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skating and street hockey, was added to the municipal park in January of 2011 and is a popular place for ice skating. By closing the rink early this year, the parks department will be more prepared for the winter season, he said.

Uram went on that, pet owners who use the walking trails in the township and neglect to pick up their animal’s waste has become a “real problem.” He commended the pet owners who help keep the trails clean, and asked that all who walk dogs on the trails be responsible.

Under Wright Township’s leash ordinance, which states that it is unlawful for dogs to be “running at large,” it also states that pet owners must pick up waste or be subject to fine.

At the supervisors’ meeting, Uram also related that 56 children attended Wright Township’s summer parks program this year and that many parents have asked that the program’s hours be extended next year. The program had run from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. in the past and some would like to see it open later, until 4 p. m. The parks committee also discussed the need to resurface the township’s basketball courts next year, he said.

The Wright Twp. Police responded to 442 incidents in August and issued 108 traffic citations, reported Supervisor Louis Welebob Jr. The township’s fire police handled five fires and seven accidents last month, he added.

The public works department used 48 ton of blacktop for filling in potholes, Board Chairman Donald Zampetti related. Crews also completed berm work, installed a new stop sign, cleaned the township’s recycling area, cleaned debris at various intersections, and installed a new waterline pipe, he said.

At the conclusion of the meeting, Allison Latagliata, new director of the MSK Library, introduced herself. She thanked the supervisors for their support of the library, adding that she is excited for upcoming fall programs there.