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Board positions open in Franklin Township

12/17/2015 12:19PM ● By J. Chambless

By John Chambless
Staff Writer

Volunteers are being sought for several Franklin Township commissions and boards, and residents are asked to call the township office at 610-255-5212 or email for more information, or to apply.

There is one opening on the Planning Commission, one opening on the Historical Commission, three openings on the Historical Architectural Review Board, and one opening on on the UCC Appeals Board.

The Planning Commission (PC) is a five-member commission which meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. The PC acts in an advisory role to the Board of Supervisors. It reviews subdivision and land development plans of developers and residents based on the township ordinances and the Municipal Planning Code of Pennsylvania. It makes revisions and updates to the township ordinances and updates the Township Comprehensive Plan on a periodic basis. Candidates are appointed by the Board of Supervisors for a renewable term of four years.

The Historical Commission (HC) is a seven-member commission which meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The HC is responsible for survey and research, review of demolition permits affecting historic resources, and maintaining official historic resource maps and archives.

The Historical Architectural Review Board (HARB) is a seven-member board consisting of six residents and one Zoning Officer, and meets on the first Wednesday of each month. The HARB preserves and regulates the Kemblesville Historic District to reflect elements of its cultural, social, economic, political, and architectural history. Two of the three current vacancies must be filled by one registered architect and one real estate broker.

The Uniform Construction Code Appeals Board is a five-member board which meets as needed. Members handle any appeals of decisions made by the Building Code Official. Candidates are appointed by the Board of Supervisors for a renewable term of five years.

To contact Staff Writer John Chambless, email

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