One lane traffic open on State Route 45

WELLSVILLE– In their regularly scheduled meeting Yellow Creek trustee Ken Biacco announced he has been in contact with the Ohio Department of Transportation, ODOT, about State Route 45, which has been closed because of a landslide. In the meeting Biacco announced ODOT crews have been working to have one lane of traffic open starting today. There will be temporary traffic signals until a long term plan is determined.

In the email Biacco received, ODOT also commented that the slip did not occur at the top of the hill, but instead came from a bedrock shelf.

In other actions, the trustees:

–Approved the 2019/2020 budget of $548,466.

–Announced the Ohio EPA had removed the excessive amount of tires from properties on McKee Road and Crawford Road, but will be returning mid July with a larger crew to remove tires from the property on Taggart Hill.

–Announced the sale of the International truck with plow and spreader has been delayed to July 9, the minimal bid is $10,000.

–Announced they received a letter from Bechtel, the general contractor for South Field Energy Plant. In the letter Steven Rose, the project field engineer is requesting Hibbetts Mill Road be posted as 25 miles per hour to prevent accidents while construction is taking place. Biacco will be contacting Madison Township because the majority of Hibbetts Mill Road where the power plant construction is occurring is owned by Madison Township

–Biacco announced he will be contacting FEMA and the Ohio Public Work Commission to see if the township could receive assistance for Hibbetts Mill Road, which is being corroded by water and falling into a nearby creek.

–Trustee Glen McKenzie announced they are still looking for suppliers and solutions to fix township roads.

–McKenzie commented the storms and heavy rains have been keeping the township trustees and street department busy, with issues of creeks running over, drainage ditches filling up, road slides and trees falling over into the roads.

–A resident attended to ask questions and express concerns about the drainage line project which involves running pipes from the South Field power plant to the Ohio River.