Charles "Chip" McCammon, a Democratic incumbent looking to retain his Ward One seat, said the planned costly improvements to the borough's storm-water system are the biggest issue. He specifically mentioned the need to fix problems at the Cemetery Avenue outfall.
"We need lots and lots of money to solve that problem, and we don't have it," said McCammon, who added that he's also anxious for Center Square construction work to start.
Tiffany Shindledecker, a Democrat who is running for the one open Ward One council seat, identified the biggest issue as an undefined vision that lacks enough community input.
Citizens need to provide more comments at council meetings, she said.
Ward One council candidate Wayne Driscoll, a Republican, said he also sees the commercial vacancies and infrastructure problems.
A rebounding economy, bolstered by strong local businesses, will fix a lot of the problems, he said.
Incumbent Jason Stains, a Republican, is unopposed as he seeks another four-year term for Ward Two.
Although the council and supervisors recently finished a joint comprehensive plan, more cooperation is needed to better position the town for the future, he said.
Supervisors candidate Jeff Geesaman, a Republican, said he's concerned about a lot of development that started and didn't progress. He mentioned ground that was prepared for subdivisions and for Washington Township Boulevard.
"They're not going anywhere and not going anywhere in a long time," he said.
Dave McCarney, a Republican who is Geesaman's opponent for the one open supervisors seat, agreed with Geesaman's assessment of the township's major problem.
"We might need to plow some stuff over and reseed for a while," said McCarney, who added that residential growth was allowed to get out of hand.
Council candidate Lenore Gawf, a Republican from the First Ward, was absent from the forum.
A forum for Waynesboro Area School Board candidates will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the Waynesboro Ambulance Squad building.
Pennsylvania's primary election is May 19.
Washington Township Supervisor
One six-year term
- Jeffrey B. Geesaman, R, 11403 Brookdale Drive, Waynesboro
- David A. McCarney, R, 11 Eastland Circle, Waynesboro
Waynesboro Borough Council
One Ward 1 seat, one Ward 2 seat and one Ward 3 seat
All four-year terms
Ward 1: Wayne Driscoll, R, 334 Clayton Ave., Waynesboro
Ward 1: Billie Finn, R, 203 Clayton Ave., Waynesboro
Ward 1: Lenore Gawf, R, 101 E. Main Street, Waynesboro
Ward 1: Charles "Chip" McCammon, D, incumbent, 131 S. Broad Street, Waynesboro
Ward 1: Tiffany Shindledecker, D, 501 Evangeline Drive, Waynesboro
Ward 2: Jason Stains, R, incumbent, 318 Commerce Street, Waynesboro