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Washington Township briefs

April 05, 2010|By JENNIFER FITCH

PennDOT finds no issues with traffic impact study for new Food Lion plaza



WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reviewed a traffic impact study for the new Food Lion plaza west of Waynesboro and did not find any issues with the project, Washington Township, Pa., officials said Monday.

Officials said land development plans are expected to be submitted soon for the Levi Plaza just west of the Fraternal Order of Eagles club. Timber Development of Longwood, Fla., will go before the township zoning hearing board later this month to request exemptions to buffer requirements, arguing that a utility easement and flood plain create a difficult situation.

Early sketch plans for the 6.56-acre tract showed the grocery store sitting off Pa. 16 behind an outparcel. Several retail businesses, each approximately 1,300 square feet, could be built between the grocery store and the West Branch of the Antietam Creek, according to the plans.

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Golden Corral owner says resolution from township's water authority is unfair



WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The owner of Golden Corral at Wayne Heights Mall told the Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors on Monday that he feels a resolution from the township's water authority is unfair.

Jeff Donald said the Washington Township Municipal Authority is asking him to pay tapping fees based on its "look-back period." That period from the middle of the decade was an abnormally weak time for business, meaning not as much water was used, he said.

Tapping fees are higher now because average water use is being compared to the slower time, Donald said.

"Every business goes through cycles," he said.

The supervisors told Donald he must take up the issue with the municipal authority, which meets tonight. Donald said he plans to attend the meeting.

Residents can retrieve copy of Census form from township office



WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Washington Township, Pa., residents who did not receive a U.S. Census form because they use a post office box can retrieve a copy at the township office on South Welty Road.

Township Manager Mike Christopher said the return rate for Washington Township has been lower than other parts of the county. The forms are available in several languages, including English and Spanish, he said.

"The Census people say it costs $57 to send someone out to knock on your door," Christopher said.

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