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July 10, 2013
Work to begin on 9/11 memorial at Red Run WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Construction is expected to begin next week for a Sept. 11, 2001, memorial in Washington Township, Pa. The memorial at Red Run Park will feature artifacts from the three sites of terrorist attacks 11 years ago - Ground Zero in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and the field where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in Shanksville, Pa. According to The Associated...
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | January 13, 2013
Washington Township, Pa., officials are refocusing on residents' needs as they endeavor to keep the municipal refuse transfer station and recycling center off Pa. 16 profitable. Unlike some facilities, Washington Township's is unable to do single-stream recycling, in which things like cardboard, cans and plastic bottles are thrown into the same bins. Municipal officials determined single-stream recycling would be too labor-intensive without pricey capital purchases. Because it doesn't do single-stream recycling, Washington Township is no longer taking in materials from IESI, Waste Management and other commercial haulers.
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July 14, 2011
A burn ban is being enacted in Washington Township, officials said Thursday. A ban on open burning in the township will go into effect on Saturday at 3 p.m., Washington Township Manager Mike Christopher said in a news release.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | February 19, 2012
Biking enthusiasts are invited to offer input on a new pumptrack planned in Washington Township, Pa. Township officials will host a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 13013 Welty Road. β€œIt's an open forum for anyone interested. The purpose of the meeting is to evaluate and get many eyes on ... the design before it is finished,” Township Manager Mike Christopher said. The township supervisors expect to pay $4,000 for a design by Colorodo-based Lee McCormack, who operates www.leelikesbikes.com . They received a preliminary sketch late last week from McCormack and must return it with feedback.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | February 8, 2013
Washington Township Board of Supervisors met with Pennsylvania state lawmakers and other local leaders Friday as part of its annual planning meeting. Township Manager Michael Christopher said the all-day meeting, which was held in the Washington Township Municipal Building on Welty Road, sets the direction for the township in the coming year and opens up a dialogue with local leaders and legislators. Rep. Todd Rock, R-Franklin, and Sen. Richard Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams/York, were among those who addressed the meeting weighing in on a range of topics including the state budget, transportation and the implication of both on the township.
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September 1, 2013
Additional input is being gathered for a time capsule expected to be encased when a Sept. 11, 2001, memorial is dedicated in Washington Township, Pa. The memorial at Red Run Park will be dedicated the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 11. The time capsule will be embedded in the memorial's floor after the dedication so that media coverage of the ceremony can be included. A website, www.tribute911.org , is set up to collect stories about how Waynesboro-area residents were affected by the terrorist attacks on Sept.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 28, 2013
A Washington Township, Pa., memorial to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks will be dedicated in a ceremony in two weeks. Music from the Wayne Band will open the ceremony at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Red Run Park off Pa. 16 east of Waynesboro, Pa. Speeches will begin at 6:30 p.m. The newly constructed memorial will feature artifacts from the three sites of terrorist attacks nearly 12 years ago, including Ground Zero in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and the field where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in Shanksville, Pa. The memorial's structure is complete, and the electrical wiring is in place.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 19, 2013
The Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors are purchasing two pieces of equipment to streamline operations at the municipal recycling center. Township Manager Mike Christopher said Monday the township will purchase a new baler and infeed belt system to improve the safety and efficiency of operations at the recycling center. The township spent $27,000 on repairs to the existing baler last year and recycling was down, Christopher said previously. A baler compresses and bales certain recyclable items for transport.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 13, 2013
The Waynesboro Area School Board on Tuesday committed to offering tax savings to a potential new business at Wharf Road Industrial Park. Tax abatement will be offered through a Local Economic Revitalization Tax Abatement (LERTA) program. A manufacturer that could employ 50 to 60 people is looking to open a factory on Lot 8 in the industrial park in Zullinger, Pa., Washington Township (Pa.) Manager Mike Christopher told the school board. He did not identify the business during the meeting.
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August 13, 2013
Twenty-three houses are being proposed along Washington Township Boulevard, a relief route for Pa. 16 in Washington Township, Pa., that was affected in recent years by a slowdown in residential growth. The single-family houses near the Robert E. Stum Soccer Complex are some of the first new homes proposed since the economy soured five years ago. On Monday, the Washington Township Planning Commission took an early look at a sketch plan from Pen Mar Properties for a portion of the former Eigenbrode land.
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July 31, 2013
9/11 memorial in Pa. to be dedicated Sept. 11 WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Developers of a Sept. 11, 2001, memorial in Washington Township, Pa., are planning to dedicate the site on the 12th anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. A schedule is still being formed for dedication of the memorial at Red Run Park on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, according to William Conrad, chairman of the memorial committee of volunteers. The memorial's time capsule will be sealed the following Monday evening so that news coverage of the initial ceremony can be included, Conrad said Wednesday.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 31, 2013
The Friends of Monterey Pass Battlefield Inc. and Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors are working on a lease agreement for the Civil War battlefield land where an interpretive center will be built. The municipality owns the property off Pa. 16 in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. Site work is under way leading to construction of the 38-foot by 28-foot visitors center there. Drafts of the lease agreement call for the Friends of Monterey Pass Battlefield Inc. to pay the township $1 a year for the first 20 years, followed by extensions after that.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 18, 2013
A Sept. 11, 2001, memorial at Red Run Park is taking shape as GRC General Contractor Inc. crews install beams and prepare to complete the roof structure. An electrician could be working at the site as early as Friday followed by Washington Township, Pa., maintenance workers and masons next week, officials said. When completed, the memorial at the park off Pa. 16 will feature artifacts from the three sites of terrorist attacks nearly 12 years ago: Ground Zero in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and the field where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in Shanksville, Pa. β€œI hope when it's all done, and people go there, they can sit, meditate or just enjoy the solitude to think about what people sacrificed,” said William Conrad, a township supervisor and chairman of the organizing committee of volunteers.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 15, 2013
The Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors said Monday they intend to lower the municipality's traffic impact fees. The supervisors plan to vote Aug. 5 on a proposal to reduce the fees to $2,714 per traffic unit. Currently, they are $3,147 per unit. The $2,714 fee was the original amount before it was raised several years ago. Impact fees are assessed on residential and commercial development in certain geographic zones. Revenue from the fees is designated for construction of Washington Township Boulevard, a multimillion-dollar relief route north of Waynesboro.
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