Waynesboro Borough Council to restrict parking on streets near high school

July 11, 2011

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — The Waynesboro Borough Council is taking steps to further restrict parking on two public streets near Waynesboro Area Senior High School from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

School officials want more students to park on the campus, Councilman Ronnie Martin said last week.

“They have arranged to make 45 more parking spaces,” Martin said of the school.

The council approved parking restrictions for Virginia and Enterprise avenues if the Waynesboro Area School District pays for signs, estimated to cost $60 each for 10 signs.

“They evidently had some problems,” Martin said. “Most of the kids that park there want to smoke.”

Councilman Wayne Driscoll said he’s been concerned to see teenagers smoking within yards of the high school when driving his children to nearby Summitview Elementary School.

“I was upset that these are our babies, our youths,” Driscoll said.

Anything to discourage that behavior should be supported, he said.

— Jennifer Fitch

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