Fairview Twp. Projects Receive Approvals

A commercial project and a residential development in Fairview Township will proceed after having received approval by the board of supervisors at the board’s October 7 meeting.

Evergreen Hill Estates, a commercial project by developer Joe Thomas located at Route 309 and Kirby Avenue, was granted conditional preliminary approval, contingent upon the following: receipt of an approved sewage facilities planning module exemption; receipt of an approved driveway highway occupancy permit with attachments issued by PennDOT; and receipt of a floodplain compliance letter from the Fairview Twp. Zoning Officer.

In addition, the board approved the creation of a new lot for the Evergreen Hill Estates which will result in the private street accessing this property serving a total of three lots.

The board also approved a motion to sign an escrow agreement, letter of credit and grant final approval for Thomas’ residential development, Taylor Estates. The subdivision is comprised of 28 lots.

In other business, the board agreed to advertise that the township intends to appoint a certified public accountant to perform the annual audit for the fiscal year 2013 in place of the elected auditors.

Bids were awarded to Ayers Towing and Sledziewski for snow plowing. Ayers submitted bids in the amount of $70/hr. for a pick-up and $75/hr. for dump truck. Sledziewski’s bids were $70/hr. for pick up, $75/hr. for dump truck, $70/hr. for backhoe, $70/hr. for small bulldozer and $75/ hr. for large bulldozer.

The Fairview police received 178 calls for service in September that included the following: 10 accidents, 10 traffic citations, 10 medical emergencies, two thefts, one criminal mischief, and one domestic.

Mountaintop Hose Co. No. 1 president Dave Hourigan reported the fire company responded to 14 calls in September. He also noted the hose company will celebrate its 75th anniversary in September 2014.

Regarding the upcoming election, Hourigan told the board that during the last election negative signs against him personally were posted at the hose company polling place. The election board was notified that fire hall would not accommodate voting if the signage was not restricted. After two years, the election board has determined the signage is restricted on private property and must refer to the candidate. The constable and judge of elections will enforce the decision and voting will continue at the fire hall.