Fairview Twp. To Apply For Gaming Grants

The Fairview Board of Supervisors reported at their September 1st meeting that the township will apply for three gaming grants. The first is for $100,000 for improvements at Fairview Memorial Park; the second is for $100,000 to pave Liberty Street; and the third, for $60,000, is for a new plow truck for the township road department. The board also agreed to advertise for bids for equipment rental and snow removal for the winter season.

In other business, it was reported that residents of Mountain Top looking to discard used tires are invited to participate in a free recycling program, held by Luzerne County Waste Management. The event is open to all county residents, but those participating must contact the county first to register.

Township Secretary Barbara Wasiakowski stated the will be held on Oct. 3, at the Butler Township Fire Hall in Drums, and on Oct. 10, at the Hanover Area Junior-Senior High School in Hanover, and it will be open from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m. both days.

While the tire recycling will be available for residents, Wasiakowski noted, it is not open to tire dealers or service station operators. Tires that will be accepted include those that come from regular-size automobiles, sports-utility vehicles, light pick-up trucks, motorcycles, and quads. The tires must be clean, whole, and off the rims.

Tires not accepted in the recycling program are those from tractor trailers, construction equipment, bicycles, and lawn mowers. A limit of 15 tires will be accepted per person.

Mountaintop Hose Company president David Hourigan reported the fire department received 18 calls in August. This year, the department has been much busier than prior years, he added, although he said the reason for this isn’t clear.

The Fairview Police Department answered 202 calls last month and assisted the fire department nine times, reported Supervisor Robert