Fairview Seeking Representative For Sanitary Authority Board

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The Fairview Township Board of Supervisors is still seeking an interested resident to serve on the Mountaintop Area Sanitary Authority.

“The announcement was in the paper last month but we only received one response and that was from a resident of Wright Township,” stated Supervisor Russ Marhold at the supervisors’ May 6th meeting. “You have to be a resident of Fairview Township in order to be able to serve”.

The vacancy opened due to the passing of Harry Taylor, a longtime representative of Fairview on the Sanitary Authority. Residents can submit letters of interest to the Fairview Township Municipal Building. Marhold noted if there are no inquiries, the board will select a representative themselves.

The board also announced Rep. Gerald Mullery’s office has changed their date to have their aide at the Fairview Township Municipal Building from May 21 to May 22 from 1 to 3 p. m.

Under new business, the board approved a motion to send a letter to PennDOT requesting that they concur with the township’s decision to abandon the Mary St. Bridge replacement Marhold explained the township is asking PennDOT and the PUC to “leave it the way it is”. It has been like that since May 1999.

Supervisor Bob Orloski pointed out, “We feel it is a lot of expense over the years with little benefit. We did fine over 16 years without having it.”

Township solicitor Donald Brobst noted there are no adverse consequences in beginning the process to terminate.

The board also agreed to advertise for the paving of Dale and/or Parkland Drives.

Under committee reports, Zoning Officer Frank Tirico reported nine permits were issued last month and $2711.70 in fees was collected.

Dave Hourigan, Mountaintop Hose Co. No. 1, reported there were 12 calls during the month of April. Hourigan also pointed out revisions to the state’s small games of chance laws could have a serious impact the upcoming Fireman’s Bazaar. Changes would require individuals would have to be 18 to man booths or purchase tickets where games of chance or raffle tickets are sold. He stated he has talked to the state senator about getting relief.