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who walk and jog along that part of the road and to some elderly neighbors of hers who walk to the grocery store.

“Thank you for bringing it to our attention,” said Uram. “This helps us…We’ll see if we can get more enforcement out here.” He added that Engler invited anyone concerned with speeding in their neighborhoods to call him and report it.

Caroda added that, in other towns, she noticed that, if drivers know police are always sitting in certain spots, they learn to obey the speed limit in those areas. “Police presence is important,” replied Uram.

In other business, Uram reported that the Wright Township Police answered 286 calls in June, including five counts of narcotics use; four counts of theft; three calls of fraud; two reports of criminal mischief, trespassing, and vandalism; and one count of harassment, littering, and burglary with forced entry.

Police issued 24 traffic citations and six non-traffic citations, he said, and issued five warnings. Officers also responded to nine motor-vehicle accidents, assisted other departments 21 times, and was assisted by other agencies on 28 occasions.

The Wright Township Fire Police answered 28 calls, Uram went on, including calls for 13 accidents, 12 false alarms, one fire, one EMS assist, and one parade. The fire police assisted Rice, Dorrance, and Fairview townships four times and was assisted by Fairview Township four times.

The board approved a request by the VFW for use of the fire police on July 30, for assistance on closing parts of Route 309 and Church Road for an organized motorcycle ride.

The township’s public works department received and completed 18 requests for work and received and corrected one complaint, stated Supervisor Louis Welebob Jr. It also approved seven driveway permits.

In June, road crews flushed drainage pipes, repaired park equipment, applied cold patching to roads, maintained its recycling center, and completed mapping for the state-mandated MS4 stormwater regulations.

The township’s parks and recreation committee met in June and discussed renovations at the park’s basketball courts as well as the idea of generating interest among local cub scouts to clean the township’s walking trails, reported Supervisor Colleen Macko. The committee is working to collect donations for the newly-approved dog park and, so far, has raised $1,914, she added.

The zoning department issued eight permits in June, for three swimming pools, two decks, two accessary structures (sheds), and one for a new home, reported Supervisor Donald Zampetti. He also noted that the zoning officer issued three letters of violation last month, due to property-maintenance issues.

Zoning Officer Andrew Holter will have new hours in the summer –he will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5 to 7:30 p. m.