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by JENNIFER FITCH | June 18, 2007
BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, PA. - The state of Pennsylvania has put aside $150,000 for the Washington Township Supervisors to use toward the purchase of six acres of land otherwise destined to be a housing development. A detailed letter arrived in Saturday's mail explaining how the supervisors should apply for reimbursement from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources when buying the land adjacent to Happel's Meadow Wetland Preserve. "We have to purchase it first ... and send in a receipt," Supervisor Carroll Sturm said.
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by DAVE McMILLION | October 11, 2006
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Areas of Jefferson County that consist of forest, wetlands and streams, and are favored spots for rare species, are coming into clearer view as officials work on a series of maps that outline the regions. Officials are identifying the areas using technology like GIS, which is the collection of computer hardware, software and geographic information to analyze geographic features. County officials say it is important to identify the features in the face of growth in coming years, and Jefferson County Commission member Dale Manuel said Tuesday night that the data can be used in its current work to rewrite the county's land-use regulations.
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by KATE S. ALEXANDER | September 18, 2006
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The developer who wants to turn approximately 10 acres of land abutting Happel's Meadow Wetland Preserve into 18 single-family homes said Washington Township intended the land for development. Thomas Mongold, a representative of Kylea & Associates Inc., said in a telephone interview Friday that Washington Township zoned the land for low-density residential development before his company purchased it in 2004. Since the purchase, many members of the community have questioned the ability of the land to be developed.
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by KATE S. ALEXANDER | September 13, 2006
BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - "We will get this saved, one way or another," Thomas Halligan said, motioning to the wooded area behind his property. Halligan is one of six citizens from the Pennersville Road area who met on Tuesday to show their determination to prevent the development of property that lies between their homes and the Happel's Meadow Wetland Preserve. Thomas Mongold of Mercersburg, Pa., owns the land and has proposed it as the site of the 18-lot Blue Oak development.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | August 22, 2006
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The lion's share of 6.31 acres designated for 18 new single-family houses in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., will be appraised and possibly purchased by Washington (Pa.) Township. The township supervisors, backed by the opinion of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers representative, said the proposed homes, the chemicals on their lawns and runoff from their driveways could be detrimental to the ecosystems in the adjacent wetlands. The supervisors entered a closed-door executive session with Mercersburg, Pa., developer Thomas Mongold on Monday to discuss buying the land that abuts Happel's Meadow Wetland Preserve.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | July 13, 2006
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Washington Township residents and a team proposing 18 single-family houses on Pennersville Road in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., squared off Wednesday over wetlands on the Blue Oak development, which was called "basically an environmental catastrophe waiting to happen" by a township supervisor. Foundations are "going to shift because of freezing and thawing. When we get a decent winter, they're going to have waterfront property," Supervisor Chris Firme said just before his "environmental catastrophe" comment that elicited applause from many of the 30 residents at a workshop meeting.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | June 29, 2006
BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, PA. Washington Township, Pa., residents on Wednesday again spoke strongly against an 18-lot development proposed on Pennersville Road, two weeks before a representative of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to address the township supervisors. Neighboring property owners have repeatedly said they feel the 6.31-acre property should be considered wetlands and cannot support the homes. The land, zoned low-density residential, is adjacent to the Happel's Meadow wetland preserve maintained by the township.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | June 20, 2006
Development's first phase approved WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Forty-nine single-family houses in the first phase of Spring Run Estates won final approval from the Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors on Monday, along with a provision allowing Accent Developers LLC to only base coat internal roads headed into the winter months. That move is designed to reduce damage from construction vehicles. "We've always required them to finish the road, but they wanted to try this," Township Manager Mike Christopher said.
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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | December 2, 2005
waynesboro@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, PA. - Someday, people will walk with dry feet through Happel's Meadow to see the flora and fauna that live in the wetland. Maybe, they'll even spot a bobcat. Washington Township officials, at a real estate closing Thursday, paid $160,000 for a run-down house and five acres of dry land abutting Happel's Meadow. Pa. 16 dissects the wetland. About 47 acres lie on the north side and 23 on the south. The property closed on Thursday gives access to the south side, said Jerry Zeigler, township code enforcement officer.
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by DAVE McMILLION | October 13, 2005
HARPERS FERRY, W.VA. charlestown@herald-mail.com Kyle Myles' tennis shoes sank into the mud along the shore of the pond, making a sucking sound as he tried to lift them to move from spot to spot. Myles' job was planting irises in the muddy water, and the 12-year-old Harpers Ferry Middle School student took special care as he carefully packed soil around the base of the delicate water flowers. "This is really good. This is probably one of the best field trips I've ever had," Myles said.
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