Roads and Bridges
Washington Township works closely with the Franklin County engineer to tour and inspect roads and to identify and fulfill maintenance needs. By law, the county engineer serves as engineer for the townships. The county engineer bids for maintenance services, in line with county and other township projects under way in the county. Funds are provided through gasoline taxes and motor vehicle license fees to pay for the maintenance work and road signage.
Washington Township provides snow removal for Township roads and properties, including fire stations, parks, and the Community Center. Township roads include Baldwin Road, Fulk Road, Holiday Lane, Shier Lane, Fishel Drive and the alleys in the unincorporated town of Amlin.
Washington Township partners with other Townships, Franklin County and the Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District to meet the requirement of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Storm Water Program. Road Department staff maintains signage on all storm water drains in Washington Township, distributes educational material, and uses best practices to help eliminate storm water runoff pollution.