Tri-State briefs

February 06, 2008

Martinsburg councilman files for full term

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A retired educator who was appointed in December to complete the unexpired term of former Martinsburg City Councilman Donald Anderson has filed for the city's municipal election, according to the City Recorder's office,

Rodney P. Woods, 60, who took office in December, was one of 16 residents who expressed interest being appointed to Anderson's at-large council seat after the longtime councilman resigned in October for health reasons.

Candidates for mayor and the seven council seats have until midnight on Feb. 28 to submit filing fees, required petitions and certificates of announcement to City Recorder Sharon Flick's office at City Hall. Both mayor and council members are elected to four-year terms.

More information is available by contacting Flick at City Hall at 304-264-2131.

- Matthew Umstead/

Welcome signs at home in Washington Township

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A set of problem-prone signs has found homes in Washington Township.


The township supervisors agreed Monday to allow that the "Welcome to the greater Waynesboro area" signs be placed in the township on the outskirts of the Borough of Waynesboro.

"We've been struggling with property owners in finding property that fits our criteria in the borough," said Carole Malin, the manager of Mainstreet Waynesboro Inc.

She said the signs originally belonged to Vision2015, but the organization met with a public outcry when it put the first one in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. Some mountaintop residents felt the sign was misleading and didn't recognize their own community.

Supervisors OK plans for Washington Township authority building

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Washington Township Supervisors on Monday unanimously voted to approve plans for a new administrative building for the township municipal authority, although the entire board has expressed dissatisfaction with the proposal's proximity to an active spring.

"Our hands are tied," Supervisor Stephen Kulla said.

"As much as I don't like the location to Hoover Spring, it does meet all the requirements of the ordinance," Supervisor John Gorman said.

The Washington Township Municipal Authority (WTMA) plans to build a 5,000-square-foot facility behind its existing offices on Pa. 16 near Grandview Drive.

Spring Run developers to get back some of fees

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Approximately $105,000 in traffic impact fees will be refunded to Ryan Homes/Accent Developers for the Spring Run development near the intersection of Stottlemyer and Gehr roads in Washington Township.

That refund will be contingent on the developers submitting acceptable documentation for expenditures made thus far for Washington Township Boulevard, the township supervisors said Monday.

Representatives of the developers have been before the board for months, saying they spent $250,000 in building Washington Township Boulevard. Traffic impact fees had been assessed and held for lots in the development.

- Jennifer Fitch

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