Citizens group plans to picket over development
By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The citizens group opposing a 138-acre housing development made plans Saturday to picket the Washington Township Supervisors meeting next month.
The supervisors unanimously approved on Dec. 3 the Glen Afton Estates development planned for Harbaugh Church Road.
The residents who opposed the development filed a lawsuit against the township Dec. 28.
The case faces a hearing March 7 in Franklin County Court, John Blair, citizens' group spokesman, told 25 people at a status meeting Saturday morning in the historic Harbaugh Church.
The project, a planned residential development, will include 133 single-family homes and 33 duplexes.
It will border Harbaugh Church Road and surround the church, now owned by the Waynesboro Historical Society and an old cemetery adjacent to the church.
The historical society is not a party in the suit.
Much of the land is zoned agricultural. Township zoning codes allow residential development on land zoned for agricultural use.