By Hannah Poling
The Pleasant Township Fire Department was awarded an assistance to firefighters grant.
The grant was announced at the recent township board meeting and the fire department received $176.882.
The funds will be used for personal protective equipment, exercise equipment, and firefighter training. The township does have to contribute 5 percent, which would bring the township’s portion to $4,844.
“The grant will certainly save the township and the residents a good amount of money,” said Fire Chief David Whiting.
In other township news, recently appointed executive director of Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO), Joe Lombardi, attended the meeting to introduce himself to the community.
Lombardi has held the position of executive director for three months.
“I’m still getting my feet wet,” Lombardi said. “We want to be a resource for your community. I want to continue our great relationship with Pleasant Township.”