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Wayne Township
Municipality within Greene County, Pennsylvania

Public Request Contacts: Tim V. Chapman, Chairman, Board of Supervisors
and Barb Simpson, Secretary

Wayne Township Municipal Building
132 Spraggs Road, Spraggs, Pennsylvania 15362
Phone: 724-435-7316 / Fax: 724-435-7703
Email: waynetownship@windstream.net

To Report a Fire — dial 911
Non Emergencies call the Wayne Township VFC at 724-451-8222

Wayne Township was settled in 1807 and incorporated 1808 from Franklin Township. The population was 1,223 at the 2000 census. and one of the most rural areas in Greene County; larger acre residential properties are scattered throughout the township while dense residential development is centered in the villages of Blacksville (West Virginia) and Brave, along the West Virginia state line. Wayne Township is in 18th Congressional District, the 46th Senatorial District, and the 50th Legislative District of Pennsylvania.

Coal extraction is still in operation in Wayne Township, as such, there are several industrial land uses. The largest concentration of properties classified as industrial use can be found in the Southeastern corner of the township between Rudolph Run and the village of Blacksville.

Wayne Township Officials: (Updated 1/30/2018 per Elections Office)
Tim V. Chapman, Chairman
John A. Wells, Jr., Vice Chairman,
Jeff A. Blake, Supervisor
Barb Simpson
Phone: 724-435-7316
P.O. Box 741, Brave, PA 15316
Phone: 724-451-8283
John Vanmeter
Gary L. Cumberledge
Marvin L. Cumberledge
SOLICITOR: J. William Hook
189 West High St, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-627-6146
ENGINEER - BUILDING PERMITS: K-2 Engineering, Uniontown, PA 15401
Phone: 724-322-2166
Rick Owens
Phone: 724-627-9317
SEWAGE OFFICER: Michael (Mike) Petrus
Phone: 724-677-2741
Brave Water & Sewage Authority:
P.O. Box 159, Brave, PA 15316
Phone: 724-451-8117 / Water Tester: CME
Scheduled Meeting Dates: 4:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Township Building (the only exception will been Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.). Any person with a disability requiring a special accommodation to attend a meeting of the Board of Supervisors should notify the Secretary at the Township Building as early as possible, but no later than three (3) working days prior to the meeting. The board will make every effort to provide a reasonable accommodation.

The Wayne Township municipal buildings consist of an equipment building and a house that has been converted for office use.
Board Meeting Minutes: Please contact the township office about their meeting notes.
Permits and Ordinances: Please contact the township office at 724-435-7316.
Municipal buildings: The Wayne Township municipal buildings consist of an equipment building and a house that has been converted for office use. The buildings are centrally located in the Spraggs community along SR 218, making it convenient to most of the population of the township.

More about Wayne Township:
  • Children living in Wayne Township: attend schools within the Central Greene School District, which include:
    • Margaret Bell Miller Middle School (724-852-2722)
    • Perry Elementary (724-324-2687)
    • Greene County Career & Technology Center (724-627-3106)
    • Waynesburg Central Elementary (724-627-3081)
    • Waynesburg Central High (724-852-1050)
    • Central Greene School District Administration Offices (724-627-8151) (Fax: 724-627-9591)

  • Voting Precinct for Wayne Township:
    • Wayne East: Wayne Township Supervisors Building, 132 Spraggs Road, Spraggs, PA 15362
    • Wayne West: Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department, 123 Oak Forest Road, Brave, PA 15316

    For more information, contact the Greene County Elections Office at 724-852-5304.

  • Wayne Township Coordinance and Geography: Latitude 39º47'00"N, Longitude: -80º13'59"W, Elevation: 1058 ft. The geography of Wayne Township according to the United States Census Bureau, has a total area of 102l3 km˛ (39.5 mi˛) 102.1 km˛ (39.4 mi˛), of it is land and 0.1 km˛ (0.04 mi˛) of it (0.10%) is water.

  • Wayne Township Climate: The average temperature for Wayne Township (Greene County) is 50.2 degrees Fahrenheit (ºF) with a maximum mean monthly temperature of 71.1ºF in July and a mean monthly low of 28.ºF in January. Precipitation averages just under 40 inches per year and is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. May is the wettest month with an average of 4.2 inches per year and February is the driest month with 2.5 inches per year. For the years between 1971 and 2000, the average annual snowfall is 29.9 inches, with almost all of it coming between December and March (USDA, 2002). February 2003 brought a major snowstorm to the Greene County area, followed by less snowfall for the next few years. Until February 5, 2010, when all of Greene County were strapped for days due to heavy snowfalls, schools were closed for days, many area residents were without electrical power for several days, relying on other sources for heat and lighting, the entire month of February set records for snowfall and record low temperatures.

