Trustees pumping more money into pool repairs

BRILLIANT – The Wells Township trustees recently decided to appropriate an additional $15,000 for repairs to the swimming pool pump system and also discussed upcoming meetings in July.

At the request of Fiscal Officer Joseph Matthews, trustees approved a motion to change the second meeting in July to Tuesday, July 29, at 7 p.m.

Also OK’d was a motion to set the 2015 budget hearing for July 8 at 6:45 p.m., just before the regular meeting.

Elizabeth Cook, recreation director, reported those on the bike route will meet at the school rather than the pool for the July 3 events. She also said the township yard sale went well.

In other matters, trustees approved a resolution to keep the 3 percent franchise fee as is with Comcast.

Action was taken by trustees to join the Ohio Public Entities Consortium for health insurance through Medical Mutual effective Aug. 1 of this year.

Trustee Brian Harvey said most of the people he contacted about grass-cutting have complied.

It was noted cars having expired tags on streets will be checked.

Trustee John Goosman asked that advance notice be given to car owners that cars parked with expired tags will be ticketed. Junk on private property also can be addressed.

A hole on a bridge at Labelle Street has been repaired, and dust control has been applied in the country, according to John Keyoski, road superintendent. He also said mowing is underway, the tractor is back in service and yellow lines have been repainted on some roads.

The sliding board has been installed at the pool, Keyoski reported.

As to the pool, Charles Nest, pool manager, reported the pool has had good days when the weather has been nice. Noting the lifeguard chairs are in, he also said the sliding board is working well.

Nest also said a softball league reunion will be held on the first Saturday in August with about 60 persons expected to attend.

Solicitor Bruce Clark reported a lien may apply from the state on one of the properties being inspected. This will be checked out.

Access to cemeteries for maintenance was discussed.

Trustees were asked why township meetings sometimes are held in the country.

Goosman replied this is an attempt to give access to meetings to more township residents who live in outlying areas.

A 20-minute executive session was held to discuss personnel and property.

Upon a recommendation by Police Chief John Ingram, a motion was approved to hire Matt Morgan as a part-time patrolman.

Trustees approved a motion to pay bills totaling $69,531.96.