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Waynesboro Council Meeting: What You Missed

During the Borough of Waynesboro’s council meeting on September 20th, a number of significant discussions, resolutions, and announcements were made that impact the local community. Here’s a roundup of key topics for those who couldn’t attend.

Labor Day Membership Sale Tradition Continues

One important topic was the annual Labor Day membership sale. The tradition continues to be a reliable source of revenue for the borough’s budget. The council emphasized that the money generated from these sales is earmarked for specific purposes and is not used for any other budget items.

Battle Against Misinformation

The council expressed concerns about the spread of misinformation online, especially through social media. They urged residents to rely on official sources for accurate information, cautioning that not everything read on the internet should be believed.

Ethical Financial Planning

Ethical considerations were also on the agenda. The council reiterated their commitment to responsible budget allocation. They discussed the importance of earmarking funds for particular needs, underscoring the unacceptability of misusing funds allocated for specific projects or services.

Public Participation in Decision Making

The meeting saw a healthy turnout of community members. The council highlighted the value of citizen input and how it contributes to a well-functioning democratic process. While decisions are ultimately made by the council, they acknowledged that public opinion is a vital aspect of governance.

Emergency Preparedness

Although no specifics were discussed, the subject of emergency preparedness was touched upon. The council emphasized the importance of having robust systems in place to deal with various types of emergencies, from natural disasters to health crises.

Looking Ahead: Future Projects and Sustainability

There were hints at future projects aimed at long-term sustainable development in the borough. While no formal plans were announced, the council seemed committed to initiatives that would contribute to Waynesboro’s growth in a sustainable manner.

Transparency in Governance

Finally, the council discussed their commitment to maintaining a transparent decision-making process. They mentioned their efforts to keep citizens informed through public records, meetings, and online updates.

The September 20th council meeting covered a wide array of topics important to Waynesboro’s residents. From financial planning to battling misinformation and encouraging public participation, the council showed an ongoing commitment to improve the quality of life in the borough.


Kitty D Hann 1938-2024

At 18 years of age, Kitty was recruited to work for the Dept. of the Navy in Washington, D.C., where she resided in an all-girl’s boarding house. She created lifelong friendships there.

John Eugene Walck 1933-2024

Mr. Walck worked proudly for Hagerstown Canteen Vending Service for 50 years, retiring in 2003. He enjoyed the outdoors, trap shooting, and collecting trains.

Justin L. Nichols 1981-2024

Justin enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time around a camp fire, time spent with family and friends and living life to the fullest.

Robert “Bob” Rhoten 1933-2024

After he left the military, Bob worked several data entry jobs. After 10 years of service to the Federal Government, he retired in his early 70’s.

Nina Fegan 1947-2024

Nina graduated from St. Joseph’s Nursing School in Lancaster, PA as a Registered Nurse. She enjoyed puzzles, reading and vacationing in Cape May, NJ.

Duane Lee Bidlack 1938-2024

Duane earned a Bachelor’s degree from Tri-State College and later a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University.

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