With ambitious summer projects lined up Wright Township supervisors, under the guidance of Chairman Don Zampetti, approved appointments for recreation, recreation projects, and finalized arrangements for the annual fireworks display at the May 12th meeting.
The recreation overview for the busy summer season was presented by Parks and Recreation Chair Jerry Uram. In the minutes from the April Recreation meeting, he reported that personnel would be approved for the summer park program, and donations are being sought for the annual July Fireworks display.
Uram also noted that the committee is researching the installation of a Bocce Court.
The board reviewed the comments and on Uram’s motion they voted to hire the following personnel for the Summer Park Program: Steve Waskie, Park Director; to work 30 hours a week for 6 weeks +16 hours at $10.30 an hour; Katilin Gower, Assistant Park Director; to work 28 hours a week for 6 weeks at $7.88 an hour; Jamie Sheridan, Park Aide to work 25 hours a week for 6 weeks at $7.92 an hour; Brianna Burford, Park Aide to work 25 hours a week for 6 weeks at $7.69 an hour; and Caitlin Oliver and Conor McFarland, Park Aides, to each work 25 hours a week for 6 weeks at $7.25 an hour.
Three bids were received for the 2014 fireworks display. Uram made the motion to award the bid to low bidder Zy Pyrotechnics of Wapwallopen. The cost of the program was approved at $4,700, subject to the May 2, 2014 bid proposal attachment identifying the type of display that will be presented.
Supervisor Candy Smith supplied Chief Royce Engler’s summary of the Police activity for the month of April advising, “During the month of April this department answered 267 incidents.” In addition to the 12 criminal investigations undertaken over the month, the police also issued 27 traffic citations; three non-traffic citations and one warning.
On her motion, the board voted to hire Gerald M. Heck as a part time officer as an “at will employee with no benefits.” The position calls for 24
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