Waynesboro Borough Council briefs - March 17

March 16, 2011

Plans for dog park moving forward

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Installation bids for fencing at a dog park planned at Northside Park in Waynesboro are being sought as an early stage in the dog park's development.

The Waynesboro Borough Council decided Wednesday it'll seek bids for 5-foot, chain-link fencing for the half-acre park near Northside Pool.

"It's all laid out," Councilman Wayne Driscoll said. "The rec board is behind it."

Private donations are being sought to develop the dog park.

Borough officials pleased with hosting home show

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Waynesboro's elected and appointed officials used Wednesday's Borough Council meeting to praise operations of the Franklin County (Pa.) Builders Show held last weekend in the Waynesboro Mall.

Held in Waynesboro for the first time, the 28th annual show attracted thousands of visitors to the 170 vendors' booths.

Borough council members, Mayor Richard Starliper and other town leaders mentioned the efforts of the Franklin County Builders Association, the Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce, and fire police and other emergency responders.

Councilman Ronnie Martin said he heard area restaurants saw increased patronage over the weekend.

"I think it brought a lot of money into Waynesboro," he said.

Walking trails envisioned to connect town's parks

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Waynesboro Borough Council President Craig Newcomer said Wednesday the council's downtown revitalization committee will be working on establishing walking trails between town parks.

"The concept is to use whatever we can to connect the parks," Newcomer said, saying some streets might be designated for the trails.

He said the committee plans to look at "open, undeveloped areas" to connect Renfrew Park to Northside Park and Rotary Park at Wayne Gardens.

"I think it'd be great to get Memorial Park to Renfrew. That'd be a great place to start," Councilman Ronnie Martin said.

Newcomer said the borough might seek grant funding for the project.

"I love the idea," Councilman Wayne Driscoll said. "I'm trying to imagine it, but I don't see it going through the dense part of town."

Newcomer said he rode bike paths through Alexandria, Va., as a child, and the designated areas worked in that city.

Lighted street signs coming to borough soon

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — The Waynesboro Borough Council on Wednesday accepted an installation bid for 16 lighted street signs.

For $6,400, Republic ITS will install the signs donated by APX Enclosures of Mercersburg, Pa. The signs are new for the state of Pennsylvania, and Waynesboro Borough Engineer Kevin Grubbs said they recently passed inspection from Underwriters Laboratories.

"Everything is in fabrication," Grubbs said.

The signs should be received in early April for installation, Grubbs said.

The illuminated signs, with white letters on green backgrounds, will display the road names for intersections on Main Street.

Grubbs said the borough is preparing to seek bids for rapid flashing beacon lights used at pedestrian crossings.

"We'll have them up this summer guaranteed," he said.

— Jennifer Fitch

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