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Waynesboro briefs

June 09, 2006|by JENNIFER FITCH

Council to vote on removing park fence



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The vote whether to remove fencing from the South Franklin Street park split the Waynesboro Borough Council 3-3 on Wednesday, leaving it up to Mayor Richard Starliper to cast the deciding vote.

He has exercised his right to render his decision five to 10 days from the split vote.

Councilman Charles "Chip" McCammon urged the council to remove the fence as the result of ongoing vandalism. Councilman Craig Newcomer expressed concern about the borough's liability if a child then wandered into the street.

A young girl was reportedly hurt recently when vandals placed a piece of broken fencing on the sliding board.




Chief gets OK to buy pickup/utility truck



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro Fire Chief Ron Flegel has been given permission to purchase a $24,000 pickup/utility truck to be used during brush and mountain fires and medical assists.

The Waynesboro Borough Council authorized the purchase and will rely on funds originally earmarked for replacement of a boiler at the South Potomac Street fire station.

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The fire department's utility truck was rendered inoperable following an accident several months ago, Flegel said.

The new truck will seat five people; the old one seated two or three, he said.

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