The Fairview Township Board of Supervisors voted to add an additional part-time officer to the township police department.
At the board’s August 4 meeting, Phillip Collotty was hired as a parttime police officer effective August 2, 2014 at the hourly rate of $16.00/ hour. Collotty is employed full-time at Luzerne County 911 and has been a police officer in Ashley Borough for several years. The Fairview Township Police Dept. is staffed by five full time officers and three parttime officers.
Last month, the police department answered 245 calls, which included six accidents and 45 traffic citations. Nine burglaries were also under investigation.
Mountain Top Hose Co. No. 1 responded to 13 calls in July and 6 in June. Hose Company President Dave Hourigan reported the 2014 Bazaar did very well and will have those numbers shortly. He also noted the annual fund drive totaled $81,000 which will be used to defray the cost of a new truck which was “on the way” at the time of the meeting from a manufacturer in Wisconsin. The truck is being built by Pierce Manufacturing of Appleton, Wisconsin.
Board chair Russ Marhold asked why the truck was not purchased locally.
Hourigan explained that the trucks the hose company purchases have superior construction, noting, “the weight is never off the truck so it requires a good frame and stability and the service is excellent.
The hose company is also planning its 75th anniversary with a Dinner Celebration to be held September 13, 2014 at the Glen Summit Clubhouse.
Zoning officer John Doddo reported $23,461,63 was collected in fees for the month of July. The amount includes a total of $20,211.23 in building and zoning fees from the Geisinger Health System for a Health Clinic to be located on South Mountain Boulevard. The new medical complex is expected to be
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