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Franklin Covid-19 Public Notice

Posted on March 16, 2020


MESSAGE FROM MAYOR PHIL KOURY IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 (Coronavirus) PANDEMIC

Franklin Township, Hunterdon County is committed to providing quality services that prioritize the health, safety and welfare of residents, employees and volunteers.
Officials continue to follow the latest CDC ( www.cdc.gov ), NJ Department of Health(nj.gov/health) and Hunterdon County Health Department
(co.hunterdon.nj.us/coronavirus.html) guidance in response to the pandemic.

In light of the emerging public health threat caused by COVID-19 and to safeguard thehealth of residents and employees, the Township will be modifying the way we conduct
business. Effective immediately, Township Municipal Building will be closed to all visitors until further notice.

Non-essential meetings will be cancelled in the short term. Some groups or committees may arrange to meet by conference call in accordance with the Open Public Meetings
Act. Calling instructions for the public to attend any public meeting will be posted on the Township website. https://www.franklin-twp.org/

Healthy Township staff will be working normal hours, but the doors will remain locked. The main office is open Monday-Friday, 8 am to 4 pm. Staff can respond to questions and requests via email or by telephone. Other services will be provided by appointment only. Please call us at 908-735-5215 to make arrangements for the service that you need.

The public can access a drop box in the front of the Municipal Offices for all items or documents, including tax payments, permits, licenses, etc. If you need a receipt for payment or delivered item, please include a note with your address. It will be sent to you.

MUNICIPAL STAFF DIRECTORY:

Township Clerk/Registrar: Christine Burke, 908-735-5215 x 2
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 – 4:00 PM

Deputy Clerk/Deputy Registrar/ LUB Secretary – Catherine Innella 908-735-5215 x 3
Hours: Monday – Thursday: 8:00 – 4:00 PM, Wednesday Evening 5:00 – 7:30 PM,
Friday Morning 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Construction Dept. Secretary- Jean Bahlman 908-735-5215 x 5
Hours: Monday – Thursday: 8:00 – 4:00 PM, Tuesday Evening 5:00- 7:30 pm
Friday morning 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Zoning Officer Allison Witt 908-735-5215 x4
Wednesday evenings 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

CFO/Tax Collector: Cameron Keng
Tax Clerk- Jean Bahlman
HOURS: Monday – Friday: 8:00 – 4:00 PM, Tuesday Evening 4:00-6:00 pm

Public Works Dept.- 908-735-8384
Monday – Friday: 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Tax Assessor- Jeff Ward 908-735-5215 x 7
Hours: Tuesday Evening 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm

Building Department:

• Permit application drop off can be done through the drop off box located in the
front of the municipal offices
• Permits once issued will be mailed to either homeowner or contractor based on
their preference upon filing the permit application.
• Telephone screening for symptoms of COVID-19 prior to all appointments and
inspections will be occurring.
• The Township will be erring on the side of caution and the inspectors will be using
discretion when entering dwellings and interacting with individuals. Only essential
contractors, homeowners, or authorized representatives necessary for the
completion of any inspection shall be on site during such inspection in an effort to
limit unnecessary contact.

Recreation:

• Senior activities are cancelled though the end of April.
• Township sponsored recreation events through the end of April are cancelled.

Public Meetings:

• All Boards and Commission meetings are cancelled through the end of March.
• The Township Committee meetings will be made available through Zoom so that
the public can participate. More information on this, including how the public will
be permitted to participate in the meeting, will be forthcoming in the next few days
and this information will be posted on the Township website: https://www.franklintwp.org/

We may implement supplemental measures at any time to protect the health of staff and the general public.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work in unprecedented times.

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