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'Angel' gifts Lake Pleasant

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:45 PM


Express News Staff

LAKE PLEASANT -- The Lake Pleasant Town Board meeting of May 13 saw the town receiving two donations and making one.

Supervisor Neil McGovern reported two $5,000 donations have been received from a person wishing to remain anonymous. One is for Lake Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department and the other for Nathan Littauer Primary Care Center.

McGovern then asked the board if it wanted to make a donation to Helping Hands Caregivers, Indian Lake. HHC sent him a letter asking for a donation from the town, saying, "This year, one of our previous donation sources is not available. This is a $10,000 loss of revenue that we have come to rely on to provide care."

Although HHC is based in Indian Lake, McGovern explained it serves residents throughout the county in their homes, allowing them to live relatively independently rather than having to move into a nursing home.

McGovern said the call for help was going to all the county's towns, and suggested the board approve a $500 donation to HHC.

Several board members knew of people who received services from HHC and believe it is worthy of help.

The board approved a one-time donation of $500 but asked McGovern to inform Helping Hands any future requests for aid should be made when the town budget is being crafted.


Superintendent of Highways Randy La Varnway informed the board his department is busy doing spring maintenance on highway trucks and equipment.

Other work in progress or recently completed has been on culverts and removing old insulation above the garage in preparation for installing new insulation.

La Varnway said much of the insulation being taken out has been wet and moldy, but what is in good condition is being left in place.

There was some talk between La Varnway and the board about moving ahead on plans to accept old refrigerators and freezers for disposal at a location behind the garage, but not before a Freon removal contract is in place.

Until all the arrangements are in place, McGovern said people should keep their old refrigerators and freezers on their property, removing the doors to prevent the possibility of children getting locked inside and suffocating.


-- Councilman Mike O'Connor reported Little League teams have formed and the season has begun.

-- McGovern reported over 2,000 pounds of roadside garbage was collected during Community Pride Day.

The Lake Pleasant Town Board will next meet Monday, June 2, starting at 7 p.m. in Town Hall.


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