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



Impact Fee Advisory Committee – Public Meeting

The Impact Fee Advisory Committee will be holding a PUBLIC MEETING  on Tuesday September 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Washington Township meeting room located at 13013 Welty Road, Waynesboro, Pa. 17268. The committee will be considering revisions to the Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) along with the revisions to the Transportation Service Area (TSA) map. This is a public hearing and the committee will receive comments from township residents in attendance.

The information is currently available for review on line or at the Township office

from 8:00 am-4:30 pm, Monday through Friday

Exhibit 3A Modified Schedule ONLY (2017) from approved Capital Improvements Plan (2005)

Exhibit 4A Modified TSA Map (PA 16 Corridor Minimized)



Road Construction

Starting Wednesday the 27th,  Washington Township will be doing a seal coat, (oil and chip) overlay to several roads in the Township followed by a fog coat application for approximately 1 week.

Please do not park on the roadway during this period.

The roads to be treated are the eastern part of Mentzer Gap Road between Route 16 and Bear Town Road, Old Forge between Mentzer Gap Road and Calimer Drive, Country Club Estates, Sheffield Manor and Harper Drive.

 Please slow down while driving on these roads until the fog coat has been applied.

Your patience and cooperation will be greatly appreciated during the maintenance process.



Certificate Presented to the Washington Township Supervisors

Certificate Of Appreciation was presented to the Washington Township Supervisors from the

Greater Waynesboro Pa. Area Appalachian Trail Community at the September 6, 2017 meeting.

This was to thank the Washington Township Supervisors for their collaboration and support

for all Appalachian Trail Community Events since 2014.



9/11 Memorial Service


   September 11, 2017 9/11 Memorial Service was held at the Red Run Park at 7:00 pm with a good turn out from the local residents. There was a Presentation Of the Colors from the Venturing Crew 97 and then The National Anthem was performed by Noah Schahill. Jeffrey Geesaman (Township Manager) welcomed everyone to the yearly event and Don Dedona spoke and was recognized as being one of the people at the Pentagon on 9/11/2001. Rev. Pam Illick lead the Community Prayer. Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire & Rescue Squad Deputy Chief Chris Daywalt and Firefighter Chris Mowen placed the wreath. Thank you to all who participated in the organization of this event and all who attended.


Renfrew Museum and Park to Host Second Annual Oktoberfest Fundraiser

Renfrew Museum and Park will host our second annual Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday, October 7, from 4 pm to 9 pm at the Waynesboro American Legion.  Oktoberfest, Renfrew’s largest fundraiser of the year, provides a traditional German event will have a distinctive Renfrew feel as we celebrate the German roots of the original Royer family that worked this land.

Space is limited and only 200 tickets will be sold on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will only be sold at the door if they are available.  Admission is $50 per person and includes a buffet of traditional German foods and a Daniel Royer craft beer brewed especially for this event.   All attendees must be 21 years of age or over and will be carded at the door.

Live music will be provided by the Blaskapelle Shippensburg German Band. A silent and live auction will be held throughout the evening to raise funds for Renfrew.  This year’s auction will provide the opportunity for attendees to bid on modern Charles Bell pottery pieces, quilts, four rounds of golf from Waynesboro Country Club, glassware, and the evening will conclude with bidding on the 2017 private museum house dinner.

Tickets are available for purchase in the Visitors Center or online using www.renfrewmuseum.org, go to the Events tab, choose Oktoberfest, go to Buy Tickets, and click Pay Now.

For additional information on Oktoberfest please contact the Visitors Center at 717-762-4723 or visit our website.



Congratulations Officer Shannon

Press Release: Washington Township Police Department Officer Stephan Shannon Receives Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Law Enforcement Award.

On June 22, 2017 members of the Washington Township Police Department, Washington Township Supervisors and the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Program gathered together to present Officer Stephen Shannon with an award for his efforts to reduce aggressive driving in Washington Township, Franklin County, PA.

