Boards, Meetings & Minutes
Franklin Township’s boards and committees make a critical contribution through volunteers who care deeply about our past, present, and future. All meetings are open to the public, and new members may submit a letter of interest to the Municipal Clerk in November for consideration in the coming year.
Meetings are also listed on the Township Calendar.
Second Monday every other month at the Community Center
The Agricultural Advisory Committee works to promote the general welfare of the public and to preserve the farming heritage of Franklin Township.
Second Wednesday of each month at Town Hall at 7:00pm
This commission was formed in 2017 to improve communications between our local government and our residents. Members are responsible for putting meetings on Comcast’s Channel 9 and online, and for developing new ways to keep people informed about important issues within the township.
Economic Development Commission (EDC)
First Thursday of each month at Town Hall at 7:00pm
This important committee creates and finds ways to bring appropriate businesses to Franklin Township. Over the past 10 years, they have been responsible for the redevelopment of abandoned buildings and the creation of new restaurants, retail shops, business offices and more.
Fourth Monday of each month at Town Hall at 7:30pm
FEBRUARY, MARCH AND APRIL – Meetings will be on the fourth Wednesday
The Franklin Township Environmental Commission keeps government and residents informed about a variety of environmental issues and concerns. They create natural resource inventories, review planning and zoning applications to determine if any conditions exist on the property (such as wetlands) that could affect development, and obtain grants to help with a variety of “green” projects.
Historical Advisory Committee
First Monday of each month at the Community Center at 7:00pm
Franklin Township enjoys a long and interesting history. The Historical Commission collects photographs, talks with “old timers” to capture their stories, and shares what they learn with residents at various community events.
Third Wednesday of each month at the Community Center at 7:00pm
Review policies, newest technology, approve budget, host the book sale with Friends of the Library, discuss upcoming library events, host school supply drive, building improvements reflect the cultural and professional mosaic of your community.
Second Tuesday of each month at the Community Center at 6:00pm
This organization seeks to reach out to the community in order to address the growing problems with alcoholism and addiction through identification, education and prevention.
Third Tuesday of each month at Town Hall at 7:00pm
One of the primary duties of the planning board is to create and update the Franklin Township Master Plan. This is a comprehensive guide for the way we use land throughout the township. In addition, the board is responsible for land use/zoning ordinances, reviewing plans to subdivide property and creating the official township map.
First Tuesday of each month at the Community Center at 8:00pm
This group of volunteers has oversight for township sports leagues for our children, and also manages special events such as Community Day, the Easter Egg Hunt and Christmas at the Center.
First Tuesday of each month at Town Hall at 7:00pm
The Zoning Board balances the demands of the master plan and land use ordinances with the needs of property owners. Board members hear requests for variances from residents whose building, renovation or addition projects are not permitted by zoning ordinances.