The completion of the long-awaited playground renovation project at Fairview Memorial Park will happen this year, supervisors reported at their Jan. 3 meeting. Supervisor Michael Iorio, who was again appointed to chair the township’s parks and recreation committee, spoke of the final phase of park renovations to happen soon.
“The new equipment for the park has arrived and, when the weather gets better, we will start putting it up,” Iorio stated.
Renovations for the park began in 2015, after years of surveying and strategizing. Then, equipment on the small children’s play area was replaced, and other areas, such as the parking lot, were improved. Paid for by state grants, the final phase of the project, for the five-to 12-year-old playground area, should happen before the park’s annual summer program begins this year.
In other business, the board, newly chaired by Supervisor Robert Orloski, moved to donate $250 to the Crestwood Senior Lock-In, an event for graduating seniors that promotes celebrating without alcohol or drugs.
Supervisors also announced that residents may dispose of Christmas trees –real ones free of ornaments or lights -on Jan. 14, from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m., at the Mountaintop Council of Governments’ compost center. Residents who use the facility must purchase a $10 permit each year to do so and those are now available at the Fairview, as well as the Wright and Rice municipal buildings, noted Supervisor Russell Marhold.