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

Phone: (717) 762-3128

Fax: (717) 788-0372

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

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Washington Township Receives $1 million Multimodal Transportation Fund Grant

Washington Township, PA – On November 12, 2019, the Washington Township Board of Supervisors was notified that it had been awarded a $1 million Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) grant for the continued extension of the Washington Township Boulevard.  The grant was one of 141 awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) for multimodal transportation projects throughout the Commonwealth. The MTF grant funds will assist the Township in continuing its efforts of constructing a major relief route that provides improved connectivity, addresses existing safety concerns, and provides transportation infrastructure to support new commercial, housing and retail development in the greater Waynesboro community.

“This project has been an ongoing priority for the Township. On behalf of the Board of Supervisors, I would like to thank our state elected officials, especially Senator Mastriano, for their continued advocacy and efforts in helping to secure this grant,” said Chad Reichard, Chairman.

“These are important projects that will bolster community safety and bring new life to an important property,” said Senator Doug Mastriano (R). “Anytime a municipality receives grant funding, it is a win-win situation for the 33rd Senate District – it shows that our local governments and stakeholders are forward thinking with their initiatives, foresight and planning.”

The grant will help the Township continue the progress it has made over the last decade on the construction of a large-scale municipal transportation relief route known as the Washington Township Boulevard.  Once complete, the Boulevard will provide an important alternate route around Waynesboro, relieving congestion along State Route 16 (SR 16). The improvements to be funded by the MTF grant include paving from Gehr Road (T-384) to Tomstown Road (SR 2015), and promoting multimodal travel through the construction of an 8-foot wide pedestrian and bicyclist path in the right-of-way on the Boulevard.

“One of the main goals of this project is to improve safety throughout the area, act as a main connector from the north to four major commercial areas just outside of Waynesboro, and provide direct access to residential developments in the area,” stated township manager Jeff Geesaman.

The MTF Program is funded through revenue from the 2013 Transportation Bill (Act 89-2013).

Please send any questions or comments to Jeff Geesaman, Township Manager at jbg@washtwp-franklin.org.


Thank you to Mr. Allen Stine

Mr Allen Stine was presented with a copy of Resolution 704 
at the November 4th Supervisor's Meeting. 
This was to recognize him for his many years of serving on the 
Zoning Hearing Board.

Thank you Mr. Stine!


New Part of Washington Township Blvd. is Now Open



 
The new section of the Boulevard is now open. Traffic will stop in all directions at 
the intersections of Tomstown Road and Washington Township Boulevard also at 
Gehr Road and Washington Township Boulevard. Traffic will continue to stop at 
Stottlemyer, as they do currently.  
We urge motorist to use caution at these intersections and don’t assume the opposing 
traffic is going to stop.  Always drive defensively.Thank you for your patience while 
everyone is getting use to this change.


Senator Doug Mastriano Comes for a Visit

The Washington Township Supervisor's office enjoyed 
a visit yesterday from Senator Doug Mastriano. 

 Township Manager Jeffery Geesaman and 
staff expressed some township needs and 
future projects with Senator Mastriano which 
was followed by a tour of our great community. 
Thank you Senator Doug Mastriano for visiting!  



			

Adopted Ordinance 269-Prohibiting Trailers and Other Vehicles from Obstructing Public Streets

Please be informed that on September 4,2019
The Washington Township Supervisors have approved and adopted the 

Ordinance No. 269 – Prohibiting Trailers and Other Vehicles
from Obstructing Public Streets.

As of November 4,2019 this ordinance is active.
If you have any trailers or other vehicles that
are obstructing the view of the public street and is not in compliance with the newly adopted ordinance, our local police can and will take action after this date. If you have any questions concerning this new ordinance, you can view the full version of  Ordinance 269 HERE  or call the office at 717-762-3128 ext.1203 or email vla@washtwp-franklin.org


The Cenus Bureau is Hiring

For more information or help applying call 1-855-JOB-2020


Washington Township Parks & Rouzerville Community Center

Parks in Washington Township are ready for those wanting
to get out with family and friends and enjoy the great outdoors.


Red Run Park offers play grounds, pavilions for rent, lovely Red Run Lake 
and Red Run Express Train for kids. From  Spring to Fall, you can find various 
events offered including live bands almost every Sunday afternoon. 
Reservation Form 





 Pine Hill Recreation Area is a secluded park that offers ball fields, a playground for many hours of fun, pavilions for rent, and beautiful walking trails. At Pine Hill you will also find Dunlap Skate Park. Reservation Form




Rolando Park also known as the Old Lions Club Park is a serene park 
with a nice playground and lots of room to run and play. Pavilion for 
rent will be available May 2018 and projects are underway to make this 
park a gem to visit.
Reservation Form



Washington Township also offers the
Rouzerville Community
Center and Park
for rent. This is a large building great for family reunions 
special events, and parties for special occasions.   Reservation Form


If you are interested in renting any of the park pavilions or Rouzerville Community Center, forms can be found here on this website or feel free to call the Washington Township office during regular business hours between 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. (Government Holidays are observed) Payment is required before any reservation is put on our calendar.


IMPORTANT – Zoning Complaint Process Has Changed


Please be advised that our 
Zoning Complaint Process has changed.

Please CLICK HERE to see current process 
for filing a Zoning Complaint




			

ROAD CLOSED

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP

CLOSED AMSTERDAM ROAD

IMMEDIATELY, FROM OLD MILL ROAD

TO BUENA VISTA  DRIVE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


RED RUN EXPRESS – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 

Red Run Park Miniature Train

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to drive the train.

The Township is still in need of volunteer train engineers and conductors to keep the 
Red Run Express running on weekends at Red Run Park. The Township will assist and pay 
for your child abuse history clearance and criminal record check.     
If you are interested in making young folks happy by providing free train rides for them, 
please contact Vern Ashway at the Township office at 717-762-3128. 
The Township will provide the needed training to operate the train.



Fire Police Needed

 Blue Ridge Fire and Rescue are in need of Fire Police. Anyone interested in becoming a Fire Police man or woman, Please contact the Blue Ridge Fire Department by visiting our Website, or calling the station at 717-794-2323

Watch the Blue Ridge Fire Department website for more information on public meetings to address any questions you may have.

 

 


 

Washington Township Boulevard

Please take a moment to view our video
of the Washington Township Boulevard.

Click Here to View Video – 2016

A Special Thank You To:
LLSinger Aerial Drone Photography

Pilot: Lawrence Singer, Sr.
Film Editor: Megan Singer