Medina may seek community input to name snow plows, dump trucks

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 March 2023 at 3:28 pm

MEDINA – Medina village officials want to give their seven snow plows and dump trucks a more personal touch, and also engage the community in the fleet of big vehicles operated by the Department of Public Works.

The village wants to invite the community to give names to the snow plows and dump trucks. Other communities around the state and country have done similar efforts, and the results have often been funny – “Sled Zeppelin” in honor of the rock band and “Snowbi Wan Kenobi” for the Jedi from Star Wars.

Village Trustee Tim Elliott suggested the village name the plows and dump trucks. It won’t cost much, Elliott said. It might just be a vinyl sticker on the vehicle.

He would like to reach out to the Medina school district to see if the naming contest could be promoted at the district. The village could also post photos of the vehicles and seek the community’s input.

Elliott offered to take the lead in seeking public feedback. The other Village Board members gave him their blessing to pursue the idea.

“It’s something engaging, that’s all it is,” Elliott said. “It’s just something fun.”