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Wood Road to Be Closed Wednesday, April 24
Current News Apr 23, 2019

Wood Road will be closed from Bullfrog Valley Road to Waltonville Road beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24 for roadwork. The road is expected to be opened by 5:00 p.m.…

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Township Supervisors Reject Bids for Proposed Community Center
Current News Apr 12, 2019

The Derry Township Board of Supervisors rejected the bids received for five prime contracts for the construction of a new Hershey Community Center at their April 9, 2019 meeting.

The 17 bids submitted for general, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection were …

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Work Continues on Downtown Streetscape
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Roadwork continues on Chocolate Avenue in Downtown Hershey. Milling will begin at 8:00 p.m. Monday night, April 15 and will continue on Tuesday night. The road will remain in a milled state for several weeks while base repairs are completed. …

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PPL Keeps Hershey Community Informed
Current News Mar 01, 2019

Following PPL’s Open House on Wednesday, February 13 on the revised rebuild plan for the 69kV transmission line in Derry Township, a website was created to provide up-to-date public information.  

The transmission line will be built underground primarily in …

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Derry Township Municipal Authority Provides a Stormwater Summary Report
Current News Feb 27, 2019

The Derry Township Muncipal Authority took over administrating the stormwater management program two years ago. See the Stormwater Annual Summary Report for 2018 and learn about the 30 projects that were completed.

Stormwater Annual Summary Report 2018

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Derry Township’s Capital Budget Requires Tax Increase to Meet Current and Future Needs
Current News Dec 18, 2018

The Derry Township Board of Supervisors adopted the 2019 budget on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, which included a 0.30 mill real estate tax increase to support the Township’s capital projects and equipment needs.

The increase will generate an additional $621,995 …

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Derry Township Appoints New Township Manager
Current News Nov 15, 2018

The Township of Derry Board of Supervisors voted unanimously at their November 13, 2018 meeting to appoint Christopher Christman as the Township Manager to begin on November 26, 2018. Christman will fill the position that became vacant with the retirement …

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Leader Family Commits Support of New Community Center by Naming Senior Center
Current News Nov 13, 2018

The Leader family today announced it will pledge $400,000 to name the senior center in the new Hershey Community Center in memory of their parents, the late Governor George M. and Mary Jane Leader.

“We are delighted to pay tribute …

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Township Manager James Negley Retires
Current News Nov 07, 2018

James Negley has retired ending a 44 year career with Derry Township. An event was held in Jim’s honor on his last day, November 5. Friends and colleagues gathered to wish him well and to thank him for his support …

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Design Development for the New Hershey Community Center is Presented
Current News Oct 12, 2018

Kimmel Bogrette Architecture + Site presented the design development drawings for the Hershey Community Center at the October 9, 2018 Board of Supervisors meeting. The Supervisors approved the final design concept.

 

Click here to view the presentation.…

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Derry Township Police Officers Join Mentoring Movement
Current News Sep 28, 2018

This week, the Derry Township Police Department joined in a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region.

Police officers participating in the “Bigs in Blue” program will spend quality time as mentors to students at Hershey Intermediate …

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Hershey Community Center Capital Campaign Kicks Off with Leadership Support from The Hershey Company
Current News Sep 14, 2018

The new Hershey Community Center is one step closer to reality thanks to The Hershey Company’s generous commitment of $1,000,000.

The pledge was announced by The Hershey Company CEO, Michele Buck, at a special fundraising event, Adult Swim: Last Call, …

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First Session of Hershey All Things Diversity Series Empowers Women and Girls
Current News Sep 17, 2018

“Be Empowered by Those Who Have Been Empowered.”

Hershey All Things Diversity opened the 2018-2019 series to a full house with a message from Sharice Johnson, Senior Division, Student Programs Leader, Milton Hershey School.

Johnson defined what being an empowered …

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Supervisors Adopt Climate Action Resolution
Current News Sep 14, 2018

The Derry Township Board of Supervisors adopted a climate action resolution focusing on climate change and the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions. The resolution recognizes climate change as one of the most critical sustainability issues threatening long-term human and environmental …

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Preliminary Business Plan for New Hershey Community Center is Presented
Current News Sep 13, 2018 The preliminary business plan for the Hershey Community Center was presented to the Board of Supervisors in a public meeting held on Tuesday, September 25, at the Municipal Building. Ken Ballard of Ballard King Associates presented the plan and answered… Read more
Board of Supervisors Share Letter to Residents Regarding Proposed Community Center
Current News Sep 12, 2018 The following letter was submitted by the Board of Supervisors and published in this week’s Sun newspaper. We are writing to the residents of Derry Township and the readers of this newspaper to provide current and accurate information regarding the… Read more
Hershey Community Embraces Educational Sessions on Diversity and Inclusion
Current News Sep 05, 2018 Hershey Area All Things Diversity announces its 2018-19 educational series, which will be presented at five sessions from September through May. This is the third year that the sessions on diversity and inclusion have been organized through a collaborative effort… Read more
Board Reviews Multi-Year Budget Projections
Current News Jun 19, 2018 PFM Financial Advisors LLC was consulted to provide budget projections to help to guide the Township in decisions for future project planning. The link below provides the multi-year financial projections presentation.  Assumptions that were made to provide the projections are… Read more
Hershey All Things Diversity Event Shares Perspective of Citizens from Diverse Backgrounds
Current News May 25, 2018

The final Hershey All Things Diversity series for this season featured the personal experiences of people who live and work in Derry Township and come from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

The panel shared their personal experiences related to homosexuality, …

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