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Franklin County Modifies Operations in Response to COVID-19

Franklin County is closing its buildings to the public beginning Monday, except in rare cases, until the current Coronavirus crisis is over.

March 20 COVID-19 Cancellations, Postponements and Changes

Here is the current list of new closures and cancellations as of March 20. Also included are events with altered hours and/or rules for participation.

Franklin County Revises, Explains Disaster Emergency

The declaration allows staff to expedite activities related to emergency response and readies the county for federal funding for costs related to COVID-19.

Franklin County Recognizes Dee Allison for 20 Years of Service to...

Franklin County Commissioners recognized Verdona “Dee” Allison recently for over 20 years as a volunteer ombudsman, helping people living in long-term care.

County Commissioners Continue Support of Redevelopment Efforts at Letterkenny

Franklin County Commissioners passed a resolution extending the Keystone Opportunity Zone (KOZ) at Letterkenny Industrial Park.

John Thierwechter Hired as Assistant County Administrator

Franklin County’s Director of Emergency Services John Thierwechter moves to a new role this month as the county’s assistant administrator.

Black and Davison Law Group to Provide Solicitor Services for Franklin...

The Franklin County Solicitor position provides legal counsel and advice for the Board of Commissioners.

Progress Update: Court Facility Improvement Project

The multi-faceted Franklin County Court Facility Improvement project is progressing on schedule and continues to be within budget according to Project Manager John Hart.

County Commissioners Add Quarterly Night Meetings

Franklin County Commissioners are adding some night meetings to their 2020 board meeting schedule. Commissioners approved four extra meetings a year, to be held in municipalities outside Chambersburg, the county seat.

Franklin County Dec. Employee Of Month

Hannah Crean, a caseworker with the county’s Children and Youth Department, is Franklin County’s December Employee of the Month.

Commissioners Approve 2020 Budget, Library Tax Resolution

The budget does not increase the county real estate tax but does add an extra 1/4 mill to the library tax.

County Looks at Increasing Library System Funding

Franklin County Commissioners are looking at a request from the Franklin County Library System (FCLS) for funding to maintain its buildings, services, and staff.

Franklin County September Employee of the Month

Lisa Souders, a purchasing assistant for Franklin County's Procurement Department, is the county's September Employee of the Month.

Franklin County 911 Dispatcher Receives Clinical Save Award

Makenzie Cleary, a 911 Dispatcher, received a prestigious award for her actions this summer in helping save a man’s life.

Franklin County Kicks off Annual Recovery Month

As county residents gathered to remember residents lost in recent years to the opioid crisis, purple lights came on at the Waynesboro Parklet on Main Street, anticipating the beginning of September's National Recovery Month.

County Commissioners Approve Human Services Block Grant Plan

The Franklin County Commissioners recently approved the 2019-2020 Human Services Block Grant plan.

Franklin County Commissioners Intend to Sell Vacant Land

The Franklin County Commissioners recently signed a letter of intent for the sale of a county-owned .84-acre lot.

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