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Waynesboro briefs

April 20, 2006|by JENNIFER FITCH

Solicitor concerned over sign ordinance



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Borough Council's solicitor, Melissa Dively, told the council Wednesday she has concerns about its existing ordinance that prohibits all off-premise signs (billboards) within borough limits.

"That prohibition is substantively invalid under state and federal constitution," she said.

The council approved a motion to declare the existing regulations invalid and will propose what Dively referred to as a "curative amendment."

The council has 180 days to repair faults in the ordinance, Dively said.

"The most important thing after the motion is to work on the language," she said.

Dively recommended restricting billboards to certain sections of the borough, although the restrictions have to ensure the billboards remain in commercially-viable locations.

"You can still regulate height. You have to be reasonable," she said.




Applications sought for planning panel



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Borough Council is accepting applications from residents wishing to serve on the planning commission.

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A vacancy was created last week with the resignation of Rich Sherwin, who is moving to Erie, Pa., in his retirement.

The council said Wednesday it wants to appoint a planning commission member in May.

The planning commission reviews subdivision and land development plans and issues recommendations to the council.

Applications can be sent to Borough Hall at 55 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA 17268. They should be sent to the attention of the borough manager.

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