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Memorial Day

Wellston City Offices will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018 in observance of Memorial Day. Garbage for Monday and Tuesday will be picked up on Tuesday May 29th, 2018 so please have your trash out early that morning.

Bill Shumate
Service Director

The City of Wellston is releasing the Phase 1 Delinquent Grass Cutting List. The attached list is those properties which have been inspected and found to be non compliant by the May 14th, 2018 deadline. The attached list will be mowed starting Monday, May 21st, 2018. This list is Phase 1 of 2 and a second list will be released one week from today. Property owners listed may be subject to a fine along with an assessment to the property taxes for processing and cutting cost reimbursement.

Ryan Pelletier, Director of Code Enforcement
City of Wellston
203 East West Broadway Street
Wellston, Ohio 45692
740-384-3842, Office
740-384-3357, Fax

  • Gary Cundiff 0 S. Massachusetts M240240011000
  • Gary Cundiff 304 E. 12th Street M240300010500
  • Gary Cundiff 306 E. 12th Street M240300010400
  • Gary Cundiff 515 E. 10th Street M240230001200
  • Gary Cundiff 922 S. Vermont M240230007900
  • Gary Cundiff 511 E. 10th Street M240230008100
  • William A. Rawlins 1317 S. Conn. Ave.M240310025900
  • William A. Rawlins 0 S. Conn Ave. M240310026000
  • Randy Pedigo 418 E. 2nd Street M240230012500
  • Randy Pedigo 416 W. Broadway Street M240110011200
  • Donald Jones 515 W. “A” Street M240080010700
  • Paul Tatman, Joyce A Thurston 302 W. Broadway Street M240110010500
  • Harley Woltz 0 E. 12th Street M240300010600
  • Loan Central, INC 0 S. Delaware M240250002500
  • David Wandling 0 S. Delaware M240250002600
  • David Wandling 0 S. Delaware M240250002700
  • Charles Rife 10 E. “C” Street M240090002400
  • Alan Arthur Corp 1214 S. Ohio Ave.M240290009101
  • Alan Arthur Corp 0 12th Street M240290011300
  • Alan Arthur Corp 0 12th Street M240290011400
  • Alan Arthur Corp 0 W. Pennsylvania Ave. M240290012600
  • Alan Arthur Corp 0 W. Pennsylvania Ave. M240290012601
  • Janet Jayjohn 0 McGhee Lane M240330003401
  • William D. Morris E. “C” Street M240090002300
  • Paul Ghearing 11 E. “C” Street M240060005000
  • Danielle Stilson 19 N Minnesota Ave. M240110002400
  • Wynona Duuglas 20 E “D” Street M240060004700
  • Randall Hatten 21 N. Minnesota Ave. M240110002500
  • Bonnie Huston 61 Copes Lane M240020005200
  • Edith Smith 114 S. Ohio Ave M240120014600
  • John McGee 204 N. New York Ave. M240090004300
  • William Dunn 210 N. Pennsylvanina Ave M240090003600
  • Margaret Taborn 223 E. 12th Street M240300012200
  • Kenneth Mills 309 E. “A” Street M240090009500
  • Lorena Leach 314 E. 6th Street M240230017900
  • Marsha Hutchison 320 N. Park Ave M240050003400
  • Harry Sutcliffe 322 E. 1st Street M240120011600
  • Patricia Johnson 322 N. Michigan M240050004500
  • Paul Pittenger 323 McGhee Lane M240330005600
  • US Bank National Assoc. 422 N. Park Ave. M240060000800
  • Susan Morgan 520 W. Mass. Ave. M240230001800
  • Isaiah Enterprise LLC 550 W. Broadway M240110004000
  • Jeffrey Geer 713 S Vermont Ave M240230010500
  • David Seitz 741 S. New Hampshire M240240000300
  • Katharine Waulk 822 S. Mass. Ave. M240240011100
  • Wesley Smith 919 S. Pennsylvania Ave M240220004200
  • Jack Pratt 1010 S. Vermont Ave. M240230008500
  • Lionel Short 1016 S. New York Ave. M240230022700
  • Larry Ousley 1112 S. New York Ave M240300014400
  • Larry Wilbur 1250 S. Vermont Ave. M240300022800
  • Earl Depue 1267 S. Mass Ave. M240300007900
  • Brice Henry 1400 S. Delaware Ave. M240310002800
  • Gene Arms 1332 S. Pennsylvania Ave. M240300016600

