Township sets date for annual clean-up event

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By Sandi Latimer
Staff Writer

Pleasant Township is preparing for its annual clean-up weekend.

At the March 27 township board meeting, township officials set April 20 and 21 as the days township residents can take their bulk trash to the township administration building for proper disposal.

Road Superintendent Jeff Karn said the Friday drop-off hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday’s hours from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Residents cannot take hazardous household waste or yard waste for disposal. They also are limited to five tires. However, electronic waste will be accepted.

If anyone has old analog television sets, those will be accepted, Karn said. The township will take them for recycling, but the township will be charged.

Also in his road report, Karn said salt was now at $51 a ton, a price he said “is not a bad price.”

“If you think you can get it at that price, you better do it,” said board chairwoman Nancy Hunter.

Karn also said he had talked with Boy Scout Gunnar Schmitt who is working toward his Eagle Scout rank by constructing a flag-burning pit at Grove Cemetery. The young man had planned to get much of the work done during spring break, “but it’s going to rain the rest of the week,” Karn said.

In other news, Hunter announced that the retirement party for Fire Lt. David Allen King will be held April 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and that the township community was welcome to attend.

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