Boards and Commissions

Application to Serve on City Board or Commission

Commission to Remember Our Heroes

Purpose. To preserve and maintain the military service monuments and memorials located on public property within the corporate limits of the City of Franklin, and to evaluate, restore, update and replace where necessary honor rolls, structures and markers that recognize the men and women of the region for their dedicated service to our nation, community and mankind.

Meetings. Third Thursday of each month at 12:00 Noon.

Board Members

  • Terry Belter
  • C. Robert Bowen
  • George Jolley
  • Angela Shields
  • Sharon Thornton

Contact Information

    Tracy Jamieson
    Franklin City Hall
    430 Thirteenth Street
    Franklin, PA 16323
    Phone: 814-437-1485
    Fax: 814-437-1119
    Email: Tracy Jamieson

Franklin Fine Arts Council

Purpose. The mission of the Franklin Fine Arts Council is to foster, stimulate, and promote the arts and enhance the vitality and quality of life of our community and region.

Meetings. Third Tuesday of each month at 12:00 Noon.

Board Members

  • Pat Dolecki, President
  • Cheryl Brickner, Vice President
  • Ronnie Beith, Treasurer
  • Connie Pratt, Secretary
  • Matt Beith
  • Mary Dickson
  • Amy Ivell
  • Chris Latchaw
  • Nancy Lindsey
  • Penny Minnick
  • Brian Mong
  • Leigh Protivnak

Contact Information

    Ronnie Beith
    Franklin City Hall
    430 Thirteenth Street
    Franklin, PA 16323
    Phone: 814-437-1619
    Fax: 814-437-1119
    Email: Ronnie Beith

Franklin Industrial & Commercial Development Authority

Purpose. To own and operate Venango Area Industrial Complex, a multi-tenant facility and business incubator. To promote economic development and assist the manufacturing and commercial community.

Meetings. Second Monday of January, March, May, July, September, and November at 12:00 Noon at Venango Area Industrial Complex, 191 Howard Street, Franklin.

Authority Members

  • Vincent Witherup, Chairman
  • Jason Wible, Vice Chairman
  • Karen Counselman, Treasurer
  • Robert Barber, Secretary
  • Michelle Hartle, Vice Secretary
  • Rod Griffin
  • Richard A. Mihalic

Solicitor

    Henry W. Gent, III, Esq.
    Phone: 814-432-2181

Staff

  • Roger McCauley, Executive Director
  • Sally Snodgrass, Office Manager

Contact Information

    191 Howard Street, Suite 100
    Franklin, PA 16323
    Phone: 814-432-4476
    Fax: 814-432-4777
    E-Mail: Roger McCauley
    Website: Franklin Industrial & Commercial Development Authority

General Authority of the City of Franklin

Purpose. To own and operate the Franklin water plants and water network; to operate the Franklin wastewater treatment plant and wastewater network; to be a vehicle for issuing bonds.

Meetings. Second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM.

CCR2015: Consumer Confidence Report - Water Quality 2015

Authority Board

  • Timothy Dunkle, Secretary
  • Erik Johnson, Vice Chairperson
  • Timothy Lyons
  • John Neidich
  • Peter O'Polka
  • Ann Rudegeair, Chairperson
  • Martin Rudegeair, Treasurer

Solicitor

    James Greenfield, Esq.
    Phone: 814-432-2181

Contact Information

    Franklin City Hall
    430 Thirteenth Street
    Franklin, PA 16323
    Phone: 814-437-1485
    Fax: 814-437-1119
    Email: Tracy Jamieson
Historic & Architectural Review Board

Purpose. To preserve and protect the integrity of the City's architectural style and resources; to make recommendations to City Council on Certificates of Appropriateness.

Meetings. Fourth Tuesday of each month at 10:00 A.M.

Board Members

  • James Ashbaugh
  • Mathew Beith
  • Chuck Gibbons
  • Dianne Hall
  • Daniel Weiland
  • Dale Wilson
  • Vacant

Review Process

H.A.R.B. Design Guidelines Introduction

H.A.R.B. Guidelines for Signs and Awnings

Historic District Map

Contact Information

    Chuck Gibbons, Code Enforcement/Zoning Officer
    Franklin City Hall
    430 Thirteenth Street
    Franklin, PA 16323
    Phone: 814-437-1430
    Fax: 814-437-1119
    Email: Chuck Gibbons
Housing Authority

Purpose. To provide safe, affordable housing to law-abiding, economically responsible families.