Summer Mowing

Wellston property owners reminded of mowing law

First required cutting deadline Monday, May 14

Wellston City Code Enforcement Officer Ryan Pelletier would like to remind the public of the existing city ordinance requiring the cutting of grass and weeds during the spring and summer months. The first required cutting this year must be made no later than Monday, May 14.

“Any property owner who has failed to cut any and all parcels within the City of Wellston by May 14 will be cited into court and their property taxes will be assessed,” Pelletier stated.

Following are the main provisions of the 2018 city ordinance pertaining to the required cutting of grass and weeds:



(A)   Any person owning or having charge of land (this would include any owner, company or lending institution) within the city shall keep the property free and clear of all grass, noxious weeds and rank vegetation, and shall cut all of such on the lots owned or controlled by him or her at least four times in every year, two weeks before Memorial Day in May, two weeks before Independence Day on July 4th, two weeks before the end of July and two weeks before Labor day.

(B)   Any person owning nonresidential developed land may be exempted from this regulation by the Director of Public Service, and the owner may cut such land once per year.

(C)   If the owner or person having charge of such land fails to comply to cut grass/weeds, the Director of Public Service shall cause the grass, weeds and rank vegetation to be cut and destroyed and may employ the necessary labor to perform such task, if there is sufficient money appropriated to do so.

(D)   The Director of Public Service, through the City Auditor, shall make a written return to the County Auditor of their actions under this section with a statement of the charges for its service, the amount paid for labor, the fees of serving such notices and a proper description of the premises. Such amounts, when allowed, shall be entered upon the tax duplicate and shall be a lien upon such lands from and after the date of the entry and be collected as other taxes, and be turned in to the city into the General Fund.

(E)   The owner or person having charge of such land, (this would include any owner, company or lending institution) who fails to comply with the notice to cut weeds as described in division (A) above, and violates this section, is guilty of a minor misdemeanor, and shall be fined up to $150.

(F) The owner or person having charge of such land, (this would include any owner, company or lending institution) who fails to comply with the notice to cut weeds as described in division (A) above, and violates this section, shall be charged $250 per each incident for a city lot of up to 120×60 ft.

It is hereby found and determined that all formal acts of this council concerning and relating to adoption of this Ordinance were adopted in an open meeting of this council and the deliberations of the council and any of its committees resulted in such formal action, were in meetings open to the public and in compliance with all legal requirements including Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Questions? Contact the Mayor’s office at (740) 384-2720 or email Code Enforcement Officer Ryan Pelletier at rpelletier@cityofwellston.org

Clean Up Week

The City of Wellston will observe a “clean up week” starting May 14th and ending May 18th.  During those days, the city will pick up extra garbage if it applies to the stated rules below.  There will be no charge for the “extra”…. but you will receive your normal garbage bill.  The following rules apply:

*NO BATTERIES                     *NO TIRES             *NO BUILDING MATERIALS





City Ordinances Online

Residents and other interested parties can now view all Wellston City Ordinances online. American Legal Publishing maintains the latest copies of our ordinances in a cloud-based database accessible from any internet connection.  Click and bookmark http://library.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/Ohio/wellston_oh/wellstonohiocodeofordinances?f=templates$fn=default.htm$3.0$vid=amlegal:wellston_oh

Historic Downtown

New information regarding the city’s recently created Downtown Historic Preservation District is now on this web site. The city ordinance that created the designated area and the DHPD board can be found at the CITY ORDINANCES link at the top right corner of this page.

Know Your City Ward

Here’s a map to show boundaries for voting wards.  Each ward has an elected council person, plus there are three “at large” council positions.  All voting in the city of Wellston occurs at the Jackson-Vinton Community Action Building (the old Central School) at 118 South New York Avenue.  Polls are set up in the gymnasium.city wards