On Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, after Punxsutawny Phil saw no shadow, predicting an early spring, the Fairview Township Board of Supervisors held their monthly meeting and spoke of spring activities.
The compost facility run by the Mountain Top Area Council of Governments will open April 2, reported Supervisor Russ Marhold. It will be open Wednesdays, from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. and Saturdays, from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m., for residents to drop off their yard debris. Marhold noted that only yard waste, such as leaves, grass and small tree limbs will be accepted at the COG facility.
Last year, the COG began requiring a $10 permit for using the compost facility, to offset the costs of running it and to deter those living outside the township from using it. The permit, good for one year, will be available now for residents to purchase at Mountain Top municipal buildings only, not at the facility.
Once again, both the Mountain Top Youth Soccer Association and the Mountain Top Area Little League will be able to use the playing fields at Memorial Park for their practices. The board unanimously approved allowing the soccer association to use the fields for its spring season, March 5 to June 15, and its fall season, from Aug. 1 to Oct. 29. The Little League will use the fields daily throughout the spring.
At the meeting, the board heard from Mountain Top Hose Company President David Hourigan that the fire department received 25 calls in January, including “our first major incident in a number of years.”
A Jan. 30 fire started in the attic of a home at 115 Spruce St. and spread to the second floor of the home. The fire was contained within 45 minutes and no one was hurt; the homeowners were not there at the time of the incident.
“We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in it,” Hourigan added. To battle the blaze, the Hose Company was joined by fire departments from Wright, Dorrance and Dennison townships, in addition to assistance from Ashley Borough and Hanover Township.
Marhold, the township’s roadmaster, credited James Pawloski, foreman in the township’s road
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