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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | May 16, 2012
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.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 8, 2012
Tobacco use remains permitted in Borough of Waynesboro parks after attempts at a ban failed last week. The Waynesboro Borough Council decided last Wednesday to stop pursuing a tobacco ban for parks. Councilman Wayne Driscoll referred to it as “an idea ahead of its time” during a council meeting. “I didn't get any positive comments on it, so I'm not going to push it,” he said. On March 21, Driscoll told other council members about information he gathered in meetings with the Waynesboro Police Department, Penn State Extension and an organization called Healthy Communities Partnership.
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February 13, 2012
A Waynesboro (Pa.) Borough Council member and a Hagerstown man accused in a bar fight that left a man with brain damage last year could be tried separately if a motion to sever the state's case against them is granted in Berkeley County Circuit Court. Craig Newcomer, 47, who served as borough council president before his arrest in May 2011, was indicted in October on one count of malicious assault and one count of conspiracy. Co-defendant Benjamin Jason Bean, aka “4th Grade,” who provided the court with a Sharpsburg address at his arraignment last fall, was indicted on one count of conspiracy.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | January 18, 2012
The Waynesboro Borough Council on Wednesday denied plans to subdivide the Brimington Farms development because of financial problems. In October 2005, final plans were approved for Brimington Farms, a planned residential development off State Hill Road. Gemcraft Homes became the homebuilder for the project with nearly 600 units. After Gemcraft Homes filed for bankruptcy, its assets were divided among several holding companies. The lots in Brimington Farms fell under one ownership and the roads' land another.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | January 3, 2012
Charles Eckstine was elected president of the Greencastle Borough Council during Tuesday's reorganization meeting for the seventh year in a row. Councilman Harry R. Foley was elected vice president by his fellow council members. Both positions are two-year terms. As president, Eckstine plans to continue his goal of seeing a right-turn lane at the intersection of U.S. 11 and 16. "We have been working on that for about five years, and I think that would be a real asset when that's complete," he said.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | December 19, 2011
A Chambersburg Borough Council decision Monday night will keep property taxes steady for the sixth straight year, but it has some officials wondering at what cost. By a 7-3 vote, the council adopted its proposed 2012 budget during a special meeting before about 20 people at borough hall. Council members Glenn Manns, Elaine Swartz and Sharon Bigler voted against the measure, which avoids a tax hike by cutting a dozen borough positions, including eight paid firefighters, three unfilled positions within the police department and one recreation department position.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | December 14, 2011
Property owners in the Borough of Waynesboro will see a 2.7-mill increase in their taxes in 2012 to support $6.3 million in upgrades to the municipality's stormwater system. The Waynesboro Borough Council adopted next year's proposed spending plan by a 4-2 vote during a meeting Wednesday night. Councilmen Ronnie Martin and Ben Greenawalt voted against the measure, which will go into effect when the next fiscal year begins on Jan. 1 "Now is not the time to raise taxes," Martin said before the vote.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | December 7, 2011
With planning commission approval in hand, the developers of an Olive Garden and a Longhorn Steakhouse will take their land development plans for the restaurants to the Chambersburg Borough Council Monday. The Chambersburg Planning and Zoning Commission decided Tuesday to send the plans to the borough council for its consideration. The plans include the restaurants and a 7,000-square-foot retail space near the intersection of Walker Road and Norland Avenue. The borough council will review the plans from Reyjoyce LLC at its 7 p.m. Monday meeting, according to Phil Wolgemuth, the borough's land use and development director.
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December 5, 2011
The Waynesboro Borough Council meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday has been canceled. The meeting for Wednesday, Dec. 21, has been rescheduled. The council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Waynesboro Borough Hall.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | November 8, 2011
Early numbers at the polls indicate that two new faces will join Greencastle Borough Council come Jan. 1, 2012. According to unofficial results with two precincts reporting, incumbent Republican Jim Farley led the race with 407 votes, followed by two newcomers, Republican Frank Webster Jr. and Democrat Wade G. Burkholder, with 340 and 333 votes, respectively. Incumbent Duane Kinzer, Republican received 268 votes. The top three vote-getters will win four-year seats on council.
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