Supervisors set fireworks usage policy

YEAGERTOWN – The Derry Township Board of Supervisors voted to set a policy for the use of fireworks at Kish Park during a Monday evening meeting.

Board Chairman John McCullough said, while some groups have used fireworks without permission, others have asked if they can be used as part of their event.

“I think it is a safety issue,” McCullough said. “These may only be the legal fireworks you can buy at the store, but even they come with a lot of risk.

Vice-Chairman Ron Napikoski and Supervisor Donald Warntz II, both agreed with McCullough. The unanimous vote will create a policy in the facility use forms disallowing fireworks usage at the park.

The supervisors also voted to allow the use of the street sweeper by the Borough of Lewistown one night per week until the borough has their own street sweeper operational again.

In other business, supervisors:

Voted to amend the traffic ordinance to remove the four way stop at the intersection of South Mann and 4th Street, while adding a no parking section on the south side of Cornell Street.

Voted to request more information as to why members of the Derry Township Sewer Authority would like their meeting attendance rates to increase to $60 per meeting.

Appointed Township Manager Kelly Shutes to the Comcast Eg/PEG Television Channel Committee

Announced that planning discussion meetings will begin between themselves and architectural firm Buchart Horn Inc. for remodeling of the Army Reserve building.

The Derry Township Board of Supervisors meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday of every month.