Shaler Township commissioners thanked Carol Shields for 32 years service on the planning commission at their regular meeting Tuesday night.
Commissioner Edward Duss presented Mrs. Shields with flowers and read from a certificate from the township, thanking her for the countless hours, devotion and landscape design expertise she contributed to the planning commission, "You made it a better and more beautiful place."
Manager Tim Rogers said the township will have to start looking for someone with landscaping skills like Mrs. Shields.
Township engineer Kevin Creagh reported tree removal is complete at the Fall Run Road project. The township is rebuilding the road, which had fallen into disrepair over the years. Currently, Mr. Creagh said, Verizon and Duquesne Light are moving poles to make way for the new road and a fire hydrant must be moved before excavation begins on March 4.
And local children will have a place of their own to learn the art of trout fishing now that the commissioners unanimously agreed to allow the local chapters of Penns Wood West and Trout Unlimited to stock trout in the creek that runs through Fawcett Field.
Only children 12 and under will be allowed to fish in this area, which is the soccer field along McElheny Road in Glenshaw, said Mr. Rogers. Parents will be permitted to supervise their children while they fish. Fishing in the limited area will begin on April 13, the first day of trout season.