Tuesday night was like Christmas for Palmer Township Public Safety Director Tom Adams.
Two items he presented in his report to the Board of Supervisors -- both not included in the township budget -- got approval at Tuesday night's meeting.
Merry Christmas, Tom.
Adams is getting a fence to be put around the township's multi-purpose field and a new lawn mower for the parks department.
The board, acting as Santa Claus, first granted Adams approval for buying a fence, at a little less than $10,000, for the multi-purpose field at the Palmer Athletic Complex.
"It's important to get a fence around it," Adams said. "It will keep fans away."
Supervisors Chairman Dave Colver agreed.
"We have too much of an investment not to," he said. "We need fencing around the football field in light of the turf and sprinklers. It's a wise move."
The next item was a little more costly.
Adams asked the township to spend $70,000-75,000 on a lawn mower that everyone raved about in terms of efficiency.
Adams said the mower will reduce the amount of time for trimming and also be funded through the departure of a few employees.
Again, Colver agreed.
"It did less than four hours to cut fields, cutting the time in half," Colver said. "A nice cut in half the time."
Township Manager said that the cost will help be funded by eliminating a few part-time positions next year since the machine's efficiency means that fewer workers are needed to mow.
"It's well worth the money," Colver said.