Malfunctioning Traffic Signal Discussed At Fairview Meeting

Reports of a malfunctioning traffic signal, at the intersection of Kirby Avenue and Route 309 in Fairview Township, have led the Board of Supervisors to investigate a solution to the problem. Supervisors say they are hopeful that PennDot, who is responsible for the traffic light, will take action.

At the board’s Dec. 6 meeting, Supervisor Russ Marhold explained that there is a timing issue with the light for vehicles exiting Turkey Hill. This isn’t the first time the traffic signal was discussed at Fairview meetings. Resident Vince Wojnar has been before the board more than once in previous years, reporting that the light at the intersection, namely the turning lane into Turkey Hill, is not timed properly.

Marhold noted at the Dec. 6 meeting that he spoke to State Representative Eddie Day Pashinski, who represents this area in the 121st Legislative District, about the traffic signal. He reported that Pashinski is trying to get action from PennDot on the matter and the township is waiting to hear back.

In other business, the board approved the township’s 2017 budget. The budget will be $1,486,766, only a slight increase from the 2016 budget, and reflects no tax increase. The board also moved to appoint Kovalchik, Kollar and Co., certified public accountants, to perform the 2016 audit, at a cost of $4,790.

Three members were appointed to the Fairview Township Zoning Hearing Board, with staggering terms of one, two, and three years, beginning on Jan. 1. April Jacobson will serve until Dec. 31, 2017; Shirley Garren will serve until Dec. 31, 2018; and William Ermish will be on the board until the end of 2019. Marhold noted that, after those terms end, anyone who wishes to continue to serve on the zoning board may be given a four-or five-year extension period.

The Fairview Police Department answered 241 calls in November,