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



Supervisor was Sworn in at Washington Township Meeting

Welcome aboard Mr. Daniel DeDona, who was sworn in by the Washington Township Secretary, Karen Hargrave on January 6, 2020. He was voted in at the November 2019 election to a 6 year term to the Board of Supervisors of Washington Township. 

Police Association Presents Waynesboro Fire Police with Award

At the Washington Township Meeting on January 6, 2020 the 
Police Association presented an Appreciation Award 
to the Waynesboro Fire Police.


Governor Wolf’s Administration Encourages Pennsylvanians “Resolve to be Ready”

Wolf Administration Encourages Pennsylvanians to 
“Resolve to be Ready”
by Planning for Emergencies in the New Year

As the decade draws to a close and millions of Pennsylvanians’ thoughts turn toward the positive changes they want to see in their lives, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Director Randy Padfield is encouraging citizens to “Resolve to be Ready” in 2020 by creating family emergency plans and emergency kits.

“The single, most effective way to ensure the safety of your loved ones during an emergency situation is to have a plan,” Padfield said. “Being prepared and knowing ahead of time how to react are critical elements of emergency response training. You can do the same by practicing your plan and having a basic emergency kit.”

Padfield said to create an emergency plan, you should:

  • Identify locations in both your community and in a nearby town, where you can meet loved ones;
  • Identify an out-of-town contact everyone can check in with;
  • Text or use social media to let others know you are safe and where you are;
  • Have hard copies of lists of phone numbers and other important information such as doctor’s offices as well as copies of important documents; and
  • Practice your plan just like you would a fire drill.

A basic emergency kit should include enough basic supplies to support your loved ones for several days. Padfield said it should include:

  • One gallon of water per person per day;
  • Non-perishable food and a manual can opener;
  • Vital medical supplies, hearing aid batteries or other medical equipment and mobility devices you may need;
  • Specialized items such as baby supplies and pet care products;
  • First aid kit;
  • Hand-crank or battery operated flashlights and radio;
  • Car cell phone chargers or battery packs;
  • Special toys or supplies to keep children and pets occupied and busy.

Additional resources, including emergency plan templates and emergency kit checklists, are available on the ReadyPA website. Padfield also encourages social media users to follow PEMA on Facebook and Twitter for timely emergency preparedness information. It’s important to note that you do not need to have a Facebook or Twitter account to access the information.

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.

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.







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