of Franklin is chartered under the Optional Municipal Charter Act
as Council-Manager, Plan D. The Township Council consists of nine
members - one Mayor elected from the Township at large, five elected
for each of the five wards and three elected from the Township at
large. See the Directory on the Township
Clerk's Web Page for the current list of members. More information on the Council-Manager form of government can be found at Council-Manager government.
The Mayor is the Chief Legislative
Officer of the Township and is elected by the voters to serve for
a four-year term. The Township
Manager is the Chief Executive Officer of the Township, provides
for the administration of the Township's daily operations, and is
hired by and serves at the pleasure of the Township Council.
Council elections are held
at the June Primary and November General Elections in odd numbered
years. Voter information.
The Township Council meets: