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Open house May 16 for new Brilliant firehouse

April 6, 2012
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

BRILLIANT - An open house is scheduled at the new Brilliant firehouse, according to a report given by Malcolm Fellows during a recent Wells Township trustees' meeting.

The open house is set for noon on May 16.

In a related matter, Fellows said the Brilliant Volunteer Fire Department answered 150 calls in the first three months of 2012. Officials also discussed parking on Third Street at the firehouse entrance.

In other matters, trustees discussed insurance, a trailer purchase and roads in the township.

A motion was approved to accept the proposal of Ohio Insurance Services for the 2012 benefit package. It became effective this month.

Trustees also decided to purchase a small trailer from Tractor Supply Co. for $1,001. This is being done to allow the small grass tractor to be hauled into the county. It was pointed out grass-cutting this year will be split up among the areas more evenly because of the new trailer.

A Brilliant Lions Club spokesman said the club had picked up 51 bags of trash from area roads, and Trustee Larry Owens thanked the club for its public work.

Dust on Salt Run Road was described as terrible by a resident, who also said residents in that area are putting poles in their yards to keep coal trucks from damaging yards, but that makes it impossible for a bus and a coal truck to pass each other in certain areas.

Road Superintendent John Keyoski said the mudslide on the Salt Run Road has been cleaned up, and the Prospect Street wall is done.

Trees also have cleared from the Blues Run slip area, and striping has been done on the Riddles Run Road.

New Alexandria Road repairs also were discussed.

A motion was approved to enter into contract with Snider Contracting for chipping and sealing one mile of roadway at a cost of $31,000.

The beaver dams above Miner Road are filling up the culverts and creek area, according to a resident, who also said if the dams let loose, problems will be widespread. Trustee John Cook said he would view the area to see what is needed.

Another resident thanked the police department for patrolling the area and the road department for keeping it clear.

Trustees also discussed a dumping problem.

Trustees Owens and Cook thanked department heads for watching their budgets during this time of declining revenue, and a motion was approved to pay $30 to the Rush Run Community Chapel for meeting expenses.

At an earlier special meeting, trustees took action to promote Clint Ellis as a full-time road employee, effective this month.

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