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Board of Supervisors

Franconia is a Second Class Township governed by five supervisors, elected at-large for staggered six-year terms. In compliance with the Second Class Township Code and the Pennsylvania Municipalities Code, the supervisors oversee:

  • Construction and maintenance of roads and bridges
  • Zoning and subdivision of land
  • Regulation of building and construction
  • Highway lighting, signing, and signalization
  • Designating funds for fire and emergency services
  • Parks and recreation programs
  • Regulations to promote the welfare of the community

The board establishes township policy, adopts legislation, and grants final approval of the many functions of township government at public meetings.

Current Members

 Grey R Godshall  David B Fazio Robert Nice  Curtis N Kratz  CD Amuso 1 
Grey R. Godshall
Chairman
David B. Fazio
1st Vice Chairman
Robert H. Nice
2nd Vice Chairman
Curtis N. Kratz
Supervisor
Dr. Charles Amuso
Supervisor

 

Township Solicitor  

Frank R. Bartle, Esquire 
Dischell Bartle & Dooley
1800 Pennbrook Parkway, Ste. 200
Lansdale, PA 19446   

Township Engineer

Gilmore & Associates, Inc.
65 East Butler Avenue, Suite 100
New Britain, PA 18901  
 

 

Planning Commission

Planning Commission members, appointed by the Board of Supervisors, review and comment on all land development and subdivision applications submitted to the township for code compliances. The commission considers the impacts of proposed development on roadways and surrounding properties; assesses each application for landscape buffers, street trees, and pedestrian and vehicular circulation; and reviews and updates planning documents such as the Franconia Township Comprehensive Plan. Each member is appointed to a four-year term.

Current Members:

  • Gerald R. DeLong, Chairman
  • Douglas P. Worley, Vice Chairman
  • Patricia Alderfer, Secretary
  • Keith Kneipp
  • vacant
  • Kyle Koffel
  • Steven P. Barndt

Franconia Sewer Authority

Appointed by the Board of Supervisors, each member of the Franconia Sewer Authority (FSA) serves a five-year term, with one member being reappointed or replaced each calendar year. The FSA directs sewer debt management and upkeep of existing sewer lines and pump stations, recommends expansion of service when necessary, reviews all developments requiring public sewer lines, sets the rates, and handles all sewer billing.

Current Members:

  • Robert J. Davies, Chairman
  • Ron Offner, Vice Chairman
  • Robert Nice, Treasurer 
  • Curtis Kratz, Secretary
  • Rodney Kratz

Sewer Authority Executive Director
George Witmayer
671 Allentown Road
Telford PA 18969
215-723-1137

Sewer Authority Engineer
Alfred S. Ciottoni, P.E.
SC Engineers, Inc.
P.O. Box 407
Fort Washington, PA 19034
215-836-9912

Sewer Authority Solicitor
Dischell Bartle & Dooley
1800 Pennbrook Parkway, Ste. 200
Lansdale, PA 19446   

Act 537 Committee

The Act 537 Committee is responsible for the planning associated with providing for the public health of the community through wastewater facilities management and sewer management.

  • Alfred S. Ciottoni, P.E.
  • Robert H. Nice
  • David B. Fazio
  • Dan Leidy
  • Kerrin Mussleman
  • Grey Godshall
  • George Witmayer
  • Gerald Thiel
  • Gilmore & Associates, Inc., Township Engineer
  • Jon A. Hammer, Township Manager

Parks and Recreation Board

  • Ms. Nancy Shelly, Chairman
  • Ms. Elaine Feiss, Secretary
  • Mr. John Neves
  • Mr. John Linse
  • Mr. Douglas Killough
  • Mr. Kevin Nice
  • Ms. Lisa Musselman

Agricultural Advisory Committee

The committee members are responsible for reviewing all Agricultural Security Area applications and making recommendations to the Board of Supervisors, as well as reviewing farms requesting inclusion in the Montgomery County Farm Preservation program. The members meet as necessary to process applications.

  • Curtis N. Kratz, Chairman
  • W. Blaine Souder
  • David Yoder
  • Curtis F. Nice
  • Grey R. Godshall

Emergency Management Agency

  • Raymond Scheeler, Coordinator
  • Jon A Hammer,  Township Manager
  • Joseph S. Kozeniewski, Chief of Police
  • Paul R. Nice, Superintendent of Highways
  • Al Gesullo
  • James K. Minninger, III

Montgomery County Health Department


1430 DeKalb Street
P.O. Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404
610-970-5040 ext. 4216

Jennifer Mercurio — Pottstown
610-970-5040

Rachel DeMarzio — Norristown
610-278-5117 (water)

North Penn Water Authority Representative

  • George Witmayer

Zoning Hearing Board

  • Jeffrey D. Rathgeber,  Chairman
  • Michael R. Zuerblis, Vice Chairman
  • Robert S. Louden, Member
  • Daniel L. Leidy Sr., Alternate

 

Zoning Hearing Board Solicitor

Christen G. Pionzio, Esquire
HRMM&L
375 Morris Road
PO Box 1479
Lansdale, PA 19446-0773
215-661-0400

Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer

Gerald Rittenhouse
Roger M. Koffel, Part-time

Public Works Director

Paul R. Nice

Open Records Officers

  • Twp-Jon A. Hammer, Township Manager
  • Police-Joseph Kozeniewski, Police Chief
  • FSA-Stacey Singrella, Sewer Administrator

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