Waynesboro Borough Council will meet Tonight

October 20 – Waynesboro Borough Council will hold their regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Council Chambers at Borough Hall, 55 E. Main Street.

Borough Manager Jason Stains joined Pat Ryan and Michele Jansen on First News for a preview of the meeting.

Borough staff has put together a Winter Storm Response Plan that maps out where and when the plows and salt trucks travel.

Stains said, “Trying to be as transparent as possible and have a document that we can give to our businesses and have on our website that explains everything so that people can have one resource to hopefully answer all of their questions.”

The Street Committee has reviewed the plan over the last few months and it will go to council on Wednesday for approval.

Some new development will be seen at 137, 139 West Main Street. It’s a property that was acquired by the borough over several years. There was a house on the property and an old church. Both of those buildings were falling in on themselves.

The borough over the last few years demolished those structures and has been maintaining the vacant lot. Earlier in the year, the borough put the lot out for sale and they accepted a bid for the property.

Stains said, “That developer is now coming forward with a sketch plan. It’s not a final land development plan at this point, but I believe the developer is doing it this way to kind of get a pulse for what they need to do to move forward with the property.”

They’re proposing a 5-story mixed use commercial and residential building on that property. They’re applying for a variance because they are proposing to have more than 10 units in the building and they are looking for a variance for parking. They’d need about 44 parking spaces for the structure.

Stains said, “Borough council seems to be very interested in this project and they are going to discuss whether they will send a letter of support for the variances to the Zoning Hearing Board.”

The Zoning Hearing Board will meet later in the month to see if the variances will be approved. If they are, the builder will likely move forward with a final land development plan that will be submitted to the borough for approval.

Trick or Treat in Waynesboro will be held on October 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.

To see the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting click on Download Agenda here: