Derry Township makes budget decisions as new year approaches

YEAGERTOWN –The Derry Township Supervisors approved the proposed budget for the Mifflin County Regional Police Department during their Monday night meeting.

Vice-Chairman Ron Napikoski said the cost of the services for the township will increase by $10,000 for next year.

The proposed budget for the township will be on display at the township offices starting Wednesday, Nov. 23. It will be available for public review for 20 days before adoption on Dec. 21 at 4 p.m. Any resident wishing to look at the budget may do so during normal office hours.

Also during the meeting, it was decided that the porta-potty service provider will not change for Kish Park.

Richard Royer III answered questions about the cost of the porta-potty service provided by Brannon and Royer Septic Services LLC.

This company provides the winter bathroom facilities at the park.

Township Manager Kelly Shutes said the township wanted to check the prices of Royer’s company as they were approached by another company to provide porta-potty service.

Royer said the company charges the township $70 per month during the winter after the bathrooms at the park are closed for the season.

All three supervisors and Shutes said they have not heard any complaints about the service and voted to keep the service the same.

“If you choose to change prices, we can look at this again,” said John McCullough, chairman.

Also during the meeting, the supervisors voted to approve a pumper/hauler license to Brannon and Royer Septic Services, LLC.

The supervisors also approved:

¯ To appoint Boyer and Ritter to audit the township accounts in 2017;

¯ Approved the PA One Call Standard Service Agreement;

¯ Approved $230 in per capita tax exonerations;

¯ Approved to donate $100 to the Mifflin County Parks and Recreation Board;

¯ Approved to donate $100 to the Senior Center Christmas party;

¯ Approved a letter of support for the Keystone Healthcare Development Transportation project;

¯ Approved a donation of $750 to Derry Township Fire Police for traffic control during the farmers market.

The Derry Township Supervisors meet at 5:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month at the Derry Township building.