Meetings. Fourth Wednesday of each month at 9:00 A.M. There will be no meetings in July or December.

Authority Board

  • Lawrence Behringer
  • Edward Bergin
  • Nancy Fitzgerald
  • Robert Graham
  • James Johnson

Solicitor**

    George Thompson, Esq.
    Phone: 814-437-2121

Contact Information

    Vanessa Rockovich, Executive Director
    1212 Chestnut Street
    Franklin, PA 16323
    Phone: 814-432-3416
    Fax: 814-432-5793
    Email: Housing Authority
    Website: Housing Authority
Planning & Zoning Commission

Purpose. Review and update the City Comprehensive Plan and City Zoning Ordinance.

Meetings. Third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 P.M.

Commission Members

  • Mathew Beith, Vice Chairperson
  • Susan Astorino
  • Mike Dulaney
  • Pamela Logsdon Sibley, Chairperson
  • Vacant

Solicitor

    Brian Spaid, Esq.
    Phone: 814-432-2181

Contact Information

    Franklin City Hall
    430 Thirteenth Street
    Franklin, PA 16323
    Phone: 814-437-1485
    Fax: 814-437-1119
    Email: Tracy Jamieson
Redevelopment Authority

Purpose. To help facilitate the economic and community development of the City of Franklin, in conjunction with City Council and the Franklin Community Development Department.

Meetings. Second Thursday of each month at Noon.

Authority Board

  • Michael Dulaney
  • Jerri Gent, Chairperson
  • Ann Witherup Rudegeair
  • Ryan Rudegeair
  • Doug Volmrich

Solicitor

    Henry W. Gent, III, Esq.
    Phone: 814-432-2181

Contact Information

    Sheila Boughner, Director of Community Development
    Franklin City Hall
    430 Thirteenth Street
    Franklin, PA 16323
    Phone: 814-437-7841
    Fax: 814-437-1119
    Email: Sheila Boughner
Shade Tree Commission

Purpose. To oversee the care, planting, and harvesting of trees on City-owned property.

Meetings. Second Monday of each month at 9:00 A.M. except October when they will meet the third Monday.

Commission Board

  • Rick Beith
  • Hope Bittner
  • Cliff Minnick
  • Roxanne Spaid
  • Michael Swatzler
  • Vacant
  • Vacant

Contact Information

    Chuck Gibbons, Code Enforcement/Zoning Officer
    Franklin City Hall
    430 Thirteenth Street
    Franklin, PA 16323
    Phone: 814-437-1430
    Fax: 814-437-1119
    Email: Chuck Gibbons
UCC Appeals Board

Purpose. Hears appeals on construction issues relating to the City Zoning Ordinance.

Meetings. As needed.

Board Members

  • Daniel Drayer, Electrical Contractor
  • Kenneth Garland, Jr., Building Contractor
  • Michael Graham, Fire Protection Contractor
  • Jarold Hatch, Plumbing Contractor
  • Amos Rudolph, Registered Architect
  • Daniel Weiland, Alternate

Solicitor

    Brian Spaid, Esq.
    Phone: 814-432-2181

Contact Information

    Chuck Gibbons, Code Enforcement/Zoning Officer
    Franklin City Hall
    430 Thirteenth Street
    Franklin, PA 16323
    Phone: 814-437-1430
    Fax: 814-437-1119
    Email: Chuck Gibbons
Zoning Hearing Board

Purpose. Hears appeals on zoning issues relating to the City Zoning Ordinance.

Meetings. As needed.

Board Members

  • Walt Donaldson
  • Jason Peterson
  • Jeffrey Romanowski
  • Randy Stewart

Solicitor

    Robert W. McFate, Esq.
    Phone: 814-676-3933

Contact Information

    Chuck Gibbons, Code Enforcement/Zoning Officer
    Franklin City Hall
    430 Thirteenth Street
    Franklin, PA 16323
    Phone: 814-437-1430
    Fax: 814-437-1119
    Email: Chuck Gibbons