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NEWS
April 10, 2013
The Washington Township (Pa.) Police Department was investigating the cause of a Wednesday afternoon fire in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. Firefighters from Franklin and Adams counties in Pennsylvania and Washington and Frederick counties in Maryland contained the fire at 12227 Clermont Road to the attic, where it started. Blue Ridge (Pa.) Fire Chief Steve Moffat said the first firefighters on the scene saw smoke coming from the eaves and had trouble finding access to the attic over the two-story stone house.
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NEWS
February 15, 2012
A request from a Waynesboro church to rezone an industrial property on Midvale Road will go before the Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors next Wednesday. Crosswalk Church, which is in the Gold's Gym complex at 118 Walnut St., asked to rezone the former Tri Fab Inc. building between Homes by Keystone and Baumgardner Lane. The church has requested to rezone the property from industrial to agricultural. The Washington Township Planning Commission recommended the supervisors approve the request.
NEWS
October 3, 2012
The Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors this week approved a new police contract extending through 2016. The supervisors and police association have been negotiating a contract since late spring, and they chose to hammer out a four-year deal instead of their usual three-year contract. Under the terms of the new contract, uniformed, full-time officers will receive base salary increases of 1 percent effective Jan. 1, 2013, and 1 percent effective Jan. 1, 2014. They will receive base salary increases of 2 percent for each of 2015 and 2016.
NEWS
April 4, 2012
Washington Township officials made individual donations Monday to the to the Sept. 11, 2001, memorial planned at Red Run Park. Secretary Karen Hargrave collected checks Monday from the township supervisors and manager. Each person made a donation - the suggested amount was $200 -   to the memorial. Artifacts from New York City, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa., will be featured in the $110,000 memorial. Donations collected prior to Monday totaled $3,333.92. “We want to demonstrate to the community we're invested in this like we want the rest of the community to be,” Supervisor Stephen Kulla said.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 28, 2012
New regulations being developed in Washington Township, Pa., would put greater protections in place for the municipal water supply. The ordinances being considered for adoption would regulate geothermal systems, as well as activities near wellheads. If passed by the five township supervisors, one of two ordinances currently in draft form would establish standards for construction of geothermal heating systems for residential, institutional, commercial and industrial uses. The ordinance seeks to minimize the potential for damage to natural resources through safe and efficient systems that use modern technology.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | February 13, 2013
A state grant will allow the Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors to purchase a baling machine for the municipal recycling center, which experienced financial losses last year largely due to repairs on the existing baler. The township recently received news that it has been awarded $205,754 from a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection recycling development and implementation program. That grant will be used to purchase a new baler and related equipment, Township Manager Mike Christopher said.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | January 7, 2013
A Washington Township, Pa., junkyard owner finds himself in a position similar to ones in the past as he is forced to clean up debris while not being permitted to operate his business. The Washington Township Supervisors on Monday denied Bruce Neibert Jr.'s salvage yard permit for 2013, after reviewing his application. The supervisors had photographs showing items outside the designated boundaries of Neibert's debris field. The supervisors have denied Neibert's permit previously for the same reason.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 2, 2012
A farm parcel added Monday into the Washington Township, Pa., agricultural security area will be submitted to a county program to prohibit future development. The township supervisors unanimously accepted 34 acres into their agricultural security area. The applicants, the Middour family, said they now want to apply for a county program that would restrict development in perpetuity. Haydee Middour said farmland preservation is a priority for several generations of her family. Their farm is off Shank Hess Road near Tomstown, Pa. “It's important to us,” she said.
NEWS
February 14, 2011
The driver in Saturday’s fatal accident in Washington Township, Pa., remained hospitalized Monday, a spokeswoman said. Shawn LaCasse, age unavailable, of Waynesboro, was listed in satisfactory condition at York (Pa.) Hospital Monday morning, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Two people died and LaCasse was injured Saturday in a two-car collision in the 14300 block of Buchanan Trail East, near the intersection of Old Route 16, according to a news release from the Franklin County coroner.
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