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Cultural Holidays, Girl Scout Week, Others Acknowledged By Township Council

Cultural Holidays, Girl Scout Week, Others Acknowledged By Township Council

Girl Scout Week, National Nutrition Month Hindu and Muslim holidays and Women’s History Month were acknowledged at the March 15 Township Council meeting. The council proclaimed March 12-18 as Girl Scout week in the township in a proclamation that noted nearly 300 township girls participate in the scouting program. A number of Girl Scouts from […]








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Kramer Defends Proposed Sales Ban On Puppy And Kitten Mill Animals

Kramer Defends Proposed Sales Ban On Puppy And Kitten Mill Animals

A ban on the sale in the township of animals bred in puppy and kitten mills is the “appropriate way to move,” Mayor Phil Kramer said on March 15. The mayor was responding to criticism leveled by a township resident of a proposed ordinance amendment to do just that. Scott Siegel told the council that he felt the proposed […]








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Township Resident Renews Request For ‘Sanctuary City’ Status For Franklin

Township Resident Renews Request For ‘Sanctuary City’ Status For Franklin

The Township Council is “moving at the right speed” to answer calls for Franklin to join the list of American towns that will not enforce national immigration laws, Mayor Phil Kramer said March 15. Kramer was responding to Emerson Road resident Manijeh Saba, who asked the Township Council to declare Franklin a “sanctuary city.” Sanctuary […]








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Township Council Set To Vote on Mandating ‘Quiet’ Fireworks Use By Private Organizations

Township Council Set To Vote on Mandating ‘Quiet’ Fireworks Use By Private Organizations

The Township Council is moving closer to voting on an ordinance amendment prohibiting the use of traditional loud fireworks by private businesses and organizations. Responding to complaints from residents about the noise, Mayor Phil Kramer last year asked Township Manager Robert Vornlocker to look into the availability of “quiet” fireworks. That research will probably lead […]








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Consultant: Sports Complex Could Be Boon For Corporate Business Zone

Consultant: Sports Complex Could Be Boon For Corporate Business Zone

The township’s dream of having a thriving corporate business park will probably take 20 years to 25 years to realize, the Township Council was told during a special Feb. 7 meeting. And to ensure success, that corporate park should include affordable housing as well as amenities such as restaurants, the council was told. The recommendations […]








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Proposed Ordinance Would Ban Puppy, Cat Mill Animals From Township Pet Stores

Proposed Ordinance Would Ban Puppy, Cat Mill Animals From Township Pet Stores

An ordinance that would prohibit pet stores from selling animals bred in large-scale commercial breeding facilities is making its way to the Township Council. The ordinance wold be symbolic at this point because the last township pet store that sold dogs and cats – Pets, Pets, Pets, on John F. Kennedy Boulevard – closed its […]








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Township Council Sets Minimum Bid For Farmland Leases

Township Council Sets Minimum Bid For Farmland Leases

The township is getting ready to auction off the farming rights for a number of plots. The Township Council at the Jan 24 meeting set at $8 per acre the minimum auction price for 414 total acres, 261 of which are tillable. The price is the same as it was in 2013, the last time […]








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Donation, Commendations At Jan. 24 Township Council Meeting

Donation, Commendations At Jan. 24 Township Council Meeting

A $4,000 donation to Second Chance for Animals and commendations for a township man’s good works and the former deputy mayor kicked off the Jan. 24 Township Council meeting. Mayor Phil Kramer in 2016 donated all of the fees he would have collected for performing marriages to Second Chance for Animals the organization that funds […]








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Township Researching Prohibition Of Unmanned Aircraft Over Open Space, Parks

Township Researching Prohibition Of Unmanned Aircraft Over Open Space, Parks

Reports of unmanned aircraft flying over township-owned open space and parkland has prompted officials to research whether that activity can be prohibited. Township manager Robert Vornlocker told the Open Space Advisory Committee at its Jan. 17 meeting that he has asked the township attorney to look into the matter. There probably won’t be an answer […]








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Eagle Scouts Receive Township Council Commendations

Eagle Scouts Receive Township Council Commendations

Five township Eagle Scouts were acknowledged by the Township Council at the Jan. 3 reorganization meeting. The scouts, all members of Troop 154, received their Eagle classification over the past two years. The Eagle Scouts recognized were: Albert Kraus, whose project was replacing the Little League field sign, and doing general maintenance around the fields. […]








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