Welcome to Derry Borough
Derry Borough now accepting Letters of Interest
Derry Borough Council with the Derry Borough Zoning Hearing Board are accepting letters of interest including a fee schedule for a Solicitor for our community Zoning Hearing Board. We will accept letters until March 13, 2017 at 4pm at the Derry Borough Municipal Building located at 114 E. Second Avenue, Derry, PA 15627.
Board and Commission terms expiring in the Borough:
a. One (1) vacancy and (1) alternate vacancy for the Zoning Hearing Board
b. Three (3) Civil Service Commission Vacancies one expiring December 31, 2018 and one (6) year term expiring December 31, 2020.
c. One (1) vacancy for the Planning Commission
d. One (1) vacancy for the Municipal Authority of the Borough of Derry for a five-year term expiring 2021
e. Council Vacancy – Term Expiring 12-31-2017
f. Vacancy Board Chairman
Recent Grant Awards for Derry Borough
Part-Time Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer
Administers and enforces the municipal Zoning and Code Ordinances with understanding of Borough Zoning and Borough Code. Independent and evaluative thinking is necessary. Required to have the ability to read, interpret, and analyze borough codes, ordinances, and regulations. The ability to present information, communicate effectively verbally and in writing, and to interpret plans is required. It is necessary to work well with others. Must have a valid driver’s license with the ability to operate a motor vehicle and have excellent computer skills. Some evening meetings will be required with flexible working hours. This position will include up to 32 hours per month. Interested candidates should apply at Derry Borough Municipal Building, 114 E. Second Avenue, Derry, PA 15627, Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. Resumes will be accepted if presented.
Flood Plain Management and Insurance Requirements
The flood plain map of Derry Borough can be viewed by the following link: https://msc.fema.gov/portal/
Derry Borough Floodplain Management Ordinance
View Ordinance 736
“The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently re-mapped most of the country using 100-year flood projections, resulting in many homes being designated in flood zones which were never there before, despite many of these homes never or rarely having experienced flooding,” Commissioner Miller said. “If the mortgage on a home is backed by the federal government, which many are, then the homeowner must buy flood insurance.”
To appeal a home’s placement in what is officially called a Special Flood Hazard Area, the homeowner must show the lowest adjacent grade, or the lowest ground touching the structure, is at or above what is called the Base Flood Elevation. The Base Flood Elevation is the computed elevation to which flood water is anticipated to rise during the base flood used in determining the land is in a Special Flood Hazard Area.
Commissioner Miller noted that it is the homeowner’s responsibility to provide this information in a letter to FEMA. For this type of appeal, called a Letter of Map Amendment, there is no charge to the consumer.
Homeowners can get more information on how to appeal a flood zone designation, get a flood map, and find answers to other questions, by going to https://www.fema.gov/information-homeowners. Homeowners can also call 1-877-FEMA-MAP (1-877-336-2627) to get information on appealing a flood zone designation.
As part of Governor Wolf’s continuing consumer education and protection initiative, the Insurance Department earlier this year created a one-stop shop webpage on flood insurance. Consumers can access this webpage by going to www.insurance.pa.gov, then clicking on the “Flood” icon under Top Pages. This flood insurance webpage includes information on private insurance options for homeowners, as well as information on the federal government run National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). HARRISBURG, Pa., April 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire
Rt. 217 Bridge Project – Current Updates -Tues March 8, 2016
- Plum Construction will be beginning construction again 3-14-16 in Derry Borough.
- There will be one lane traffic on the bridge beginning next phase of project – they will be installing electronic traffic signs again at both ends of Rt. 217 for incoming traffic from Blairsville and Latrobe.
- The temporary parking available currently on 3rd Street will become unavailable again for residents as they will resume working in that area.
- The culdesac installation area on Third Street underneath the current bridge will also be closed for construction.