Franklin Township, Wayne County Ohio

This Is The Offical Website For The Franklin Township Trustees And Is Provided As A Community Service.


This website has been designed to help serve the residents of Franklin Township, and all others who have an interest in the Franklin Township Community.

The regular monthly meetings for the Franklin Township Trustees are held at the Township House Building in Moreland, Ohio (office is 132 West Moreland Road). Please refer to the Schedule of meetings for times and dates.

Our community thanks our employees, Ron Schlauch (Road Supervisor), Aaron Everitt (Equipment Operator) for all of their hard work & dedication to Franklin Township. 

Franklin Township Trustees are:  Dan Burkhart, Dale Sidle, and Matt Gress

Franklin Township Fiscal Officer is:  David Bricker

NEWS from the Franklin Township Trustees

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Schools back in session. Be cautious of children walking the roadways and entering and leaving the school bus. Pet may follow the children or the children may cross the roadway for mail or the paper. Anytime approaching a child on or near the roadway pass with your full attention. Never pass a school bus with the red lights flashing.  

Petition. The Trustees have received a petition to not close Valley Road south of Moreland Road. This section has several homes and is through private property. It will not be closed. This has been a rumor that has been around for a long time.

Complaint. The Trustees received a complaint That chip and seal was used in the Johnny Appleseed development instead of pavement. If we would have paved all the roads in the Johnny Appleseed development it would have taken all the road maintenance budget and no other roads in the Township would have been maintained.

Complaint. People couldn't attend the Township meeting because they are held in the evening and the work second shift. The meeting schedule is set to allow the Trustees and Fiscal Officer can attend. if you have a question or complaint you can send it to the Trustees by text, email or call. If you would like it put on the agenda contact the Fiscal Officer. 

Fall is quickly approaching. Leaves will be falling. Do Not put leaves or yard waste into the ditch. This continues to be a problem washing away the the ditch sides and possibly the edge of the roadway.

Township Road Maintenance Franklin Township will be cleaning berms on most of the Township roads. Over time berms can build up and have to be cut back. Water needs to run off the pavement into the ditch.

Meetings: Franklin Township continues to have face to face meeting as scheduled. If you attend please adhere to social distancing guidelines. Note: The October meeting starts our winter times. The October 25th meeting will be at 7pm. 



COVID19 (coronavirus) is effecting everyone and everything. 


Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.


Take steps to protect yourself

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Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
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Avoid close contact


Take steps to protect others

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Stay home if you’re sick

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Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.


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Wear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
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Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.


 Leaves and yard debris. This has continued to be an issue.  Please don't move leaves into the ditch. Leaves clog the ditch and divert the water out of the ditch and can cause damage to the roadway or property. 

Wooster Community Hospital. The Franklin Township has re-appointed representative to the hospital Board of Trustees is Tammy Brooks.

Township Meeting Room is available for use by the Township residents. The form is in the forms to download section. Contact a the Fiscal Officer to schedule. A cleaning deposit is required.

Recycling is available on the west side of the Township garage. Please keep the area clean.

Permits, Wayne County is changing the permit process. Any excavation in Wayne County must have a permit for the Wayne County Soil and Water office. To install anything in the road right of way, County or Township you must get a permit from the Township, Permission from the County Commissioners and a permit from the office of Soil and Water.  

Note our Township roads are very popular with bicyclists  We also have a large Amish population with many buggys, horse and pony carts and pedestrians walking, be careful and courteous as you drive our roads. There is a new bike route to take bicycles from Wooster to Fredericksburg. Oil city Road and Buss Road in Franklin township are part of this route. Be aware of the increased bicycle traffic.


Upcoming Events

Monday, Dec 27 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM