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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 13, 2012
A 60-unit town-house development planned in Washington Township, Pa., came under fire Monday from three residents and some members of the township planning commission. Concerns included crime, nearby property values, safety for children, play areas, traffic and overcrowding schools. Ultimately, the Washington Township Planning Commission voted 3-1 to recommend the township supervisors approve the plan. The Washington Township Supervisors are expected to consider final approval for New Forge Crossing in coming weeks.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | June 15, 2010
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Washington Township, Pa., staff and planning commission members debated sign regulations on Monday, nearly three years after the township supervisors adopted the rules. Matt Watson, the township's code enforcement officer, presented the planning commission with a draft of ways he's attempted to clarify and simplify the sign code's provisions. The concept of roof signs prompted discussion about what is appropriate for neighborhood aesthetics. Roof signs were left out of the ordinance adopted in July 2007.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | February 15, 2012
Skateboarders upset about the seasonal closing of the Dunlap Family Skatepark have asked the Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors to reopen it permanently. “We're not going to skate the park if there is snow anyway,” said Casey Whitlock, of Polktown Road. Whitlock and fellow skateboarder Caleb Shank of Old Forge Road said they would prefer the park be open year-round. Their request was echoed by Skiway Avenue resident Amy Yokum, a parent who wants the skatepark open for fair weather days in the winter.
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By BILL KOHLER | billk@herald-mail.com | March 5, 2013
The Washington Township Supervisors on Monday unanimously approved a public hearing to discuss a tax abatement program that officials hope will kick-start development in the township. The hearing to discuss a LERTA zone was set for Monday, March 18, at 8 p.m. It will follow the supervisors' regularly scheduled meeting at 7. Mike Ross, president of Franklin County Area Development Corp., will lead the discussion at the hearing. LERTA (Local Environmental Revitalization Tax Abatement)
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | May 1, 2013
The Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors got their first look at a draft ordinance to consider allowing backyard chickens in residential zones including R1, R3 and forest conservation. Supervisor Elaine Gladhill said chickens currently are prohibited in residential zones under local zoning laws in Washington Township, but are permitted in the neighboring Borough of Waynesboro. On Wednesday, township planner Clint Rock presented the draft ordinance to Gladhill and fellow supervisors Jeff Geesaman, Stephen Kulla and William Conrad.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | December 13, 2007
New business might pay fees monthly WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A new business coming to Washington Township, Pa., could be permitted to pay its impact fees in installments like the state liquor store has been doing. The township supervisors on Monday will hear consideration on the request for installments. Gracie's Shop for pizza and subs has been targeted for the Wayne Heights Mall. The mall would be responsible for $10,000 in impact fees for Gracie's, Township Manager Mike Christopher said.
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