YEAGERTOWN - The Derry Township Board of Supervisors began talking about installing video surveillance cameras in Derry Township Community Park, at its meeting Monday evening.
Chairman John McCullough stated he thought there was an urgent need for this. In the past year, the park has seen vandalism as well as break-ins, McCullough said. The chairman said several areas of the park, including bathrooms and other park buildings, have become riddled with graffiti recently. Security cameras would capture criminal mischief, and help eliminate the problems the park is currently seeing, he said. The board said it will look into pricing, with hopes of installing cameras some time within the next year.
The supervisors also voted in favor of adopting Resolution 2012-8, which effects the Minority and Business Enterprise Plan. The resolution was copied verbatim from the same resolution that is being adopted all across the commonwealth, according to spokesperson James Lettiere, and serves as an outreach to secure minorities. In order to receive Community Development Block Grant Program funding, the township had to adopt this resolution.
According to solicitor Jeff Snook, the resolution makes contractors responsible for making a "good faith effort" to solicit female- or minority-owned subcontractors for all projects. The state provides a list of these subcontracting companies, for contractors looking for minority and women's business enterprises.
In other business the supervisors:
Approved the use of the Derry Township Community Park miniature golf course for Highland Park Playground.
Approved for the park to be used Sept. 8 for a St. Jude's walk-a-thon.
Received $17,750.42 from the Mifflin County liquid fuels tax distribution. This money will be used for improvements to area roads.
The Derry Township Board of Supervisors meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month, at the Derry Township building, Yeagertown.