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by DON AINES | February 11, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A proposed zoning ordinance amendment that would put some distance between residential and business properties in areas zoned for commercial activity will get more fine-tuning before the Chambersburg Borough Council is ready to put it to a vote. The council discussed a package of zoning ordinance amendments Monday night, but decided to have borough attorneys review it and consult with the chairman of the borough Planning and Zoning Commission for possible revisions before scheduling a public hearing.
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NEWS
February 15, 2012
Ida Grimes celebrates 107th birthday WILLIAMSPORT - Williamsport residents Thursday will celebrate the 107th birthday of town resident Ida Grimes. Several large cards that were signed by town residents were on display on a table during the Williamsport Town Council meeting Monday night. The cards are to be presented to Grimes on her birthday, Town Clerk Donnie Stotlemyer said. A proclamation from the Maryland House of Delegates, and a proclamation from Mayor James G. McCleaf and the town council will also be given to Grimes, Stotlemyer said.
NEWS
February 16, 1999
FUNKSTOWN - The Funkstown Mayor and Town Council on Monday decided to repair the bell tower atop Town Hall. Councilman Richard Nigh in January had suggested the option of removing the tower, after Mayor Robert Kline presented a Hagerstown company's repair proposal. The bell tower on Town Hall, a former church, is rotting, said Kline. But the tower is protected as a historic landmark, according to a letter to the Funkstown Planning and Zoning Commission from the Washington County Historic District Commission.
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by ASHLEY HARTMAN | June 12, 2007
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A proposal to rezone 15.82 acres west of Frick Avenue and southeast of Prices Church Road was presented at Monday's Washington Township Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. Developer and Realtor Ronnie Martin proposed to rezone the area, which is partially in Washington Township, from agricultural to R-1. The land in the Borough of Waynesboro is zoned as residential medium (R-2). Both R-1 and R-2 allow for residential buildings to be built on the land, while agricultural zoning in Washington Township does not. Another issue is that when homes are built in this area, water and sewer customers would be served by Waynesboro and street access would be in Waynesboro, but other services would be from Washington Township.
NEWS
by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | June 14, 2005
bonnieb@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday night discussed information presented by Encore Development of Waynesboro on a proposed residential development. The 6-acre tract is west of Fairview Avenue between Westview Avenue and West Second Street. The property fronts an alley. Bernie McGarity and Paul Gunder of Encore are proposing 48 town house units for the tract. The condominium association will own the land, McGarity said.
NEWS
October 8, 2012
Funkstown's planning and zoning commission will be asked to review the town's sign ordinance and bring it “more in keeping with today's standards,” Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr. said Monday night after Councilman Luke Barnette proposed changes to the ordinance. Saying it would be nice to have more conformity among signs in town, Barnette distributed a sheet of recommended amendments to the sign ordinance during Monday night's council meeting at Town Hall. Barnette said he wouldn't want bright, neon lights to be visible as people go through town, and he didn't believe the town's current sign ordinance prohibited someone from putting up a 100-square-foot sign with neon lights that would be “grossly disgusting.” The council voted 6-0 to have planning and zoning officials review the sign ordinance and recommend changes.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | July 18, 2008
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- An effort to save a Civil War battlefield near Shepherdstown, W.Va., is still alive, the president of a group heading the effort said Thursday. Some Jefferson County residents began discussing the idea of establishing a park to save the battlefield off Trough Road east of Shepherdstown following a controversial proposal to build 152 homes on 122 acres. Far Away Farm LLC's proposal to build the homes generated opposition from several residents and preservation groups who say the site was part of the Battle of Shepherdstown.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | August 17, 2004
marlob@herald-mail.com FUNKSTOWN - Doug Stone said he learned civic responsibility at an early age, so it seems no great reach that he is serving on the planning and zoning commission in Funkstown. "I grew up in a household where serving the community was expected and that stayed with me," he said. His late father, James W. Stone, was the longtime secretary of the Hagerstown Chamber of Commerce. His mother, Margaret, still takes people to appointments with doctors and volunteers at the cold weather shelter.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | July 22, 2010
Ted Brennan has been a town elected official and worked on Capitol Hill. Now, he's hoping to be the next Subdistrict 2B state delegate. "Our nation is in absolute peril ... " he said. "We're losing that edge. Nations are surpassing us. As an American, I can't sit back and let that happen. " The most meaningful place to act is at the state level, he said. Brennan, 41, has lived in Keedysville for about five years. Previously, he was on the town council in Emmitsburg, Md., for a year and served on the planning and zoning commission and the board of appeals there.
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