Derry Township eNews, June 14, 2019
Current News
Options Presented on the New Community Center
The Derry Township Board of Supervisors were presented with four options for the new Hershey Community Center at the June 11, 2019 meeting.

Since the bid opening in April that resulted in a cost prohibitive project, a team from the Township has been working with Jim Bogrette of Kimmel Bogrette and construction manager Gregg Koussis to review the Center for all possible cost reductions with the least impact on programming.

Some of the changes include changing the Center to one floor and eliminating the elevators, some stairs, and the basement, relocating the track around the gymnasium, and decreasing the size of the café, lobby, and indoor water area.

A following is a description and costs for each:

Option A - 84,000 S.F. to include a 35 M competition pool, outdoor pool, and leisure pool - $31,592,000

Option B - 81,000 S.F. to include a 25 M competition pool, outdoor pool, and leisure pool - $30,190,250

Option C - 68,000 S.F. to include a 25 M competition pool and outdoor pool - $27,455,000

Option D - 61,500 S.F. to include an outdoor pool and leisure pool - $25,559,750


The Board anticipates further discussions in the coming weeks following the receipt of the review and recommendations from consultants Sports Facilities Advisory.
Community Meeting to be Held on Downtown Hershey Zoning and Design Standards
A kick-off meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Hershey Story Museum, 63 W. Chocolate Avenue.     

Derry Township is collaborating with Urban Design Associates to improve Downtown Hershey. The goal is to enhance and preserve the character of the downtown through the creation of refined zoning and design standards. Join us to provide your input, learn about the process, and meet the team.

Refreshments will be served.
Roadwork Continues
Work continues on the reconstruction of Bullfrog Valley Road from Wood Road to Sandhill Road and the intersection of Roush Road and Sandhill Road causing delays and daily closures and will continue through Saturday, June 15. Sandhill Road and Waltonville Road should be used as alternates.

Bullfrog Valley Road and the intersection will be open Saturday evening. Please be advised that the road will be rough and will have raised manhole covers.
Pennsylvania American Water Plans $550,000 Water Line Upgrade in Derry Township
Pennsylvania American Water will start construction to replace a section of water main, as well as utility-owned service lines and fire hydrants in Derry Township, to improve water service reliability and fire protection for area residents. The cost of the project is approximately $550,000 and will upgrade aging pipe dating back to the 1980s.

Beginning the week of June 24, crews will begin to install nearly 2,500 feet of new eight-inch ductile iron water main from the cul-de-sac on Innsbruck Drive to the end of Rhue Haus Lane and on a portion of High Pointe Drive. Final paving restoration is scheduled to be completed by fall 2019, weather permitting.

Crews will work weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction, and motorists are urged to give themselves extra time and exercise caution when traveling through the work zone. During construction, customers might experience temporary water service interruptions, discolored water and/or lower than normal water pressure. For more information, contact Pennsylvania American Water’s customer service center at 1-800-565-7292.
Library Holds Blood Drive
The Hershey Public Library will hold a Blood Drive on
Monday, June 24 from 3:00 7:00 p.m.

Please stop by the library to donate a pint of blood. No appointment is necessary. Please bring ID with you and eat within four hours prior of donating. 
Events
Get to Market on Chocolate
Market on Chocolate will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. this Saturday at ChocolateTown Square.

Shop a selection of prepared foods, artisan wares, and locally grown produce.

Activities this week include a Bitty Ballet in the Park from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. June 22 will offer The Hershey Story children's activities from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. and SPLAT Studio children's activities from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Sign up here to help at the Market.
Friends of the Hershey Public Sponsor Interactive Theater
Tuesday, July 2, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Join the crew of Grace O’Malley with Irish jigs and folktales and help find Black Beard’s hidden treasure at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue. Kit's Interactive Theater combines history, dance, music, imagination, and improvisation with a boat-load of humor.

Kids and adults are cast right into the show. Great family fun for ages 4 to adult. Presented by Kitty Jones. Registration is not required.
Township Meetings and Events Calendar 

Derry Township offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day.
Services
Library and Recycling Center Hours and Addresses
Recycling Center Hours   - 650 Clearwater Road 
Hershey Public Library Hours  - 701 Cocoa Avenue
Dungeons & Dragons Enthusiasts Are Invited to the Library
Hershey High School Dungeons & Dragons Club will host Dungeons & Dragons on Fridays, June 14, 21, and 28, and July 5 from 2:00 to 4:45 p.m. at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue.

Dungeons and Dragons is open to teens and tweens 12 and older. Please register for each session you want to attend.
Let's Play Checkers
Drop in to the library for some strategic checkerboard fun on Saturday, June 22 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., 701 Cocoa Avenue. For players of all ages and experience level. Beginners are welcome. Registration is not required.
It's Teen Time at the Library
Wednesdays: June 19, 26, and July 3, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Tweens and teens age 12 and older please register for each session you plan to attend.

A Meteor Shower Program will be held outdoors if the weather permits to decorate a fabric bag with hand-thrown paint balls (meteors!) Could get messy, so please wear clothes that can get paint on them. 

During the Planet Mobile Program, use foam balls and old CDs to make a planet mobile and watch the planets spin!

Enjoy a special PS4 program, Apollo 11, a VR experience of the moon landing. Also, we will have our tabletop games to play just like Teen Lounge.
Next Generation Yoga for Teens
Wednesday, June 19, 3:00 to 3:50 p.m. 

High school teens, please register online to join instructor, Cindy Lesher, to learn yoga techniques, yoga poses, and participate in group activities. We give teens effective tools to deal with everyday stress to help balance energy and release feel-good hormones to improve moods and create a sense of well-being. Please fill out and bring the  release form  to the first class.
Library Builds with Legos
Lego Club will be held on Thursday, June 20 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Please register online  to join in on this fun building event. Lego Club is for children 6 and older. A challenge will be set by the children's librarian for budding architects and "constructive" thinkers to interpret and create a unique design. 
Get Crafty with Stampin' Up
 A Card Making Class will be held at the Hershey Public Library, 701 Cocoa Avenue, on Thursday, June 27, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Learn how to make terrific seasonal greeting cards using the Stampin' Up technique with class instructor Wendy Diem. The class fee is $6 per person. Registration is not required. 
Community News and Events
Have a Magical Experience at the Enchanted Adventure Ice Skating Camp
Hershey Figure Skating Club will offer an Enchanted Adventure Ice Skating Camp July 15 to July 19 and July 29 to August 2 at Hersheypark Arena.

Each day of camp includes on-ice instruction, instructed exercise, games and crafts, snacks, and a special adventure every afternoon.

The cost is $269 for full days, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and $199 for half days, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 2019-2020 HFSC members receive a special discount.

Order Your Blueberries from the Kiwanis Club
It's time for the annual Kiwanis Club of Hershey/Hummelstown to hold their annual blueberry sale. Use the attached order form or call the number on the order form to place an order. 

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers improving the world one child and one community at a time. Locally, the club uses the proceeds to support the following:
The Hershey High School Key Club, The Hershey Elementary School K-Kids, The Hershey Little League Challenger Baseball team, Hershey Girls Softball, the Derry Township Fishing Derby, Hershey School District Cocoa Packs, Derry Township Police Department's National Night Out, Hershey Food Bank, and Hummelstown Food Bank.

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