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Eagle Scout project by police chief’s son to benefit town

  • Life Scout Matt Deware speaks to the Lyndeborough Select Board about building a shed for Lyndeborough emergency services for his Eagle Scout project.  Staff photo by Ashley Saari

  • Life Scout Matt Deware speaks to the Lyndeborough Select Board about building a shed for Lyndeborough emergency services for his Eagle Scout project.  Staff photo by Ashley Saari—Monadnock Ledger-Transcript



Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 12:12AM

Troop 407 Life Scout Matt Deware has selected the town of Lyndeborough to be the beneficiary of his upcoming Eagle Scout project.

Deware met with the Lyndeborough Select Board on Wednesday to outline a plan to build a storage shed on Center Road for the use of the town’s emergency departments. 

“I’ve heard a lot of good things about Lyndeborough. From a person who works here,” said Deware, who is the son of Police Chief Rance Deware.

Fire Chief Brian Smith backed up the need for extra storage, telling the board that the shed would be used for things like cones, wooden props, barricades, extra hoses and training props.

“You’re going to have to have a lot of help,” said Select Board Chair Fred Douglas. “You’re going to have to organize, and you’re going to have to lead.”

The total cost of the project is $2,650, which Deware will have to raise through fundraising. The shed will also need a variance, as it’s a commercial structure in a residential zone. The Select Board agreed to assist Deware with the process of applying for the variance. 

 

In other Select Board news:

The Select Board accepted a $73,510 Highway Block Grant from the state. This grant can be used for the upkeep of roads, including paving, repair, maintenance of vehicles or purchasing of equipment. If cannot be used for municipal needs not associated with highway needs.

The board also gave authority to Police Chief Rance Deware to pursue a matching grant from the state to outfit new laptops in the police cruisers. If Lyndeborough is accepted, the grant will cover $4,000 of the total $8,000 cost of purchasing the laptops and mounts and their installation.

The Select Board appointed Fire Chief Brian Smith to the position of emergency management director after current director Carylyn McEntee asked to step down to Deputy Director for personal reasons. In cases where Smith must act in that capacity, one of the fire officers directly below him will act as fire chief in the interim. 

 

Ashley Saari can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 244 or asaari@ledgertranscript.com. She’s on Twitter @AshleySaariMLT.