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Supervisors debate bypass issues

April 18, 2006|by JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors are forming a landscaping committee of citizens to make recommendations regarding foliage, walkways and pedestrian intersections on Washington Township Boulevard.

Washington Township Boulevard, a relief route being built in stages north of Waynesboro, received a confirmation of support from the supervisors on Monday.

"Our reasons may differ why we're endorsing it, but we all are endorsing it," Supervisor John Gorman said.

The supervisors will receive applications for the landscaping committee at the township offices - 13013 Welty Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268. They plan to review those applications May 10.

Two of the supervisors are scheduled to meet with David Layman today regarding his concerns about how Washington Township Boulevard is being laid out across his property.

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His right of way agreement with the township had a stipulation about consulting with the landowner for his preference of where the road would be built.

Now there are 67 stakes on his farm from the multiple places where contractors for the road and utility line keep moving the projected path, he said.

"I've been in the dark. Nobody consulted me," Layman said.

"We're going to meet with Mr. Layman (this) morning to work on the outstanding right of way and solve that," Supervisor Carroll Sturm said.

The supervisors also have a list of concerns to send to Echo Real Estate/Development of Pittsburgh in reference to the section of Washington Township Boulevard completed from Wal-Mart to Old Forge Road.

"We have developed quite a list of things that need to be done," Supervisor Stewart McCleaf said. "We're going to make sure it's done right."

He said it's a number of cosmetic concerns, including swales.

"It's still quite a lengthy punch list," McCleaf said.

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