Hunterdon County Engineering Department: Bridge F-82 Scour Repairs

Posted on September 30, 2022

County Bridge F-82 Lower Lansdown Road Franklin Township Please be advised that scour repairs to County Bridge F-82 (Lower Lansdown Road over Capooling Creek) are scheduled to begin on or about Monday, October 10, 2022 and are expected to last 3 to 4 weeks (weather dependent). The road is expected to remain open except for...

COVID-19 Animal Safety Resource Link

Posted on September 26, 2022


Rural Awareness invites Franklin Township Residents: Daffodil Bulb Planting Day 2022 on October 2nd

Posted on September 23, 2022

Photo: Spring 2022 Rural Awareness will be coordinating the township second annual Daffodil Bulbs Planting Day. Residents of Franklin are welcome to pick up their bulbs for fall planting on October 2, between 10am-2pm at the current municipal building parking lot. We look forward to many blooms throughout the township in spring of 2023!

Reporting Dead or Dying Trees that are Threatening Utility Lines

Posted on September 23, 2022

Residents can contact JCP&L customer service at 1-800-662-3115 anytime Monday – Friday between 8:00am – 6:00pm and make an inquiry for forestry.  Residents can also fill out the JCP&L online form and email them:  There’s a section for “tree trimming” under customer service and when you click on it, it will pop open a...

Public Health & Safety Notice to Residents: Emerald Ash Borer Infestations

Posted on September 23, 2022

ALERT! Public Health & Safety Notice to Residents The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an insect initially brought into the United States on contaminated wooden pallets. It has already infected and killed more than 75 million trees in Michigan and Ohio. It has been of major concern in New Jersey for many years and has...

Notice to Bidders: Oak Grove Road Improvements Project – Phases I & II

Posted on September 19, 2022

Township of Franklin NOTICE TO BIDDERS Oak Grove Road Improvements - Phases I & II   Notice is hereby given that sealed proposals will be received by the Township of Franklin, Hunterdon County, New Jersey (the “Owner”) for Oak Grove Road Improvements – Phases I & II project and be opened and read in public...

Request for Proposals (RFP) – Development of Affordable Housing On Block 5, Lots 2 and 3

Posted on September 9, 2022

Township of Franklin NOTICE TO BIDDERS RFP – Development of Affordable Housing on Block 5, Lots 2 and 3   NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed proposals will be received by the Township of Franklin, Hunterdon County, State of New Jersey at 10:30 a.m. on October 31, 2022 from qualified developers for the development of...

JCP&L Advisory: Tree Trimming for Baptistown Substation

Posted on September 2, 2022

JCP&L is scheduled to perform tree trimming maintenance for the Baptistown Substation beginning in mid-September. The following roads will be affected: Baptistown Franklin Township Trim   Please note that residents that would like to report trees that are endangering power lines can contact JCP&L customer service at 1-800-662-3115 anytime Monday – Friday between 8:00am –...

Environmental Commission Request: Depleted Well Tracking

Posted on August 30, 2022

We have heard that some wells have run dry for Franklin residents on Whitebridge and Croton Roads. We have heard anecdotally that it is older wells less than 175 ft deep.   Given the long hot, dry spell we have had, unfortunately this is not unusual.  In addition to the possibility the dry well is...

Rural Awareness Hosts Meet the Candidates Night

Posted on August 19, 2022

Rural Awareness is hosting a Meet the Candidates Night on Tuesday, September 13th 2022 at 7:00 Pm at the South Ridge Community Church. More details on the official flyer. *This event is unaffiliated with any official township operations.
Franklin Township Seal

2022-2023 Tax Bill Update

Posted on August 5, 2022

Attention Residents: We apologize for the delay in mailing the final 2022/2023 Preliminary tax bills. The Franklin Township, Hunterdon website has been updated with the 3rd & 4th quarter balances. The bills will be mailed out this week. Due to the delay the grace period for this quarter has been extended to Wednesday August 31st...

Hunterdon County is updating its 2007 Growth Management Plan

Posted on August 4, 2022

Help paint the future of HUNTERDON! Your Voice is Important! Hunterdon County is updating its 2007 Growth Management Plan, which guides county-level investment, support for municipalities, and creates a shared vision for the County’s next decade. Share your experiences of Hunterdon County to help paint the vision for the County! Visit HUNTERDONCOUNTYMASTERPLAN.ORG or scan the...


Posted on July 12, 2022

THE HUNTERDON GAMES Date:  Saturday, August 20th, 2022 Time:  12:30 PM to 5:31 PM Location:  Finn Park, 36 Finn Road, Pittstown, NJ (Union Township)   Franklin Township is seeking participants for our team.  Positions are open to all residents and employees of Franklin Township aged 18 and older.   For more information, please see the...

Additional Tax Assessor Hours for Farmland Assessment Application Assistance

Posted on July 8, 2022

The Franklin Township Tax Assessor will be available for additional hours to answer questions related to farmland assessment applications or other matters of concern. The hours are as follows: Thursday, July 14th: 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM Thursday, July 21st: 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM Thursday, July 28th: 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM These hours...

Hunterdon County Launches New Survey On Farmland Preservation

Posted on July 7, 2022

Hunterdon County has launched a new survey to gather resident feedback on farmland preservation, as part of the county’s Comprehensive Farmland Preservation Plan Update process, County Commissioner Board Deputy Director Zachary T. Rich announced at the July 5th Board meeting. Rich, the Board’s Planning and Land Use Department liaison, reported, “The County is committed to...

JCP&L Advisory: Manage Your Energy During the Summer Months

Posted on June 23, 2022

Dear Valued JCP&L Customer: With summer heat likely to drive increased electricity use and higher bills, JCP&L wants you to have the tools and knowledge you need to effectively manage your energy use and budget. As summer temperatures rise, you can improve energy efficiency and lower cooling costs throughout the season by following these tips:...

Safe In Hunterdon: Crisis Response Team Volunteers Wanted

Posted on June 17, 2022

Purpose: Decrease the emotional trauma victims face from experiencing domestic or sexual violence by accompanying them to forensic examinations and police interviews. Increase a victim's ability to make an educated decision about their options by sharing information about safety planning, SAFE services, and community resources. Qualifications: Must be 18 years of age or older. Relate...

JCP&L Advisory: FirstEnergy, JCP&L Warn Customers to Be on Guard Against Utility Scammers this Summer

Posted on June 17, 2022

With increased reliance on electricity during hot weather months and many customers still facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, utility scammers continue to find opportunities to trick customers into giving away personal information and paying “unpaid bills” to avoid service disconnection. FirstEnergy and JCP&L remind customers to remain vigilant against utility imposters who...

America’s Grow-a-Row Recognizes 20 Years of Service

Posted on June 10, 2022

America’s Grow-a-Row began in 2002 through the efforts of one person, Chip Paillex, who was looking for a project to do with his four-year-old daughter. Chip and his daughter decided on gardening and started growing vegetables on a small rented plot at a Pittstown farm. Their garden thrived, and they had more produce than they...

JCP&L To Begin Installing Smart Meters in 2023

Posted on June 10, 2022

JCP&L to Begin Installing Smart Meters in 2023 New technology supports accurate meter readings and more information to help customers manage electricity use   Holmdel, N.J. – As part of its plan to modernize the electric distribution system, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE), will begin installing smart meters...
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