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of those accidents having victims entrapped, stated Marshall. Routine maintenance on both the fire apparatus and the department grounds was also conducted.

Fire department members have held several Monday night training exercises with other departments, Marshall went on. Further, they are asking that local government be proactive in helping increase volunteerism in the department, as the decline of volunteers has been a growing national problem.

Wright’s fire department is preparing its annual letter drive, where residents are asked by mail to donate to the department. Firemen will also be out in Wright and Rice townships, on Halloween night, handing out glow necklaces and conducting safety patrols.

The township’s annual Halloween parade, sponsored by the recreation board, will be on Oct. 22, at 3 p. m. Toddlers up to fourth grade are invited to participate and refreshments will be served after the parade by the Kiwanis Club of Mountaintop.

Uram reported that Wright’s parks and recreation department discussed areas of the township’s walking trails that need rehabilitation, suggesting rock materials be added to the areas on the trails where grass is growing over. The department also toured the proposed site for a dog park and plans for the park may be presented at the next township meeting.

At its September meeting, the environmental advisory council discussed cleaning out and/ or replacing birdhouses in the township. Members of the council also explored the prospect of holding an electronics recycling event here.

The zoning department issued a permit for a new family home and five permits for driveways, stated Supervisor Donald Zampetti, and several zoning violations have been addressed and are under investigation.

An amendment to the township’s property-maintenance ordinance was made, outlining the standards required for physical safety and sanitation, “to ensure the health and safety of our residents,” Zampetti said.

This action stemmed from earlier in the year, when residents of the Capitol Hill area repeatedly begged the township for action pertaining to unkempt and hazardous conditions at nearby properties. The board couldn’t take much action at the time, because no ordinance was on the books, but it did, however, see that some property owners complied with cleaning up their properties.