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Status Update on Franklin Township’s Recovery from TS Isaias

Posted on August 5, 2020

Hello Franklin Township Residents, Franklin Township is recovering from the effects of Tropical Storm Isaias. The Township is currently facing power outages for a significant portion of our residents. The Township has informed JCP&L of the need for immediate assistance on behalf of our residents. But, a number of municipalities throughout New Jersey were severely...
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Hunterdon County OEM: Hunterdon County Recovers from Tropical Storm Isaias Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Posted on August 4, 2020

Good Evening Hunterdon County Residents, Hunterdon County continues to respond to and recover from to the impacts delivered from Tropical Storm Isaias. Nearly 24,000 JCP&L customers in Hunterdon County are without power, representing nearly 40% of the customer base. JCP&L reports more than 695,000 customers are without power across New Jersey which represents more than...
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COVID-19 Testing Robo-Calls

Posted on August 3, 2020

Beginning on Friday, July 31st, residents have begun receiving phone calls claiming to be from "Mayor Phil” instructing them regarding COVID-19 testing.  This series of phone calls appears to be taking place in error as the information on the call is for Franklin Township in Somerset County.  Please be aware that Franklin Township, Hunterdon County,...
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Tax Assessor Available Additional Hours

Posted on July 20, 2020

The Franklin Township Tax Assessor will be available to meet with residents at the picnic table outside of the municipal building to answer questions related to farmland assessment applications or other matters of concern.  The Hours will be Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm and Thursday, July 30, 2020 from 1:00 pm -4:00...
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Third Quarter Estimated Tax Bills Explained

Posted on July 17, 2020

THE THIRD QUARTER ESTIMATE INSTALLMENT GRACE PERIOD WILL BE UNTIL TO AUGUST 12TH, 2020 WITH NO PENALTY OR INTEREST CHARGED.   PAYMENTS RECEIVED AFTER THAT DATE WILL BE CHARGED INTEREST BACK TO AUGUST 1, 2020.   ***If you currently have a mortgage and have your taxes paid via escrow, then the estimate tax bill you...
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Well Test Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Posted on July 15, 2020

Franklin Township is excited to announce that Raritan Headwaters will be offering "Well Test Wednesdays"  The program allows residents to drive up, procure a well test kit, and return samples the very same day.  Staff will be adhering to all public health guidelines and social distancing protocols. Residents are asked to wear a mask during...
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Third Quarter Estimated Tax Bills & Annual Levy Notice

Posted on July 9, 2020

THE THIRD QUARTER ESTIMATE INSTALLMENT GRACE PERIOD WILL BE UNTIL TO AUGUST 12TH, 2020 WITH NO PENALTY OR INTEREST CHARGED. PAYMENTS RECEIVED AFTER THAT DATE WILL BE CHARGED INTEREST BACK TO AUGUST 1, 2020. Franklin Township residents are receiving estimated tax bills in the mail. This estimate was necessary for the third quarter, due to...
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Important Election Information

Posted on July 1, 2020

Governor Murphy signed Executive Order #120 on April 8th, 2020, moving the 2020 Primary Election from June 2, 2020 to July 7, 2020 to account for concerns regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic. On May 15, 2020, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order #144, declaring that the Primary Election will be conducted as an all-Mail-In-Ballot election. Any resident...
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Welcome to our new website!

Posted on June 26, 2020

We’re excited to launch a new website that will help us better serve Franklin Township: https://www.franklin-twp.org Why this matters The new site will improve access to services and information to the people of Franklin Township, as well as empower those internally who manage our digital services to the community. Phases There were three phases to...
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Grace Period for Property Taxes Remains Unchanged

Posted on May 4, 2020

We are advising our residents that the grace period is unchanged at this moment after reviewing Gov. Murphy's Executive Order 130.  Gov. Murphy's order only offered an extension on the tax payment to the municipality, but it didn't allow for an extension of the liability payments that the Township has to remit to the County, Schools...
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United Way’s ALICE Recovery Fund

Posted on April 17, 2020

We would like to share the United Way's ALICE Recovery Fund letter with our community.  
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Hunterdon & Somerset Counties Joint COVID-19 Testing Site at RVCC April 16

Posted on April 13, 2020

Hunterdon & Somerset Counties announces the opening of a joint COVID-19 testing site at RVCC April 16.  For more information please read the media release.
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Notice to Residents from the Construction Official

Posted on March 25, 2020

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATLY The Township municipal building will be closed to the general public effective immediately until further notice. HOWEVER, the business of the Township will continue, with some modifications. The Construction Office will be operating on a revised weekly schedule. In order to provide the necessary inspection service, we ask that you be patient and...

Information on the Firearms Application & Registration System (FARS) during the COVID-19 response.

Posted on March 20, 2020

All FARS applications will be processed with an expected delay due to the COVID- 19 response and recovery. FARS will continue to accept new applications, however it is expected that the background investigations and processing times will be significantly delayed. It is important to note that initial applications will be indefinitely delayed due to the...
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Governor Murphy Announces Aggressive Social Distancing Measures to Mitigate Further Spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey

Posted on March 20, 2020

Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 104, implementing aggressive social distancing measures to mitigate further spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey. Read the full announcement on the Official State of New Jersey Website
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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...
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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donations Needed

Posted on March 15, 2020

Nationwide resource shortages are impacting first responders and healthcare professionals in Hunterdon County.  We are asking for your help.  If you or someone you know are interested in donating needed items to aid our first responders and healthcare employees you can get more information at the Hunterdon County Website.
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COVID-19 What Residents Need To Know

Posted on March 6, 2020

The Hunterdon County Health Department and the Hunterdon County Office of Emergency Management, along with State and Federal partners continue to monitor the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19.  Please read the media release from the Hunterdon County Health Department for information.
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Spotted Lantern Fly Information

Posted on September 21, 2018

In the USA, the Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive species that could be very devastating to some New Jersey crops and hardwood trees.  Quarantine compliance will reduce the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly to new areas and counties thereby protecting New Jersey resources including forests and agriculture.  For more information please see the New Jersey...
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