Situated almost evenly between Philadelphia and Allentown, Franconia Township offers nearly 15 square miles of breathtaking landscapes including rolling hills, stream valleys, woodlands, and farms where the families of original settlers still live.
671 Allentown Road
Telford, PA 18969-2205
The Franconia Township Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, March 3rd, 2014 has been canceled. The next meeting will be held on Monday, April 7th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
The Franconia Sewer Authority is now offering online payment for sewer bills.
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Franconia Township welcomed a new Supervisor at the annual reorganization meeting held Monday, January 6th, 2014. David B. Fazio joins the Franconia Township Board of Supervisors following his successful bid for the open spot in the November 5th, 2013 General Election. Former Supervisor, Drew Darrah, did not seek re-election in 2013 and completed his term in office on December 31st, 2013. Mr. Fazio has a background in technology that includes management, sales, and marketing. He has held numerous positions in the technology industry throughout his career and before retiring he ran a small technical company for 15 years. His company provided technical and business consulting services to small businesses and local townships. Mr. Fazio also served on the Franconia Township Zoning Hearing Board for six years. Mr. Fazio resides in the Kingsfield Development with his wife of 48 years. He has a daughter and son and five grandchildren. Mr. Fazio commented that "through volunteering and contributing over the years, I find it personally rewarding to serve. I have worked and lived in Franconia Township for several years (since 2002), and it has meant a lot to me."
Also occurring at the meeting held on January 6th, 2014, was the reorganization of the Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Steven P. Barndt was re-elected Chairman of the Board. Grey R. Godshall was re-elected 1st Vice-Chairman and W. Keith Freed was re-elected 2nd Vice-Chairman with Supervisors Curtis N. Kratz and David B. Fazio completing the board’s composition.
Franconia Township is the recipient of two different grant awards. The first grant was awarded to the Township by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDot) through their Automated Red Light Enforcement Program (ARLE) in the amount of $35,000.00. The funding is for a traffic signal improvement project located at Allentown Road and Lower Road. The project focuses on the conditions at the Allentown Road and Lower Road intersection through modified signal timings and special applications of the existing signal equipment. This procedure will allow the Township to implement upgrades and enhance the safety and operational efficiency of the signalized intersection not only in this location but along the Route 113 corridor. These intersections include Allentown Road and Lower Road, and Route 113 at Allentown Road, Godshall Road, Cowpath Road, Indian Crest Middle School, and Reliance Road.
The second grant was awarded to the Township from the Pennsylvania Department of Economic Development through their Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Program. The grant award included monies received from the Act 13 Legislation that put into place a drilling "impact fee" on unconventional gas wells being drilled for the production of natural gas from shale formations. A portion of the Act 13 fees can be used to fund recreation and conservation projects throughout the state. Franconia Township submitted a grant application for a rain garden project in the Franconia Community Park through this program and was notified that the application was selected for funding in November of 2013. The rain garden project is a two phased project that will involve the creation of a bio-retention swale and rain gardens through the conversion of an existing grass swale in the community park. The grant is a 50/50 match and the amount awarded for the project was $22,593.00.