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Waynesboro man named to Washington Twp. post

November 19, 2008

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Waynesboro native Clint Rock recently started the job he says he wanted for years.

Rock became the township planner and assistant code enforcement officer in Washington Township, Pa., upon the retirement of longtime employee Gerald Zeigler. Matt Watson, who worked with Zeigler for several years, was named the code enforcement officer and assistant township planner.

"I'm very excited to be here, really," Rock said. "I want to help out and do my part for the community."

Rock graduated from Waynesboro Area Senior High School in 1998 and attended Penn State University for its landscape architect program.

"I was born in Waynesboro Hospital and have lived in the township since 1982," he said.

Rock and Watson's duties include checking developers' plans for ordinance compliance, issuing permits for building additions and driveways, and enforcing local law through citations.

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"I think the (township) supervisors are doing a nice job of taking steps toward smart development," Rock said.

Growth in the township is inevitable, but it can be done in a careful way to best serve the community, he said.

Rock previously worked as a landscape planner for a civil engineering firm in Frederick, Md. That experience, he said, put him on the other side of the table as the one submitting plans.

"I hope to answer any questions or provide any assistance I can," Rock said.

-- Jennifer Fitch

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