Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: HeraldMail HomeCollectionsWashington Township
IN THE NEWS

Washington Township

NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | August 3, 2010
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors agreed Monday to send information about five locations slated for possible rezoning to county authorities for their review. Affected are 19 existing houses in the 14000 block of Harbaugh Church Road, Bayside Homes on Mentzer Gap Road and 15 parcels in the 14000 block of Buchanan Trail East near the intersection with Old Route 16. Those would change from R2 (medium-density residential) to R1 (low-density residential)
Advertisement
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 27, 2011
Midyear financial reports for Washington Township, Pa., show the municipality has spent $1.8 million of the $4.5 million budgeted for general expenditures for 2011. For its general operating fund, the township took in 49 percent of budgeted revenues, or $1.8 million, through the end of June. "We're better than I thought we'd be, but we're not flush," Township Manager Mike Christopher said. Christopher praised township staff in all departments for limiting overtime and purchasing.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 1, 2012
A town house development near Walmart in Rouzerville, Pa., will be reviewed Monday, Aug. 13, at a Washington Township (Pa.) Planning Commission meeting. The developers of New Forge Crossing are seeking final approval for 60 town houses for low- to moderate-income residents. The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency approved $2 million in funding and another $1 million in tax credits for Woda Group LLC. The planning commission is expected to make recommendations to the Washington Township Supervisors, who will make the final determination locally about the proposal.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 10, 2013
The Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors are considering changing their regulations and allowing backyard chickens in a residential zone after some residents squawked about the birds being prohibited. Supervisor Elaine Gladhill said she plans to meet Saturday with proponents of allowing backyard chickens in R1 (low-density residential) zones. “I think maybe it's something we should look at with conditions,” Gladhill said at Wednesday's supervisors meeting. Chickens currently are prohibited in residential zones under local zoning laws.
NEWS
February 6, 2013
Washington Township, Pa., crews on Monday received authorization to clean up debris outside the designated boundaries of a junkyard on Pa. 316 South. The township supervisors voted Monday to fine junkyard owner Bruce Neibert $500 a day for violating the agreement under which refuse must be kept behind his treeline. They said township crews will clean up the area. The supervisors criticized him after looking at pictures that show items along his driveway. They already denied Neibert's 2013 permit application based on the same reasons.
NEWS
April 30, 2012
Washington Township, Pa., police say a 13-year-old girl reported missing Monday has been found. The girl did not return home from school Friday and was reported missing to police Monday.
NEWS
July 8, 2010
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Washington Township has issued a ban on all open burning, effective at 3 p.m. Friday, according to a news release from the township's Board of Supervisors issued Thursday morning.
NEWS
October 19, 2012
A disorderly conduct charge filed against a Washington Township man in August has been withdrawn by Magisterial District Judge Duane Cunningham, Waynesboro police said Friday. James Horace Thrailkill, 77, of 13183 Shawnee Court, was charged with disorderly conduct on Aug. 18, according to a police news release. The charge related to an incident that occurred outside police headquarters that morning, the news release said.
NEWS
February 7, 2012
Two former Washington Township, Pa., police cruisers will be given to local fire departments for their use. The Washington Township Supervisors on Monday declared three old cruisers “surplus property” for disposal. They recently had graphics added to four cruisers to bolster their fleet. The Waynesboro and Blue Ridge fire departments will each receive a car. The third one will be sold via a bidding process, Township Manager Mike Christopher said.
NEWS
January 3, 2012
The Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors held their first meeting of 2012 on Tuesday with two new board members, William Conrad and Dick McCracken. Both men were elected in November 2011. The supervisors appointed Jeff Geesaman as their new chairman, replacing Stephen Kulla, who held the position for two years. "It's time to turn over the gavel," Kulla said, saying the supervisors had pledged to change leadership regularly. Shown from left are Kulla, Conrad, Geesaman, McCracken and Elaine Gladhill.
The Herald-Mail Articles
|