WAYNESBORO, Pa. - On Monday, the Washington Township Supervisors and a Pa. 316 property owner inched closer to a compromise concerning trees that could be lost as homes are built on his farm.
The proposed solution for Antietam Creek Estates would allow for discussions with individual property owners as building permits are issued. If those property owners feel they need to remove trees, they could be required to plant others on the affected ridgeline.
The supervisors again delayed any approval decision on the 88-acre planned residential development so lawyers on both sides can negotiate the details of the agreement.
Land owner Dan Long and his representatives joined the supervisors and their solicitor in bickering for some time about the tree cover on a handful of lots in the proposed 233-home community. Some supervisors felt that removing the trees would create erosion problems for the hill and nearby creek.