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 Declaration. The Township’s program includes provisions for reserving public parking spaces for curbside pickup, allowing outdoor dining and display areas within private parking areas, and suspending sign enforcement during the term of the program. On Friday June 11, 2021, the Governor’s Covid-19 Disaster Declaration ended, which lifted most of the remaining restrictions. The Township’s program continues to apply within Derry Township. During the course of the Governor’s Disaster Declaration, the Township program was extended seven times, currently slated to expire on August 3, 2021, however the Supervisors have provided for a “grace” period to bring the properties into compliance with the pre-Covid regulations by September 7, 2021.
When the Township’s program ends, businesses will need to bring their sites back into compliance with the pre-Covid regulations and conditions by September 7, 2021. This will involve removal of seating and display areas that occupy required parking areas or that parking is not provided for, removal of “feather” and other temporary signage, and removal of restricted temporary “pick-up” parking spaces on public streets. Any questions can be directed to Chuck Emerick at 717-533-2057, Option 2.