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

August 2 – Waynesboro-Welty Rd. Project Paving will begin

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On TUESDAY, August 2nd, beginning at 7:00AM the Borough Contractor will begin paving Welty Rd.

The road will be CLOSED to traffic during paving.
Please use alternative routes on Tuesday.

Any questions should be directed to Kevin Grubbs, Head of Borough Engineering – at 717-762-2101 Ext. 229.

Beginning July 28 – August 10

NOTICE: The Waynesboro Boro Authority, over the next two weeks, will be flow testing and flushing fire hydrants on their system in the Township from 11PM to 2AM. If you see water on the streets or observe testing please do not be alarmed.

If you have any questions, please call WAYNESBORO BORO HALL at 717-762-2101.

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.

July 27 – Old Forge Rd. – CLOSURE

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Quincy Township will be preparing for and paving a portion
of OLD FORGE ROAD in QUINCY Township.

The work will be performed from near Camp Penn and north starting tomorrow.  A ROAD CLOSED sign will be place at Mentzer Gap and Old Forge Roads. However, traffic will not be restricted in Washington Township. 

West Nile Virus – Important Information

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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.

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.