Pleasant Plains approves moving cemetery shed

PLEASANT PLAINS TWP. — During the Pleasant Plains Township meeting on Monday, July 31, board members approved moving a shed at the Pleasant Plains Township Cemetery.

A motion was approved to put out bids to shift the cemetery shed west 20 feet to cover the pump, well and electrical equipment at the cemetery.

Greg Nichols, cemetery administrator, said the shed will help keep animals from tampering with the pump, well and electrical, and will open up 40 plots where it now stands.

Pleasant Plains Township Supervisor Tammy Ghent said great progress has been made in improving the cemetery grounds the past two years.

Also in the meeting, Baldwin Fire Chief Marty Walker gave updates on the fire department.

"During Troutarama, we moved the fireman's water battle from Main Street to 7th Street," he said. "I was involved with the committee who made this change. People complained that the water battle blocked businesses on Main Street. We primarily made the change for safety of the kids, so they don't have to be on the busy road, and to have the water battle as long as we want. It was a good success."

Walker also reported 125 families were given food through Feeding America, last Thursday, which was hosted by the Baldwin Fire Department with food being handed out at the fire station.

"We will host Feeding America every three months," he said. "We paid $526 for the food truck to deliver here, and this money came from our auxiliary fund, which is money we raise to give back to the community."

Walker said money left over in the auxiliary fund was donated to the Bread of Life food pantry.

Walker told the board July was a quiet month. There were no fire runs, just a couple of electrical lines down.