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Two vying for borough council seat

October 18, 2009|By JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Voters ousted Waynesboro Borough Councilman Charles "Chip" McCammon from his Ward One seat in May's primary election and nominated two political newcomers for the spot.

Wayne Driscoll and Tiffany (Hodge) Shindledecker will square off Nov. 3 to represent the First Ward, which is comprised of all homes east of Church Street in the borough limits.

Driscoll, a Republican, owns The Custom Sign Studio on West Main Street and described himself as a proponent of downtown revitalization.

Driscoll, 41, said police services need to be fully funded and infrastructure maintained despite decreasing tax revenue.

"There's only so much you can cut," he said.

The financial viability of continuing to operate the Waynesboro Municipal Golf Course needs to be examined, Driscoll said.

"My intentions are good. I care about the town and want to see it cared for in a proper way," he said.

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Shindledecker, a Democrat, said she felt a calling for community involvement and wanted to add a woman's perspective to the council.

Shindledecker, 35, said she would put off whatever projects can wait a year or two for funding, and cut out "fluff" from the budget.

That comes after council members "educate ourselves on what each department is spending," she said.

Shindledecker said she wants to keep municipal manpower strong and retain good employees.

"Basically, I'm looking to do what's best for the community," Shindledecker said. "I don't have a hidden agenda."

Councilman Jason Stains is running unopposed in Ward Two.

Members of Waynesboro Borough Council are paid $150 a month.

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