Waynesboro council briefs

June 04, 2009|By JENNIFER FITCH

Borough in line to get stimulus money

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The Borough of Waynesboro is set to receive $33,700 in federal stimulus money, which will be used to reconstruct King Street.

The project will be done in two phases -- Church Street to Potomac Street and Potomac Street to Grant Street.

Borough officials had discussed selecting St. Andrew Drive for the money, but that project will cost approximately $160,000. Instead, they might use Community Development Block Grants for St. Andrew Drive.

Council looking at intersection cameras

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Waynesboro Borough Council's street committee is researching cameras that would be installed at traffic intersections.

Pictures would be taken of vehicles to deter drivers from running red lights, Councilman Ronnie Martin said.

"I just want to stop a bad accident," he said. "There's a lot of it happening, and the police can't be everywhere."


Donations accepted for trees at Memorial Park

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Contributions are being accepted for new trees to be planted in Waynesboro's Memorial Park.

Thirty-two trees were planted in the park in April 1949 in memory of citizens who lost their lives in World War II. Thirteen trees are needed to replace those that have been removed over the years as they became diseased or unsafe, park association board member Don McBride said.

"We're looking to plant trees in the fall," he said.

The park association is asking for donations of $300 for each tree. Contributions can be made to: Waynesboro Memorial Park Association, Borough of Waynesboro, 55 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Contributions have already been received for two trees, and commitments were made for two more, McBride said.

Council discusses bell tower's future

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The Waynesboro Borough Council on Wednesday received early estimates to replace the roof on the South Potomac Street fire station and repair its bell tower.

"The tower at this point is in question whether it can be repaired or it must be replaced," Borough Engineer Kevin Grubbs said, saying a structural engineer must evaluate the tower.

Steel plates supporting the tower are "critically rusted," Grubbs said.

"There is cause for safety concern" during repairs, he said.

Quotes received thus far were as high as $70,000. Grubbs said the council must decide what it wants to do with the tower before the roof work can start.

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