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Waynesboro briefs

May 17, 2007|by JENNIFER FITCH and ASHLEY HARTMAN

Borough, police reach agreement



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A three-year contract has been agreed upon between Waynesboro's borough council and police association, following months of negotiations.

At its meeting Wednesday, the council unanimously accepted the contract and the annual salary increases of 4 percent provided in it.

The starting salary of a full-time officer is $36,878, according to a supporting document provided by Borough Manager Lloyd Hamberger.

"After a series of meetings and discussions, one-on-ones and multiple meetings, we now have an executed contract with the Waynesboro Police Association," Hamberger said.




Property owner must prove site not a hazard



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The property owner of 502/504 W. Main St. will be receiving a letter saying he must prove the site is not a public safety hazard.

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The letter, issued under the Property Maintenance Code, is one of the first steps in a legal process for the Borough of Waynesboro to ensure the property is not a public nuisance.

Today is the fourth anniversary of an electrical fire that destroyed the home.




Borough to take over care of Rotary Park



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Borough of Waynesboro has been directed to care for a park created by the local Rotary Club.

The borough owned the property off Anthony Avenue, and, in 2005, Rotarians began development at the site. Volunteers with the club, which retains long-range plans for the site, already planted more than 100 trees and built a pavilion.

The park will require summer maintenance, Borough Manager Lloyd Hamberger said. That includes typical mowing and trimming work, he said.




Curb bids come in higher than expected



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Bids for Waynesboro's curb program, funded through Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), were considerably higher than expected at $183,000, according to Borough Manager Lloyd Hamberger at Wednesday's Waynesboro Borough Council meeting.

The borough council voted unanimously to rebid the project and reconsider it for the June meeting.

Hamberger said there was one bidder for the effort because Waynesboro is a small town with a few contractors and the bidding process is complex. About 60 handicapped-accessible curbs will be put in with the CDBG money in areas with high traffic volume, Hamberger said.

The goal bid amount is still under discussion with state Sen. Terry Punt, R-Franklin, and U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., Hamberger said.




Brick sidewalks planned downtown



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - As part of the Borough of Waynesboro's revitalization efforts, concrete sidewalks with bricks in the center will be placed throughout the entire downtown area from Clayton to Grant streets, said Councilman Craig Newcomer, who is a part of the downtown revitalization committee.

"I want people to visit Waynesboro and to bring more business downtown," he said.

The expected cost of this revitalization project is $300,000 to $500,000, and grant funding is being sought.

Reconfiguration of the Center Square is on the schedule for this year, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

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