the report to the board of supervisors.
“We think we know what the problems are and how to resolve them,” Yefko stated. A major issue is the inadequacy of a 24-inch drainage pipe that crosses Forest Road. When much rainfall occurs, the pipe overflows.
Township engineers will likely recommend that the board pursue grant funds, possibly through the state’s MS4 stormwater program, to correct the drainage issues, Yefko went on. Of fixing runoff problems, he added, “It’s not an exact science. Stormwater management is a theory.”
In other business, the board appointed R. Craig Coslett, of Ridgecrest Drive, to the Mountaintop Area Joint Sanitary Authority to fill the unexpired term of William Behm, who recently resigned.
Supervisors approved donating $1,000 to the Marian Sutherland Kirby Library. Allison Latagliata, library director, thanked the board for its generosity during the public comment period.
The township received a grant for $5,000 from the Luzerne County Recreation Committee for new seating and picnic tables at Memorial Park, Secretary Barbara Wasiakowski noted. Also, she said, an LSA grant, for $50,000, was acquired for a new pickup truck with a plow.
Fairview Police answered 236 calls in June, assisted with nine motor-vehicle accidents, and issued seven traffic citations, reported Supervisor Robert Orloski. Police are investigating one burglary, two thefts, and one auto theft, where the vehicle was recovered. Also, seven animal complaints were received by police last month, Orloski said, most pertaining to bear.
Road crews paved the upper portion of Liberty Street last month, as well as North Main Street to Gracedale Avenue, and portions of Autumn Court and Valley View Drive, stated Supervisor Russ Marhold. Crews are still patching potholes, he added, and residents are invited to call the municipal building to report any areas where patching is needed.
Zoning Officer John Doddo related that $5,210 in fees were collected in June and that two complaints were received by his office –one about high grass and garbage on a property and one about chickens running loose and destroying neighbors’ landscaping.
Also, the board accepted a proposal from Mountaintop Paving and Sealcoating to put asphalt flooring in the township’s new salt shed, at a cost of $5,900.