Skateboarding site sought in Waynesboro

November 21, 1996


Staff Writer, Waynesboro

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Borough Council discussed the possibility of transferring ownership of the Franklin Street Park to the Jaycees for skateboarding use Wednesday night.

Council Chairman Kinney Stouffer brought up the possibility after Council Member Vicki Huff mentioned it as one of several spots that skaters had mentioned for a skate park.

The borough also discussed the possibility of allowing borough property, such as part of Memorial Park, to be used as a skate park. No decisions were made.


The Jaycees are off to a good start in working to find a place for kids to skate, Huff said. One possibility would be to have an Explorer's Post set-up, with skaters paying an $8 yearly membership. The membership would cover liability insurance. The same system is in use in Greencastle at the First Assembly of God Church.

The ideal place would be indoors, such as a warehouse, Huff said. Other locations mentioned included the Outlet Barn and a flat area behind M&M Laundromat.

In other matters Wednesday:

  • Waynesboro continues to look into the possibility of burning or chipping the brush pile accumulated at the old dump on the south side of town.

Chipping the pile could cost $3,200 to $8,000, officials said. Should the pile be burned, a methane sniffer will test the pile to make sure the explosive gas isn't present.

Borough Manager Lloyd Hamberger warned that leaving the pile as is will provide living quarters for rats and other unwanted animals and said delays in getting rid of the pile would make chipping it later more difficult.

  • The council approved a $700 application for a state grant to pay for half of a $10,000 feasibility for pool repairs. The study could then be used to seek a state grant for the repairs, Huff said.
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