Washington Township briefs

July 31, 2013

9/11 memorial in Pa. to be dedicated Sept. 11

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Developers of a Sept. 11, 2001, memorial in Washington Township, Pa., are planning to dedicate the site on the 12th anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

A schedule is still being formed for dedication of the memorial at Red Run Park on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, according to William Conrad, chairman of the memorial committee of volunteers.

The memorial’s time capsule will be sealed the following Monday evening so that news coverage of the initial ceremony can be included, Conrad said Wednesday.

A roof is now on the memorial’s structure.

“It’s nice having local companies working together,” Conrad said.

When completed, the memorial at the park off Pa. 16 will feature artifacts from the three sites of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks: Ground Zero in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and the field where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in Shanksville, Pa.

Supervisors to vote Monday on impact fees

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — The Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors plan to vote Monday whether to lower the traffic impact fees assessed on certain development.

The supervisors will vote on a proposal to reduce the fees to $2,714 per traffic unit. Currently, they are $3,147 per unit.

The $2,714 fee was the original amount before it was raised several years ago.

Impact fees are assessed on residential and commercial development in certain geographic zones. Revenue from the fees is designated for construction of Washington Township Boulevard, a multimillion-dollar relief route north of Waynesboro.

On behalf of Long-Mar LLC, developer Ronnie Martin has already asked for a refund of impact fees paid for Auto Zone at 1600 E. Main St.

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