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Vote on land swap delayed

October 29, 1998|By DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A vote on a proposed exchange of land between the borough and Chambersburg Area Development Corporation for the Village on the Falling Spring has been delayed.

The vote, which was scheduled for Wednesday, was delayed because the Borough Council had not received a second set of appraisals on the properties, according to Borough Secretary Tanya Mickey.

She said a new date for the vote had not been scheduled.

The land exchange is the key to a downtown redevelopment project involving up to $11 million in private and public funds, according to David G. Sciamanna, executive director of the development corporation.

The plan calls for the corporation to trade the site of the former Madden Hotel on North Main Street and other downtown property for two borough-owned lots along the Conococheague Creek and Falling Spring.

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Two commercial buildings would be constructed along the streamside, separated by a park. The project could also include a building for the Chambersburg Transit Authority across the creek.

Dr. Harry Haddon of Citizens for Representative Government, a group which opposes part of the plan, said Wednesday his group and area veterans organizations are circulating petitions in opposition to the plan.

He said the groups support preserving the existing park along the Falling Spring as a memorial to area veterans from all wars.

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