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CHAMBERSBURG (Oct. 16, 2019) — Curbs and sidewalks have been an issue in Chambersburg for a number of years.

The borough’s Curb and Sidewalk Policy Compliance Committee has been working on policy revisions that could exempt some neighborhoods from what many feel is a rigid policy that doesn’t fit their neighborhood needs.

The committee’s job is to identify where curb and sidewalk networks are actually needed. Council wants to know if existing policies regarding curb and sidewalk installation and financing should be changed.

The committee has come up with a series of draft maps depicting every property in the Borough where curbs and sidewalks are currently located and where they may or may not be required in the future.

The committee has reviewed and discussed changes to the policy and draft map at several public meetings.

A final review is expected a a meeting Thursday before the committee sends its recommendations to council. The public is invited ab can provide input.

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The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, 100 South Second Street.

While tomorrow’s meeting is important, property owners in the affected neighborhoods will still have another opportunity to voice their opinions and concern.

Before making permanent changes to the current policy, council will have its own public hearing on the issue. That is expected in December.

More information can be obtained by visiting the Curb and Sidewalk Installation Program website at www.chambersburgpa.gov.

Click on the ‘maps’ link and select ‘curb and sidewalk installation program’.

Or you can contact Phil Wolgemuth, Assistant to the Borough Manager, at 717-251-2436 or pwolgemuth@chambersburgpa.gov.

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