At its June 6 meeting, the Fairview Township Board of Supervisors were informed of illegal dumping in the township. While dumping at this particular site isn’t new, Zoning Officer John Doddo explained that it has gotten worse and the supervisors discussed methods to rectify the situation.
Residents recently complained to Doddo about new, excessive dumping of garbage on Lower Lehigh Road. Doddo visited the site and found “quite a bit” of trash bags abandoned on the roadside, he said. An investigation has been launched to determine the person responsible for the illegal dumping.
Further, Doddo said, a mountain of refuse including concrete columns, tires, sofa beds, siding, and construction debris has been dumped there, partially on the Hanover side of the property. This section of Lower Lehigh Road falls on the border of Fairview and Hanover townships.
“That’s always been a problem area,” related Supervisor Robert Orloski. Mountaintop Hose Company President David Hourigan echoed that sentiment and noted that, some time ago, a gate was put at the site because the fire department continuously had to deal with people setting trash on fire on the embankment there.