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Residents to receive notices to repair sidewalks

April 20, 2006|by JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Residents of Waynesboro will be given advance notice to replace curbs and sidewalks before borough crews improve Cumberland Valley (CV) Avenue and East Second Street in 2007.

Residents affected by the street work will be sent notices immediately, Director of Borough Engineering Kevin Grubbs said.

He wants to send additional notices in August to people living on streets slated for work in 2008.

"This way the residents have a year to get this work done ... and curb work is very expensive," Grubbs said.

He said the average cost of a radius curb is $900 and a 5-by-5 piece of sidewalk with curb is $400.

Under borough guidelines, property owners are given their choice of contractors. However, Eyler Concrete is the only area business that currently provides the service, Grubbs said.

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CV Avenue is slated to be rehabilitated between King Street and West Main Street, and work on East Second Street is scheduled between Myrtle Avenue and East Main Street.

The Waynesboro Borough Council is beginning the process to review problems with tractor-trailer traffic on South Church Street between Center Square and Third Street.

"There will be a traffic study conducted. We have to do a study and see what's going on," Councilman Allen Porter said.

Residents have been urging the council to place either a weight limit or full restriction on tractor-trailers using that section of South Church Street, citing problems with tractor-trailers mounting curbs.

The council also launched an effort to vacate an undeveloped alley bounded by South Church Street, West Ninth Street and Old Mill Road.

"It's a triangular piece of land located in the south end of Waynesboro," Grubbs said.

Grubbs said Hometown Homes LLC submitted the request for vacation in anticipation of future construction.

The council is scheduled to consider adopting an ordinance vacating the alley at its meeting May 17. Neighboring property owners then have 40 days to petition the council for a public hearing on the matter, Solicitor Melissa Dively said.

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