PennDOT Plans Road Project In Fairview Twp.

Falling rock along Route 309 on the northbound lane going down down the mountain in Fairview Township will be addressed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation beginning in the fall. The project was reported at the June 4 meeting of the Fairview Board of Supervisors.

In a letter from Benesch Engineering, it was noted the project, that includes rock slope remediation along the northbound lane, will begin in September 2013 and will continue until November 2014. Traffic in both north and southbound lanes will be affected. A single traffic lane going in both directions is expected to be in effect from March 2014 to November 2014.

In other business, the board appointed Silvio J. Talarico to a vacancy on the Mountain Top Area Joint Sanitary Authority. According to his letter of interest, Talerico has been a resident of the township since 2004, and noted has been active in community and church activities.

The board also hired the following for the Memorial Park Summer Program: Nicole Spaide, director-$11.00/hour; Ashley Zearfoss, Jack Walsh and William M. Evans-park aides at $7.50/hour; Cassie Hogan, park aide-$8.65/hour; Kristen Zearfoss, aide-$8.90/hour; and Steven Roberts, aide-$7.75/hour.

Under committee reports, Roadmaster Russ Marhold reported the road department has been very busy patching potholes and doing restoration and shoulder work on several of the township’s roads.

The Fairview Police Department received 230 calls for service during the month of May that included five accidents, nine traffic citations, two DUIs, one burglary, three thefts, one disorderly conduct, one harassment, one dog bite and eight other animal complaints.

Mountaintop Hose Co. No. 1 responded to 18 calls in May, according to Hose Co. President Dave Hourigan. He also noted the fund drive is progressing.

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