Wright Township To Update Comprehensive Plan

Wright Township will soon have an updated comprehensive plan. At the Board of Supervisors Nov. 13 meeting, supervisors approved an agreement with John Varaly, a planning consultant, to update the plan; the current plan was drafted in 1997. The cost for the update will be $17,250. The idea to create a new plan came about at least two years ago and, at that time, the township solicited a community survey, seeking residents’ input for the vision of the township.

The board also approved its Cops-in-School agreement with Crestwood, for the 2016-17 and the 2017-18 school years. The agreement is $31,200 for both years and the district pays the township that amount. Supervisor Louis Welebob Jr. explained that the board failed the approve last year’s agreement, which is why both years are being approved now.

The Wright Township Volunteer Fire Department handled 36 incidents in October, including several motor-vehicle accidents, a few structural fires, and the activation of several fire alarms, reported Supervisor Michael Marshall, adding that department members have been attending training events three days a week.

The fire department’s annual fund drive, its biggest fundraiser of the year, has been mailed to residents and donations are needed to defray equipment and operation costs, Marshall went on. On Halloween, volunteers with the department handed out 2,500 glow sticks to trick-or-treaters and assisted in safety patrols from 5 to 9:30 p. m. that night. Throughout October, volunteers also spoke at over a dozen facilities in Wright Township, as part of Fire Prevention Month.

Wright Township Police answered 290 calls in October, stated Supervisor Jerome Uram, including seven calls for harassment, four counts of theft, two narcotics charges, and one count of physical assault, criminal mischief, child abuse, and disorderly conduct. Police issued 30 traffic citations, two non-traffic citations, and issued 15 warnings. Officers also investigated one accident last month and assisted other agencies 21 times and was assisted by other agencies, also for 21 incidents. Three patrolmen attended basic drug-investigation training.