The Wright Township Board of Supervisors held its first regular meeting of the year, Jan. 9, with Supervisor Louis Welebob Jr., recently appointed to serve a second term as chairman, leading the board.
Welebob, who was also reappointed as roadmaster, announced at the meeting that the township auditors set the roadmaster salary at $250 a month.
He then gave the roadmaster’s report for December, stating that the township’s public works department received and completed nine requests for work last month and received and corrected four complaints. Crews placed delineators on roadways to aid with plowing routines; plowed and salted township roads when necessary; cold patched potholes; and conducted a winter-safety class, he said.
The township’s recycling department processed five dumpsters and five compactors worth of materials, Welebob noted, and the zoning department granted one permit for an industrial addition.
In December, the Wright Township Police Department answered 216 calls, including five thefts, two criminal mischief calls, two acts of vandalism, two accounts of fraud, two disorderly conducts, as well as two accounts of narcotics use and one of narcotics possession, reported Supervisor Jerome Uram.
Police also responded to four accidents; issued nine traffic citations and one non-traffic citation; gave two warnings; issued one parking ticket; and responded to four accidents, he said.
The fire police answered 21 calls in December, Uram continued, including nine fires, six accidents, four false alarms, and one emergency-medical-services assist. The fire police aided Rice Township five times, Dorrance and Fairview three times, and Slocum, Dennison, and Hanover once.
The Wright Township Volunteer Fire Department handled 28 incidents in December, including seven structure fires, many motor vehicle accidents, and automatic fire alarms, stated Supervisor Michael Marshall.
Routine maintenance was conducts on the department’s apparatus and grounds and, on Dec. 18, Santa traveling around neighborhoods in Wright and Rice townships spreading holiday cheer. In addition, carbon dioxide training for firemen occurred in December and more training courses are planned for February, Marshall added.