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Pine Haven council looks to hydrant safety

Town finds alternative funding after losing out on ARPA grant

Without having been able to secure an American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant last month, Pine Haven's council has been discussing installing the most-needed hydrants on Boe Drive and another location before they reapply for the rest of the anticipated 15 throughout town.

Mayor Karla Brandenburg informed her council at Tuesday morning's workshop of her concern about timing, though, saying, "We'll probably have to wait until spring to do these fire hydrants... but, we need to install the hydrants on Boe Drive."

Councilman Don Lancaster agreed, stating, "If we go in there and do that [now], it's g...