Supervisors set date for park tree evaluation

YEAGERTOWN – The remaining healthy trees of Kish Park will be evaluated and a thorough inventory will be taken by Penn State extension students, the Derry Township Board of Supervisors said Monday at its regular meeting.

The supervisors said students will inventory the trees between Nov. 25 and 27. Some of the park trees were affected by the ash borer beetle, which caused affected trees to die. The extension students will come in and inventory the healthy trees that are left to help prevent this from happening in the future.

The supervisors also discussed a complaint from a resident along North Mann Avenue. Gerald Wilson, who was not in attendance at Monday’s meeting, had complained about the height of a neighbor’s grass. Solicitor Jeffrey Snook said two citations have been written to this neighbor for the grass height and each time the neighbor pays it without cutting the grass. Snook suggested the supervisors send him another notice.

“Have this notice say if the grass is not cut in 10 days, we, as a board, will take action to cut the grass,” Snook said.

The board approved to do this, with the understanding if the grass is not cut an outside service, hired by them, will come and cut the grass.

The board also has a proposed budget, which will be on display for community review starting today until Dec. 19, when it is voted on at a final budget meeting.

The supervisors also:

Announced it will send a letter to Lewistown Borough to show support for an education government channel, to be located at Mifflin County High School.

Voted to pay $50 toward senior center Christmas Banquet activity

Approved the JV YMCA 5K Race on Dec. 14

Approved the park use application for Touring Friends Car Show July 12

Decided to look into drafting an ordinance for wind turbines

Approved to buy a new leaf machine and will sell a machine currently in possession of the township

Said they will look at approaching property owners at Columbia Street and Edgewater Avenue to fix a clogged water pipe to prevent the water from pooling

Appointed Donald R. Warntz II to be the representative on the FAME EMS Board of Directors

The Derry Township Board of Supervisors meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month at the Derry Township office in Yeagertown.