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Wells tackles road issues

December 23, 2012
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

BRILLIANT - The Wells Township trustees recently eyed several road-related matters, including a report that Oxford Mining is paying for a dust control application on Salt Run Road.

Road Superintendent John Keyoski said it would cost the mining company about $20,000.

Dust control also was applied in the Beech Flats area.

Keyoski also reported brush was cut by the township along the road in one area to alleviate a safety hazard.

He also noted Ohio American Energy will be mining again behind state Route 151 near New Alexandria.

Trustee Joe Ellis said the property owner adjacent to township Road 619 has no objection to the road being put on a nonmaintained status so that designation can be tagged to Washington Road, and it was indicated a vote would be taken at a later meeting.

According to officials, McKim's Run needs further study.

Also discussed was county Road 19. County maps show that road ends at the former corporation line of Brilliant even though the county previously maintained the road down to the turnaround. Trustees approved a motion to survey the section of county Road 19 in question.

In other matters, a motion was approved to withdraw the police levy resolution from the primary election ballot since it is too soon to present a replacement levy.

Trustee Larry Owens complimented Elizabeth Cook, recreation direction, for organizing a nice Christmas parade.

A resident asked why the Brilliant Volunteer Fire Department was not named the Wells Township Fire Department. He was told the department is a private nonprofit corporation, and its name was not affected by the dissolution of the village in 1994.

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