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January 4, 2006
Who's in: Mayor Richard Starliper Allen Berry Craig Newcomer Allen Porter Jason Stains Who's out: Mayor Louis M. Barlup John Cook Steven Monn Harold Mumma Lorena Newcomer
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By JENNIFER FITCH | July 16, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Waynesboro business owners and residents, especially those living on Main Street, soon will be asked to make donations for brick sidewalks being installed on Main Street from Walnut Street to Cleveland Avenue. Retired state Sen. Terry Punt secured $500,000 in grants for the project, but the borough encountered several problems. Many of those problems affect the work's price tag, including: In most cases, building owners own 3 to 4 feet of sidewalk against their structures.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | October 2, 2007
Chris Eyler, an employee with the Borough of Waynesboro, Pa., hangs a banner across Main Street on Monday. The banner advertises Main Street Waynesboro Inc.'s annual Market Day celebration scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
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By DON AINES | September 13, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - The borough of Chambersburg and the Chambersburg Area School District will swap traffic lights for recreational improvements under a proposed agreement that the school board approved Wednesday night. The agreement, related to the $70 million renovation and expansion of Chambersburg Area Senior High School, calls for the borough to install new traffic and pedestrian signals at the intersections of Fourth and Catherine streets, and Fourth and McKinley streets, according to a press release the board issued at the meeting.
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by Joe Crocetta | January 3, 2006
Nancy Funk of Waynesboro, Pa., walks through steady rain on Second Street in the borough Monday.
NEWS
December 21, 2010
Christmas tree pickup in the Borough of Waynesboro will be done Jan. 3 to 7 on residents' normal trash-collection days. Waste Management and borough officials said all decorations and tree stands must be removed, and trees should be placed at the curb no later than 6 a.m. on pickup days. The collector will be recycling the trees into usable byproducts, according to a borough news release.
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May 11, 2005
Jody Sanders cleans the sides of Northside Pool in Waynesboro, Pa., in preparation for the pool's opening on May 28. Sanders is employed by the Borough of Waynesboro, which owns and maintains the pool.
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April 9, 2013
The Borough of Waynesboro, which is working in conjunction with Mainstreet Waynesboro Inc., recently was awarded a Pennsylvania Urban and Community Forestry Council Challenge grant for $3,500. The money will be used toward the purchase of 31 trees to be placed in the Eighth Street median, according to a news release. The borough anticipates completing the project this month. It will be planting 10 forest pansies, 11 sugar tymes and 10 ivory silks in the median, the news release stated.
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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | August 6, 2004
waynesboro@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - When Mayor Louis Barlup and U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster cut a ribbon Thursday to officially open the last 900 feet of Ninth Street, it meant that Waynesboro's section of a southern bypass around the borough is complete. A Franklin County comprehensive plan mapped out by county and borough officials and adopted in 1990 spelled out the route the bypass is supposed to take through the borough. According to the plan, the bypass would run west from State Hill Road (Pa. 997)
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by JENNIFER FITCH | March 7, 2007
Bill Valentine, foreground, and Duff Shade of Martz Plumbing replace sewer lines to 44 E. Main St. in Waynesboro, Pa., on Tuesday. They were assisted by a crew from the Borough of Waynesboro, including Mike Benshoff, right. An older sewer line that was disrupting service to the building was being replaced.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 6, 2013
Franklin County's borough councils, boards of township supervisors, school boards and county commissioners all regularly host meetings that can have a sense of being routine or ordinary. But the news that three people died during a shooting at a similar meeting in northeastern Pennsylvania on Monday evening left many locals reeling. “In the end, these tragic events are very sad for all citizens, not only government professionals,” Chambersburg (Pa.) Borough Manager Jeffrey Stonehill said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 17, 2013
The Waynesboro Borough Council and mayor will be getting raises in 2014 under a vote from Wednesday's council meeting. Each council member is currently paid $1,800 a year. Starting in January, that rate will increase to $3,000 a year. Mayor Richard Starliper's annual salary will increase from $2,500 to $3,700. The six-member council approved the new rates on a 3-2-1 vote. Voting in favor were councilmen Ben Greenawalt, Craig Newcomer and Jason Stains. Voting against passing the ordinance were Mike Cermak and Darrel Potts.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 17, 2013
In a span of 11 minutes Wednesday, the Waynesboro Borough Council lost a council member, gained a council member and hired a top administrator. The council had all its paperwork prepared and ready for the resignation of Council President Jason Stains, the appointment of Harold Mumma as his replacement on the board, and hiring of Stains as assistant borough manager. Stains will be paid $51,938 a year. Stains applied for the assistant borough manager position in 2010, when the council instead hired Greencastle, Pa., area resident Jason Cohen.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | May 1, 2013
The Waynesboro Borough Council has established a tax abatement program designed to stimulate economic development. On Wednesday, the council approved a Local Economic Revitalization Tax Abatement (LERTA) program and a map of eligible commercial and industrial properties. The council's efforts mirror ones in neighboring Washington and Quincy townships. The Waynesboro Area School Board and Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioners will be asked to extend similar tax savings, officials said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 30, 2013
People touring a new facility that converts methane gas into electricity might have been turned off by the dreary weather Tuesday morning, but the microbes making the needed methane loved it. The microbes converting decaying landfill trash into methane function best in moist environments, PPL Renewable Energy President Mike Kroboth explained. The methane they make is now being used to power homes and businesses in the Borough of Chambersburg. A four-mile “extension cord” carries electricity generated at the IESI Blue Ridge Landfill in Greene Township, Pa., to the nearby borough.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 17, 2013
Downtown businesspeople asked the Waynesboro Borough Council on Wednesday to keep one of its parking lots available for public use after suggestions this week it could be made private. At issue was the lease agreement for the Trinity United Church of Christ parking lot off North Potomac Street. The borough leases the parking lot for $150 a month for the public to use when visiting downtown businesses or attending special events. Councilman Ben Greenawalt suggested the borough could save the money if the church instead leased the lot to entities operating a senior center there.
NEWS
April 9, 2013
The Borough of Waynesboro, which is working in conjunction with Mainstreet Waynesboro Inc., recently was awarded a Pennsylvania Urban and Community Forestry Council Challenge grant for $3,500. The money will be used toward the purchase of 31 trees to be placed in the Eighth Street median, according to a news release. The borough anticipates completing the project this month. It will be planting 10 forest pansies, 11 sugar tymes and 10 ivory silks in the median, the news release stated.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | February 27, 2013
A small group of people took the first steps Wednesday to explore starting a crime watch program in the Borough of Waynesboro. Eight people attended an informational meeting hosted by the Waynesboro Police Department and Pennsylvania State Police. Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Ed Asbury said he has done presentations for start-up crime watch programs in both urban and rural areas. Most are reactive efforts after a rash of criminal activity, not proactive ones like in Waynesboro, he said.
NEWS
February 14, 2013
The Borough of Chambersburg has been awarded a state grant to help build a compressed natural gas fueling station. The Redevelopment Assistance Capitalization Program Grant worth $500,000 was awarded to the borough to assist in the construction of the compressed natural gas, or CNG, fueling station at a site the borough is leasing near the intersection of Wayne Avenue (Pa. 316) and Interstate 81, according to a news release from the borough. The governor's office approved nearly $125 million in projects and announced the awards Thursday.
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