By Sandi Latimer
The planter surrounding the electronic message board in front of the Pleasant Township Fire Department now belongs to the township and its community.
The planter, with colorful fall flowers, was dedicated Sept. 25 during the trustees’ meeting. It was created by Max Webb, a member of Boy Scout Troop 412, for his Eagle Scout project. The troop, with its 38 members, has worked closely with the trustees and fire department on beautification projects.
A plaque to be affixed to the planter proclaims the planter was completed Sept. 25, 2018, and dedicated to the trustees and the community. Accepting the planter on behalf of Pleasant Township was trustee Ed Sheets, himself an Eagle Scout.
“You never say you are a former Eagle Scout, because once an Eagle Scout always an Eagle Scout,” he said in his acceptance words.
This is the second project this year that a Troop 412 member has performed a project in the township toward the Eagle Scout level. In May, Gunnar Schmidt dedicated to a former trustee a flagpole holder and a fire pit to properly dispose of worn flags. He built this at Oak Grove Cemetery.
In other news, the township is gearing up for the annual fall clean-up days that will be held Oct. 12 and 13. Township residents can take their unwanted items to the township administration building between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Oct 12, and 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Oct. 13.
The fire department will have a display at the Car Show in Georgesville during Scare on the Square scheduled for Oct. 5 between 2 and 5 p.m.
Fire Chief Brian Taylor also asked for permission to hire Justin Gardner as a part-time firefighter and emergency medical technician.
He also asked for permission to get quotes to replace his car, a Chevrolet Tahoe that is 12 years old. He said it was purchased used, and now has more than 120,000 miles on it. A new car with emergency equipment and graphics package will not exceed $40,000. A new car is in the 2018 budget.