At last week’s meeting, the board of supervisors accepted the low bid from Stell Enterprises to supply 13 30-yard dumpsters for the cleanup, at a cost of $485 per dumpster. The only other bid the township received, from another company, was for $536 per dumpster. In addition, the board accepted a proposal from Abe Solomon to supply dumpsters, at no cost, for the cleanup, for scrap metal only.
Zampetti also reported that, on June 4, from 7 a. m. to 3 p. m., the township will accept electronic items for disposal. There will be no charge that day to discard items such as microwaves, computers, televisions, and fax machines. These items can be dropped off at the township’s recycling center, behind the municipal building. Items the township cannot accept are irons, vacuum cleaners, toaster ovens, coffee pots, fans, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers.
The board approved hiring John Fey to work at the township’s compost site, for $10 an hour with no benefits. The township will conduct its annual road inspection April 25, deciding which roads are most in need of repair, Zampetti related.
At its April 13 meeting, the Wright Township Board of Supervisors took a back seat, literally, to three high school students. As part of “Local Government Day,” the supervisors allowed Crestwood juniors to sit in front of them and conduct the township meeting, by having them read the reports from various township departments.
After the meeting, Zachary Metzger related that, as newly-elected officers to the Crestwood Key Club, he, along with Alexandra Ayers and Jenna Kanyak, wanted to get a glimpse of local government and how it’s run.
Metzger read the township’s recycling report, stating that four dumpsters were processed last month, and the zoning report, stating three permits were issued, one for a political sign, and two for construction of a new home and driveway, at 14 Albert Road.
Reading the fire report, Ayers related that the fire department handled 44 calls in March, including weather-related incidents, a structure fire, and downed trees. Most items have been finalized for the annual bazaar in June, Ayers added, and preparations have been made for an Eagle Scout project to paint the fire department building.
Kanyak read the police report, stating that the department handled 325 incidents in March, including three thefts and two fraud charges. The fire police responded to seven fires and 16 accidents, Kanyak reported.
The Key Club is a public-service organization, a branch of the international Kiwanis Club, where members donate volunteer time and resources to improving their community.
Ayers, the new president of the Crestwood club, listed some of the activities her group has participated in this year, from volunteering for fundraisers like Relay for Life and Hoops for Hope, to working in an area soup kitchen and at a nursing home, to tutoring fellow students. Metzger, the club’s treasurer, added that the Crestwood Key Club is the largest in the area with around 140 members.
“We wanted to be a part of an organization involved in community service. And for our senior year, we wanted to play a bigger role,” said Kanyak, who was recently elected as the club’s webmaster.
“It’s neat to get an idea of what’s going on,” in the township, Ayers said of being involved in the board meeting.
At the conclusion of the meeting, Zampetti thanked the students for their participation. “I hope you get into politics in the future. It is interesting,” he said.
“They did a good job,” remarked local resident Vince Wojnar.