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Borough of Waynesboro gets money to repave parking lot

November 15, 2007

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - More than $75,000 of state grant money has been earmarked for repaving the public Rotary parking lot next summer.

The project will include a walkway around the perimeter similar to the walkway created when the Waynesboro Borough Council closed South Mulberry Avenue to vehicle traffic earlier this year.

State Sen. Terry Punt, R-Franklin, announced a $76,175 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development in a press release Wednesday.

"It is very gratifying when I can get funding for very important projects in my hometown," Punt said in the release.

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"We're certainly grateful for Terry for the grant and appreciate everything he does," Borough Manager Lloyd Hamberger said.

Council President Craig Newcomer said in the release that he and Hamberger went to Punt for the money because they expect a tight 2008 operating budget.

The large parking lot behind West Main Street will be repaved with asphalt and painted, the release stated.

Hamberger said the grant amount is comparable to estimates for the project.

A proposal remains on the table to put storm water holding tanks under the parking lot prior to resurfacing, he said.

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