May 25, 2018

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Welcome to the Borough of Franklin

Franklin Borough – a small town with a big heart: incorporated in 1913; located in Sussex County in beautiful Northwestern NJ; having a population of just under 5,000 people with an area of 4.6 square miles; designated by the NJ legislature as the “Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World”; widely recognized for its mining history and rich zinc and iron ore bodies containing more than 150 minerals, many of which have fluorescent properties and some found nowhere else in the world.

Today, the Borough’s strategic location and natural beauty have helped it achieve recognition as a great place to live, work and shop. Franklin’s amenities include a beautiful pond recreation area, schools and parks in a rural setting, with the added convenience of nearby commercial activities.


    • Lifeguards wanted for the 2018 Franklin Pond summer season. Must be at least 16 years of age and waterfront certified. Application can be found HERE or in person 8:30-4:00 at 46 Main Street, Franklin. For questions, please email or call 973-827-9280 x114. Franklin Borough is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    • 2018 CLEAN COMMUNITIES – Job Posting | Application
    • Franklin Day and Pond Opening #staytuned.  Water testing report.
    • 2018 Leaf & Brush Pick-up Schedule – Information
    • Forward Franklin Health Survey – DETAILS
    • Commuter Bus Service Questionnaire – DETAILS
  • New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Clean Energy Program – Information

CLICK HERE for more info

Vendors Wanted – No Charge

We are so excited about the Wellness Expo on Sunday, May 20th at the Franklin Borough School. Please help us spread the word to all of Franklin that this wonderful and free opportunity is coming to town!!! I have attached the flyer and dropped in a text copy below so you have the info handy. Post it, share it, talk about it! Exhibitors are still rolling in and here are just some of the highlights: immunizations, screenings, medication review, health and nutrition information, financial resources, games and activities, and raffle prizes! Our Youth Affinity Group is planning to offer some fun activities as well! If you haven’t submitted your paperwork to exhibit yet, please do so asap…or at least let me know you’re working on it so I can plan accordingly. I hope that all of our organizational partners will be on-site to share very important resources with the residents. Please reach out to me or Tamara ( with any questions!

Laura Hawkins, MSW, LSW
Coordinator, Community Health
Newton Medical Center and Hackettstown Medical Center
Phone: 973-579-8659

  • Board of Elections is looking for poll workers. Interested people can call 973-579-0950 x 1591 with questions. Click Here for current list of available locations for new poll worker training classes.
  • 2018 SCMUA Schedule. Notice includes FREE recycling drop-off dates
  • Mosquitoe Notice – DETAILS
  • Franklin Elementary School Budget 2017-2018
  • 2017 Water Quality Report(for the year 2016)
  • Foreclosure Fast Facts & Resource Sheet
  • Emergency Services Length of Service Awards Program – DETAILS
  • We hope that you will Save the Date for our 4th Annual Changing the Face of Addiction Walk on August 4th, 2018!
  • Franklin residents can fish and boat/kayak on the Franklin Pond at no charge, but they must complete a fishing or boating permit between the hours of 8:30am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday. Fees for non-residents are $20 for a fishing permit and $30 for a boating permit.

Franklin Borough Announces Miss Franklin 2017 – Maria Cunneely.

Sussex County C.L.E.A.R ProgramDetails
JCPL Tips for Managing through a Power Outage – INFO
Sussex County Mosquito Control Information