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Wells meeting to focus on tree complaints

September 10, 2013
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

BRILLIANT - Complaints about trees causing damages to trucks in Brilliant were discussed at a recent meeting of the Wells Township trustees, and it was decided to ask the public to attend today's 7 p.m. meeting of the trustees to develop a solution to the problem.

Several complaints were received about the trees sticking out and damaging trucks driving by. According to the discussion, the trees were planted several years ago by the tree committee and have grown to the point that they have become hazards. They are expensive to trim and maintain, it was explained.

Road Superintendent John Keyoski estimated the cost to trim the trees periodically would be $30,000. Another solution, according to the discussion, would be to cut the trees down.

A motion was approved to cut down a tree in the alley by the Buckeye North Elementary School.

Keyoski reported on the completion of several projects including the township garage roof, Plum Run paving project and painting of school zone lines. He also said the post hole machine has arrived.

Reflectors on Boston Road were shot out, according to the road superintendent. He said the trestle there has been painted with reflective paint.

In other matters, trustee Joe Ellis reported, according to information from state Rep. Jack Cera, D-Bellaire, work above state Route 7 below Brilliant is 30 percent complete.

A Hill Street resident reported a curb is needed on the street in front of his house. Water is being diverted toward his house during heavy rains.

Charles Nest, pool manager, discussed the winterization of the pool.

Police Chief John Ingram thanked Dennis Zimnox for his donation to the police department.

The latest comments from the gas station contractor indicate the station might be open by the end of the month, according to trustee Larry Owens.

Trustee John Cook thanked Keyoski and the road crew for the work that's been done on Hukill Street.

A motion to request bids for road salt for the upcoming season was approved, and the bid opening will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 24.

Another motion given approval was to pay bills totaling $39,526.07.

A motion was OK'd to pay the Rush Run Church $50 for a meeting expense.

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