A local Boy Scout wants to add yet another public works project to the city park system as an Eagle Scout project.
Sam Patton, Troop 441 of Villa Ridge, wants to construct a covered shelter in the enclosed city park dog run to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.
Sam has until June 21, 2014, when he turns 18, to complete the project.
The Scout’s brother, Dylan Patton, constructed the dog run as his Eagle Scout project.
The proposed shelter would be 8 by 12 feet, with a pitched roof and two benches for seating, constructed of treated lumber. It would be built on grass with no floor.
Speaking at the Nov. 19 board meeting, Sam said he had spoken to the city park board, which approved the project, and received cost estimates for the lumber at between $600 and $800.
He did not include stain in the cost of the project. Alderman Ed Gass suggested he contact a stain manufacturer in the city’s industrial park to request a donation.
Alderman Mike Pigg asked that water lines be run to the shelter that could serve both humans and pets.
Mayor Herb Adams said city crews would extend water lines to the project.