Township of Hampden. Board order to provide more funding to firefighters

On June 30, the Hampden Township Board of Commissioners approved an order to refund fire response payments.

“With this action, Hampden Township will join more than 500 volunteer fire companies in Pennsylvania who recoup a portion of firefighting and auto accident response costs through insurance companies,” Commissioner John said. Gaspich.

Council also received progress reports on the new waterslide at the Hampden Pool Complex, the Hampden Township Veterans Park Pavilion and the future park along Smith Drive.

Commissioner Nate Silcox, chairman of the board, said the new double slide should be completed by the end of July. Meanwhile, three gazebos have been installed at Hampden Township Veterans Park, and a new pavilion with restrooms is in the final stages of construction, he said.

Silcox took note of the township’s ninth annual “Fun Foodfest & Fireworks” party, scheduled for 4-9 p.m. Saturday at Hampden Park, 5001 Hampden Park Drive. There will be swimming, performances by the Greater Harrisburg Concert Band and Cold Spring Union, 10 food trucks and a fireworks display. It is sponsored by several companies, including UPMC.

In another action that night, the council:

  • Approved Townes of Hampden townhouse community along Wertzville Road. The 58-unit development will be built by Yingst Homes.
  • Noted that township consultant YSM will hold the first public meeting on the future of the new 18-acre park along Smith Drive beginning at 6:30 p.m. on July 13. It will take place at Good Hope station, 1200 Good Hope Road. A draft master plan is expected by the end of the year.

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