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Planners mull proposals for projects off Pa. 316

July 13, 2009|By JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, PA. -- The Washington Township (Pa.) Planning Commission on Monday looked at plans that could create more than 20 new lots on either side of Pa. 316 south of Waynesboro.

Much of the land in question involves lot division among the Neibert family and the estate of the late Bruce Neibert Sr. Some lots would be accessed from Iron Bridges Road, while others would have access from Wayne Highway (Pa. 316).

Some portions of the property will be on the auction block in the next few weeks.

The planning commission delayed review of Iron Bridge Estates due to questions about environmental impact and a septic system's proximity to Antietam Creek.

Commission members then unanimously agreed they would ask the Washington Township Supervisors to deny plans for Wayne Highway Estates. Their concern with the 10-lot development involved a junkyard on the east side of the road.

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For years, the supervisors have talked to Bruce Neibert Jr. about debris spilling beyond the boundaries of his salvage yard. Township Manager Mike Christopher said the supervisors did not renew Neibert's operating permit for 2009.

Family members are attempting to clean up the property, township officials said.

"Everyone in this family understands they need to get this farm into compliance," said R. Lee Royer, who surveyed the property.

Also, Brian and Lise Tracey submitted plans that would create three lots and two smaller parcels near the intersection of Wayne Highway and Pepple Road. Those were tabled until the next meeting.

o In other business, the planning commission voted to recommend the supervisors grant final approval for an AT&T cell tower in Zullinger, Pa. The 190-foot monopole received conditional-use approval in April and would be built on Wharf Road land owned by Donald Zody.

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