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ordinance authorizing the township to apply for an ARLE grant, in participation with Fairview and Butler townships. The grant from the Department of Transportation would be used to update all traffic signals in Wright, Fairview and Butler townships. The purpose of the grant is to enhance safety and response times of emergency vehicles by installing equipment that allows emergency responders to activate a green traffic signal as they approach intersections on Route 309 as vehicles approaching those same intersections would have a red light.
In other business, the board awarded a road paving contract to Popple Construction in the amount of $239,016.40. Roads to be paved include Birk, Ledge, Congress, Charter and the entrance to Maplewood. Fern and Laurel will be paved using Community Development funds.
Roadmaster Don Zampetti also reported the public works department patched potholes along Grandview Ave. in swale area along with Cooksytown last month. In addition, the department checked school lights and times for problems, completed inventory control on fire extinguishers, and looked at preventative maintenance crack sealing with subcontractors.
Nine zoning permits were issued in June, none of which for new homes. Penny Powley of the Mountaintop Youth Soccer Association submitted an application for a Variance to allow the installation of a sewage holding tank to be installed at the soccer fields on Church Road, and the fire damaged Warren James residence on Church Road has been demolished.
The Wright Township report indicated there were 322 incidents that included the following: 2 thefts from cars, 3 thefts from buildings, 1 criminal mischief, 2 DUI, 2 harassment by communication, 4 trespassing, 32 traffic citations, 4 non-traffic citations and 5 accidents.
The fire department responded to 22 fire emergencies and are presently preparing for their car show next month. The fire police also had three calls, assisted at 6 accidents and 7 false alarms.