Greencastle Borough Council briefs

March 08, 2005

Council asks for safer intersection

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Greencastle Borough Council authorized sending a letter to Antrim Township and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to support improved sight distance at the intersection of Williamson Avenue and Colonial Drive.

The proposal is to fill in the low area on Williamson Avenue south of Colonial Drive. The developer of the Greens of Greencastle would construct and pay for the improvements, according to borough documents.

Council member Don Coldsmith said he is concerned with the heavy trucks that use the intersection, and with the school bus stop at the end of Colonial Drive just over the crest of the hill.

Councilman Gerald Pool said "it's only a matter of time till you have a major (accident) there."

Charles Eckstine said that while the council cannot deny the developer access to Colonial Drive, it can try to make it as safe as possible.

Rezoning request sent to planners

GREENCASTLE, Pa.- The Greencastle Borough Council reviewed an application from R. Lee Royer and Associates on behalf of Timber Development to request rezoning of six properties along West Baltimore Street and Findlay Street west of Antrim Way.

The request is to rezone the properties from general residential to highway commercial.

Council member Charles Eckstine said he would prefer to see the zoning changed to community commercial rather than highway commercial.

The council voted to send the request to the Planning and Zoning Committee with the suggestion that the revised zoning be drawn to the borough line west.

- Bonnie H. Brechbill

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