  • Deed Transfers: A deed is the document that transfers ownership of real estate. It contains the names of the old and new owners and a legal description of the property, and is signed by the person transferring the property. Property Deeds for Greene County are recorded in our Office of Register and Recorder, located in the Greene County Courthouse, Room 100, 10 East High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370 (Phone: 724-852-5283). For more information, go to: Recorder of Deeds. Click HERE for deed transfers recorded within Wayne Township of Greene County, Pennsylvania.

  • Comprehensive Plan: Almost two years after beginning the process, eight municipalities in southeastern Greene County held a final public meeting Monday, October 27, 2008 on a draft of their multi-municipal comprehensive plan. Municipalities participating in the effort included Carmichaels and Greensboro Boroughs and Cumberland, Dunkard, Greene, Monongahela, Perry and Wayne Townships. The November 3, 2008 the final draft plan was ready for the 45-day comment period (to end on December 19, 2008); click HERE to view the Southeastern Greene County Cooperative Communities Comprehensive Plan. For more information, read the Press Release Also see the Greene County Comprehensive Plan prepared by the Department of Economic Development.
Notable Mentioned within Wayne Township:
  1. Cumberland Mine: is located approximately 12 miles south of Waynesburg in Perry, Whiteley, and Wayne Townships and has been in operation since 1977. All of the coal at the Cumberland Mine is processed through a preparation plant before being loaded onto Foundation Coal’s owned and operated railroad for transportation to the Monongahela River dock site. At the dock site, coal is loaded into barges for transportation to river-served utilities or to other docks for subsequent rail shipment to non-river-served utilities. The mine can also ship a portion of its production via truck. Cumberland shipped 7.0 million tons of coal in 2005. As of December 31, 2005, Cumberland had an assigned reserve base of 102.3 million tons. Cumberland has approximately 611 salaried and hourly employees.

  2. Wayne Township VFD: is located at 123 Oak Forest Road and serves all of Wayne Township and the eastern portion of neighboring Gilmore Township. Operating funds for the fire department comes from a percentage of taxes levied by Wayne Township.

  3. Brave Water & Sewage Authority: (PO Box 159, Brave, PA 15316 | Phone: 724-451-8117) serves approximately 200 customers and purchases water from the Morgantown Utility Board, which draws water from the Monongahela River and Cobun Creek Reservoir. The Water Tester is CME

  4. Parks, Recreation, and Attractions:
    • Kent Christmas Tree Farm: an emerald gem in Greene County, purchased by the Marisa Family at the end of 2007, presently the farm has around 10,000 trees of all sizes and species, including: Balsam Fir, Douglas Fir, Red Pine, Scotch pine, Concolor Fir, White Spruce, Blue Spruce, and Norway Spruce. The current residents, Wesley and Maralou Kent, hold an annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Tree Sale in early December, where they feature food, beverages, carolers, crafts, and more. The Tree Farm is located at 188 Jay Phillips Hill Road in Spraggs, PA ... just 9.5 miles from Waynesburg on Rt 218 south; make a right onto Jay Phillips Hill Road and the farm is just .8 miles on the left. Coming from Blacksville, the farm is 3.8 miles on Rt. 218 north from Belko Grocery.

    • Shields Herb & Flower Farm and Winery: located at 374 Smith Creek Road in Spraggs, PA. Offering a wide variety of items including, over 700 varieties of herbs & perennials, water plants, hanging baskets, shrubs & trees; winery (with their own Shields Demesne "Melomel&334; wine); eggs & fruit; variety of pets, and an interesting gift shop of crafts and antiques (a must see for great holiday gifts). Just 13 miles south of Waynesburg on Rt 218 and 2 miles north of Blacksville, WV (724-434-7246)

    • Tally Hollow Farm: A 66-acre form family farm was long-walled mined by Consol Energy before leasing the farm land to Sustaining Greene County, a nonprofit environmental group that runs farming and forestry demonstration projects aimed at lowering polution levels in the water. As with many streams in Greene County, erosion and sedimentation dominate Rudolf Run. Tally Hollow will be the first demonstration site in Greene County that highlights forestry best management practices, and will include forest stand plantings, better timbering practices, stream management practices, and free-range poultry production by funding made available from the PA DEP Growing Greener grant program.

