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POPULATION: 3,195 (2010 Census)
AREA: 23.11 square miles
MAP: No

Mayor Bruce Polkowitz
Deputy Mayor Daniel Connor
Committee
James Fania
Susan Soloway
Tim Wintermute
Township Committee Meetings
2nd & 4th Thursday of Each Month at 7:30 pm in the Municipal Building

Clerk Ursula V. Stryker
Deputy Clerk Catherine Innella
Administrator Jesse Landon
Attorney Katrina Campbell, Esq., 1001 Route 517, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
(908) 852-2600
Financial Director Diane Laudenbach
Clerical Assistant Catherine Innella

Auditor Nisivoccia, LLP
200 Valley Road, Suite 300, Mt. Arlington, NJ 07856
(973) 328-1825

Animal Control Officer Laura Roerig

Board of Health
Chairman Bruce Polkowitz
Secretary Ursula V. Stryker
Attorney Micheal Selvaggi, Courter, Kobert & Cohen, PC, 1001 Route 517, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
(908) 852-2600

Building Subcode Official Mark Fornaciari

Construction Official Mark Fornaciari
Technical Assistant to Construction Official Jean Bahlman

Clean Communities Coordinator Alan Dilley

Electrical Subcode Official Peter Buchanan

Emergency Management Coordinator George Reichert

Engineer C. Richard Roseberry
Maser Consulting, PO Box 4017, Clinton, NJ 08809

Environmental Commission
Chair
Diane Burgess

Fair Housing Administrator vacant

Fire Chief Christoper Vallat

Fire Department Quakertown Fire Company, 67 Quakertown Road, PO Box 34, Pittstown, NJ 08867
(908) 73505220

Fire Marshal William Majewski

Fire Official Bill Majewski

Fire Subcode Official Tom Lance

Municipal Court Franklin Township Muncipal court
1070 Route 202, Ringoes, NJ 08551
(908) 782-6855

Municipal Court Judge Edward R. Martin
Court Administrator
Cindy Hooven

OEM Coordinator George Reichert

Office on Aging Municipal Coordinator Ella Haver

Open Space Coordinator John DeMarrais

Planning Board
Chairman
Scott Bauman
Secretary Lisa Wood
Attorney Roger Thomas, Dolan and Dolan, PO Box D, Newton, NJ 07860

Plumbing Subcode Official Stewart Doddy

Police Department Franklin Township Police, 202 Sidney Road
(908) 735-6508
Police Officer in Charge Dominick Zeveney

Public Works Alan Dilley

Recreation Coordinator Mark Mroz

Recycling Coordinator Alan Dilley

Rescue Squad Quakertown Fire Company, 67 Quakertown Road, PO Box 34, Pittstown, NJ 08867
(908) 735-5220

Recycling Coordinator Alan Dilley

Registrar of Vital Statistics Ursula V. Stryker

Road Supervisor Alan Dilley

Senior, Disabilities & Veterans Services Sue Larson

SWAC Coordinator Martin Bercaw

Tax Assessor Mary Mastro

Tax Collector Alice Anne Pareti

Welfare Director County of Hunterdon, Division of Social Services
6 Gauntt Place, Flemington, NJ 08822
788-1300

Zoning Officer John Barczyk

The Township of Franklin
202 Sidney Road
Pittstown, NJ 08867
Phone: 908-735-5215 * Fax: 908-735-7598
MUNICIPAL OFFICE OPEN:
Monday through Friday - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday Evening - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
www.franklin-twp.org

The land that became Franklin Township was the home of Delaware Indians for some 5,000 years before Quaker settlers from Burlington arrived soon after 1700. The most reliable records available about the early days of the Township are found in the minutes of the Friends' Meeting in Quakertown, which was organized in 1733 and remains the last active Quaker establishment in Hunterdon County.

Franklin was set off from Kingwood Township on April 7, 1845 and in turn lost part of its land in 1865, along with Clinton and Union townships, to form the Town of Clinton. Its borders have remained static since, embracing 23.3 square miles in the heart of Hunterdon. Villages and hamlets in Franklin are Cherryville (Dogtown until 1856), Quakertown (sometimes called Fairview between 1834 and 1856) and Pittstown (Hoffs until the late 1700s), which also is partly in Alexandria and Union Townships. In earlier years, Landsdown, Sidney, Kingtown (King's Mills) and Oak Grove also were busy settlements.

The township has some of the most productive soils in the state and a bounty of streams. The northern Uplands, in the Raritan River watershed, give rise to the Capoolong Creek. The southern Plateau, in the Delaware River watershed, has the Croton Swamp and headwaters of both the Lockatong and Wickecheoke Creeks. From its beginning, Franklin was a center of agriculture and still maintains much of its rural character, boasting a wealth of scenic vistas.

SCHOOLS:
SCHOOL
PHONE NUMBER
Franklin Township School (K-8)
908-735-7929
North Hunterdon High School (9-12)
908-735-2846
Hunt. Co. Superintendent of Schools Office
908-788-1414

PUBLIC UTILITIES:
SERVICE COMPANY NAME PHONE NUMBER
Electric Supply
800-545-7741
Natural Gas
-
-
Local Phone Service
888-723-8010
Cable
800-222-1813
Garbage Service
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-
Recycling Service
908-788-1110
908-735-8384
Water Supply
-
-
Sewerage
-
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