— At Tuesday night's meeting of the Waymart Borough Council, Adam Curtis spoke about his Eagle Scout project that he's working on. During January's meeting he and his brother Zach were looking for council approval for their proposed Eagle Scout projects.
Adam will be working with the baseball association to refurbish the flag pole near the lower baseball field at R.D. Wilson Elementary School, next to the Waymart Ambulance. The project was approved last month but he needed written approval to include with his Eagle Scout portfolio for the project.
The flag pole is between 55 and 60 feet tall. Adam plans to restore it to a “suitable condition,” which includes taking off the rust. He will also be putting a concrete base with two supporting beams at the bottom of the pole. He said the plan is to put it next to the new scoreboard.
The council asked if there was going to be a light on the flag pole. Adam said he and the baseball association are “discussing what to do,” but that it's possible to connect a light for the pole, to the same system as the scoreboard.
Along with Dan Carnick from the baseball association, Adam is also working with Rocky Edwards and scouts and families of his troop. The council approved writing a letter giving him approval for the project, and to let him move forward with the project.
AJ Gaudenzi said they started the project on Rockwell Lane, where a new street light will be added. It will be green aluminum, just like the ones that were put up on Brookside Road, and it will be angled toward Honesdale Road so the light “won't shine in any houses.” Weather permitting, the project should be done by March.
Lil Rollison is asking residents to sweep up the cinders in front of their homes once the weather is good again. She said that someone will come around and pick it up to get rid of it.
The council approved upcoming event dates for 2013 that the Parks and Recreation group is in charge of. They are as follows:
March 23-Easter egg hunt
June 15-Patriotism parade
July 26, 27- Waystock
Sept. 29-Chili cook off
Oct. 31-Halloween party
Dec. 15-Ornament hunt