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By JENNIFER FITCH | May 7, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Is wider really better? That was the question asked of engineers working on a storm water outfall problem along Cemetery Avenue in Waynesboro. The Waynesboro Borough Council met with Dennis E. Black Engineering representatives on Wednesday to tackle improvements for the troublesome outfall. Some council members questioned whether it'd be wise to pay more for wider concrete culverts that would allow more water to flow. Lance Kegerreis responded that his engineering firm will prepare a price and benefits comparison for the council.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | November 2, 2011
A wall collapsed two weeks ago in a stormwater outfall under construction, delaying the project at least a month, local officials said. Improvements being made to the outfall along Cemetery Avenue are the first phase of a multimillion-dollar project addressing Waynesboro's undersized and aging stormwater system. Rains Oct. 19 caused the collapse of a wall near Cemetery Avenue's intersection with Church Street. The collapse occurred near Antietam Dairy. "Water got in behind it. ... It was over an inch of rain in 15 minutes," said Kevin Grubbs, director of engineering services for the Borough of Waynesboro.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | February 21, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Widening a storm-water outfall in the southern end of Waynesboro would better protect residents from flooding and could be done by the end of summer, officials said Wednesday. The borough's bill for that project would be about $750,000, they said. The borough council has shown favor to proposals to install a concrete aqueduct along Cemetery Avenue and address four other flood-prone areas in town. Preliminary engineering will get started today. Owners of homes on Maple Street, Cemetery Avenue and other nearby roads have complained about and even sued the borough for flooding in their houses and yards after quick and heavy rains.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | April 24, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Savings are in the pipeline for the Borough of Waynesboro. A new type of pipe being considered for the borough could substantially lower the cost for major repairs to the municipal storm water system. The hard plastic pipe is as strong as concrete, but costs one-third as much, Council President Craig Newcomer said. "That drastically changes the numbers," he said. Initial estimates for fixing parts of the problematic storm water system came in at $6 million.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | April 23, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Savings are in the pipeline for the Borough of Waynesboro. A new type of pipe being considered for the borough could substantially lower the cost for major repairs to the municipal storm water system. The pipe, a hard plastic, is as strong as concrete, but costs one-third as much, Council President Craig Newcomer said. "That drastically changes the numbers," he said. Initial estimates for fixing parts of the problematic storm water system came in at $6 million.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | March 3, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The Borough of Waynesboro has submitted an application for $4.7 million in grant money that would be used to upgrade its problematic storm water system. Borough Engineer Kevin Grubbs said the H20 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development would cover 66 percent of the estimated repair costs. "The remainder would be picked up with a (low-interest) PENNVEST loan," Grubbs said. Latest estimates are the entire project will cost $7.1 million and take approximately 18 months to complete, he said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 27, 2011
Recent rains are causing delays for the Borough of Waynesboro's biggest public infrastructure project. Crews are trying to install gabions, which are coated wire baskets, on the walls of Cemetery Avenue's stormwater outfall. Borough Engineer Kevin Grubbs called it "a long, tedious process. " "It's pretty labor-intensive," he said. Installation of the gabions is one of the final steps of ongoing work in the outfall. It is the first phase of a multimillion-dollar effort to address issues with the municipality's undersized and aging stormwater system.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | March 20, 2008
Borough signs up for Great PA Cleanup WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Borough of Waynesboro has been signed up for the Great PA Cleanup in the month of May. Residents and groups are asked to call borough hall at 717-762-2101 for bags and vests. The idea is to establish a communitywide effort to make the area more visually appealing. More information can be found at www.greatpacleanup.org . Revenue up for code department WAYNESBORO, Pa. - On Wednesday evening, Waynesboro Councilman Ronnie Martin drew council's attention to the February code officer report, which stated $5,482 revenue for that month.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | April 8, 2010
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Borough Council plans to decide next month whether to borrow millions of dollars to fix its faulty stormwater system. The borough recently lost out on $7.1 million in loans and grants from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority's PENNVEST board. The board did not approve the request at its March meeting. That leaves borough officials questioning how they will pay to fix the system, specifically the outfall along Cemetery Avenue.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | February 19, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro's problematic storm-water system - which has been recommended for $6 million worth of repairs - will be the subject of a special meeting Wednesday. The 6 p.m. meeting in borough hall will center on recent recommendations from a consultant engineering firm. "It's making everybody aware of the whole storm-water management plan and advising the public on what our options are to move forward," Council President Craig Newcomer said. Among the suggestions from Dennis E. Black Engineering of Chambersburg, Pa., was the installation of a concrete aqueduct to improve flow in the south end of town.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 19, 2012
