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Avalon developer requests more building lots

In exchange, company will develop recreational area with church

In exchange, company will develop recreational area with church

October 14, 2009|By JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, PA. -- The Washington Township Supervisors on Wednesday reviewed potential changes to development plans for Avalon, a town house community in Zullinger, Pa.

The developer requested additional building lots in exchange for developing a recreational area through a partnership with nearby Family Life Worship Center.

The supervisors spoke favorably of the proposal, which maintains the open space originally planned. However, instead of designated play areas, those spaces will have benches for more passive recreation.

Washco Development LLC of Hagerstown requested 24 new units in addition to the 77 already approved off Skyhawk Drive.

The homeowners' association will add playground equipment near Family Life Worship Center's volleyball court. It will work with the church to build a 26-foot by 40-foot pavilion, surveyor R. Lee Royer said.

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"We felt making this a community park would be an asset for the whole community," he said.

It would be nice to have a park on the south side of Pa. 16 in Zullinger, Township Manager Mike Christopher said.

In other business, the supervisors took an initial look at a new agreement for Waynesboro Fire Department service. The agreement extends by three years the existing contract.

The supervisors will pay $72,000 in 2010, plus worker's compensation. Each year, adjustments would be made according to the Consumer Price Index.

The new contract would expire Dec. 31, 2012.

The supervisors placed the matter on their Monday meeting agenda for a vote.

Waynesboro Fire Department contracts became a hot-button issue in late 2007 and early 2008, when the Waynesboro Borough Council and Quincy Township Supervisors argued over how much Quincy should pay. The fire department's first-due area includes the Borough of Waynesboro and portions of Washington and Quincy townships.

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