      The GCWA is partnering in this effort with Sustaining Greene County by providing water-quality stream monitoring for the purpose of education/outreach. With the assistance of Canaan Valley Institute and WV DEP, a water-quality monitoring plan will be developed specifically to the unnamed stream that flows through Tally Hollow.

    • Lake Wilma: a 19-acre cold-water lake in Wayne Township near Blacksville, WV, is stocked with trout, bass, bluegill, and channel catfish. A great place to fish ... and is the only body of water in Greene County that can sustain trout year round.

    • Dunkard Valley Gun Club: is a private gun club encompassing 3.4 acres and is located along Toms Run Road in Brave

  5. Historical Properties and National Registered Properties and more:
    • The King Covered Bridge over Hoover Run (off Rt 218 at TR 353 & TR 522 in Spraggs), was constructed in 1890 and was restored in June 16, 2005 but retains its historical look. The covered bridge is of a Queen Post construction and is unpainted and covered with random-width vertical board siding with a sheet-metal roof. Dimensions of the bridge are 46'6"Lx15'W. The King Covered Bridge is a nationally registered listed property - listed June 22, 1979.

    • The Nettie Woods Covered Bridge over Pursley Creek, just north of Oak Forest has a span of 40 ft. Serving as the oldest covered bridge that remains standing in Greene County, this bridge was names for Edward (Ned or Neddie) W. Wood, a Civil War veteran who owned the land on which the bridge was built in 1882. Standing in the open farmland countryside of Greene County, the Neddie Woods Bridge is covered on both sides and portals with unpainted vertical board siding. On June 16, 2005, the Greene County Board of Commissioners held a Ribbon Cutting Dedication Ceremony at the Woods Covered Bridge located in Center Township, and the King Covered Bridge, located in Wayne Township. The dedication ceremony for both bridges took place at the Woods Covered Bridge, on Oak Forest Road and Woods Road, PA. Both the bridges were restored while preserving as much as possible of the original structures.

    • The Ernest Thralls House/Mansion (no longer standing due to damage from mining subsidence), is on the listed on the National Registary of historical resources. It was located on Rt 218 at T.R. 353 & T.R. 522 in Spraggs, PA.

    • The Brass Plant in Brave, located at 103 Chestnut Road in Brave, PA; producers of plumbing fixture fittings and trim. Originally Peoples Natural Gas Company of Pittsburgh, built in the early 20th century to establish a compressor station in the Greene County community.

    • Distinctive holdover sitting in Spraggs, PA is from a different era would be the Spraggs telephone building — click HERE to read more!

  6. Churches: Spraggs Methodist, Pursley Baptist Church, Phillips Methodist Church, Bethel Church, Kents Chapel.

  7. Cemeteries: Blacksville (new) Cemetery, Blacksville (old) Cemetery, Bethel (old) Cemetery, Brock Cemetery, Calvert Cemetery, Calvert (Clarence Calvert Farm) Cemetery, Cole Cemetery, Cowell Cemetery, Dye Cemetery, Eddy Cemetery, Eickelberger Grave Yard, Freeland Cemetery, Garrison Grave Yard, Granlee Cemetery, Henkins Cemetery, Headlee Cemetery, Hoy Cemetery, Knight (Hagan) Farm Cemetery, Lantz Cemetery, Longstreth Cemetery, Lemley Cemetery, Lewis Park Farm Cemetery, Maple Cemetery, Moore Cemetery, Moore (Ray) Farm Cemetery, Phillips (William Yeager Farm) Cemetery, Phillips (J.S. Kinger Farm) Cemetery, Pursley - Section #1 & #2 Cemetery, Shriver Cemetery, William Spragg (Farm) Burial Ground, Strosnider Cemetery, Worley Cemetery

  8. Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dunkard Creek, Roberts Run, and others
Pennsylvania Local Government:
(Information Source: wikipedia.org (Wikipedia, the Free Online Encyclopedia))
Local government in Pennsylvania is a mosaic of 5,334 individual units. All were established by the State or provincial government and operate under laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Each unit is distinct and independent of other local units, although they may overlap geographically and may act together to serve the public. Wayne Township is located within Greene County, Pennsylvania, United States; its population was 445 at the 2000 census.

Informative Links: (8/11/2016)

For general information, please contact the Information Services
at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399
Greene County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370


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