Park Avenue Bridge to Close Sunday, February 19th
Current News Feb 17, 2017

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced that the Park Avenue bridge that carries Route 743 over Spring Creek between Hersheypark and ZooAmerica will close for reconstruction of the bridge. The roadway is anticipated to be closed for up …

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Derry Township Community Cats Helps to Control the Outdoor Cat Population
Current News Feb 10, 2017

Kitten season has started early this year due to warmer weather this season, and Derry Township Community Cats invites you to help prevent the birth of unwanted outdoor kittens and improve the health of cats living outdoors by getting cats …

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Informational Meeting Scheduled on the Laudermilch Bridge Replacement Project
Current News Members of the community are invited to attend a public meeting on Wednesday, February 22 to view plans and learn about the replacement of the Laudermilch Road (SR 2012) bridge, which spans the Norfolk Southern Railroad. Construction work is scheduled… Read more
Public Hearing Scheduled on the Proposed Zoning Ordinance
Current News Feb 03, 2017

The Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 28, at 5:30 p.m., 600 Clearwater Road, for the proposed Zoning Ordinance.  Anyone wishing to provide written comments in advance of the hearing are invited to forward …

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Downtown Hershey Association Receives Premier Project Award
Current News Jan 19, 2017

The Downtown Hershey Association was recognized by the Dauphin County Commissioners and Dauphin County Planning Commission with a Premier Project Award for the implementation of “Downtown Hershey: A Continued Plan for Revitalization.”

The Premier Project Award is intended “to acknowledge …

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Derry Township Wins Statewide Awards for Communication Efforts
Current News Jan 10, 2017

Derry Township received two awards in the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisor’s (PSATS) 49th Annual Township Citizen Communication Contest. The annual contest recognizes townships that have successfully communicated news, services, and events to its citizens.

Derry received first place …

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Updated Draft Zoning Regulations Are Available For Viewing and Comment
Current News Jan 06, 2017

The proposed Zoning Ordinance was released on December 22, 2016 in two versions.  The version titled “2016 Zoning Ordinance 12-22-16 release” represents the completed work to date and is considered to be the official document under consideration.  The version titled …

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Derry Township Supervisors Hold Reorganization Meeting
Current News Jan 03, 2017

The 2017 Board of Supervisors meeting was held on January 3, 2017. Supervisor John Foley will serve as the chairman of the board and Susan Cort is the vice-chairwoman. Justin Engle remains the secretary.

The following appointments were made to …

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Supervisors Set Meeting Schedule for 2017
Current News Nov 23, 2016

The Supervisors adopted Resolution 1488, establishing the meeting dates for 2017 at their November 22nd meeting. The Board will meet on the following dates at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal building, 600 Clearwater Road, Hershey:

January 3, 2017**     July 11, …

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Park Boulevard Relocation Project Improves Infrastructure
Current News Nov 03, 2016

Local, County, and State officials gathered with local stakeholders for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 2, 2016 to celebrate the successful completion of the Park Boulevard relocation project.

The project included replacing a 60-year old, structurally deficient bridge, and relocating …

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Phone Scam Warning
Current News Oct 21, 2016

The Derry Township Police Department has received information of a possible phone solicitation scam taking place in which the caller is disguising the origin of the phone call to appear as though the “Township of Derry” is the caller. The …

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Park Avenue Bridge to Close for One Month for Utility Work for Bridge Replacement Project
Current News Oct 14, 2016

The Park Avenue bridge over Spring Creek will be closed on Monday, October 24 to relocate utilities in preparation of the bridge replacement in January. The bridge should be reopened to traffic by Thanksgiving.

Park Avenue, Route 743, located near …

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Department of Environmental Protection Reports on Zika Monitoring
Current News Aug 18, 2016

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection reports that there have not been any cases of Zika transmitted locally in Pennsylvania, and no mosquitoes have tested positive for the virus.

Twenty-six counties in Pennsylvania have active surveillance sites for albopictus mosquitoes, …

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Sergeant Steven Beard is Recognized for Receiving Advanced Certification in Emergency Incident Management
Current News Jul 29, 2016

Sergeant Steven Beard has worked diligently to complete 300 hours of training to meet the requirements to receive the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Local Municipal Professional Certification.

He was appointed deputy coordinator for the Derry Township Emergency Management Agency (EMA) in …

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New Positive Reinforcement Program Has Derry Township Police Issuing Gift Tickets
Current News Jul 27, 2016

Adolescents in Derry Township will be rewarded by the Derry Township Police Department when they are observed doing the right thing around the community. Officer Andrew Herr recommended the program to Chief Garth Warner. He said, “The goal of this …

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Excitement Builds for the New Cocoa Castle Playground
Current News Jul 13, 2016

Despite the fact that the equipment in Cocoa Castle is beyond its expected life span and some of the equipment has been removed, high activity continues at this children’s hot spot. The new equipment is scheduled to be installed this …

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Electronics Are No Longer Accepted at the Recycling Center
Current News Jul 11, 2016

The Derry Township Recycling Center will no longer accept electronics due to an inability to  dispose of these items.

 The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has advised that electronic waste can be taken to the Dauphin County Recycle Center located …

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Road Construction Update
Current News Jun 29, 2016

The following is an update on projects occurring throughout the Township. Thank you for your patience while these important road improvements are made.

Park Avenue Bridge

The Park Avenue bridge over Spring Creek will be closed on Monday, October 24 …

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Derry Township Receives Grant Award for New Tub Grinder
Current News Jun 24, 2016

Notification was received yesterday from the Department of Environmental Protection that Derry Township was awarded a $240,345 grant that was applied for to replace the tub grinder at the Recycling Center. The new tub grinder replaces a 22-year old grinder …

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PPL Electric Power Line Upgrade Planned in Southpoint
Current News Apr 13, 2016

Residents that live near the PPL power line near Carter Cove have been notified that PPL plans to replace and upgrade the power line to bring the line up to current standards. The preliminary work surveying the right-of-way and taking …

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