Memorial Park Summer Program Director To Be Announced

A new director has been found for the Memorial Park summer program and the Fairview Township Board of Supervisors plans to announce who that person is at its June meeting.

Supervisor Mike Iorio, who runs the town’s parks and recreation committee, announced at last week’s meeting that the board has gotten a “good response” from applicants and has made its choice on who will fill the position. Once details are worked out, he said, an official announcement will be made next month.

At the April board meeting, two mothers questioned the supervisors’ diligence in advertising for finding a new director and expressed concern that, if a new director isn’t found, the beloved program would close.

“We’re trying to do what’s right for the children,” Iorio replied then. “The three of us agree, we would like to have the program. It’s just looking for the right person to run it.”

The summer program, for kids ages six to 12, has been running for 25 years. It allows children to participate in arts and crafts, nature hikes, science field trips, as well as swimming and sports.

In other business, Mountaintop Hose Company President David Hourigan reported that the fire company responded to 20 calls last month and has brought in over $25,000 from its annual fund drive. Part of that money was used to “significantly improve the interior of the fire house,” he said.

Supervisor Robert Orloski reported that the police department responded to 55 calls last month, including two residential burglaries that are being investigated. The Fairview Police are accepting applications for a part-time officer, he added.

The board announced that the Luzerne County Solid Waste Management will have electronics collections from 9 a. m. until 3 p. m., on June 6 at the Butler Township Fire Department, and on June 13 at the Hanover Area Junior/Senior High School.

The board approved donating $150 to Wright Township to contribute to costs for the July 4 fireworks. It also will donate $250 to the Crestwood High School PTSA for its annual senior lock-in.

The board of supervisors approved hiring Timothy McGinnis as a temporary road worker; he will be paid $17 an hour.

Also, the board approved the Mountain Top Welcome Club’s request to waive the fee for installing a “Welcome to Mountain Top” sign at the triangle.