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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | May 4, 2010
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Washington County's proposed stormwater management ordinance got mixed reviews Tuesday. An engineer suggested it was too burdensome. A home builders representative said it was unfair to single-family homes. On the other side, a soil conservation official called for the county to pass the ordinance as it is. An environmentalist urged county officials to think about the public and not cater to developers. After Tuesday's public hearing, the Washington County Commissioners decided to allow at least a few more weeks for revisions before trying to pass the ordinance, which addresses stormwater management, grading, and soil erosion and sediment control.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | May 2, 2012
The Waynesboro Borough Council on Wednesday unanimously rejected construction bids for continued work on its stormwater system because of a lack of funds. The lowest bids the council recently received for new work were - $353,000 for South Potomac Street between West Main Street and Gay Street $1 million for a South Grant Street bypass $5.4 million for a large system bypass on South Potomac Street   However, only $4.3 million remains available from a Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PennVEST)
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August 29, 2013
Next week is expected to be an important one in ongoing stormwater system work in the Borough of Waynesboro. Crews working on a system bypass along South Potomac Street are expected to install new pipe near the Cemetery Avenue outfall. They are currently lowering a 24-inch sanitary sewer line at Ninth Street, according to Kevin Grubbs, director of borough engineering. The multimillion-dollar project, which involves several sections of the municipality, is creating changes in traffic patterns.
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February 8, 1998
Stormwater meeting planned MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A contractors and stormwater management workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 at the Martinsburg Holiday Inn. Lunch will be provided. Topics to be discussed include changes in the DPDES permit, innovative stormwater management, the Division of Environmental Protection, local planning commissions and local issues. Register by calling 1-304-263-4376.
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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 and DON AINES | November 30, 1999
WAYNESBORO, PA. The stormwater system that was a hot topic at last Wednesday's Waynesboro Borough Council meeting also has the municipality involved in a lawsuit. Earlier this summer, Maple Street residents Steven and Susan Bumbaugh and Carroll and Robyn Davis, along with Russell Weikert of Cemetery Avenue, sued the Borough of Waynesboro. "Due to the Defendant's negligent management and/or construction of the storm-water management system, stormwater has routinely collected on the Plaintiffs' properties, causing extensive damage to the Plaintiffs' homes and personal possessions," the complaint states.
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June 1, 1999
photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer Workers installing a new eight-acre stormwater management pond at Hagerstown Community College are almost finished, according to spokeswoman Patti Churchey. The holding pond will include a soccer field at its center for use on dry days. Since the Athletic Recreation and Community Center was built, there have been drainage problems nearby at residences along Harp Road and at Yingling's Golf Center. "This should resolve all of that," said Churchey.
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by KATE S. ALEXANDER | January 4, 2007
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Borough of Waynesboro is progressing on its $75,000 project to mitigate flood problems on the south end of town. The project, which began this fall, included removing three pipes east of Church Street, clearing debris in the area and stabilizing banks along the stormwater outfall. At a meeting of the Waynesboro Borough Council Wednesday, Dennis Benshoff, superintendent of the Waynesboro Maintenance Department, said the last pipe was placed Wednesday. In a prior interview, Kevin Grubbs, head of engineering for the Borough of Waynesboro said three 48-inch pipes were installed under South Church Street when it was widened in 1999 and created a funnel effect and backup.
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By JENNIFER FITCH and DON AINES | October 8, 2007
WAYNESBORO, PA. - The stormwater system that was a hot topic at last Wednesday's Waynesboro Borough Council meeting also has the municipality involved in a lawsuit. Earlier this summer, Maple Street residents Steven and Susan Bumbaugh and Carroll and Robyn Davis, along with Russell Weikert of Cemetery Avenue, sued the Borough of Waynesboro. "Due to the Defendant's negligent management and/or construction of the stormwater management system, stormwater has routinely collected on the Plaintiffs' properties, causing extensive damage to the Plaintiffs' homes and personal possessions," the complaint states.
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August 29, 2013
Next week is expected to be an important one in ongoing stormwater system work in the Borough of Waynesboro. Crews working on a system bypass along South Potomac Street are expected to install new pipe near the Cemetery Avenue outfall. They are currently lowering a 24-inch sanitary sewer line at Ninth Street, according to Kevin Grubbs, director of borough engineering. The multimillion-dollar project, which involves several sections of the municipality, is creating changes in traffic patterns.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | July 13, 2013
A new Taco Bell restaurant could be open in the Greencastle area before the end of the year. “I think we should be open this year. I hope before Christmas,” Tom Cook, director of development for BurgerBusters Inc., said Friday. BurgerBusters Inc., based in Virginia Beach, Va., operates franchisee organizations for Taco Bell in North America. “If all goes well, we could have the Taco Bell up and running by the fourth quarter of this year,” he said. Until you get all of your permits, it's difficult to judge when the store will open, Cook said.
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By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | July 9, 2013
The city of Hagerstown will not charge its property owners a stormwater fee to help cover the estimated $210 million cost of complying with the state's plan to reduce nutrient and sediment discharges to the Chesapeake Bay by 2025, but how to fund the mammoth mandate remains a mystery.  The city's Capital Improvement Program budget currently allocates only “a fraction” of the amount necessary to meet the state's stormwater pollutant reduction...
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June 12, 2013
A portion of West King Street in Martinsburg will be closed for about eight hours Tuesday, weather permitting, as the city works to complete a stormwater management project, the city said. The closure was originally scheduled for today, but was rescheduled due to inclement weather forecast. On Tuesday, from about 4 a.m. to noon, motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes to West King Street between Tennessee and Porter avenues. The section of West King Street will be closed to complete paving work for the project, which is at West King Street and North Kentucky Avenue, according to the city.
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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 DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | September 7, 2012
Issues such as local measures to help protect the Chesapeake Bay, what kind of trees to plant in an urban setting or educational programs such as how to develop a rain garden might get closer consideration now that the Town of Boonsboro has established an Environmental Commission. Boonsboro Town Council members Tuesday night agreed to create the commission, which has been talked about for about three years, council member Sean Haardt said. Environmental issues have gotten close consideration over the years in Boonsboro, where a recycling task force helped pave the way for curbside recycling in town.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | July 19, 2012
The West Memorial Boulevard railroad underpass between South Potomac Street and Maryland Avenue has been closed for almost two months as city officials have searched for the source of persistent flooding that occurs during heavy rains. After extensive investigation, the cause of the flooding appears to be a nearly 100-year-old stormwater pipe beneath the roadway that has become blocked, or possibly broken, somewhere along its path toward the east end of the city, according to Eric Deike, director of the Hagerstown Public Works Department.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | May 2, 2012
The Waynesboro Borough Council on Wednesday unanimously rejected construction bids for continued work on its stormwater system because of a lack of funds. The lowest bids the council recently received for new work were - $353,000 for South Potomac Street between West Main Street and Gay Street $1 million for a South Grant Street bypass $5.4 million for a large system bypass on South Potomac Street   However, only $4.3 million remains available from a Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PennVEST)
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 9, 2012
Efforts are under way to launch the second phase of a major stormwater system project in the Borough of Waynesboro. Municipal officials are reviewing documents submitted by bidders seeking to improve the way stormwater flows on and under South Potomac Street, according to Kevin Grubbs, the borough's director of engineering. “We're looking at those right now,” Grubbs said of bid documents. The low bid is about $5 million, he said. The Waynesboro Borough Council will soon be asked to consider authorizing the work.
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