Frost Law begins in Yellow Creek

WELLSVILLE — Two new weight reductions signs have been posted in Yellow Creek Township as trustees have received clearance from the county to participate in the state Frost Law.

During last week’s meeting, Trustee Chairman Kenny Biacco reported the township submitted papers recently to the Columbiana County Engineer’s office, requesting to participate in the Frost Law, which serves as seasonal restrictions on weight limits and speeds on roadways subject to thaw weakening.

The township had requested to place two 50 percent weight reduction signs, one each on both Steubenville Pike and Wells Hollow roads. The matter was discussed during the Nov. 14 meeting.

Biacco reported the information was forwarded to the Columbiana County commissioners, which approved the request last week.

According to Biacco, the signs have been placed in their respective locations and are now in effect.

Also related to the county engineer’s office, trustees approved the bill regarding the township’s participation in the county’s line striping program earlier this year.

The bill totaled $5,587.47, which included 10.29 miles of polyester yellow double lines at a cost of $543 per mile.

“It sounds like a lot, but boy it’s nice for when it’s foggy, you can see that line out there on the middle of the road,” Trustee Glenn McKenzie said.

The county engineer’s office organizes the line-striping program, held in the summer months following the road reclaimer and the chip-and-seal programs, both of which also are organized by the engineer’s office.

Meanwhile, trustees approved a bid from Shrock Builders for work to enclose the township’s salt building. The work, which will cost $3,800, includes the enclosure of the building and the installation of two sliding doors and a man door. Work is anticipated to take place in the spring.

In addition, Biacco reported the township road crew took down a tree along 18th Street Heights, which had been in the process of falling down and was reported to trustees by residents last week. Biacco added that Trustee Glenn McKenzie assisted the road crew in removing the tree.

The next trustees’ meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the David W. Boyd Meeting Room on Oak Ridge Road.