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Hershey Community Center Receives $2 Million State Grant
Current News Aug 02, 2019

The Township of Derry has been awarded a $2 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant for the new Hershey Community Center.

RACP is a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction …

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Derry Township Bike and Pedestrian Alliance Conducts Survey
Current News Jul 30, 2019

The Derry Township Bike and Pedestrian Alliance wants to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to complete the below survey and provide your thoughts on issues facing bicyclists and pedestrians in Derry Township. We’ll be using this information, …

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Supervisors Vote on Community Center Project at July 23, 2019 Board of Supervisors Meeting
Current News Jul 19, 2019

Derry Township Supervisors considered five options with various pool offerings ranging from a cost between $28,820,000 and $36,737,250 for the new Community Center after hearing presentations from the architects, construction manager, programming consultant, and finance team. The four Board members …

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Supervisors Seek Candidates for the Zoning Hearing Board
Current News Jul 05, 2019

The Board of Supervisors is seeking applicants for a two-and-a-half year unexpired term on the Zoning Hearing Board.

The Zoning Hearing Board has five members and renders decisions on cases of appeals, variances, and special exceptions that arise from the …

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Supervisors to Consider New Options for the Hershey Community Center
Current News Jun 12, 2019

The following options were presented at the June 11, 2019 Board of Supervisors meeting:

Community Center Options

Community Center Options Pricing

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Check Your Blind Spots Tour Shifts Perceptions for Participants
Current News Jun 10, 2019

More than 250 community and business members participated in the CEO Action Check Your Blind Spots unconscious bias tour, which came to Hershey on June 3, 2019 in commemoration of the two-year anniversary of the CEO Action for Diversity & …

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Community Meeting on Downtown Hershey Refined Zoning and Design Standards
Current News May 31, 2019

A kick-off meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Hershey Story Museum, 63 W. Chocolate Avenue.     

Derry Township is collaborating with Urban Design Associates to improve Downtown Hershey. The goal is to enhance …

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Work to Begin on Bullfrog Valley Road
Current News May 29, 2019

Road construction work will begin on Bullfrog Valley Road from Wood Road to Sandhill Road on Wednesday, June 12.Motorist can expect delays and daily lane closures.

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Township Sadden by Passing of Former Derry Township Supervisor Paul Clark
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The Derry Township Board of Supervisors and staff are sadden by the passing of former Supervisor Paul Clark on Sunday, May 26, 2019. Paul served on the Board from 1991 until 2005. During his tenure the Hershey Public Library, the …

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Interactive Unconscious Bias Tour Comes to Hershey June 3
Current News May 23, 2019

The community is invited to stop by the Check Your Blind Spots interactive bus tour on Monday, June 3, 2019 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the parking lot of The Hershey Theatre.

The free tour is coming to …

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PennDOT Closes All Lanes of U.S. 422 Due to a Sinkhole
Current News May 22, 2019

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) closed all lanes of U.S. 422 in North Londonderry Township, Lebanon County, as a precaution due to a nearby sinkhole. The sinkhole is in the area of the Sinkhole Saloon and Palmyra Bowling Center. …

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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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