Officer Shannon was nominated by Washington Township Police Chief Barry Keller due to Ofc. Shannon’s willingness to work the aggressive driving special details which normally fall outside of Ofc. Shannon’s typical work schedule, and because Ofc. Shannon strongly believes in the program and demonstrates his belief by actively engaging in enforcement against aggressive driving.

The Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Program grants funds to Police Departments through out of the State after an in-depth application process. Washington Township Police Department has participated in the Aggressive Driving program since 2009, previously it was called Smooth Operator.  The Aggressive Driving Program allows Washington Township Police Department the ability to conduct special traffic details within the Township to help provide enforcement and education for the serious problem of aggressive driving.

Front Row: Washington Township Manager Jeff Geesaman, Washington Township Police Officer Steven Shannon, Washington Township Police Chief Barry Keller. Back Row: Chairman Washington Township Supervisor C. Stewart McCleaf & Law Enforcement Liaison North Central Highway Safety, Jeff Bowman. 



June 5, 2017

The W.T.M.A. Board of Director presenting retiring manager
Micheal A. Christopher 
with a plaque recognizing his outstanding
support of the W.T.M.A. over the years.



L to R WTMA Chairman Fred Eisenhart, Board of Supervisors Chairman Stewart McCleaf, Township Manager Michael A. Christopher, WTMA Manager Sean McFarland,  WTMA Board Members Andrew Geesaman and David McCarney. 


Supervisor Charles L. Strausbaugh

 Welcome Aboard

Charles L. Strausbaugh being sworn in as a Township Supervisor by the Township Secretary, Karen Hargrave.


Rouzerville Ruritan Deed

Rouzerville Ruritan Club President Steve Hess giving the deed to the Ruritan property on Old RT. 16 to Stewart McCleaf, Chariman of the Washington Township Supervisors, on May 1,2017.

Front (L to R) – Supervisors Chad Reichard, Chairman of the Broad Stewart McCleaf, Rouzerville Ruritan Club President Steve Hess, Kim Hess and Susan Posey.
Back Row (L to R) – Supervisor Elaine Gladhill, Rouzerville Ruritan Club Lynn Foster and Supervisor Barb McCracken.

Rates and rental dates have not been established by the Washington Township
at this time. “Hold the Date” for the Community Center can be made at the
Township Office by calling 762-3128.


Upcoming Events

To view a list of upcoming events at Red Run Park please click here.


Laying of Wreaths Ceremony

March 25, 2017
Medal of Honor Celebration

LTC Charles E. Capehart
Please click on picture for larger view.

On March 25, 2017 at the Battle of Monterey Pass Museum,
the Antietam Camp #3 
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War,
held a “Laying of Wreaths” ceremony for

Medal of Honor winner LTC Charles E. Capehart.


March 21, 2017
Presentation of Letter of Achievement
to the WTMA

Front (L to R) – Fred Eisenhart and Michael A. Christopher
Back Row (L to R) – Andrew Geesaman, Sean McFarland, Stewart McCleaf, Grant Price, David McCarney, & Suzanne Trinh

Township Manager Michael A. Christopher presented to WTMA Chairman, Fred Eisenhart a letter of recognition of achievement from the Washington Township Supervisors for obtaining DEP approval for the sewage hydraulic overload at the Blue Ridge Summit Pump Station.

Pavilion Rentals for 2017

Please click here for Red Run Park’s Pavilion Rental Form
Please click here for Pine Hill Park’s Pavilion Rental Form


Washington Township Boulevard

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

Click Here to View Video

A Special Thank You To:
LLSinger Aerial Drone Photography

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

Ribbon Cutting at Washington Township Boulevard

Ribbon Cutting & The Official Opening
of Washington Township Boulevard


Pictured L to R: Delmos Oldham, Jerry Zeigler, Judy Wilson, Chad Reichard,
Karen Hargrave, John Beck, William Conrad, Robert Thomas, Gary Bercaw, Stewart McCleaf,
Michael Christopher, Barbara McCracken, Michael Ross, Sen. Rich Alloway,
Jeffrey Geesaman, Bob Ziobrowski, David Keller, Rep. Paul Schemel, & Jackie Mowen

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

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


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.


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, Vernon Ashway 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.