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The fire police handled 24 incidents in October, Uram went on, including 14 false alarms, seven fires, two accidents, and two special events. The township’s fire police gave assistance to Rice Township 11 times, Dorrance three times, and Fairview Township twice, and was assisted from Fairview once.

The parks and recreation committee has so far raised $4,295 for the creation of a dog park, reported Supervisor Colleen Macko, and more fundraisers are being planned. The basketball courts at the municipal park were renovated last month and a Halloween parade and costume contest was held. The parks and recreation committee also decided to cancel its annual tree-lighting ceremony, due to low attendance in the past.

Macko related that the parks committee, along with someone from the environmental-impact council and the forestry department, met to discuss the timbering of dead trees at the municipal park. A decision on action is tabled until cost estimates for the removal of those trees is gathered.

The township’s public works department received and completed three requests for work in October and approved one driveway permit, noted Welebob, adding eight more permits are still under review. Crews also patched and repaired roads with 84,000 pounds of blacktop, cut leaves and grass on road shoulders, and reestablished the grade and shoulder of South Church Road.

The zoning department issued four driveway permits and five building permits last month, reported Supervisor Donald Zampetti, and one notice of violation was resolved. Applications for a spot of the township’s zoning-hearing board are being received by the township secretary and the board hopes to make its decision by the end of December, he said.