Washington Township briefs

November 27, 2008|By JENNIFER FITCH

Planned budget additions include adopt-a-road program

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Planned additions to the 2009 operating budget in Washington Township, Pa., include $1,000 to launch an adopt-a-road program, a couple of police cruiser cameras and an extra $1,000 for the Blue Ridge Summit Free Library.

The adopt-a-road money would be used for signs and vests for the volunteers who clean up litter, Township Manager Mike Christopher said.

"The idea is to get the program set up and then others can sign up," said Carroll Sturm, chairman of the township supervisors.

The supervisors talked about seeking donations for cruiser cameras, which cost $5,000 each.

The preliminary budget, which proposes no tax increase, has about $5.7 million in operating funds.

Modular structures will expand township offices

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The first of two new modular structures will be delivered Tuesday to expand the Washington Township, Pa., municipal offices by nearly 1,000 square feet.


Anchor Modular Building, a New Jersey company that provided the existing modular offices, was the only bidder for the project.

The $68,000 addition on the northwest corner of the offices largely will be dedicated to the code enforcement and zoning department.

Much of the furniture from the expansion came from this month's auction at the former Landis Tool Co.

New Antietam Creek bridge in place, but not ready for traffic

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The majority of work has been completed for the new Antietam Creek bridge on Washington Township Boulevard near Country Club Road.

"The bridge itself is in place with the exception of the grouting underneath," Washington Township Manager Mike Christopher said.

The bridge will not be opened for traffic until paving occurs around it.

Washington Township Boulevard is a $16.7 million relief route being built north of Waynesboro to provide an alternate to heavily traveled Pa. 16. The relief route is open from Rouzerville Commons to Old Forge Road, and bridge construction affects the unopened portion from Old Forge Road to Country Club Road.

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