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



Notice of Hearing – Conditional Use


The Washington Township Planning Commission, Franklin County, on Monday, August 12, 2019 and the Washington Township Supervisors on Monday, August 19, 2019, at approximately 7:00 p.m. will hold public hearings at the Washington Township Municipal Building, 13013 Welty Road, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, to consider the following:

Application by Barkdoll Martin Homes for a Conditional Use to construct 2 sets of duplex homes on Antietam Drive. The applicant is requesting the approval of this Conditional Use in accordance with Section 360-66 (F) of the Code of Washington Township. This property is located in the Residential (R1) Zoning District.

The public is invited to attend.  If you require accommodations to participate in this process, please contact the Township Secretary at 13013 Welty Road or call 717-762-3128.

14th Annual Rouzerfest – August 17, 2019


Notice of Public Hearing

Notice of Public Hearing and Meeting Concerning Amendments to the Washington Township Zoning Ordinance and the Washington Township Comprehensive Plan.

Please take notice that the Township of Washington Board of Supervisors shall be holding a public hearing in accordance with the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code Act of 1968, P.L. 805, No. 247, as amended (53 P.S. 10101 et seq.). The purpose of the hearing shall be to gather public comment concerning proposed amendments to the Code of Washington Township and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of the Borough of Waynesboro and Washington Township on August 19, 2019, at approximately 7:30 p.m. at the Washington Township Offices, 13013 Welty Road, Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania.  Immediately after the public hearing the Board shall consider enactment of the proposed amendments during a regularly scheduled meeting of the Board to be held at the same location.

Please take further notice that copies of the proposed amendments may be examined without charge or obtained for a charge not greater than the cost thereof from the Township Secretary at the Township office building or on the Township’s web page at www.washtwp-franklin.org.  If you are a person that requires accommodation to participate, please contact the Township office at 13013 Welty Road, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania 17268, or call 717-762-3128. 

Available documents: Ad for Hearing Proposed Ordinance Proposed Resolution Exhibit A

Renfrew Activities in August

Renfrew Farmstead Weekend, Civil War Encampment and Buchanan Trail Quilt Show

August 9-11, 2019

A big weekend full of family friendly history and fun is planned at Renfrew Museum and Park.  Renfrew will host the 39th annual Civil War Encampment August 9-11 on the park grounds. The encampment activities are free to the public. Walk back in time on Saturday, August 10 from 11 am to 4 pm as Renfrew celebrates our annual Royer Farmstead Day and welcomes the Buchanan Trail Quilters Quilt show. Farmstead Day is currently the only day of the year that all our outbuildings are open to the public.  Interpreters dressed in period clothing will be staged throughout the property sharing the Royer family story.   New this year, the Buchanan Quilters will offer A Community of Quilts Old and New Quilt Show. Quilters will be on hand to share the art of quilting with park guests and share their completed work with the public.   The quilts will be on display in the Visitors Center, Museum House and Fahnestock House.
Admission for Farmstead Day tours will be Adults $8, Seniors $7, Kids 7-18 $5, children under 6 and Renfrew members are free.  Admission allows you to access all the buildings and the quilt show.  The civil war encampment is free is the public. 


U.S. Navy Band Tour

August 15, 2019

America’s Navy is coming to Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, one of eight cities in four states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band during its 2019 tour — one of the signature outreach programs of the U.S. Navy.
The United States Navy Band Country Current performance is scheduled for Thursday, August 15th, at 7 p.m. at Waynesboro Area Senior High in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania.
The Navy’s premiere country-bluegrass ensemble Country Current is renowned for its versatility and phenomenal musicianship, performing a blend of modern country music and cutting-edge bluegrass. Reaching out to communities both locally and nationally, they regularly perform for veterans, elementary schools, and in support of our active-duty Sailors. All Navy Band performances are free and open to the public. 

Mark your calendars to join us for an interactive day of history and fun.  Additional information can be found on our website www.renfrewmuseum.org under events or call the office at 717-762-4723 to learn more about Royer Farmstead Day.


Sunday August 25, 2019

For more information go to www.renfewinstitute.org

Soccer Shots Free Fun Day

Notice of Hearing – Variance

Notice of Hearing


The Zoning Hearing Board of Washington Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, will meet on August 26, 2019, at approximately 7:30 p.m. at the Washington Township Offices, 13013 Welty Road, Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, for the following matters:

ZH19-001 – The application of Judy Martin & Christine Faith requesting a variance from Chapter 360-65. A of the Washington Township Code.  The property is located at 11806 Koons Rd. Applicant is requesting to install a manufactured home on a lot in a R-1 zone.

The public is invited to attend.  If you are a person that requires accommodations to participate, please contact the Township Office at 717-762-3128.

                                                                             Zoning Hearing Board of  Washington Township

Metal Detecting in Washington Township

Effective as of July 15, 2019 Washington Township Board of Supervisors have ceased all Metal Detecting at all Township Parks including Battle of Monterey Pass.

All other issued permits prior to this date are no longer valid. Any questions, please contact the Washington Township Zoning Officer Vernon Ashway 717-762-3128

Swearing In of New Police Officers

    On Tuesday July 2, 2019 Washington Township Police Department and members of the police department gathered at District Magistrate Annie Gomez-Shockey to witness the swearing in of 3 new Patrol Officers.

    Officer Andrew Weaver and Officer Brandon Rudy graduated from the Police Academy on Thursday June 27, 2019 and started as Full Time Officers on July 1. Officer Michael Brennan started working for Washington Township in late 2018 as a part time Patrol Officer. 

     If you see these Officers out and about, give a wave and please welcome them to our Community


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There will be ONE LANE TRAFFIC 
between Pennersville Road and the Military Access Rd.
until necessary repairs can be made. 
All traffic is allowed to use the road, we just ask that you 
alternate traffic and be courteous of on-coming vehicles.  
Thank you for your patience on this issue 
and we hope to have it resolved soon.


The Cenus Bureau is Hiring

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

Thank You to PFCU for the Donation to Pine Hill Park

On March 29, 2019 Patriot Federal Credit Union presented the 
Washington Township Supervisor's with a check for $25,000 to help
with the construction of bathrooms at Pine Hill Park. We as a
community are very grateful for the generous donation and know
that it will be a wonderful addition to the park.


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








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