Township supervisors OK winter dog park use

Snow removal, changes to lighting allow fenced play area to stay open

YEAGERTOWN — Whether or not the Kish Park Dog Park would be open during the winter was discussed at the Monday evening Derry Township Supervisors meeting.

The Dog Park Committee requested to have the park open, which left the supervisors to discuss how the snow would be removed from access points and lighting.

After a short discussion it was decided to clear the path with a snowblower and shovels. Chairman John McCullough said the snow removal will happen when it is able to be done, which is the same policy for the trail around the park. Vice Chairman Ron Napikoski said the lights should be turned off at the park around 9 p.m. It was voted to put the lights on timers so at 9 p.m. the lights will turn off.

Also during the meeting:

¯Final approval was given for the R. Dean Wager subdivision plan;

¯Approved to send Township Manager Kelly Shutes and Township Clerk Holly Berich to a Quickbooks Training for $125 each;

¯Approved a park use application for Relay For Life to be held June 9-11, 2017;

¯A park use application for the Juniata County 4-H Seeing Eye Puppy Club for an American Cancer Society Bark for Life event on May 7, 2017;

¯Approved the 2017 Mifflin County Planning Services Agreement;

¯Approved a $5,263 quote from Mid-State Seamless Gutter for gutter and roof repairs for the municipal building.

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