Fairview Board Discusses Mary St. Bridge Project

The Fairview Township Board of Supervisors board approved a motion to apply for a contract time extension on the Mary Street Bridge project from December 31, 2013 to September 30, 2015.

At the board’s November 4 meeting, Supervisor Robert Orloski made a motion to modify the Mary project to eliminate the requirement that the bridge be replaced and instead require only that the bridge be removed; and to authorize the township solicitor and township engineer to take whatever steps are necessary for this change in the project; and to authorize township officials to execute whatever documents are necessary to achieve this change so that the township need only remove the bridge but does not have to replace it.

Supervisor Mike Iorio said the application was being made to PennDOT. Iorio stated that, at this point in time, it is probably better if the bridge be eliminated rather than replaced. It was explained that the process has continually been delayed and has been going on for approximately 19 years (1997 or 1998) and there’s more expenses on it every year.

In other business, Marhold reported the proposed general fund budget is $1,316,384. The tax rate will .0085 mills.

Iorio stated the proposed budget for 2014 is available for public inspection in the secretary’s office during office hours. The budget will be adopted at the December 2, 2013 supervisors’ meeting.

Under new business, the board passed a motion to draw up a letter in support of Wright Township for a grant application for expansion of their municipal building.

The board also approve a resolution to apply for a gaming grant through the Local Share Account Grants in the amount of $122,300.00 for a new Volvo Wheel Loader, designating Barbara Wasiakowski to execute all documents; and issue a check in the amount of $100.00 made payable to the Commonwealth Financing Authority for the grant application.

Orloski noted the Fairview Police Dept. thanked Eric Fromm for his service as a part-time officer. Officer Fromm has taken a full-time position with Wright Twp. Police Department.