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Yellow Creek approved for grant to fix rockslide

WELLSVILLE — Trustee Ken Biacco announced Yellow Creek Township will get an Ohio Public Works Grant during Tuesday’s trustees meeting. Biacco has been communicating with the Public Works Commission about a grant to fix the rockslide on Hibbets Mill Road. Biacco reported township employee Aaron Ice took nice photos of the slip and the commission determined the conditions are dangerous and need to be fixed. Biacco is expecting a phone call any day to finish up the grant process.

The township will have to provide $1,000 of the total $10,000 grant for the repair.

In other action, the trustees:

— A resident attended to thank the township employees for cleaning up the gravel on his road. He called the township about the gravel from the road being pushed into his yard by the snow plow, and was appreciative the township employees used the nice weather to remove the gravel.

— A resident asked the trustees about putting gravel into the potholes on Sprouse Road. Trustee Noah Allison reported they are creating a game plan to fix the road and Sprouse Road will be making the list. Noah Allison also said they are talking with the county’s road reclaimer program and Sprouse Road may be added to the list of roads they try to reclaim.

— A resident asked about the cost of having a culvert pipe installed to help drain water out of a yard. The resident asked about the pipe for his neighbor’s yard, saying he was considering paying for it depending on the cost. Trustee Mark Allison said a 20 foot culvert pipe would cost $300. This resident also said township employees fixed Sixteen School Road nicely considering the road’s condition, he said the road still isn’t in great shape but it’s better.

— Biacco reported they installed a culvert pipe on Wells Hollow Road for a contractor, who was very pleased with the work.

— Noah Allison reported that the new truck is up and running and is working out nicely for the township. He added the silver 2006 township truck needs to go into the shop for maintenance, he said the truck is still in good shape but it’s showing its age.

— Announced the school bus sign mentioned at the last meeting was moved.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Feb. 25.

jriedel@reviewonline.com

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