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Cook supervisors hear report about fire alarms

| Thursday, July 11, 2013, 12:28 p.m.

Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Co. President Robert Fry assured that emergency plans for Cook Township are being updated. The updates mainly relate to phone number and resource lists.

He also spoke to township supervisors about false versus actual alarms.

“If there is smoke or something,” Fry said, “That's an actual alarm.”

It was noted that after a third false alarm is phoned in, residents will be billed for additional fire calls. Fry did state that he usually sends a letter after the third incident.

“Lots of times, it's just faulty alarms that haven't been cleaned in a while,” he said. He advised residents to remain vigilant of fire and security alarms that may be in need of updating or maintenance.

In other news:

• Patch paving work has been finished on U.P. Church Road and seal coatings are planned for Weavers Mill, Hoover, Knoll and Upper Mansville. Patching on Seton Road is planned, as well.

• Chestnut Ridge Fire Department Fair plans are underway and fireworks are set to go off at 11 p.m. Saturday. A rain date is set for 10 p.m. Sunday. Fireworks are provided by Zambelli Fireworks.

• Residents concerned with Marcellus Shale drilling asked that all permits be posted online for those affected to see. Township supervisors agreed to post any new notices on the township website and on the sign in front of the township building. All permits are kept in the township office for anyone interested in viewing.

• The next dumpster day will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21. There will be a small fee for refrigeration units and tires after the first four as well as tires with rims due to the high disposal cost for these items.

• A consignment auctions will be held 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Cook Township Community Center. An item list can be found at Questions can be directed to Jim Roadman at 724-771-5436. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the kitchen will be open.

Rebecca Ridinger is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.