January 20, 2018

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Welcome to the Borough of Franklin

Franklin Borough, incorporated in 1913, is located in beautiful Sussex County.  The Borough has a population of just over 5,000 people with an area of 4.6 square miles.  Known as the “Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World”, Franklin Borough is widely recognized for its rich ore body containing more than 150 minerals, many of which have fluorescent properties.  A number of these minerals are found nowhere else in the world.

Franklin has a rich mining history.  Zinc and iron were mined by small companies in the 1800’s.  In 1897 the New Jersey Zinc Company took control of mining operations and became a major influence in the Borough’s development until the mine closed in 1954.

Today, the Borough’s strategic location and natural beauty have helped it achieve recognition as a great place to live 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.  The Route 23 corridor is truly a destination for retail shopping and banking while other areas in the Borough retain the distinctive character and down home advantages of small town living.

The Borough’s many volunteer groups and institutions support the town and contribute to a strong sense of community pride.  The Fire Department, First Aid Squad, Recreation, American Legion, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Historical Society, senior groups, churches and numerous other organizations provide the essential services and amenities that make Franklin Borough a great place to live.

This website is a resource to help residents and visitors become better acquainted with Franklin, get information and assist in doing business in the Borough.


  • The Franklin Borough Police Department is accepting resumes for Police Training Commission (PTC) certified police officers/investigators. DETAILS
  • REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – FRANKLIN BOROUGH, Sussex Co., is accepting proposals via the Fair and Open Process in accordance with N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et. seq., for the provisions of the following professional services during 2018: Borough Attorney; Borough Engineer; Bond Counsel and Borough Auditor.  Proposals shall be submitted to Mayor Giordano at ngiordano@franklinborough.org by November 30, 2017 by 4pm. Proposal Documents:

Borough Attorney
Borough Engineer
Bond Counsel
Borough Auditor


Franklin Borough Announces Miss Franklin 2017

Maria Cunneely Wins Pageant Held at Franklin School

On Saturday, May 20 th , Maria Margot Cunneely was crowned Miss Franklin 2017, in a pageant held at the Franklin
Borough School. Ms. Cunneely is the daughter of Dawn Fantasia and James Cunneely. Maria is entering her sophomore
year at Kean University and is pursuing a double major to achieve a B.F.A. in Theatre Performance and a B.A. in History.
She hopes to pursue a career in performing arts and or history education.

Ms. Cunneely is the recipient of a full tuition scholarship to Kean University for Visual and Performing Arts. Maria was
selected to perform as a back-up singer with Broadway star Patti LuPone as part of her “Don’t Monkey with Broadway”
tour at Kean University in the Fall of 2016. The 2017 Miss Franklin is also very active in community service, having
performed the National Anthem for several local charity organizations and at the canonization ceremony for Mother
Teresa in Battery Park in September of 2016; performed two consecutive years for the Autism Speaks benefit at the
Newton Theatre; volunteered as a rehearsal assistant and audition assistant at the Bergen Arts and Science Charter Middle
School and participated in a promotional video designed to motivate students called “Inspiring Young Generations.”

Franklin Borough is proud to have Maria Cunneely represent the Borough at the Sussex County Farm and Horse Show and the New Jersey State Fair in August.

Franklin Borough Police Department Promotions

      • “Hooked on Fishing – Not on Drugs” program.This week’s episode of Discover DEP is now live on the DEP website. It focuses on the “Hooked on Fishing – Not on Drugs” program, which was implemented statewide by Governor Christie in 2012. Liz Jackson, Senior Public Information Specialist in the Division of Fish and Wildlife within DEP, sits down with Bob Bostock to discuss this unique and nationally recognized program as well as the opportunities and benefits that it has for the young people of New Jersey.This episode can be found at http://www.nj.gov/dep/podcast/.For more information on the HOFNOD program, please visit http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/hofnodnj.htm and http://njfishandwildlife.com/.In addition to accessing the podcast on the DEP homepage, you can download our podcasts and subscribe to future editions through iTunes and Google Play.The podcast is produced by the Office of Communications and the Division of Information Technology. If you have suggestions for future podcasts, or other feedback, please emailpodcast@dep.nj.gov.NOTE – Franklin residents can boat, kayak and fish for free at the pond ( unless state license required)

This is Ben Muller from Troop 90 in Franklin who is repairing the benches at the pond for his Eagle Scout project!

finished bench 1


New Jersey Government Energy Aggregation Program

JCPL Notice
Franklin Borough Water Quality Report 2015
Sussex County Mosquito Control Information
Franklin Elementary School Budget
Area E Redevelopment Information
Housing Partner Foreclosure Intervention Center
Workshop – New Jersey and National – Registers of Historic Places