YEAGERTOWN - A request to change Derry Township Community Park back to its original name of Kishocoquillas Park was brought up at a Monday meeting of the Derry Township Board of Supervisors.
Paul Fagley recently wrote a book entitled "Memories of Kishacoquillas" and showed a copy to the Board of Supervisors during a public comment segment at the meeting. Fagley spoke about the history and how it was named Kishocoquillas Park in 1919. Fagley also mentioned that when he was talking to people to gather information for the book, many people wanted the name of the park to go back to
Fagley took it upon himself to request a change in park name back to its original and the board of supervisors said it "welcomed" the idea. Further action may take place at future meetings, the board said.
In other business, the board:
Approved a motion to accept Resolution 2012-12, regarding a Standard Steel railroad crossing permit.
Said it appreciates a notification from the office of state Rep. Kerry Benninghoff, R-Bellefonte, of complaints in regards to Dry Valley Road storm drain openings and speeding.
Approved a motion to accept a quote from Peachey's Roofing, Allensville, of $10,500 for the Road Maintenance Shed roof.
Made a motion to draft a resolution to appoint John Sipe as an additional Zoning Board Alternative.
Approved a motion to allow a band at the senior center on Nov. 10, as long as they are out of the building by 10 p.m.
Approved a motion to approve of the Park Use Application for United Way Walk for Warmth at 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 9, 2013.
Approved a motion to send a reference letter for Lepley Electrical Contractor per request by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
Approved a motion to allow the senior center to hold a safe driving course from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4.
The Derry Township Board of Supervisors regularly meet at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month at the Derry Township building in Yeagertown.