Chambersburg Borough Council meets tonight and most of the discussion will be about the pool

April 12 – Allen Coffman, Councilman for the First Ward, joined First News this morning to talk about tonight’s Chambersburg Borough Council meeting.

The meeting will be held in person tonight at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, 100 South Second Street, or on the Zoom platform online as well.

Council will be looking at modifying the Chambersburg Aquatic Center rules and regulations to permit the occupancy above 50% of the swim load. Last year council approved it at 50% capacity of what was allowed, which was about 500 people at a time.

Tonight they will review what will be used for the 2021 season and whether that can be increased – a lot of it will depend on what comes out of the CDC or the state.

The Recreation Department is also looking to add Instagram to their social media profiles. They already have Facebook and Twitter. Borough council will likely agree to add Instagram as a means for the Rec Department to advertise programs and highlight departmental items.

Council will also look at the installation of a memorial for Bernie Washabaugh at the Aquatic Center.

Earlier discussions had looked at naming the Aquatic Center after Washabaugh, but that was met with some concern, so now they’re looking at a monument for Washabaugh at the site.

And some good news for Chambersburg travelers:  the two bridge projects scheduled for this spring and summer – one crossing Falling Spring between Corpus Christi and the Coyle Free Library and the other over the Conococheague near Texas Lunch – will be done at separate times.

There had been talk of working on both bridges simultaneously, but now the bridge work will begin over Route 30 and only when that is done will work begin on the one over Falling Spring.

Both projects will restrict the flow of traffic into and out of town and deciding to do them at separate times is a fantastic idea for travelers.