BRILLIANT - The Wells Township trustees recently heard a report from Road Superintendent John Keyoski.
The township's 2001 Chevrolet truck will be up for bid, and a new truck is in use, according to Keyoski.
He also said a slip at Blues Run Road into the stream has been corrected.
In other matters, Trustee Malcolm Fellows reported some township properties are being evaluated.
He also said the fire hydrant at the school is being blocked at times by parents picking up their children after school. It is a violation to block the hydrant and could be a safety hazard if a fire occurred in the area, Fellows noted.
In other business:
Trustee John Cook thanked Trustee Joe Ellis and Fellows for their work on a grant through the county for demolition of the old hotel.
The current owners have signed off on the project.
Hiring procedures for the road department were discussed. According to the reorganization meeting minutes in 2012, "The trustees hire and dismiss all nonemergency full-time and part-time employees."
Cook reaffirmed that the trustees hold the authority to hire employees, and they make their decision with great consideration given to the recommendations of the road superintendent.
Trustee Larry Owens reported the Ohio Department of Transportation had cut weeds on the north ramp to state Route 7.
Reports also were given noting the pool fence project is being finished, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will not award reimbursements to Jefferson County entities for the summer storms.
Trustees learned there were 32 donors appeared for the recent blood drive, and 22 were accepted.