Wells Township trustees hold meeting

BRILLIANT – Wells Township trustees recently approved a resolution to put a 2-mill police department replacement levy on the November ballot.

Action was taken after police Chief John Ingram asked the trustees to place a replacement levy for the department on the ballot at the same rate as the current levy.

In other matters at a recent trustees’ meeting, Road Superintendent John Keyoski reported Oxford Mining fixed the problem at the cemetery on county Road 18 and is paving Salt Run Road at its expense. He also reported Oxford Mining has done $146,800 in repairs to Salt Run Road at the company’s expense this year.

John Cook, as a trustee and as a resident of Salt Run Road, thanked Oxford for the work being done.

It was noted that Oxford also supplied gravel for all the driveways on the road at its expense.

In other matters, Elizabeth Cook of the recreation department asked if an alcohol policy could be considered for community center rentals. Trustees agreed to examine the issue.

The swimming pool is being prepared for opening, according to Charles Nest, pool manager. He added repairs were made to the plumbing at the pump.

As requested by Nest, trustees approved the hiring of Chelsea McCain, Mikah Grubb, Jordan Devers, Lexie Mayle, Robert Boyd, Brendan Bobo and Bailee Morocco as lifeguards. The pay for the lifeguards and other workers also was determined.

Trustees decided a road-use and maintenance agreement sent by the county engineer will be considered at the next meeting. That session is set Tuesday at the Plum Run Church.

Bills totaling $102,426.70 were approved for payment.