The Planning Commission members serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors. The commission has many responsibilities which include advising the Board of Supervisors in matters relating to planning and zoning, reviewing and making recommendations on subdivisions and land development applications, planning modules, developing and updating the Township Comprehensive Plan and reviewing proposed ordinances related to the planning function.
The Planning Commission meets at 7:00 p.m. the second Monday of each month (as needed). Meetings are held at the Washington Township Municipal Building meeting room located at 13013 Welty Road, Waynesboro, PA. Those desiring to be placed on the Planning Commission’s agenda may contact the Washington Township Municipal Office at 717-762-3128, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All items to be placed on the agenda must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. the Friday prior to the scheduled meeting. The Planning Commission members are appointed by the supervisors for staggered five-year (5) terms and receive a small stipend for each meeting.
2017 Planning Commission Members:
Chris Firme – Chairperson
Frank Damazo – Secretary
Jay Heefner – Member
Joe Price – Member
Joe Brown – Member
Scott Shacreaw – Alternate
Clint Rock – WTS Staff
Attorney John Lisko serves as the Planning Commission Solicitor.
Martin and Martin, Inc. serve as the Planning Commission and Township Engineers.
2017 Meeting Dates:
January 9 – Reorganization Meeting
The Planning Commission is guided by the Washington Township Zoning Ordinance and the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance. The Pennsylvania Commonwealth has the planning and zoning guidance and direction with the Municipal Planning Code (MPC) which is available at another web site. Click here to read the PA MPC. This is a file downloaded in PDF format and may take several minutes if you are using a dial-up Internet connection.