Electric aggregation ballot issue focus for Wells trustees

BRILLIANT — An electric aggregation ballot issue was discussed at a recent meeting of the Wells Township trustees.

Trustee Brian Harvey noted the issue, which will go before voters in the Nov. 7 election, can give residents the option of joining the program or not joining.

An informal meeting concerning the issue will be held Monday at the community center.

It was noted that residents still can opt out of the program if it’s approved on the ballot.

In other matters, Harvey noted all requirements were met to demolish a dilapidated home at 318 High St. Trustees approved a contract with Paulette Coss for $12,500 to demolish and cleanup the property. Trustees also approved a contract with Astar Abatement and Insulation for $825 to do the asbestos inspection at that property. It was noted three houses in the township were torn down in September through the Jefferson County Land Bank and at no cost to the township.

In other business:

— Trustees approved bills totaling $57,153.84.

— Road Superintendent John Keyoski reported crack sealing and ditch work in the township has been completed. He added access has been obtained to Tarr Hill Cemetery.

— Trustees approved sending a notice to the owner of property at 1011-1013 Gilchrist St. about nuisance violations.

— Harvey reported no applications have been received for the pool manager and assistant manager positions.

— It was noted that AEP officials conducted training for responders in the event of a fly ash dam failure.