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by DON AINES | March 8, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The price tag for a new Franklin County Prison is approximately $30 million, but the land for the facility is a bargain at about 5 cents an acre. On Monday, the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority approved a sales agreement for a 19.3-acre parcel to the county for $1. The Board of County Commissioners previously approved the sale, Warden John Wetzel said. The county and LIDA will split the cost of extending sanitary sewer and electrical service to the site, along with development of an extension of Opportunity Avenue in the Cumberland Valley Business Park, according to LIDA Executive Director John Van Horn.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | December 5, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Charles Myers, chairman of the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority, signed an agreement Monday to transfer approximately 225 acres from the Cumberland Valley Business Park to the adjacent Letterkenny Army Depot, after learning the process will be more complicated than first believed to have that land returned if the depot ever closes, an official said. "The amendment to the memorandum of agreement was signed this afternoon," LIDA Executive Director John Van Horn said Monday.
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By DON AINES | February 25, 1998
Letterkenny zoning approved SCOTLAND, Pa. - A flexible zoning plan for Letterkenny Army Depot will go into effect on Monday which has the approval of nearby residents, the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority and the Greene Township Supervisors. The supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to amend the zoning map, zoning ordinance and subdivision and land development ordinance to clear the way for zoning at the depot as sections are turned over to LIDA for private sector development.
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by DON AINES | February 7, 2006
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Looking toward future expansion, Letterkenny Army Depot wants to lease from the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority approximately 260 acres that the Department of Defense declared excess property a decade ago. On Monday, the board of directors of LIDA approved a motion to establish a Defense Support District in areas requested by the depot at the authority's January meeting....
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by DON AINES | January 27, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - An agreement was finalized this week between the Army and the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority (LIDA) that will allow future expansion of Letterkenny Army Depot onto 225 acres of land that was to have been turned over to the authority. Joseph Whitaker, the assistant deputy secretary of the Army for Installations and Housing, on Monday signed the agreement, which modifies a 1998 agreement between the Army and LIDA, said Mark Sheffield, depot chief of staff.
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By DON AINES | November 30, 1999
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. ? An agreement was finalized this week between the Army and the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority (LIDA) that will allow future expansion of Letterkenny Army Depot onto 225 acres of land that was to have been turned over to the authority. Joseph Whitaker, the assistant deputy secretary of the Army for Installations and Housing, on Monday signed the agreement, which modifies a 1998 agreement between the Army and LIDA, said Mark Sheffield, depot chief of staff.
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By DON AINES | July 8, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter plans to shortcut the process of acquiring land for a new shelter by asking the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority to exercise its right of first refusal on the property. Several months ago, the Chambersburg Area School District announced it would transfer 11.2 acres of land to the shelter. The parcel is part of 210 acres was once been part of Letterkenny Army Depot and was transferred to the district through LIDA.
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BY STACEY DANZUSO | April 10, 2002
chambersburg@herald-mail.com An Alabama roofing company expects to break ground on a facility in the Cumberland Valley Business Park next week, marking the first new construction in the five years since the county began marketing the former Army land. Warrior Roofing, which is based in Tuscaloosa, Ala., plans to begin topography studies next week with the official groundbreaking by May 1, said Steven Crew, the company's executive vice president. The company entered into a tentative agreement with the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority last week.
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By DON AINES | May 25, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - About 300 people gathered Friday in the sanctuary of Corpus Christi Catholic Church to say a final farewell to Mayor John A. Redding Jr., who died Monday from complications following heart bypass surgery. Friends and family were joined by those who came to know Redding from the many capacities in which he had served the community - as mayor, councilman, former chairman of the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority, former senior official with the Depot System Command and devout member of his church.
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By DON AINES | May 26, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, PA.- About 300 people gathered Friday in the sanctuary of Corpus Christi Catholic Church to say a final farewell to Mayor John A. Redding Jr., who died Monday from complications following heart bypass surgery. Friends and family were joined by those who came to know Redding from the many capacities in which he had served the community - as mayor, councilman, former chairman of the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority, former senior official with the Depot System Command and devout member of his church.
