Waynesboro Borough Council rejects bid to install flashing lights at crosswalk

May 16, 2012|By JENNIFER FITCH |

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — The Waynesboro Borough Council on Wednesday rejected a $52,000 bid to install flashing lights to help pedestrians at crosswalks.

Because the low bidder for the work could not meet some specifications, the municipality will need to seek bidders again or find a company already approved by the state, Borough Engineer Kevin Grubbs said.

The project will place the lights at the intersections of Sunnyside Avenue and East Main Street, Fairview Avenue and West Main Street, South Potomac and Gay streets, and South Potomac and West Second streets.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will reimburse the borough for the materials and installation expenses, Grubbs said in a previous interview.


The borough council rejected the bids during a meeting in which it also authorized seeking a $3 million line of credit.

Borough Manager Lloyd Hamberger said that line of credit would be used to make timely payments associated with an ongoing stormwater system improvement project. He anticipates those payments would be reimbursed by Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority funding already approved.

Alternative designs for the stormwater project are being developed because some bids came in higher than expected.

The borough council scheduled a hearing for Wednesday, June 27, at 6 p.m. in regards to a recycling center proposed at 206 Madison Ave.

The proposed recycling center cleared one hurdle this week, but faces several more with the local government before it could open.

The Waynesboro Planning Commission decided Monday it will recommend approval of the recycling center at the former Lumber Yard property. Its recommendation to the borough council comes only if several conditions are met, Borough Engineer Kevin Grubbs said.

The project will be the subject of conditional use hearings and zoning hearing board meetings through the summer, Grubbs said.

The zoning hearing board, which meets July 26, will be reviewing property setbacks and lot coverage. Conditional uses will affect fences, walls, a gate and tree plantings, he said.

The recycling center proposed by Shon Duty of Kiamon Group Inc. would handle nonferrous materials such as aluminum, brass, nickel and copper, Duty said in a previous interview.

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