RICE TWP. — A number of irate residents attended Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors to express their displeasure with the board’s recent actions regarding the cancellation of the annual Easter egg hunt.
Several residents said the board sponsored an Easter Bunny fire truck “ride and wave” on March 30 that was expected to visit the entire township. However, they said, only subdivisions within the municipality were provided the holiday treat, while children in other parts of the township were neglected.
Board members apologized and stressed that proper planning would be done for Easter 2014.
In other business:
* The board announced, to the delight of several township homeowners who were on hand, that the Heslop Road repaving project will begin in late April.
* Bids were opened for the Ice Lake restoration project, but the matter was tabled to allow township solicitor William Higgs the chance to review the bids.
* The board stated that the planned merger of certain Wright, Dorrance and Rice township fire departments will be an 18-month process to ensure an efficient transition focusing on residents’ safety.