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



Proposed Rezoning

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg have submitted an application to rezone their property on Anthony Highway. The proposed change be for approximately 19 acres from Agriculture (A) to Commercial (C).


The application will be reviewed by the Washington Township Planning Commission at a public meeting on Monday, November 14 and by the Washington Township Board of Supervisors on Monday, November 21. Both the meeting and the hearing will be held at 7pm in the Washington Township meeting room located at 13013 Welty Road.


The supervisors will be providing Halloween parties
for children to attend on trick-or-treat night, Oct. 27, 2016.

**All parties will run from 6:00 – 8:00 PM**

  • Donations of money, candy, cookies, cupcakes,
    and other treats will be welcomed, which will
    add to the enjoyment of the children.
  • Donations can be delivered to the Township office
    or to the sponsoring agency for distribution.  

Locations of this this year’s parties are as follows:

  • Blue Ridge Summit: Sponsored by Blue Ridge Fire
    and Rescue Company; held at the Blue Ridge Fire Hall,
    13063 Monterey Lane.
  • Zullinger: Sponsored by Zullinger Community Center;
    held at Zullinger Community Center,
    4569 Buchanan Trail East.



Congratulations to Supervisor 
Chairman Stewart McCleaf

Supervisor McCleaf is the
Greater Waynesboro 
of Commerce Chamber Champion
award winner for 2016.  

When you see Stewart congratulate
him for 
winning this award!




Please join us for The Great American Paint Out 
at the Blue Ridge Summit Vol. Fire & Rescue Community Room.


SATURDAY, NOV. 5, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Click Here For Additional Details!

13th Annual Halloween on the Red Run Express


Boulevard Update

Paving complete on Washington Township Boulevard. Thank you New Enterprise!
Looking to be open to the public the first week of November.2016-10-11-wtb-wearing-coat2016-10-11-wtb-wearing-coat-round-a-bout

Senator Rich Alloway Visits Washington Township

Meeting with Senator Rich Alloway on October 6, 2016 at the Washington
Township Municipal Building to discuss how the Senator can assist the Township.

L to R. Supervisors Chad Reichard, Barb McCracken, Senator Rich Alloway, Chairman of the Board Stewart McCleaf, Township Manager Mike Christopher, Jim Meek and Assistant Township Manager Jeff Geesaman.

L to R. Supervisors Chad Reichard, Barb McCracken, Senator Rich Alloway, Chairman of the Board Stewart McCleaf, Township Manager Mike Christopher, Jim Meek and Assistant Township Manager Jeff Geesaman.















Thank you Senator Alloway for taking the time to meet with us.

DEP Statement of Decision

The Department of Environmental Protection Hazardous Sites Cleanup Program
Waynesboro TCE Site – Welty Road click here for Statement of Decision.

STOP SIGNS on Washington Township Blvd.

2016-09-20-wtb-stop-signsNew STOP SIGNS have been installed on Country Club Road at the new Boulevard intersection. Traffic will be stopping on Country Club Road and traffic traveling on the Boulevard will have the right-of-way. The stop signs are in place and covered for now.
The “stop ahead” signs will be completed today. They will be uncovered on Monday, September 26th.

9/11 Tribute – 15th Anniversary Event

Photos of the 9/11 Tribute Event on the 15th Anniversary
of the Events of September 11, 2001


L to R: Mayor Starliper, Waynesboro Fire Chief Adolini, Blue Ridge Fire Chief Meek, Nancy Bull representing Congressman Bill Shuster, Pastor Pam Illick, Trumpeter Michaela Piper and Supervisor William Conrad.


Trumpeter Michaela Piper


Remarks by Nancy Bull representing Congressman Bill Shuster


Waynesboro Mayor Richard Starliper


Waynesboro Fire Chief Shawn Adolini, Pastor Pam Illick and Blue Ridge Fire & Rescue Squad Chief Jim Meek

UPDATE – Electronics Recycling Program

2016 RECYCLE logo w-world-no bkgrnd2016 Recycle Logo - no bkgrndWashington Township is opening the Electronics Recycling Program to include residents from outside of Washington Township.  The rate is $0.45 per pound with a $25 minimum per trip.  The amount of electronics per trip are not limited.  All units will be weighed for cost.  We will take electronics on TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAYS from 8 AM until 4 PM

12721 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro, PA 17268 / For more information please call 762-4413

Rear-Facing Car Seats – New Law in Effect

2016-08 Rear Car SeatRear Facing Cars Seats for Toddlers.
PA law has changed – effective August 12, 2016, children two years or younger must use rear-facing car seats.

Studies found children younger than 2 are 75% less likely to be killed or injured in a car crash if they’re in a rear-facing car seat.

Please click here to read the article in its entirety!

DCNR Sec. Dunn visits the Battlefield Park

On July 12, 2016 DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn
visits the Museum at the Battle of Monterey Pass.

2016-07 Sec DUNN from DCNR

L to R:
Janet Pollard – Franklin County Visitors Center,
John Miller – Township Historian,
Jeff Geesaman – Township Asst. Manager,
Cindy Adams Dunn – Secretary – DCNR,
Michael Christopher – Township Manager,
Stewart McCleaf – Chairman Board of Supervisors,
Elaine Gladhill – Board of Supervisors and
Michael Eschenman – DCNR.
Not shown in the picture is Katie Hess, Dir. of South Mtn. Partnership.

Secretary Dunn visited the Battle of Monterey Pass Park & Museum as part of a tour of the South Mountain Landscape sponsored by the South Mountain Partnership Organization.

DCNR Sec. Dunn visits Happels Meadow Trails

2016-07-12 Sec Dunn Happels MeadowOn July 12, 2016 DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn
visits the Happel’s Meadow wetland trails
in Blue Ridge Summit.





L to R: Cindy Adams Dunn – Secretary of DCNR and Michael Christopher – Township Manager

Outstanding Officer Award

Aggressive Driving Outstanding Officer Award
Presented July 27, 2016

2016-07-27 Mario Angelini-Agg Driv Awd

L to R: Front Row – Stewart McCleaf, Deputy Mario Angelini, Nancy Bull. Back Row – Chief Barry Keller, Edward Boothman, and Bill Conrad

A Certificate was presented to former Washington Township Police Officer Mario Angelini by Edward Boothman of the PA Aggressive Driving Enforcement & Education Program recognizing his outstanding work with the Aggressive Driving program last year.

Officer Angelini was the only Police Officer in Franklin County to receive this outstanding award for year 2015.

Congratulations to Deputy Angelini and the Washington Township Police Department.

West Nile Virus – Important Information


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 mosquitoes 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 mosquitoes. 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 mosquitoes are not strong flyers and stay within a few hundred yards of their breeding container.

Don’t invite mosquitoes into your house. Make sure that all door and window screens are in good repair. Mosquitoes 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 pantyhose. This will keep female mosquitoes 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 washing’s. 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 mosquitoes 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.

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








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


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

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. 

Peddling and Soliciting in the Township

Peddling and Soliciting within Washington TownshipDoor-Knock
REQUIRES a permit issued by the Washington 
Police Department and signed by the Secretary of the
Board of Supervisors of Washington 

Click on the BLUE Departments Tab then go to the
right to the Police Department tab for additional
peddling information…