Warren trustees talk dump locations

TILTONSVILLE – Dump sites and cemetery grass-cutting drew attention during a recent meeting of the Warren Township trustees.

Trustee Danny Meeker reported the health department has notified the owner of a Dallas Road property to clean up a dump site which had been created. He added Weirton Construction is to clean it up.

Meeker also reported he will meet this week with a health department representative about dump sites on Dallas and Jones roads.

Two Wellsburg residents told trustees about high grass on the grave of the woman’s father in Upland Cemetery. Noting they had cut that grass, the woman asked how often grass is cut and raked at the cemetery.

Explaining the township is responsible for cemeteries, trustees said they enter into a contract for this work to be done. Residents who wish to have this service pay $35 for cutting on a half lot and $45 on a full lot. As the grass cutter goes from cemetery to cemetery, the grass usually is cut every 10 days or so, weather permitting.

It was pointed out that rain interfered with grass-cutting this year.

The woman said the grass was halfway up on the tombstones when she was at Upland.

Meeker said the grass was cut in July.

The resident said she had her grandsons do raking there last year. The individuals asked the trustees if there is any other help.

Meeker said the trustees had attempted to obtain summer workers through the Jefferson County Community Action Council, but no one was assigned to the township this year.

The trustees thanked the residents for what they done in the cemetery.

Meeker also said the township’s two employees cut grass in the three cemeteries before holidays such as Memorial Day and the Fourth of July in addition to their other work including maintenance of 22 miles of township roads, cutting grass and weeds along those roads and working and cleaning equipment.

Meeker reported the township’s new truck is being repaired because it is difficult to start.

The backhoe was taken to the Southeastern Equipment Co. because of brake problems, and the mower is at Kennedy’s Hardware, awaiting parts. He thanked Tiltonsville for loaning the village’s riding tractor to the township.

A new mirror has been put up on the turn at Adams Lane, Meeker said.

Council’s next regular meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 11.