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 Ungerer (Road Superintendent) and Eric Ungerer (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




Due to ongoing technological advancement, many electronic products become obsolete within a very short period of time, creating a large surplus of unwanted electronic products or “E-waste.” Disposing of E-waste in landfills has the potential to cause human and environmental health impacts.

Franklin Township and Moreland Community Historical Society will be accepting E-waste & Hazardous Waste at the Franklin Township House parking lot, 132 West Moreland Road, Wooster on the following date:

Saturday, June 27, 2020

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


This event is being hosted by Franklin Township Trustees. Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Recycling District, and ecycle Solutions of Ohio are providing the services.  Listed below is a partial list of some of the items that will be accepted:

a Automotive/Truck Batteries

a Cell phones/Mobile Devices

a Telephones/Equipment

a Computers/Laptops/I-pads/Misc. Parts

a Disk Drives, Hard Drives, Floppy Drives

a Software CDs

a Monitors Flat Screens (All Types)

a Monitors w/Glass Tube = $10.00/each

a Movies/DVDs, DVD Players

a Televisions:  Flat Screen – Televisions Rear Projection

a CRT (tube) Televisions 20” and smaller = $10.00/each

a CRT (tube) Televisions – above 20” - $20.00 each

a Household Electronics

a Household Appliances

a Business Machines/Copy Machines

a Power Equipment, Power Tools

a Scrap Metal

                            Basically, if it plugs in, or works off a battery, we will take it!


Large appliances such as: refrigerators, freezers, ranges, microwaves, washer, dryers, dehumidifiers, etc. will also be accepted.


If you are a Franklin Township resident and have a large appliance and need assistance in loading/transporting the appliance, we will provide pickup from June 22 – 26.

There will be a charge of $20.00.  


                                                 Tires will not be taken at this event.            


                    All proceeds will benefit the Moreland Community Historical Society.



SR 83 Closure SR 83 will be closed between Munson Road and the County line. Munson Road will be closed to through traffic during the SR 83 closure. Wayne County will be detouring local, passage traffic for the County Line Road to James Road to Clark Road back to SR 83. All trucks use the State Route detour.

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.


Franklin Township continues to have face to face meeting as scheduled. If you attend please adhere to social distancing guidelines. Face masks are not required. 

CORVID19 (coronavirus) is effecting everyone and everything. Please stay at home best you can. 

 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

Illustration: washing hands with soap and water


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.
Illustration: Woman quarantined to her home


Avoid close contact


Take steps to protect others

man in bed


Stay home if you’re sick

woman covering their mouth when coughing


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.


man wearing a mask


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.
cleaning a counter


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.

New Trustee Matt Gress has been elected for Franklin Township Trustee. Matt will be following David Mann who is retiring after 28 years of dedicated service to Franklin Township. David first term started in 1992, following his father, Harold Mann who's first term started 1967.

 Leaves and yard debris. This has continued to be an issue.  Please do not 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 and you can check the availability on the calendar. 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.


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Upcoming Events

Monday, Jul 27 at 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, Aug 31 at 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, Sep 28 at 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday, Oct 26 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM