Derry Township Supervisors elect board officers

YEAGERTOWN – The Derry Township Supervisors held their first regular meeting of 2014 and also reorganized for the upcoming year on Monday.

During the meeting, the board approved the following officers: John McCullough as chairman, Ronald Napikoski as vice-chairman, Kelly Shutes as manager, Joseph Fetzer as roadmaster, James Treaster as zoning officer, Jeff Snook as solicitor and Buchart Horn Inc. as engineer.

Justin Ross, of the Larson Design Group, presented the Mifflin County Junior High School Land Development Plan. The supervisors voted to approve the plans conditionally, until a number of conditions are met. The requirements are: a signature page be signed by the president or vice president of the school board or authorization by the board for the superintendent to sign, and a standard storm maintenance and monitoring agreement be signed.

In new business, the board voted to remove the Highland Avenue two-hour parking signs. They also discussed the 14 new home permits that were requested in the Blossom Hill development. Ron Napikoski was elected to fill the vacancy on the Sewer Authority Board. The supervisors also approved the application for Walk for Warmth 2014.

During the reorganizational part of the meeting the supervisors took the following actions:

The supervisors adopted the following: test application fee, planning module fees, equipment rental fees, registration fees; Road and Park department full-time employees receive a $200 clothing allowance, wage increases, holidays, overtime, vacations, sick days and funeral leave

The supervisors appointed: James Treaster as the Emergency Management Coordinator/Assistant EMA Coordinator; and Kish Bank as a Depository

They established a $1 million treasurer’s bond

Reappointed Mike Mowery to serve as chairman on the vacancy board

Established a new Derry Township Planning Commission which includes: Don Corbin, Jacob Wagner II, Joseph E. Ughetto, Norma S. Fisher and Dan M. Kochenderfer.

Kelly Shutes will attend the Pennsylvania State Convention from April 13-16

Reassumed the departments of Safety, Fire Protection and Maintenance, Public Works and Finance and Parks

Township offices will close Wednesday afternoons, June through August

Adopted a policy that the Township will pay 1/2 premium towards hospitalization for any part-time employee working an average of 30 hours a week

Accepted a new policy on late employees, their pay reflecting late arrivals

Appointed John McCullough as the representative to the Mifflin County Council of Governments, with Kelley Shutes serving as alternate

Reappointed Leonard Moist to a 5-year term on the Derry Township Authority Board.