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General Sikorski Court over to Rice Township’s jurisdiction for future maintenance and repairs. However, both roads abut a section of Aleksander Boulevard that has not yet been turned over to the township, so all three roads would need to be turned over. For that to happen, the developer would need to pave the topcoat and in some spots repair the road base, Pipech said.

“We can’t afford to take that over” without the repairs being completed beforehand, he said.

In other business, supervisors introduced Dan Centurion, already a township road crew employee, as the township’s new constable. He replaces Wesley Deaton, who died in March.

Police Chief Bob Franks announced that all Rice police officers are now wearing body cameras. Patrolman Andrew Hashagen showed his camera to supervisors.

Supervisors also voted to buy “turtle crossing” signs at the recommendation of a teen completing his Eagle Scout project. Four signs, to be placed on Heslop Road and Henry Drive, will cost about $22 each.

Citizens also raised several concerns, including tall grass obscuring a sign at the intersection of Ice Harvest Drive and Nuangola Road and the lack of gypsy moth spraying for the past two years. Pipech said the township would mow the tall grass whether it’s on state or township property. Thomas noted that it would cost the township over $200,000 to spray for gypsy moths –money that the township doesn’t have available –so complaints should be directed to Luzerne County, which had sprayed for gypsy moths until two years ago.