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By DON AINES | July 8, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter plans to shortcut the process of acquiring land for a new shelter by asking the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority to exercise its right of first refusal on the property. Several months ago, the Chambersburg Area School District announced it would transfer 11.2 acres of land to the shelter. The parcel is part of 210 acres was once been part of Letterkenny Army Depot and was transferred to the district through LIDA.
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By DON AINES | April 8, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Cumberland Valley Business Park needs a new wastewater treatment plant and other improvements that could cost more than $10 million in the next decade, but its cash flow and financial position are solid, according to a consultant who addressed the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority Board of Directors on Monday. Replacing the 50-year-old plant and related improvements will cost an estimated $6.4 million, said Sean Neill of HR&A, a New York consulting firm.
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By DON AINES | May 26, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, PA.- About 300 people gathered Friday in the sanctuary of Corpus Christi Catholic Church to say a final farewell to Mayor John A. Redding Jr., who died Monday from complications following heart bypass surgery. Friends and family were joined by those who came to know Redding from the many capacities in which he had served the community - as mayor, councilman, former chairman of the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority, former senior official with the Depot System Command and devout member of his church.
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By DON AINES | May 25, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - About 300 people gathered Friday in the sanctuary of Corpus Christi Catholic Church to say a final farewell to Mayor John A. Redding Jr., who died Monday from complications following heart bypass surgery. Friends and family were joined by those who came to know Redding from the many capacities in which he had served the community - as mayor, councilman, former chairman of the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority, former senior official with the Depot System Command and devout member of his church.
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by DON AINES | January 27, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - An agreement was finalized this week between the Army and the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority (LIDA) that will allow future expansion of Letterkenny Army Depot onto 225 acres of land that was to have been turned over to the authority. Joseph Whitaker, the assistant deputy secretary of the Army for Installations and Housing, on Monday signed the agreement, which modifies a 1998 agreement between the Army and LIDA, said Mark Sheffield, depot chief of staff.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | December 5, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Charles Myers, chairman of the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority, signed an agreement Monday to transfer approximately 225 acres from the Cumberland Valley Business Park to the adjacent Letterkenny Army Depot, after learning the process will be more complicated than first believed to have that land returned if the depot ever closes, an official said. "The amendment to the memorandum of agreement was signed this afternoon," LIDA Executive Director John Van Horn said Monday.
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by DON AINES | July 20, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The clock appeared to have run out Wednesday for Penn-Mar Ethanol's plan to purchase 55 acres in the Cumberland Valley Business Park for an ethanol plant. At the close of business, the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority, which runs the business park, had not received the balance of the more than $2.2 million for the parcel, LIDA Executive Director John Van Horn said Wednesday evening. In February 2005, LIDA announced it had reached an agreement of sale for the land with Penn-Mar Ethanol, a York, Pa.-based partnership.
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by DON AINES | February 7, 2006
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Looking toward future expansion, Letterkenny Army Depot wants to lease from the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority approximately 260 acres that the Department of Defense declared excess property a decade ago. On Monday, the board of directors of LIDA approved a motion to establish a Defense Support District in areas requested by the depot at the authority's January meeting....
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by DON AINES | March 8, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The price tag for a new Franklin County Prison is approximately $30 million, but the land for the facility is a bargain at about 5 cents an acre. On Monday, the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority approved a sales agreement for a 19.3-acre parcel to the county for $1. The Board of County Commissioners previously approved the sale, Warden John Wetzel said. The county and LIDA will split the cost of extending sanitary sewer and electrical service to the site, along with development of an extension of Opportunity Avenue in the Cumberland Valley Business Park, according to LIDA Executive Director John Van Horn.
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BY STACEY DANZUSO | April 10, 2002
chambersburg@herald-mail.com An Alabama roofing company expects to break ground on a facility in the Cumberland Valley Business Park next week, marking the first new construction in the five years since the county began marketing the former Army land. Warrior Roofing, which is based in Tuscaloosa, Ala., plans to begin topography studies next week with the official groundbreaking by May 1, said Steven Crew, the company's executive vice president. The company entered into a tentative agreement with the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority last week.
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