Washington Township - 1779
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13013 Welty Rd, Waynesboro, PA 17268

Phone: (717) 762-3128

Fax: (717) 762-1775

Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

WTS

Welcome

JULY 6th Workshop Meeting

Washington Township Workshop Meeting –
July 6, 2016
CANCELLED

JULY 13th Workshop Meeting

The Workshop Meeting on July 13, 2016
will start at the Rouzerville Ruritan Building
11962 Old Rte 16, Waynesboro, PA 17268
at 7:00 PM 

July 2, 2016 – Battle of Monterey Pass

The 153rd Commemoration of the Battle of Monterey Pass

Join the Monterey Pass Battlefield Park & Museum staff for tours of Monterey Pass Battlefield.
Programs are free of charge and sponsored by the Friends of the Monterey Pass Battlefield, Inc.
Museum hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for this special event.

It Was a Night to Remember Walking Tour:  See where Brig. Gen. George Custer’s Brigade fought hand to hand in the woods on the night of July 4-5, 1863. Witness how the mountainous terrain bogged the Michigan Brigade while the Confederate cavalry defended the mountain pass. Program starts at 10:00 a.m.at the Monterey Pass Battlefield Museum by the Michigan Brigade marker. Program running time: 30 minutes.

North Carolina Turns the Tide Walking Tour:  North Carolina infantry turned the tide of the battle and retook Monterey Pass near dawn of July 5, after Brig. Gen. Custer’s brigade broke through the Confederate cavalry and their battle lines. Learn about this forgotten story and how North Carolina troops secured Monterey Pass for the main portions of the Confederate army to use during their withdraw from Gettysburg. Tour starts at 12:00 at Rolando Woods Lions Club Park. Running time: 45 minutes. 

For more information about the Battle of Monterey Pass or park information, please visit www.montereypassbattlefield.org. Be sure to look us up on Facebook. The Monterey Pass Battlefield Museum is open weekends, April to November from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Celebrate Gettysburg’s Forgotten Fourth Day!

West Nile Virus – Important Information

wnvtraps

West Nile Virus specimen traps.

The public can help the program by reducing any mosquito habitat on their property. More information regarding the DEP WNV program can be found on the website:  westnile.state.pa.us.

Don’t invite mosquitos to your backyard; remove standing water from your property. Dump water from buckets, flower pots, kiddie pools, old tires, tarps, recycling containers, planters and trash cans, and other containers. Clean gutters, storm drains and window wells. Dump birdbaths daily. Even one cup of water in one of these containers can breed thousands of mosquitos. Ornamental ponds, rain barrels, ditches and areas where standing water can’t be removed can be treated with Bti, a naturally occurring bacterium that kills the mosquito larvae. The larvae of mosquitoes live in stagnant water and feed on organic debris. The best defense to prevent mosquito borne illness is to not attract them. Many mosquitos are not strong flyers and stay within a few hundred yards of their breeding container.

Don’t invite mosquitos into your house. Make sure that all door and window screens are in good repair. Mosquitos also need an area to rest and will congregate in overgrown vegetation. Many homeowners use corrugated drain pipe attached to downspouts to move storm water from their homes.  The corrugations hold water and are a breeding spot for mosquitoes. To avoid this problem use smooth drain pipe, or cover the ends of the corrugated pipe with a fine mesh material such as panty hose. This will keep female mosquitos from entry. 

Clothing and gear can also be treated with Permethrin. The treatment is only applied to the gear and never to skin. Follow the package directions and the protection should last through multiple washings. This spray can be found in the outdoor, camping, or hunting department of many stores. One bottle will treat many items of gear. This product is also effective in repelling ticks. 

Click here to read the entire West Nile Virus article. This has more information about mosquitos and what you can do to prevent them in and around your home and what the DEP is doing with the testing in Franklin County.

DEP Presentation

Click here to see the DEP Public Hearing presentation on June 14, 2016
regarding the Waynesboro TCE Site in Washington Township.

Electronic Recycling – UPDATE

EFFECTIVE  06-01-2016

Washington Township will start
LIMITED Electronic Recycling – JUNE 1, 2016

You must be a Washington Township RESIDENT
with PROPER IDENTIFICATION and accompany your recyclable device.
.45
¢ / lb. for Electronic Recycling ~ Minimum charge of $25.00
Electronic Devices accepted on WEDNESDAYS from 8 am – 4:15 pm.

All electronic devices must be recycled and can not be disposed of in any other manner.
Transfer Station / Recycling Center only accept CASH or CHECKS.
NO CREDIT CARDS PLEASE!

