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Washington Township briefs

May 08, 2007|by JENNIFER FITCH

First PRD likely in Sheffield Manor



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - An expansion of Sheffield Manor off Pa. 997 could soon become the first planned residential development built in Washington Township.

The first phase of the development was approved Monday by the township supervisors. Only one other PRD has been approved in township history, and building there was delayed by legal disputes.

A PRD requires developers to mix housing types.

M&H Construction of Waynesboro proposed 168 condominiums and 42 town houses on 26.81 acres. The phase approved this week is for 36 homes.




Township considers hiring another officer



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The process has started that could lead to the Washington Township (Pa.) Police Department adding a 15th full-time officer to its force.

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The Washington Township Supervisors on Monday authorized Police Chief Barry Keller to advertise for and test potential officers, generating an eligibility list.

The average salary of the 14 full-time officers is $49,674, according to a supporting document from a collective bargaining agreement adopted in March.




Township crews might clean junkyard



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Washington Township junkyard that municipal officials allege is pushing beyond its bounds might be cleaned up by township crews, using the operator's money.

"We have $5,000 in escrow, but there is a notice provision," Township Manager Mike Christopher said.

Bruce Neibert's junkyard on Pa. 316 south of Waynesboro should be contained to 8 acres behind a tree line, he said.

The township supervisors agreed to send Neibert a letter with 10 days notice.




Letter to be sent over intersection



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - On Monday, the Washington Township Supervisors agreed to send a letter to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation requesting the speed limit be lowered on Pa. 16 near Old Route 16 in Rouzerville, Pa.

Residents complained that drivers must "close your eyes and gun it" when turning off Old Route 16, Township Manager Mike Christopher said.

The speed limit there is 55 mph, he said.

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