With no new members this year, the Fairview Township Board of Supervisors held a smooth reorganization meeting Jan. 4. Supervisor Michael Iorio was chosen as the board’s new chairman and appointments were unanimously renewed for most township employees, from zoning officer to police chief.
Supervisor Russ Marhold, who served as chairman in 2015, was appointed this year as vice chairman. Secretary and Treasurer Barbara Wasiakowski had her appointment renewed, at a rate of $18.66 per hour, and Lisa Ayers was chosen again to serve as recording secretary for the board of supervisors and the planning commission, to be paid $55 per meeting.
Attorney Donald Karpowich will again be the township’s solicitor, at $90 an hour, and Borton Lawson will be the township’s engineer for 2016.
Iorio will chair the Parks and Recreation Committee with William Evans, Pam Heard, and Barbara Wasiakowski serving on that board. Wasiakowski will also be the township municipal building coordinator for 2016.
Marhold will continue as Roadmaster, at a salary to be determined by the township auditors. In the road department, James Pawloski will serve as foreman, paid $22.31 an hour, and Thomas Kline and Timothy McGinnis will earn $21.25 and $18.56 an hour respectively, working as road crew. Edward Mack, who will work part-time for the road crew and at the Mountaintop Area Council of Governments’ compost facility, will earn $15.25 an hour.
Fairview Police Chief Joseph Intelicato will continue in that role, compensated at an annual salary of $64,409.71. Full-time officers will receive all fringe benefits as negotiated in the current police contract and will be compensated as: Sergeant Phillip Holbrook, at $53,938.82; Corporal Dennis Monk, at $52, 902.31; and Officers Jocelyn Wadzin and Kevin Stahley, at $52,452.37.
The board also made a motion that full-time police officers be required to contribute to the police pension fund for 2016 at a rate of five percent. Part-time officers will be compensated at an hourly rate of $16.50 and receive all fringe benefits as negotiated in the current police contract.
Chief Intelicato and Board Supervisor Robert Orloski were appointed as Fairview Township representatives to the Mountain Top Regional Police Commission and Supervisor Marhold was named as alternative representative.
John Doddo will continue as the township’s zoning officer, code-enforcement officer, road-cut permit officer, and administrator to the planning commission and will be paid $500 per month for the first 20 hours of work, and $25 per hour in excess of 20 hours, plus mileage and expenses.
Keith Gould was appointed to the planning commission and Mike Duda to the zoning hearing board, both serving five year terms. Erica Hollock will serve a two-year term as township auditor and Attorney Robert Gonos will serve as solicitor to the zoning hearing board.
Serving on the Fairview Township Emergency Evacuation Board will be Michael Herron and Peter Kohl of Mountaintop Hose Company No. 1, Wade Kahley of the Mountaintop Ambulance Assoc., Chief Intelicato of the Fairview Police, as well as the Fairview Board of Supervisors.
William Evans, recycling attendant, will be paid $9 an hour, and Steven M. Egenski was appointed as the township’s sewage enforcement officer, to be compensated per permit.
Sophie Holbrook, cleaning lady for the township building, will be paid $90 per week, and Francis Aigeldinger was appointed to the township’s vacancy board for 2016.
A motion was made that the board of supervisors, the secretary/ treasurer, and the zoning officer may attend the annual supervisors’ state convention with Marhold as the voting delegate.
First Keystone Community Bank was chosen as the depository for the township’s 2016 general fund and liquid fuels accounts. Berkheimer was selected as the township LST tax collector and earned income tax collector for 2016.
The tax collector’s commission was set as two percent during rebate and five percent during face and penalty periods. Millage was set at .0085 mills.
Supervisors’ meetings will be held the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p. m., at the municipal building, with work sessions held there the last Monday of the month at 6 p. m.