After twice rejecting bids for coming in over budget, the Waynesboro Borough Council on Wednesday approved contractors to make improvements to the municipality's stormwater system. The undersized and aging stormwater system has been blamed for flooding in yards and homes in the past. The borough already oversaw the widening of a stormwater outfall along Cemetery Avenue. Now, it will be making improvements along South Potomac Street using a Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PennVEST)
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | November 2, 2011
A wall collapsed two weeks ago in a stormwater outfall under construction, delaying the project at least a month, local officials said. Improvements being made to the outfall along Cemetery Avenue are the first phase of a multimillion-dollar project addressing Waynesboro's undersized and aging stormwater system. Rains Oct. 19 caused the collapse of a wall near Cemetery Avenue's intersection with Church Street. The collapse occurred near Antietam Dairy. "Water got in behind it. ... It was over an inch of rain in 15 minutes," said Kevin Grubbs, director of engineering services for the Borough of Waynesboro.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 27, 2011
Recent rains are causing delays for the Borough of Waynesboro's biggest public infrastructure project. Crews are trying to install gabions, which are coated wire baskets, on the walls of Cemetery Avenue's stormwater outfall. Borough Engineer Kevin Grubbs called it "a long, tedious process. " "It's pretty labor-intensive," he said. Installation of the gabions is one of the final steps of ongoing work in the outfall. It is the first phase of a multimillion-dollar effort to address issues with the municipality's undersized and aging stormwater system.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | April 8, 2010
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Borough Council plans to decide next month whether to borrow millions of dollars to fix its faulty stormwater system. The borough recently lost out on $7.1 million in loans and grants from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority's PENNVEST board. The board did not approve the request at its March meeting. That leaves borough officials questioning how they will pay to fix the system, specifically the outfall along Cemetery Avenue.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | May 7, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Is wider really better? That was the question asked of engineers working on a storm water outfall problem along Cemetery Avenue in Waynesboro. The Waynesboro Borough Council met with Dennis E. Black Engineering representatives on Wednesday to tackle improvements for the troublesome outfall. Some council members questioned whether it'd be wise to pay more for wider concrete culverts that would allow more water to flow. Lance Kegerreis responded that his engineering firm will prepare a price and benefits comparison for the council.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | March 3, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The Borough of Waynesboro has submitted an application for $4.7 million in grant money that would be used to upgrade its problematic storm water system. Borough Engineer Kevin Grubbs said the H20 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development would cover 66 percent of the estimated repair costs. "The remainder would be picked up with a (low-interest) PENNVEST loan," Grubbs said. Latest estimates are the entire project will cost $7.1 million and take approximately 18 months to complete, he said.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | April 24, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Savings are in the pipeline for the Borough of Waynesboro. A new type of pipe being considered for the borough could substantially lower the cost for major repairs to the municipal storm water system. The hard plastic pipe is as strong as concrete, but costs one-third as much, Council President Craig Newcomer said. "That drastically changes the numbers," he said. Initial estimates for fixing parts of the problematic storm water system came in at $6 million.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | April 23, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Savings are in the pipeline for the Borough of Waynesboro. A new type of pipe being considered for the borough could substantially lower the cost for major repairs to the municipal storm water system. The pipe, a hard plastic, is as strong as concrete, but costs one-third as much, Council President Craig Newcomer said. "That drastically changes the numbers," he said. Initial estimates for fixing parts of the problematic storm water system came in at $6 million.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | March 20, 2008
Borough signs up for Great PA Cleanup WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Borough of Waynesboro has been signed up for the Great PA Cleanup in the month of May. Residents and groups are asked to call borough hall at 717-762-2101 for bags and vests. The idea is to establish a communitywide effort to make the area more visually appealing. More information can be found at www.greatpacleanup.org . Revenue up for code department WAYNESBORO, Pa. - On Wednesday evening, Waynesboro Councilman Ronnie Martin drew council's attention to the February code officer report, which stated $5,482 revenue for that month.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | February 21, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Widening a storm-water outfall in the southern end of Waynesboro would better protect residents from flooding and could be done by the end of summer, officials said Wednesday. The borough's bill for that project would be about $750,000, they said. The borough council has shown favor to proposals to install a concrete aqueduct along Cemetery Avenue and address four other flood-prone areas in town. Preliminary engineering will get started today. Owners of homes on Maple Street, Cemetery Avenue and other nearby roads have complained about and even sued the borough for flooding in their houses and yards after quick and heavy rains.
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