SCOTLAND, Pa. -- Questions about a Franklin County courthouse construction project and criticism of the county commissioners abounded Thursday evening during a meeting hosted by taxpayer group Citizens for Responsible Government.
CRG hosted Bernard Washabaugh II, a Chambersburg developer, and Larry Lahr, a Chambersburg business owner, as speakers during the meeting. Washabaugh has developed alternative proposals to judicial center recommendations made by a county consultant, and Lahr has supported ideas that would keep courthouse functions in Chambersburg's downtown core.
About 35 people, none of whom spoke up as representating the county, attended the meeting held at Mount Pleasant Church on Black Gap Road.
"Downtown is a reflection of the broader community," Washabaugh said when talking about his North Main Street proposal.
Lahr said he fears what would happen if the commissioners chose to follow consultant Carter Goble Lee's recommendation to build on North Second Street.