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Derry Township Supervisors Meeting
Current News Sep 12, 2021 The public is invited to attend the Derry Township Board of Supervisors Meeting on Tuesday, October 12th at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be held in-person at the Derry Township Administration Building at 600 Clearwater Road, Hershey, PA 17033.   A… Read more
Impending Weather Event – How to Keep Informed
Current News Aug 31, 2021

Our area will be experiencing excessive rainfall associated with Tropical Depression Ida on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.  Rain is expected to start in the overnight hours from Tuesday, August 31st into and during Wednesday, September 1st.  At times, rain is …

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Take a Virtual Tour of the Hershey Community Center
Current News Aug 19, 2021 We are currently 14 months into our 22-month construction period of the new Hershey Community Center. The new 90,000 square foot facility will feature a gymnasium, fitness center, 25-yard indoor lap/competition pool, indoor warm water leisure pool, outdoor pool, senior… Read more
Drinking Water Problem Corrected
Current News Jul 22, 2021 BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED FOR WEST AREBA AVE AREA IN HERSHEY SYSTEM

(July 22, 2021) Pennsylvania American Water announced this morning that the precautionary boil water advisory for a small segment of customers in its Hershey water system has been …

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Resolution 2020-15 To Expire August 3, 2021
Current News Jul 14, 2021

On June 9, 2020, the Derry Township Board of Supervisors approved Resolution 2020-15 and associated guidelines that provided relief of certain requirements and special opportunities to businesses as they worked to safely reopen and operate during the Governor’s Covid-19 Disaster …

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Signs 101
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Derry Township regulates both permanent and temporary signage within the Township through the Zoning Ordinance.  There are 3 Sign Districts in the Township, each with differing requirements.  The districts are:

General Sign Overlay, which includes all zoning districts except those… Read more
Laura O'Grady
Hershey Public Library Director Reflects on Library’s Growth Before Leaving Post
Current News Jul 12, 2021

Hershey Public Library Director Laura O’Grady is heading to a new position next month but leaves behind a chapter full of accomplishments at Derry Township’s library.

During her tenure, O’Grady led the renovation of the library which allowed for a …

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Community Center Capital Campaign Coming to a Close
Current News Jul 01, 2021 Last Call for Naming Opportunities

As construction continues on the new Hershey Community Center, the Capital Campaign that supports it is winding down.

The Hershey Community Center Capital Campaign will accept pledges of $5,000 or more until July 6, 2021 …

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Cocoa Castle Reopens
Current News May 25, 2021

The Cocoa Castle playground has reopened. Thank you for your patience and understanding during construction! To learn more about the Community Center project, please visit hersheycommunitycenter.org. …

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Road Closure
Current News May 13, 2021

Orchard Road between West Chocolate Avenue and South 1st Street will be closed due to a depression that has formed in the travel portion of Orchard Road.  The closure will remain in effect until crews can excavate, determine the cause …

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Derry Township Asks Residents to Sign-up to Receive Local Alerts
Current News May 06, 2021

Residents Can Now Receive Real Time Public Safety Messages Through New System

Derry Township has launched Nixle to implement a new community notification system to provide real-time alerts about localized emergency situations and relevant community advisories.   This new system… Read more
Virtual General Authority Meeting
Current News Apr 14, 2021

The Derry Township General Authority recognizes the importance of Gov. Wolf’s Stay-At-Home order during the Covid-19 Pandemic and also acknowledges the need for continuity of government.  For this reason we will be holding the next public General Authority meeting virtually …

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Virtual ICDA Meeting
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The Derry Township ICDA recognizes the importance of Gov. Wolf’s Stay-At-Home order during the Covid-19 Pandemic and also acknowledges the need for continuity of government.  For this reason we will be holding the next public ICDA meeting virtually using a …

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Matt Mandia
Derry Township Parks & Recreation Director Announces Retirement
Current News Apr 09, 2021

After more than 27 years in his position, Derry Township Director of Parks & Recreation Matt Mandia has announced his retirement effective April 30, 2021.

Mandia came to Derry Township in 1994 as Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation and …

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Jonathan Eshenour Memorial Trail – Alternate Parking Options
Current News Mar 10, 2021 In response to several pedestrian and vehicle safety concerns along Bullfrog Valley Road and Wood Road, the following parking alternatives and restrictions will be put into place in the coming days:   No Parking signs and split rail fencing will be… Read more
Waste Management Weather Event
Current News Feb 17, 2021

Due to the anticipated snow event, Waste Management will not be operating on Thursday, February 18, 2021.

At this time our plans are to run our Thursday routes on Friday and Friday routes on Saturday.

If there are any changes …

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Chocolate Avenue and W. Caracas Avenue Pedestrian Access Improvements Project
Current News Feb 10, 2021 HRG, the Township’s Engineer, provided an overview of the Pedestrian Access Improvements Project located along Chocolate Ave. between Valley Rd. and Linden Rd., and at the intersections of W. Caracas Ave. / Valley Rd., W. Caracas Ave. / Ridge Rd.,… Read more
Proposed FY2021 Budget
Current News Nov 18, 2020

The Township of Derry Board of Supervisors held a Budget Hearing on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 5:30 p.m., to review the proposed 2021 budget.  A draft of the 2021 budget is on display at the Township of Derry Municipal …

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Budget Hearing
Current News Nov 13, 2020

The Derry Township Board of Supervisors recognizes the importance of Gov. Wolf’s Stay-At-Home order during the Covid-19 Pandemic and also acknowledges the need for continuity of government.  For this reason we will be holding the Budget Hearing virtually using a …

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Derry Township Police Dispatch Transfers to County on November 9th
Current News Nov 06, 2020 Derry Township will transfer radio and Computer Aided Dispatching from the current police dispatch center at the Derry Township Police Department (DTPD) to Dauphin County Department of Public Safety (DCDPS) on Monday, November 9, 2020.   In this new arrangement, all… Read more