Waynesboro briefs for 5-18

May 18, 2006|by JENNIFER FITCH

Council OKs house on Locust Street

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A new single-family house on Locust Street has won approval by the Waynesboro Borough Council with an agreement that developers Darwyn Benedict and Mike Henicle will work with borough councilmen and staff to enhance safety on the narrow street.

The council on Wednesday made Locust Street a one-way thoroughfare with northbound travel between Main Street and Mount Airy Avenue.

Street extension to be studied by district

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Area School District is launching a traffic study to determine the implications of extending East Third Street to a parking lot at the high school, according to a report by the Waynesboro Borough Council's street committee.

Vehicles are not currently permitted on East Third Street beyond Myrtle Avenue, where a walkway then takes pedestrians to the school.

Council might change rule on properties

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Rules concerning the construction of structures on fire-damaged properties could change under an initiative started by the Waynesboro Borough Council on Wednesday.


Under the borough's zoning ordinance, property owners are given two years to start rebuilding on the structure's footprint after a fire, even if that footprint doesn't meet current setback or design guidelines. Now, the council is moving toward reducing the time frame to one year for the start of construction work and a second year to complete it.

"Two years is a long time (to start work), and it seems like they forget to do anything," Councilman Charles "Chip" McCammon said.

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