Veterans Service planned for Sunday, and other news briefs from Shenandoah

Shenandoah Memorial Day

~ PVN staff report

SHENANDOAH — The Town of Shenandoah is inviting the public to a Veterans Service honoring all who served our country in the military at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7 at Veterans Park, 205 Virginia Ave.

“These saints definitely deserve all the reverence and respect we can give,” Mayor Clinton O. Lucas Jr. said during his welcome at a Memorial Day service at the  Avis O. Comer VFW Post 8613  on May 29.

“Regardless of where someone may come from, we want them to know that we honor the sacrifice that they have made, knowingly and willingly volunteering to serve our country and protect the freedoms that we enjoy every day,” Mayor Lucas said.

Other actions and items of interest from the Shenandoah Council’s Oct. 26 meeting include:

• Heard from Emma Sellers VA FCCLA State President and Ethan Lucas PCHS FCCLA Chapter President. The PCHS FCCLA are cleaning tombstones of local veterans and are taking donations for D2 cleaner, which is the same cleaner used at Arlington National Cemetery. The cleaner is $60 per gallon. The PCHS FCCLA is also participating in Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery on Dec. 18. The PCHS FCCLA has a website with a link to purchase wreaths for Arlington National Cemetery. The website is:
www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/168733/overview/?Sid=168733%7C0%7C0%7C3. The PCHS FCCLA would also like to have Veteran banners made similar to the Town of Elkton. PCHS FCCLA would have families pay for the banner, but needed help from the Town to hang the banners. Ethan Lucas asked the Council to discuss it and contact the PCHS FCCLA later. Council authorized the purchase of 2 gallons of the D2 cleaner in the amount of $120.00.

• Citizen Storm Hammer addressed the Council about the condition of Ninth Street and Osceola Avenue where the street was cut for water leak repairs. Council noted per VDOT regulations and contractor availability. This work is scheduled for early next year. Multiple paving contractors are being requested to bid.

• With regrets, Mayor Lucas and Council accepted Officer Nathan Baugher’s resignation to explore other career objectives, effective Nov. 7, 2021. Officer Nathan Baugher wishes to work part time for the Shenandoah Police Department, as needed.

• Appointed James Campbell Jr. to the Planning Commission through Nov. 15, 2025. Reappointed Sean Wheeler to the Planning Commission through Nov. 30, 2025. Received a notice from Larry Dovel that he did not want to be reappointed to the Planning Commission after his current term expires on Nov. 15, 2021.

• Authorized Racey Engineering to survey the Town’s property at 507 First Street in the amount of $1,100 to be paid from the American Rescue Plan Act.

• Authorized electrical work at 507 First Street by KTD Electric LLC in the amount of $596 to be paid from the American Rescue Plan Act.

• Heard the Town has had two fencing businesses coming to look at the Dog Park to give fencing quotes. The Dog Park is located at Denver Avenue and Ninth Street.

• Heard the Town will co-host a Business After Hours with Shenandoah Industrial Corporation from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18 at the T-Bowl Lanes (414 N Fifth St.) Catering for this event will be provided by Rudy’s Diner.

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