The Fairview Township Board of Supervisors praised longtime Supervisor Russ Marhold at his last meeting, Dec. 5. “We’re saddened to say goodbye today. Russ has served this community in various capacities for 18 years,” stated Supervisor Robert Orloski. “He’s brought to us a wealth of knowledge and a wealth of common sense.”
Orloski went on that, in the years that he, Marhold, and Michael Iorio have served on the three-man board together, they have always worked well together, something that doesn’t always happen in local government. “Russ has always been open to other people’s ideas and I learned a lot in this job from him,” Orloski added.
“It’s humbling to hear that,” Marhold related. “In 18 years, I think myself and the other board members created a better township for the people to live in and hopefully made progress. I hope that will continue.”
Replacing Marhold will be Democrat Frederick Rose, who won the November election by a few dozen votes. Rose will serve a six-year term on the Fairview Board of Supervisors.
Budget Approved At the Dec. 5 meeting, supervisors
approved the 2018 general budget, set at $1,656,322. The budget shows an increase from the 2017 figure, which was $1,486,766, with no property tax increase.
However, while the 2018 property tax rate remains the same, the board did agree to enact a fire-services tax per the request of the Mountaintop