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Medication Disposal

If you have medications to dispose, such as after the death of a loved one, or when the medicine is no longer needed, PLEASE take them to the Sheriff’s Office, the Wellston Police Department, or the Jackson County Health Department.

U.S. EPA’s final rule for ‘Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals’ prohibits health care facilities and reverse distributors, as defined by U.S. EPA, from flushing, pouring, or draining hazardous pharmaceutical wastes down a toilet, sink, tub, or other drains as a disposal option.

This new rule will become effective in Ohio on August 21, 2019.

2020 US Census

The 2020 United States Census is coming and we need to be ready. It is absolutely essential that we have a complete and accurate count.

Appalachian Ohio is disproportionately dependent on Federal and state funding, much of which is distributed using data that comes from the Census Bureau. Over $33 Billion dollars in Federal funding comes back to Ohio through 55 different programs. Furthermore, the state matching share for many of these programs is determined by formulas that include per-capita income. This is calculated by taking the state’s total income and dividing it by our total population. The lower the per-capita income, the lower the matching share.

An under-count on population will cost us significant amounts of money. Each uncounted person in Ohio costs about $1,200 in increased matching grant money.

One of the concerns that has been expressed about participation in the Census is a mistrust of government and a reluctance to share information. Census information is highly confidential and is not shared with anyone under penalty of law.

Please review the links from the Census Bureau about ways to make sure the contact you have is legitimate and not some type of scam.

Boil Order

There is a BOIL ORDER for the Oak Ridge Subdivision, effective July 17, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Amusement Fees Due

Per City Ordinance #3387, the annual Amusement Fees for 2019 are due on July 22nd. If your business contains billiard, pool, or Foosball tables, coin operated pinball or electronic video games, or coin operated recorded music machines, you are responsible for payment of this license fee. If you have questions, call the Service Director’s office at (740) 384-2725 or (740) 384-2040 during regular business hours.

2018 Water Report

The latest Consumer Confidence Report on Wellston city water is now available. Click HERE.

Weeds and Mowing

WEEDS
§ 93.15  CUTTING REQUIRED.
(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.
(2003 Code, § 93.15)
(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 x 60 feet.
(2003 Code, § 93.17)
(Ord. 1788, passed 8-1-1963; Ord. 3202, passed 5-21-1998; Ord. 2015-050, passed 2-5-2014; Ord. 2017- 15, passed 4-20-2017; Ord. 2018-18, passed 5-3-2018) Penalty, see § 93.99

§ 93.99  PENALTY.
(A)   Any person violating any provision of this chapter for which no specific penalty is prescribed shall be subject to § 10.99 of this code of ordinances.
(B)   Whoever violates § 93.01 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
(2003 Code, § 93.01)  (R.C. § 3767.99(B))
(C)   Whoever violates § 93.02 is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(2003 Code, § 93.02)
(D)   Whoever violates § 93.03 is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(2003 Code, § 93.03)  (Ord. 3149, passed 5-2-1996)
(E)   Whoever violates § 93.04 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree. The sentencing court may, in addition to or in lieu of the penalty provided in this division, require a person who violates this section to remove litter from any public or private property or in or on waters of the state.
(F)   Whoever violates § 93.15 is guilty of a minor misdemeanor and shall be fined up to $150.
(2003 Code, § 93.04)  (R.C. § 3767.99(C)) (Ord. 2017-15, passed 4-20-2017)

Yard Sales

City residents planning a yard sale must call the mayor’s office and obtain a permit number. This is free. You must display that number at your yard sale. This permit is for 3 days only. No signs are to be posted on ANY utility poles. Call (740) 384-2720 for your free yard sale permit number.