After neighbors expressed concerns about the original location, it was moved to a more discrete area—though officials aren't saying where just yet.
In response to complaints from residents, a Moorestown Boy Scout has had to relocate his plans for a dog park. Scout John Matthews, who is creating the park for his Eagle Scout project, had proposed putting the park on an unused field at Pryor Park. However, township manager Scott Carew said nearby residents of the proposed location, upon hearing about the project, expressed concerns over, among other things, noise from dogs barking and owners not cleaning up after their pets. As a result, the park has been moved to a new location—though Carew and members of council involved in helping the Scout get the project off the ground were reluctant to identify the location until all the due diligence had been done. "Where we're looking now is not…
Working with the Moorestown Fire Department over the last year and a half, Evan Gill helped distribute (and install) smoke detectors and other safety equipment to residents.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Rob Scott
Friday, September 7, 2012
For Evan Gill, it wasn’t enough to finish his Eagle Scout project, get his badge and move on. He wanted to make sure he was helping people, and he wanted to put something in place that would endure after he’d done his part. Toward the end of 2010, Evan, then a 13-year-old at William Allen Middle School, hatched an idea: team up with the Moorestown Fire Department—and specifically family friend/neighbor/assistant fire marshal Ken Schweiker—to distribute and install smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors, while educating the recipients on fire safety. On the surface, the program was a means for Evan, now 15 and entering his sophomore year at Moorestown High School, to earn the highly coveted Eagle Scout ranking, …