health care, insurance and more. Free child care, transportation and refreshments. Read more here.
Part Time Seasonal Employment
The Township is accepting applications for part time seasonal employment. Responsibilities will include snow plowing, equipment maintenance and other duties as assigned by the Road Superintendent. Class A CDL is preferred. All applicants must pass physical and drug tests. Applications may be obtained from the Township Hall, 218 Gougler Avenue, Kent Monday through Friday between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. or downloaded here. Franklin Township is an equal opportunity employer.
2019 Leaf Pickup to Start in November
The Franklin Township Vacuum Leaf Collection Service will again be offered this fall from November 4 through November 29. Two changes for this year are that 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 2019 schedule.
Franklin Township Trustees Need Residents of Brady Lake neighborhood to help
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 spillway. The level of the lake has flooded backyards and some homes. A controlled drainage spillway can help mitigate flooding in the future. Franklin Township and the Portage County Regional Planning Commission will be sending letters to ask residents to participate in the survey beginning early September. If there is insufficient resident participation, door-to-door surveys will be conducted in late September. This is an opportunity for Brady Lake residents to have a direct impact on solving a significant neighborhood problem. If you receive the letter, please take the survey as soon as you can at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BRRX6XY or drop in at the Franklin Township Hall to use our computers.
Thinking of erecting a garage-in-a-box on your property?
First you need a zoning permit. Contact the Township Zoning Inspector @ 330-678-0888.
Smoke Detectors Available to Township Homeowners
The Kent Fire Department has received a grant that will allow the township to provide ionization and photoelectric sensing smoke detectors initially to elderly residents and low-income homes. If you need smoke detectors, please contact the Kent Fire Department at 330-673-8814 and ask for Fire Prevention. Our township Deputy Fire Prevention Officer will install the detectors and conduct a quick safety check of the house.
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.
Need Help With Utility Bills?
First Energy has identified programs that can provide help. Download their notice here.
Franklin Township Looking for Board of Zoning Appeals Members
The Franklin Township Board of Trustees is actively seeking township residents who would like to serve the community on the Board of Zoning Appeals. Interested parties should send a letter of interest with a resume to Franklin Township Trustees 218 Gougler Ave. Kent OH 44240.
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