a council of its word,” Mazzoni wrote. “…This is local government at its best.”
Welebob noted that, last month, Mazzoni had also discussed his problem with gypsy moths on his property. The board has since sent a letter to county officials, stressing its desire for spraying to kill gypsy moths in Wright Township.
In other business, the board made requests for payment to the Luzerne County Office of Community Development, for an ADA ramp, costing $38,932, and the township’s comprehensive plan survey, costing $20,000.
Robert Holland was appointed to serve on the township’s planning commission, with a term expiring at the end of 2018. Supervisor Michael Marshall made the motion to appoint Holland with the vote unanimous.
The board heard from Matthew Howton, of the Wright Township Volunteer Fire Department, of the annual car show, planned for Aug. 21, from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m., at the municipal park. Music and food vendors will be at the event and anyone willing to display his vehicle is invited. Howton personally invited the supervisors.
The parks and recreation committee met last month and discussed ways to attract more residents to their July 3 fireworks display next year, as well as the need to replace a broken slide at the township park’s tot lot, an endeavor that could be costly, reported Supervisor Colleen Macko.
The Wright Township Police handled 287 incidents in July, including four thefts, one robbery, three harassments, and three cases of driving under the influence. Police also issued 17 traffic citations and 10 warnings, and investigated 10 accidents, stated Uram. The fire police handled seven fires, eight accidents, and 14 false alarms, he said.
The township public works department received and corrected four complaints and received and completed 16 requests for work, Welebob said. Crews also mowed roadsides, patched roadways, installed street signs, and inspected and conducted maintenance on department vehicles.
The zoning department issued five permits in July, including three home additions, one above-ground pool, and one in-ground pool, noted Zampetti.