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August 29, 2012

Town house development OK’d in Washington Twp.
WAYNESBORO, Pa. — The Washington Township Supervisors Wednesday night approved plans for a 60-unit town house development aimed at low- and middle-income families.
Supervisor Jeff Geesaman said the supervisors voted 4-1 in favor of the project. Supervisor Steve Kulla voted against it, Geesaman said.
About 30 people turned out for the meeting and about 10 people spoke, nearly all against the plans for New Forge Crossing, Geesaman said.
Woda Group would develop and manage 48 town houses and 12 handicap-accessible units off Washington Township Boulevard and Old Forge Road. The development would be accessed by a private road that abuts the Walmart parking lot.
The Washington Township Planning Commission voted 3-1 on Aug. 13 to recommend the township supervisors approve the plan. Many concerns were aired at that meeting.
Geesaman said he voted in favor of the project because it met the township’s requirements.
“Everything about the project meets all of our subdivision criteria and ordinances,” Geesaman said in a phone interview after the meeting.
Geesaman said he was relieved that the project had been scaled down from its original plan of 120 rental units.

Traffic pattern changes for Raleigh Street project
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The existing traffic pattern along West Moler Avenue and Tavern Road has been modified for construction purposes, according to the West Virginia Division of Highways.
Work continues by Bilco Construction, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, for the Raleigh Street Extension project.
The traveling public should expect delays and be aware of trucks and other equipment entering the roadway. Motorists, especially large trucks, are advised to use an alternate route.

Senior Fair scheduled for Sept. 7 at Pa. mall
SCOTLAND, Pa. — State Rep. Rob Kauffman is once again inviting area seniors and their families or caregivers to his annual Senior Fair on Friday, Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chambersburg (Pa.) Mall.
“The Senior Fair is always a lot of fun and very well-attended,” said Kauffman, R-Cumberland/Franklin.
The fair, which is free to attend, will be held inside the mall at 3055 Black Gap Road (Pa. 997). It is being sponsored by The Village of Laurel Run.
More than 80 representatives from state agencies, local governments, businesses and nonprofit organizations will be on hand to provide information and answer questions important to seniors.

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