WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- A potentially significant roadblock has popped up in Waynesboro officials' plans to replace Main Street's concrete sidewalks with bricks.
The borough received a $500,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for the project between Grant and Walnut streets.
Borough staff recently used white paint on the sidewalks to illustrate the developing problem. The borough owns a 12-foot right of way from the center of the road, meaning a couple of feet of sidewalk against the buildings belongs to the property owners.
Council members question whether they can compel property owners to pay for and install the bricks.
Harry Morningstar Jr. talked to the borough council this week on behalf of nonprofit organization Main Street Waynesboro Inc. His message was property owners support the bricks extending to buildings, but not if they have to pay for them.