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

WTS

Welcome

Washington Township is accepting Credit Card Payments

A service fee of 2.65% or $3.00 minimum will be charged.

 


Transfer Station is Hiring

Transfer Station is Hiring for a 
Part-Time Assistant Transfer Station Operator


 

Sealed BIDS being Accepted for Dump Truck Surplus


Pat O’Connor Nature Park

Washington Township Board of Supervisors recently acquired property at 8264 Lyons Road Waynesboro, PA 17268. This will be known as the Pat O’Connor Nature Park. This property was donated to the Washington Township from Pat O’Connor as a recreational area that could benefit and be enjoyed by the public Resolution 730 – Pat O’Connor Nature Park Rules and Regulations was passed on August 17, 2020 at a regular Supervisor’s Meeting which you can read by clicking the link below.

Washington Township would like to Thank Ms. O’Connor and her family for the contribution. This area will be a great addition to the many parks located in Washington Township, Franklin County, PA.


Changes in the “Single Stream” Recycling

Starting on November 2nd, 2020 the Recycling Center at the Washington Township Transfer Station will only be accepting “Single Stream” recyclable materials on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.  “Single Steam” recyclables will be dropped off up the hill behind the Recycling Buildings and placed in the yellow containers as they are now.

There will be further changes taking place starting on January 2nd, 2021 and will consist of the following:

  1. NO Single Stream Recyclables will be accepted from anyone except a resident of Washington Township.  Proof of residency consists of a valid PA driver’s license or PA Photo ID Card and valid vehicle registration. The vehicle must be registered to an address in Washington Township.
  2. Vehicles used for dropping off recyclables must display a Washington Township issued sticker. This can be purchased annually from the Township for $20 each and must be permanently attached to the vehicle.

The “Single Stream” Recycling is only available for residential recycling.  Cardboard, scrap metal and leaves will still be accepted from everyone on any given day of operation. NO CHANGES will be made to recycle items which we charge a fee for; such as brush, batteries, grass and tires.  These alterations are being made to try to control the cost of the ever changing Recycling Operation and will continue to allow Washington Township to offer this program to our residents.


Enjoy Halloween Safely

Enjoy Halloween Safely and for more information

please click here or go to the CDC website.

 

Part – Time Police Officers


 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING & MEETINGS

NOTICE OF HEARING

The Washington Township Supervisors on Monday, November 2, 2020, at approximately 7:00 p.m. will hold a public hearing at the Washington Township Municipal Building, 13013 Welty Road, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, to consider the following:

Application by Accent Developers, LLC for a Conditional Use to remove the age restriction on the development in Spring Valley Estates. The applicant is requesting the approval of this Conditional Use in accordance with Section 360-66(f) of the Code of Washington Township. The properties are located in the Residential (R-1) Zoning District, along Mystic Rock Lane South, Waynesboro, PA 17268.

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.

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TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON
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 November 2, 2020, at approximately 7:00 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. 

The title and brief summary of the proposed Ordinance and Comprehensive Plan Amendments without the attached exhibits, are as set forth below.

TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON
FRANKLIN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
ORDINANCE NO. _____

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON, FRANKLIN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, AMENDING THE ZONING CHAPTER OF THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON.

 The introductory paragraphs set forth the legal authority for amendment.

ARTICLE 1.  Section 1. The zoning of 8267 Harper Dr. Waynesboro, PA 17268, shall be changed from Commercial (C) to Low Density Residential (R-1). The area to be rezoned Low Density Residential (R-1) is depicted in the EXISTING AND PROPOSED ZONING BOXES on the attached Exhibit “A”.  

ARTICLES 2, 3 AND 4.  Articles 2, 3 and 4 contain savings, severability, and effective date clauses

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS

           The following amendments to the Washington Township Comprehensive Plan
will be considered by the Washington Township Board of Supervisors.
  1. Amends the Future Land Use Plan, Figure 4-1, and the Future Land Use and 
    Target Areas Plan, Figure 4-2, to reflect the proposed zoning changes as set forth
    in Article 1, Section 1, of the proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendments above.

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NOTICE OF HEARING

The Washington Township Supervisors on Monday, November 16, 2020, at approximately 7:00 p.m. will hold a public hearing at the Washington Township Municipal Building, 13013 Welty Road, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, to consider the following:

Application by David Geesaman for a Conditional Use to place a private cemetery on the property. The applicant is requesting the approval of this Conditional Use in accordance with Section 360-62 (D) of the Code of Washington Township. This property is located in the Agriculture (A) Zoning District at 11100 Prices Church Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268.

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.


Sealed BIDS Being Accepted for Trash & Recycling


Possible Future Place for Washington Township Supervisor’s Office and Washington Township Police

The anticipated future site for the Washington Township Municipal Office and the Washington Township Police Department 

The Washington Township Board of Supervisors recently acquired property at 11898 Buchanan Trail East in anticipation of a new office building. This property was purchased from Alma Oyer. Thank you Ms. Oyer, for your generosity!

To read the article in the Record Herald
CLICK HERE

 

Masks Must be Worn At the Washington Township Office

Masks must be worn when conducting any type of business or attending meetings at the Washington Township Supervisor’s Office. We encourage you to continue doing business by phone, emails and faxes as well as using our drop box whenever possible. Thank you for your understanding.


Washington Township Park Information

Park Information:  All of Washington Township Park bathrooms are  open and 
pavilion rentals as well as Rouzerville Community Center reservations are being taken. 
We are NOT sanitizing the play equipment, tables or benches.  Please remember social distancing 
when in the parks and at your event. Everyone is required to follow CDC and DOH guidelines.

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.