American Legion Donation to Township & RBA

Waynesboro American Legion Donates $750
with $500 going to Washington Township to help with the efforts to finish the 9/11 Tribute paving
and $250 to Rouzerville Business Assoc. to help fund the Pine Hill 5K.

2016-05-02 Donation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo – Left to right: Supervisor’s Stewart McCleaf, Chad Reichard, William Conrad, Elaine Gladhill, Barbara McCracken and Tim Berklite, Commander of the Waynesboro American Legion.

BOULEVARD IS CLOSED!

In preparation to start work again on the Boulevard we will be closing the part of the Boulevard that is under construction from Old Forge Road to Country Club Road including the gravel part of North Welty Road until further notice starting on Monday morning 4/11/2016 at 7:00 AM. 

This is the way it was accessed before the Boulevard was partially constructed. This portion of the Boulevard will be CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC including NIGHTS and WEEKENDSPlease feel free to contact Jeff Geesaman, Assistant Township Manager, with any questions at 762-3128.

Zoning Code Text Amendment

The Washington Township Supervisors approved Ordinances #254 and #255 which amended the text of the Zoning Code for the Township.

Complete copies of the two new ordinances can be read by clicking on the BLUE “Online Documents” tab (on the left) then “Ordinances”, then Ordinance Folder #251-300, then Ordinance #254 and Ordinance #255.

If you have any questions, please contact the Township Planner, Clint Rock at 717-762-3128.

Earned Income Tax

Washington Township residents are required to pay a Local Earned Income Tax and a Net Profit Tax each year. The tax rate is 1% of the earnings and is shared equally between the Waynesboro Area School District and the Township.

If you work in Maryland, West Virginia or are self employed this tax may not be withheld from your earnings. If this is the case, you are required to pay quarterly estimated payments to the Franklin County Area Tax Bureau.

The Tax Bureau is located at 443 Stanley Avenue in Chambersburg and their  phone number is
717-263-5141 if you have any questions or if you need the tax forms mailed to you. Click on the website link www.fcatb.org for more information.

In order to avoid interest and penalty charges added to your tax liability please contact the tax bureau as soon as possible to determine how best to resolve your tax situation.

Thank you Congressman Bill Shuster

The Washington Township Supervisors would like to thank Congressman Shuster and his staff for taking time out of their busy schedule on Saturday, January 30, 2016 to meet with Stewart McCleaf, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors and Mike Christopher, Township Manager to discuss transportation and economic development issues affecting Washington Township residents.

We hope with your help that these issues can be resolved with a very positive effect on Washington Township.

Thank you again for meeting with us!

Outstanding Conservation Practices

The Washington Township Supervisors presented to Whitehall Farm a Certificate acknowledging their Outstanding Conservation Practices and being selected as 
Franklin County Conservation Farmer of 2015.

2016-01-18 Cert Apprec Whitehall Farm

2016-01-18 Certificate Whitehall Farm

AC&T and Exxon Mobil Donation

AC&T and Exxon Mobil donated $2,000 for the 9/11 Tribute and
the Battle of Monterey Pass. The check was presented the Supervisors at their
regular meeting of December 21, 2015.

2015-12-21 AC&T Donations

In front: Hope Henicle and Laurie Cason representatives of AC&T holding the check.
Rear – Left to Right:  Stewart McCleaf – Chairman of the Board, Elaine Gladhill , Barbara McCracken,
William Conrad and Chad Reichard – Supervisors.

Transfer Station changes as of November 12th

2015-10 RC & TS Traffic Pattern Map

Thank you for your patience as we work on changes that will better serve the community.

In an effort to help with the traffic flow at the Washington Township
Transfer Station please see the NEW UPDATED MAP.

See the NEW Transfer
Station Traffic Pattern Map →

The Recycling Center has changed to
SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING.

Effective October 24th –
ALL Residential Recyclable Items will be dropped at the Transfer Station as follows:
Place your recyclable items in one of the yellow dumpsters market “Recycling Here” located before the scales. If you are not planning to enter the scales please stay in the left lane and use the yellow recycling container to your left. If you are NOT planning to use the scales please use the right lane and the containers to the right. You may continue straight to either the Bag Drop container or go right to both the Scrap Metal and Bag Drop containers or simply go straight to exit the station. All vehicles bringing brush, leaves and grass clippings will now use the right lane. There is NO CHARGE for the recycling service for residential customers. Please see the BLUE Tab to the left and go to the Recycling Page for a list of accepted recyclable items.