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Wells contracts awarded

March 21, 2012
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

BRILLIANT - The Wells Township trustees recently awarded contracts for a slip repair project and swimming pool repairs.

Two bids were received for the Wells Township 2012 slip repair project, and they were submitted by Howard Bowers Contracting Inc. for $39,560 and Ohio-West Virginia Excavating for $37,000.

A motion was approved to enter into contract with Ohio-West Virginia Excavating.

Trustee Larry Owens reported Ohio Pool Works submitted a proposal to repair the concrete and walls and to engineer a repair system for the swimming pool at a cost of $41,700. According to the discussion, the township recreation levy recently was renewed for five years, and thousands of dollars have been spent on the pool during the last several years, yet it again loses 20,000 gallons of water a day. A motion was OK'd by trustees to enter into contract with Ohio Pool Works.

In other business:

Representatives from the Brilliant, Smithfield and Rayland volunteer fire departments signed contracts to provide fire protection to the township during 2012.

A bid opening for a 1996 Cadillac confiscated by the township was held with one bid being received. Trustees accepted the bid, which totaled $1,100.

Elizabeth Cook of the recreation department reported she will meet with an installer to obtain a price on erecting the new playground equipment.

A resident asked for notice when the Blues Run slip repair is started since school bus routes will be affected.

Road Superintendent John Keyoski reported the Isabelle Street drainage project is done except for topsoil, and 1,000 feet of pipe and 10 catch basins were installed.

He also said the steps and handrails had been installed at North Elementary School.

It was noted trees will be cut at Blues Run in preparation for the slip repair project.

A motion was approved to open the grass disposal area on Saturday.

Malcolm Fellows reported the renewal for the township's health insurance came in this year at 9.3 percent. It was noted some reductions are available with changes in prescription coverage and by joining the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce.

A letter of resignation, effective March 16, was received from township employee Chris Vinci. Trustees approved a motion to accept the resignation, and Owens said Vinci had performed satisfactorily for the township.

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