private property and signs have been put up,” said Pipech.
Supervisors voted to purchase a self-contained security camera system from CK Alarm Systems for $2,059 for equipment and installation to monitor the fire department land and buildings.
The board also approved a budget of $1,000 to hold an Easter Egg Hunt in the Rice Township Park on March 12 with a rain date of March 13. Holly Guydish will help coordinate the event along with Supervisor Rick Arnold, Parks & Recreation liaison. Rep. Gerald Mullery offered to provide two bikes or equal value for the event as he had done previously. Pipech suggested instead of the two bikes, the donation should go to buy chocolate bunnies so that every child can get something. Arnold and Thomas agreed.
Arnold reported the Wright Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to 29 incidents for all townships last month. He noted in 2015, there were 375 incidents, 100 of which were in Rice Township.
Police Chief Bob Franks reported there were 269 incidents in January. The department received 138 complaints, investigated eight accidents, issued 28 traffic accidents, two non-traffic, and had one criminal arrest
The board also ratified a payment to Amerihealth Casualty Services in the amount of $5,169.27 for Workers Compensation Coverage for the period Aug. 1, 2015 through Aug. 1, 2016.
The board will also make a contribution of $100 to the SPCA of Luzerne County for the annual campaign. Rice Township donated the same amount in 2015.