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Washington Township briefs

June 14, 2007|by JENNIFER FITCH

Three sketches for skate park viewed



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Washington Township officials have received three sketches for a new skate park at Pine Hill Regional Recreation Area off Mentzer Gap Road.

An anonymous donor contributed more than $100,000 to the skate park being designed by Artifex of California, according to published reports.

Area youths already shared ideas for the park and will be invited back to review the sketches at a meeting tentatively scheduled for Thursday, June 21 at 7 p.m.

The first design, at 52 feet by 80 feet, has a three-sided pyramid with kinked rail and stairs; bank ramp or quarter pipe; curved concrete ledge; and bowl/quarter pipe transitional obstacle.

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The second design, also at 52 feet by 80 feet, has a two-sided pyramid, skate bench, concrete loading dock, curved manual pad/ledge combo, multilevel concrete platform, curved round rail and two concrete ledges.

The third design, at 40 feet by 86 feet on three levels, has two pipes or banks, stairs, a rail, hubba ledges, a platform and planters.




Chief to keep old cruisers for backup



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Washington Township (Pa.) Police Chief Barry Keller has been given permission to keep three police cruisers when their replacements arrive soon.

The police department has been operating with six cars since 1992, although it has four additional employees and more road miles to cover, Keller said.

The old ones, which have 143,000 to 153,000 miles each, already are fitted with equipment and rarely have much resale value, Keller said.

"The last police car we sold, we got $301," Township Supervisor C. Stewart McCleaf said.

Keller, who has an annual maintenance budget of $5,000, asked to keep the cars for prisoner transport, central court duty and as a substitute if a new car is damaged.

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