The board recommended signs be placed in the area that indicate dumping is prohibited. Supervisors approved Doddo’s plans to call Hanover for that municipality’s input and to continue to try to find and/or deter the perpetrators.
In other business, the Mountaintop Hose Company answered 28 calls in May, reported Hourigan. He mentioned that many in the community have conveyed kind and understanding words about this year’s bazaar being the final one. Hose company members decided recently that, with a dramatic decline in volunteers, attendees, and profits, the long-running bazaar would end this year; it will be held July 14, 15, and 16.
Hourigan continued that, this year, the fire department has raised $36,639 from its annual fund drive, from 741 donors. This is 24 donors short of last year and significantly less than a decade ago. He told the board he can’t explain the public’s lack of charity to the hose company, which relies completely on donations to run.
“We just don’t understand how people don’t get it,” Hourigan said. “You get 100-percent return on your money. Every penny goes directly back to the community, into providing the services that we do.”
The Fairview Township Police answered 370 calls in May, stated Orloski, including 33 counts of suspicious persons or vehicles; six animal complaints; four counts of criminal mischief; three domestic disturbances; one theft; and one sex offense.
Police issued six traffic citations, seven traffic warnings, and assisted other agencies 34 times. Orloski also reported that Fairview’s chief and corporal both attended training in May for facial recognition technology and cell phone data recovery.
Some new playground equipment has been installed at Memorial Park and the entire project is anticipated to be completed in the next few weeks, noted Supervisor Michael Iorio.
The board appointed leaders for the summer park program, which will run this year from June 19 to Aug. 13. Alexandria Briggs-Reichart was hired as park director, to be paid $10.50 an hour, and Leigh Anne Machowski will be assistant director, paid $9.50 an hour.
The cost for children to attend the eight-week program is $100 for the first child and $75 for siblings. Parents can sign their children up through the municipal building or in person, any day the program is running.
Road crews in Fairview have been helping with the playground renovations at Memorial Park in the past month, and have also patched potholes throughout the township and paved four roads.
Doddo reported that zoning fees collected from May total $6,668. These involved 12 transactions, including several pool installations, home or porch additions, and the installation of a fence.
The board voted to donate $250 for the Wright Township fireworks display, to be held on July 3 at dusk. It also opened three bids for the sale of its 2004 Chevy dump truck and awarded the sale to the high bidder, from Bellefonte, Pa, who will pay $6,102 for the vehicle.