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Township preparing to put its money into its asphalt

June 22, 2004|by DON AINES

chambersburg@herald-mail.com

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Washington Township residents will get to see some of their new tax dollars at work after the Board of Supervisors on Monday night approved paving bids for several roads.

"We raised taxes in the township two mills. One of that was for the long-range plan to resurface as many of the township's roads as we can in a 10-year period," Supervisor James W. Kirby said. He said residents may not see where some of their real estate taxes go, "but they see it on the roads."

"We're hoping to do over five miles this year," Kirby said.

The supervisors approved the lowest of the four bids submitted for the projects, $403,125 from McDermitt Concrete of Gettysburg, Pa. Kirby said the one mill in taxes set aside for road work will generate approximately $100,000, which will be combined with state liquid fuel subsidies to pay for the work.

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On the list for paving this year are Stottlemyer Road, Gehr Road, Amsterdam Road, Old Mill Road, Pennersville Road, Wyndham Avenue and Crestwood Circle, Township Manager Mike Christopher said.

The township also approved a bid of more than $110,000 for a 60- by 48-foot addition to the municipal building. Anchor Modular Buildings of Medford, N.J., submitted the winning bid.

Christopher said the addition should be in place by September or October.

The addition will allow more of the board's meeting room to be used in the future, Code Enforcement Officer Jerry Zeigler said. Part of it is now partitioned off and used for storage, he said.

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