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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | December 17, 2012
The Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors on Monday approved a property tax increase some board members say will better prepare the municipality for the future. The 2-mill increase, which supports $4.5 million in general fund spending, will mean about a $40 increase for the average tax parcel, township officials said. A mill represents $1 of every $1,000 assessed property value. Each mill generates about $129,000 in revenue for the township, which will now have an overall tax rate of 6.4 mills.
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December 12, 2012
Pump station could be replaced in township WAYNESBORO, Pa.  - The Washington Township (Pa.) Municipal Authority is preparing to replace a pump station on Monterey Lane because the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is requiring greater protections for the township's sewer system during heavy rainfall. The authority will replace a force main with larger pipe as part of the project, WTMA Manager Sean McFarland told the township supervisors Wednesday.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | December 3, 2012
In the final weeks before they adopt a 2013 spending plan, the Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors are seeking public input on a proposed budget that includes a property tax increase. The budget, which can be viewed at www.washtwp-franklin.org , will be discussed in upcoming workshop meetings prior to the planned Dec. 17 adoption, township officials said. The preliminary $4.7 million budget includes a 2-mill tax increase. A mill represents $1 of every $1,000 assessed property value.
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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A disorderly conduct charge filed against a Washington Township man in August has been withdrawn by Magisterial District Judge Duane Cunningham, Waynesboro police said Friday.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.
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October 14, 2012
On Oct. 3, Washington Township, Pa., crews dug footers for the five columns planned for the memorial at Red Run Park. Their work launched construction, which continued with GRC General Contractor Inc. and Valley Quarries forming and pouring the memorial's floor. Fundraising continues for the project, which has brought in about $45,400 to date. That includes recent donations of $5,000 from Eagles Club Inc. and $2,200 from American Legion Post 15. The memorial will feature artifacts from ground zero in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and the Shanksville, Pa., field where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed.
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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.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 11, 2012
A telethon Tuesday at the future site of a Sept. 11, 2001, memorial in Washington Township, Pa., raised $9,500 to develop the memorial. Speakers talked on air about the project's importance as radio station WAYZ did a live broadcast from the site all day. 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...
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