Positive reports for council
September 17, 2020
Public Works and the volunteer fire department were the only town departments with reports to give at last Tuesday night’s meeting of the Pine Haven Council.
DEQ recently inspected Pine Haven’s sanitation system, according to Public Works Director Sunny Schell, “and that went really well”. Other than a screen that had to be adjusted to the department’s newest restrictions, the town passed comfortably.
Schell had to shoot a skunk that had distemper within town limits a couple of weeks ago so people are encouraged to watch their pets out of doors.
Volunteer fire chief Don Lancaster reported a “great Pine Haven Days with participation from everyone in the group [recreation board and NEWWA].” The $3790 donated to the fire department from the auction of a massive chest of goodies of every description, he went on to say, was put into the department’s savings account.
Lancaster also asks everyone to stop and thank their local volunteer EMTs and firefighters when they see them out and about.
“They’ve done a tremendous job this year. They all deserve a ‘well done’,” he said.
The volunteers have answered 51 calls for help so far this year compared to 32 in 2019. Council and department chiefs will sign a letter of commendation for the hard work sometimes in dangerous circumstances from these individuals.
Lancaster warns people of the still-prevalent fire danger even after the frost of last week.
“Don’t let your guard down just because we’ve had some moisture, we’re going to go back into that extreme fire danger just as soon as we start hitting these 80 degree days again,” he said.